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.


Nathan Pelletier

Executive Director

Nate Pelletier followed his passions for community involvement, service to his country and veteran’s affairs to become executive director at Joseph House in April 2013.

With a focus on optimizing a treatment and recovery program to ensure clients’ reintegration to civilian life with a productive and sustainable lifestyle in the Greater Cincinnati community, Pelletier is breaking down barriers.

His 14-year career as an Army officer, manager at Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble, business consultant and veteran’s advocate has prepared Pelletier to be recognized as one of the country’s thought leaders on military transition and veteran reintegration.

Pelletier holds a bachelor’s in science (BS) degree in systems engineering from the United States Military Academy (2003) and a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.  He is also a certified innovation engineering consultant via his training at the Eureka Ranch International.


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.


Alicia Harter

Associate 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.

Michelle Meyers
Clinical Counselor
Degree: Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Xavier University
Certifications: Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant (CDCA), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

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

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

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

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

William Boone
Executive Assistant

Don Butler
Night Manager

Rickey Curry
Night Manager

Will Craft
Night Manager

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Weekend Manager