About Us

Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Volpicelli graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1981 and completed his residency there in 1985. Since then he has spent the last twenty-five years as a pioneer in clinical research, education, and practice. Throughout this time, he was an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Scientist at the Pennsylvania VA Center for Research on Addictive Disorders. Dr. Volpicelli is also the author of “Recovery Options: The Complete Guide” and “Combining Medication and Psychosocial Treatments for Addictions: The Brenda Approach.”

Dr. Volpicelli has led the way in the integration of medications with psychotherapy support to treat addictions. His research on the use of Naltrexone led to the first new medication to be approved by the FDA for alcohol treatment in nearly fifty years.

Dr Volpicelli

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Kris Volpicelli

Kris joined the practice in 2011, but originally hails from California where she worked in social services for the County of San Luis Obisbo. Kris is not only the office manager, but also a great asset to patients as she applies her background towards assisting with a variety of services including help with both insurance and pharmaceutical companies. On her off time,
Kris enjoys going for walks with her husband, listening to music, and shopping!




Lauren Egolf, CAAP

This year, 2017, marks Lauren’s sixth year working in the addiction treatment field, five of which have been here at Volpicelli Center. She is serving as the Program Director which allows her to manage a team of clinicians and administrative staff– quality patient care is her number one priority! Lauren recently received her Certified Allied Addiction Practitioner credential through the Pennsylvania Certification Board. When she is not working, she enjoys going to the beach, playing tennis, and hanging out with her cat Max.!

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Lisa Johnson

Lisa joined the practice in January 2017 as our Medical Assistant. She has been in the medical field for several years and has a passion for helping others which is evident when you meet her. She is a skilled phlebotomist as well as overall patient caretaker. When she’s not at the office, Lisa enjoys going to sporting events (especially track), concerts, hairstyling, and spending time with her five grandchildren.




Jonathan A. Beatty, M.D.

Dr. Jonathan Beatty completed a psychiatry internship at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He then completed his medical training in the field through a residency at Drexel University’s Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia. Since then, Dr. Beatty has continued to practice medicine in a number of different roles at institutions throughout Greater Philadelphia. He is one of the few psychiatrists in the area who is triple board-certified. He has met all certification requirements, including passing the board exams for, and is certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (as a Diplomate) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine

Jonathan Beatty



Heather L. Osher, D.O.

Dr. Osher received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2005 from the University of Delaware, and is a 2010 alumna of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an internship and a residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Philadelphia, and is certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Medicine. Dr. Osher joined our practice in 2012, while finished up her residency program. It was during this time that she discovered a true passion for helping those who suffer from the disease of addiction. She came on board with us permanently after completing her residency. In addition to the work she does at Volpicelli Center, she also works at an urgent care facility in the area. In her free time, Dr. Osher enjoys traveling and going to the theater!

Heather Osher