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 since Joseph House started in 1994. 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.
Brandon Cooper joined Joseph House in April 2017. He brings to Joseph House more than 20 years of experience working with those who have experienced homelessness, mental health disorders and employment difficulties. Cooper earned a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science from Union College. He is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC).
Brian Owens joined Joseph House in January of 2020. 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 with Supervision Designation and a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio.
Operations Supervisor and Peer Support Specialist
Joey Daniel has been with the Joseph House team since February of 2022. He spent eight years serving with the U.S. Army Reserve as a logistics specialist. Joey was first introduced to Joseph House in 2012 as a client who was struggling with a substance use disorder and homelessness. After completing treatment, he worked as a treatment technician and site manager at a local treatment center before joining the Joseph House team. Joey finds value in sharing his recovery journey with his fellow veterans who are battling addiction.
Clinical Counselor Team
Brittani Calhoun joined the Joseph House team in December of 2022 — with a passion for helping veterans who are working to overcome addiction. She’s driven by her colleagues’ care and concern for their clients and each other. She attributes the organization’s success to the diversity and life experiences that are shared by Joseph House clients. Brittani has a Master of Social Work degree from Northern Kentucky University. She is a certified Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA).
David McKee, a military veteran, joined Joseph House in June of 2022. David has a diverse professional background, having worked in roles including quality control, machinist, draftsman, sales engineer, production and designer. “The two things that were always constant were mental health and substance abuse,” said David. “It does not discriminate against anyone.” Following a series of life events, David was inspired to go back to school and focus on both mental health and substance abuse on his professional journey. His favorite part about working at Joseph House is seeing his fellow veterans make life changes and develop camaraderie amongst each. David has a Bachelor of Arts degree in human services & counseling from Lindsey Wilson College and a Master of Education in counseling and human development. He is a certified Peer Recovery Supporter (PRS) and Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA).
Outreach Specialist and Clinical Counselor
Emily Stanberry joined Joseph House in June of 2023. She has a background in the social services field — working in dual-diagnosis, severe mental illness, foster care, homelessness and addiction. Emily is inspired by her friends and family who have served our country. She takes great pride in the programs and services offered by Joseph House to help veterans in need. Emily has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Mount St. Jospeh University and a Master of Social Work degree from Northern Kentucky University. She is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW).
Peer Support Team
Terel Tucker Peer Support Specialist
Ginny Strawser Administrative Assistant
Michael Johnson Operations Specialist
Shawn Lloyd Operations Specialist
Phillip Stegman Operations Specialist