Our Team

The operations staff, certified clinicians and counselors at Joseph House treat each client as an individual, leveraging our diverse network of experts and resources to maximize our programs’ ability to encourage and empower positive change.


Alicia Harter

Executive Director

Alicia Harter is back in her home state of Ohio after spending eight years at BayCare Behavioral Health in Tampa, Florida. Harter is the first female director in Joseph House’s 23-year history.

Harter began her tenure at Joseph House as the agency’s first female clinical counselor, providing therapeutic intervention to clients with substance abuse issues.  Her eight years of service in the U. S. Marine Corps, Lima Company 3/25 4th Marine Division, greatly instilled a desire to work with and help the veteran community.

Harter received her master’s degree in counseling, specializing in substance abuse therapy, from Webster University and earned her Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor certification (LICDC) in spring 2018.


Keith McGuire

Clinical Director

Keith McGuire joined Joseph House as a consultant and director of the clinical program in 2003. McGuire has more than 35 years of professional experience, including private practice in clinical psychology, chemical dependency and mental health counseling.

In addition to his professional career, he has served as an adjunct psychology instructor at Miami University for more than 20 years.

A native of southeastern Ohio, McGuire is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor – Clinical Supervisor (LICDC-CS) in Ohio and received his master’s degree from Marshall University in 1978. He has completed all coursework for his Ph.D. doctoral program (ABD) in clinical psychology.

Katie Waits
Program Director
Degree: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from University of Cincinnati
Certifications: Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

William Boone
Executive Assistant

Eric Boshears
Case Manager
Degree: Bachelor’s in Science Degree in Criminal Justice from University of Cincinnati

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Weekend Manager

Brandon Cooper
Operations Supervisor/Clinical Counselor
Degree: Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Xavier University
Certifications: Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant (CDCA)

Rickey Curry
Night Manager

Michelle Mattingly
Outreach Coordinator/Clinical Counselor
Degree: Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Xavier University
Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPCC), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (LCDC3)

David Melick
IT and Data Analyst
Degrees: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Mt. Olive University; Associate Degree in PC Support and Administration from Cincinnati State Technical College; and Associate Degree in Aircraft Maintenence Technology from the Community College of the Air Force