Rev. Lisa Morrison, BCC
Rev. Lisa Morrison joined the Center for Spiritual Care in 2018. A Rhode Island native, Lisa received her Master of Divinity degree from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her CPE internship in New England and then joined the CPE residency program at the Cleveland Clinic in 2002. Lisa is ordained clergy in the United Methodist Church. Lisa is also a Reiki master and a certified yoga teacher. She is currently engaged in a doctoral program exploring the impact of the prayer labyrinth on the experience of women hospitalized with high-risk pregnancy. She and her husband live on the west side with their three children and ever entertaining Goldendoodle.
Rev. Robert McGenney, DMin
Director of Clinical Pastoral Education
Rev. Bob McGeeney joined the department in December, 2014, as the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education. Before coming to the Cleveland Clinic he served as the ACPE System Supervisor for the Sisters of Charity Health System for 13 years, and he is a retired Chaplain Major in the USAR. Bob has a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in California and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Washington. He is ordained and endorsed by the American Baptist Churches USA. Bob and his wife, Marge LoPresti, have a combined six adult children and nine grandchildren.
Rev. Amy Greene, DMin
ACPE Certified Educator
Rev. Amy Greene is an ACPE Certified Educator in the Center for Spiritual Care. She served as Director of Spiritual Care from 2013 to 2021, and prior to that she was the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) for 6 years. She has a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit. She is ordained and endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists. She and her husband, Thomas Reuter, have two grown sons.
Rabbi James Egolf, DMin, BCJC
ACPE Certified Educator
Jim is an ACPE Certified Educator in the Center for Spiritual Care and provides CPE supervision at main campus and Cleveland Clinic Akron. He grew up in South Alabama and Mississippi. Jim has semicha (ordination) from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), a Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) from HUC-JIR. He is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and enjoys playing guitar and cooking. Jim has two sons.
Rev. Mark Rogers Berry
Administrative Staff Chaplain
Rev. Mark Berry joined the Center for Spiritual Care in 2009. A South Carolina native, Mark received his Master of Divinity degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his CPE residency at Grady Hospital in Atlanta and did four years of advanced CPE training at the Cleveland Clinic. Mark's role as Administrative Staff Chaplain involves a combination of administrative leadership, patient care, and special projects. He is an ordained minister endorsed by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Mark and his wife, Elyse, live in Cleveland Heights with their two children.
Rev. Ikwo Umosen, DMin, BCC
Rev. Ikwo Umosen is the oncology-palliative care staff chaplain. He is a board certified chaplain (APC) and a trained holistic care practitioner. Ikwo has been in pastoral ministry since 1990. Ikwo received his Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. He completed his CPE internship and residency programs at the Cleveland Clinic. An ordained non-denominational minister, Ikwo is endorsed for healthcare chaplaincy by the Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches. His areas of interest include the role of religion, spirituality, and spiritual care at the end-of-life, as well as cultural factors and differences that mediate end-of-life care. Ikwo and his wife, Joyce Thomas, have six children.
Rev. Brent A. Raitz, BCC
Brent is a board certified (APC) staff chaplain and Healing Services practitioner for the Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. Brent has served in pastoral ministry since 1993 and was a youth pastor for 16 years before changing to the clinical setting. He completed his undergrad in Psychology from Wheaton College in 1995 and his Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2000. Brent is ordained and endorsed through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. After being born in Ethiopia, he grew up outside of Cincinnati in Goshen and moved to Cleveland in 2004. Brent is married to his wife, Sharon, and they have three beautiful daughters.
Rev. Nancy Olman, DMin, MBA, BCC-PCHAC
Rev. Nancy Olman is a board certified (APC) staff chaplain with advanced certification in palliative care and hospice. She covers the MICU, the coronary ICU, the heart failure ICU, and the Pulmonology/reSCU unit. Ordained and endorsed by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Nancy is also a spiritual director, Reiki master, and yoga teacher. She received her Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, her Doctor of Ministry degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, and her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her CPE training at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. Prior to arriving at Cleveland Clinic, Nancy served as Director of Spiritual Care for UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s and MacDonald Women’s Hospitals in Cleveland. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys Pilates, yoga, reading, and spending time with friends and family. She is married to Mitch and has two adult daughters.
Rev. Mark Oster, BCC
Rev. Mark Oster is a board certified (APC) staff chaplain for the Neurological Institute, cardiovascular ICUs, and internal medicine. He is also a trained holistic practitioner and a certified reiki master. Mark was ordained in 1987 and is endorsed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He completed a CPE residency program at the Cleveland Clinic. His ministry experience includes serving several congregations in Ohio and as a chaplain at Parkside Addictions Treatment Center in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to coming to main campus, Mark served 6 years at Cleveland Clinic Hospice as the Spiritual Care and Bereavement Manger. Mark is a life-long runner, having run over 100,000 miles; other interests include keeping up with current music trends, writing for publication, spending time with friends, and living mindfully. Mark and his wife, Ellen, have two adult sons.
Elder Twila Belle
Twila joined the Center for Spiritual Care in 2020 as a chaplain at Cleveland Clinic Akron General prior to transferring to main campus in October of 2021. An Akron native, Twila received her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological studies from Liberty University. Twila was ordained as an Elder in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in 2013, and received her Master of Divinity degree from Liberty University in 2021. She co-ministers the West-Side Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband, Pastor Maurice J. Belle. Twila has two adult children; is passionate about serving God's people; loves reading, fellowship, eating, & family time; and spends as much time as she can with her only grandson.
Rabbi Thalia Halpert Rodis
Rabbi Thalia Halpert Rodis received her ordination and her Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Mary Washington and is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Thalia grew up in Brooklyn, NY and Glen Rock, NJ. She completed her Clinical Pastoral Education internship and residency units at Cleveland Clinic and currently serves as a chaplain at Main Campus. Prior to arriving at Cleveland Clinic, Thalia served several synagogues and organizations in a rabbinic, pastoral, education, and community organizing capacity. She loves exploring new places, trying great food, and reading good books. Thalia and her spouse have two children.
Rev. Florin Bica
Rev. Florin Bica attended the Faculty of Theology of Sibiu, Romania where he studied for 4 years, graduating in 1997. After he came in United State of America, Florin was a Medical Assistant at St. Vincent Medical Center, Cleveland Ohio. On January 6th, 2013, he was ordained into the priesthood under the jurisdiction of The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America. He has been the parish priest of Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, Ohio, since 2016. Florin completed his CPE internship program at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is married to Monica and has two children. Florin likes Math, traveling, gardening and reading.
A Cleveland native, Demetrius left his hometown to attended Thiel College in Greenville, PA, where he received a Bachelors in Business Administration with a minor in Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. His first career was in hospitality at the Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland for nearly a decade. Inspired by his mother’s passion for patient care as a nurse assistant for over 30 years at Cleveland Clinic, Demetrius transitioned to a career in healthcare in 2019 when he was hired as a Patient Service Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic, main campus. In March of 2022 he joined the Clinical Transformation team as a coordinator for the Center for Spiritual Care. Demetrius enjoys traveling, dining out, cooking, attending church, sporting events, art museums, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.