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

The Mount Sinai Hospital

Rev. Amy Strano, M.Div., PBCC
Director of Spiritual Care

Kaytlin Butler, M.Div.
Staff Chaplain

Rabbi Jason Kirschner, MA
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
Staff Chaplain & ACPE Certified Educator Candidate

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

Fr. Akram Javid
Priest

Hayley Gardiner, MA
Administrative Coordinator

Lindsay Katz
Program Coordinator

Rachelle Zazzu
Staff Chaplain at Mount Sinai Queens

Mount Sinai Downtown & Mount Sinai Beth Israel 

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

Michael Horton
Staff Chaplain 

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

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s & Mount Sinai West 

Rev. Meredith 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