What do our employees have to say about working for Talbert House?

Alyssa Beckett - Registered Nurse

Talbert House Primary Care

“Being able to provide primary care services to my patients is what motivates me each day. I feel like I make a difference, a positive difference. My clients are often living with a substance use disorder or mental health challenges and are fearful to address their primary care needs. I work to make that transition to a healthy lifestyle more approachable for my patients and walk them through every step.

At Talbert House I am able to work directly with clients each day in addressing their health needs. I am now seeing patients at the Talbert House Mt. Orab building. It’s great to work in a new building with plenty of space and lots of other providers so we can collaborate on treatment plans for each client and better treat their needs.

I have patients who have been seeing me for years. I know them and am invested in their success. Working at Talbert House gives me an opportunity to improve the health of my patients and know I make a difference in their lives.”

Alyssa Beckett, Registered Nurse

Audrey Dumas

Pam McClain Scholar

"My journey with Talbert House began in 2003 working with adolescents. Over the years I grew curious and eager to learn about different roles within the agency so I could better assist the individuals we serve. In 2008, I transitioned to the Finance department after receiving my coding and billing certification. In 2018, I was giving the amazing opportunity as Operation Lead to help launch a new service site, the Engagement Center. In 2019, I joined the Jail-based treatment team as the Operations Supervisor.

Obtaining my degree was not just for me - it was for my children, my support system and the clients we serve. Being educated and skilled to address the needs of our community is the best tool a person can have! I’ve experienced many changes within the agency but two components have never changed: the agency’s strong passion to help our clients succeed and providing staff members with the tools they need to succeed. I am honored to be a Pam McClain scholar and a part of an amazing team."

Audrey Dumas, Operations Supervisor

Debra Frump

Mental Health

“I started as an admin in the Wilmington office in July 2018 while I worked to get my Bachelor’s in social work. Once I completed my degree I tested for and obtained my LSW and began the transition from administrative specialist to Clinical Counselor at the three Warren County Outpatient sites, Franklin, Lebanon, and Wilmington.

I enjoy working at Talbert House because it feels like the people have a real passion for this population. We have such a high need for services in this area for substance use and mental health that it feels great to be a part of an agency that feels like it cares all the way from the CEO reaching out in person to help and to the clinicians, case workers, and administrative staff with their “boots on the ground” to help each client get the help that they need."

Debra Frump, Clinical Counselor

Margurite Jackson

Community Corrections

"The Talbert House community thrives on changing lives and reinforcing a healthy and productive lifestyle. We provide the tools and knowledge so that clients understand and believe they can turn their lives around. I absolutely love the field I’m in!"

Margurite Jackson, Operational Lead


25 Years Tenure

"Absolutely the most satisfying thing about my work at Talbert House is when I experience clients making changes and moving onto constructive lives. Since I work exclusively with clients who have experienced extreme trauma it is their progress and the challenges presented by their experiences that keeps me coming to work. [As well as], the support I have had [at Talbert House] and the ability to do what I know is clinically and ethically the thing to do regarding my clients."

Advice: "Be sure to have good supervision and support, read all the books you can about the work you are doing, ask questions, do not be afraid to tell a client you may be wrong, and allow yourself time to debrief and do other activities to prevent burn out."

Joan Van Epps, Clinical Lead

Jill Toca, RN

Medical Services

"I love this company. I love what we as a whole do for an individual, their families, and the community. Talbert House is good to its employees, and my coworkers are like family to me. It feels like I am meant to be here."

Jill Toca, Registered Nurse


Cody Pelle

Central Services Intern

"I would absolutely recommend an internship at Talbert House for anyone interested in a career in the nonprofit field. The hands-on experience was extremely valuable. Now that I have seen the internal workings of a communications department, I have a much better understanding of what direction I want to take going forward. I am very grateful for the opportunity, especially to the Scripps Howard Foundation for alloing me to take part in their Communications Internship program."

Cody Pelle, Community Relations Scripps intern

Alex Rulon

Community Care

"This has been one of the most rewarding years of my professional career.  I feel extremely blessed and fortunate to get to work every day with genuinely great people while having a positive impact on our community."

Alex Rulon, Associate Director

James Woodson


“The work I do excites me.  It reminds me that it does not matter how many times someone may fall or stumble, it is about how they get back up and try again.  I get to witness individuals on a daily basis get up and try again.  I enjoy helping others change their behavioral patterns so they can be successful in their attempt to lead healthy and productive lives.”

James Woodson, ASM

Erin Mitchell

Mental Health

"One of the great things about working for Talbert House is being able to see the direct impact you have on a client and within the community. Another is the sense of family that you get from your coworkers. We are a fairly large agency, but we're still pretty tight-knit internally."

Erin Mitchell, Director

Judy Richardson

40 Years Tenure

"My favorite part about working at Talbert House has been working with therapists and enabling them to enable change. I enjoy seeing their growth. Coming in being a novice, fresh out of school with limited experience, I enjoy watching them grow - thinking and gaining confidence in skill."

"My advice is: you have to be flexible. There have been so many different changes all through the system. Even the way therapists or case managers would have approached a client is different today. Now we look at so many more dimensions. Change - if you're going into this field, you have to be able to adapt to change."

Judy Richardson, Supervisor (Adult Behavioral Health)

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