Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Our Staff

Julie Dees, MA, LPC

Director of Behavioral Health, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Julie possesses more than 20 years of combined clinical and administrative leadership experience. She has a solid reputation of departmental and organizational vision and growth, staff development, building and fostering positive community relationships, and successful engagement with community partners in a way that significantly and positively contributes to programmatic success. She envisioned a crisis model of engagement within emergency departments for individuals having overdosed or likely to have opioid use disorder, and was awarded a 1.5M SAMHSA grant to implement this model of treatment.  Bringing the role of Certified Recovery Specialists front and center, she leads the Penn Center for Opioid Recovery and Engagement (CORE) team piloting and implementing innovative peer-led strategies.


Angela Burdick-McPhee, LPC, LCADC, CAADC, NCC, ACS
Clinical Manager Behavioral Health

Angela received dual Masters Degrees in Professional Counseling and Education from Seton Hall University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor (NJ), Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PA), Nationally Credentialed Counselor and Nationally Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has been in the helping profession for over a decade providing individual and group counseling services as well as clinical supervision and program development. Angela is committed to ensuring the highest quality of care is provided to every individual that enters our program. Angela utilizes strengths-based, holistic, and evidenced-based interventions, including the most current advancements in the field, to promote healing and growth.

Devin Yastro, MS, CAADC

Program Manager, Center for Opioid Recovery & Engagement (CORE)

Devin has worked across the continuum of care treating individuals experiencing substance use disorders as well as their families.  He earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and became a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  Devin’s clinical experiences have shaped his philosophy on a patient-centered approach, putting the patient’s needs first and developing an individualized plan to meet them.  He began working in an inpatient rehabilitation program and went on to gain experience in an outpatient setting.  During this time, Devin helped develop a program to support families and developed his skills working with a safety sensitive population.

Back to Top