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 Patterson

Executive Director

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

Patterson 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.

Patterson 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.


Brian Owens

Outreach & Outpatient Coordinator and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Brian Owens joined Joseph House in January of 2020 as the outreach & outpatient coordinator and licensed professional clinical counselor. He brings to our organization over 35 years of leadership experience in the behavioral healthcare industry.

Some of the honors he has received during his career are the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Butler County Mental Health Board’s Ray of Hope Award and Dr. Howard Fabing’s Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Nursing.

Brian has a Master of Arts in community counseling and a Bachelor of Science in nursing, both from the University of Cincinnati. He has an RN diploma degree from The Christ Hospital School of Nursing and Health. He is also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio.

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

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

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

Rickey CurryRickey Curry
Operations Assistant

Jim Engelhardt
Clinical Counselor

Tucker Evans
Operations Assistant

Donovon Foster
Operations Assistant

Josh Proctor
Operations Staff

Betty Jean Southall
Administrative Assistant

Jim Wooley
Maintenance Technician