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 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.


Jennifer Wolfe

Clinical Director

Jennifer Wolfe joined the Joseph House team as clinical director in July 2021. She brings to the organization more than 25 years of experience working with substance use disorders including work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Wolfe has a master’s degree in clinical counseling from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Miami University. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S).


Elliott Keegan

Clinical Counselor

Elliott Keegan joined Joseph House as a clinical counselor in September 2021. He began his professional career in mental health in 2017.

Keegan’s four years of service in the United States Marine Corps and personal journey with addiction following a tour in Afghanistan inspired his desire to help other veterans.

Keegan has a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Capella University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Kentucky University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).


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

Jesse Calo
Outreach Specialist

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

Michael Johnson
Operations Assistant

Betty Jean Southall
Administrative Assistant

Jim Wooley
Maintenance Technician