Our Chaplains and Staff

Our Chaplains and Staff are committed to providing spiritual care for all beliefs throughout the Mount Sinai Hospital system.

Deborah B. Marin, MD
Blumenthal Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Spirituality and Health
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Health System

Vansh Sharma, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Medical Director, Center for Spirituality and Health
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Health System 

Rev. Dr. Zorina Costello, D. Min., M.Div., MS
Director of Community Engagement, Center for Spirituality and Health
Mount Sinai Health System

Chaplain Maggie Keogh, M.Ed, BCC
Director of Chi Time™ Program, Center for Spirituality and Health
Mount Sinai Health System

Rev. David Fleenor, STM, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator
Director of Education, Center for Spirituality and Health
Mount Sinai Health System 

Rev. Amy Strano, M.Div.
Administrative Manager, Center for Spirituality and Health
Mount Sinai Health System 

The Mount Sinai Hospital

Kaytlin Butler, M.Div.
Staff Chaplain 

Minister Johnny Kline, M.Div.
Staff Chaplain 

Dr. Apolinary Ngirwa, D.Min., M.Div., MA
Staff Chaplain 

Karen Terry, MTS
Staff Chaplain 

Rocky Walker, M.Div.
Staff Chaplain 

Rabbi Rachel Van Thyn, MAHL, BCC
ACPE Certified Educator Candidate 

Rev. Denise Welsh, MBA, M.Div., BCC
Staff Chaplain 

Fr. James P. Hayes, MA, M.Div., S.S.S.
Priest 

Mount Sinai Beth Israel 

Rabbi Jo Hirschmann, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator
Director of of Spiritual Care

Michael Horton
Staff Chaplain 

Rev. Heidi Swarts, M.Div., Ph.D
Staff Chaplain 

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West 

Rev. Meredith D. K. Lisagor, MDiv, BCC
Director of Spiritual Care

Donna Gormley, MAT
Staff Chaplain at Mount Sinai West 

Esther Maria Roman, MAT
Staff Chaplain at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s