Rev. Lisa Morrison, BCC

Senior Director

Morrison, Lisa

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 McGeeney, DMin

Director of Clinical Pastoral Education

Rev. Robert McGenney, DMin

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.

Rabbi James Egolf, DMin, BCJC

ACPE Certified Educator

Rabbi James Egolf, DMin

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. Amy Greene, DMin

ACPE Certified Educator (part-time)

Rev. Amy Greene, DMin

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.

Rev. Mark Rogers Berry

Administrative Staff Chaplain

Berry, Mark

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 and cat.

Rev. Ikwo Umosen, DMin, BCC-PCHAC

Staff Chaplain

Umosen, Ikwo

Rev. Ikwo Umosen is the oncology-palliative care staff chaplain. He is a board certified chaplain (APC) with advanced practice certification in hospice and palliative care, and he is a trained holistic care practitioner. Ikwo has been in pastoral ministry since 1990. He served several churches and ministries in Nigeria, West Africa, before moving to the United States. 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, and a certificate course in the Essentials of Palliative Care from California State University, San Marcus, California. Chaplain Umosen is ordained and endorsed by the Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches as a non-denominational minister for healthcare chaplaincy. 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. Mark Oster, BCC

Staff Chaplain

Oster, Mark

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

Staff Chaplain

Belle, Twila

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.

Rev. Jeanine Hogg

Staff Chaplain

Hogg, Jeanine

Jeanine graduated with her bachelor's degree in psychology and comparative religion from Cleveland State University and with her master’s degree in Buddhist chaplaincy from Upaya Zen Institute. She completed her CPE internship and residency at Cleveland Clinic main campus where she now serves as the pediatric chaplain. Jeanine was ordained by Rossi Joan Jiko Halifax in the Soto Zen lineage of Buddhism. Prior to arriving at Cleveland Clinic, she was a critical care paramedic for 13 years at a local hospital serving both adult and child populations. She is an end-of-life doula and volunteers at the Hospice of the Western Reserve. She enjoys traveling, art, photography, nature, and spending time with family and friends.

Aarti Kochhar Ahuja

Staff Chaplain

 Kochhar, Aarti Ahuja

Aarti Ahuja joined the Center for Spiritual Care as a staff chaplain in July 2022. Her background in dentistry and a deep-rooted interest in spiritual health led her to explore the field of spiritual care after moving to the USA from India in 2016. Aarti began her chaplaincy journey as a volunteer and completed her CPE internship and residency at the Cleveland Clinic in 2018. She earned her Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and Doctor of Ministry (Professional Education and Leadership Concentrate) from the Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS) in Detroit, Michigan. Aarti is Board Certified through the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) and endorsed by the North American Hindu Chaplains Association (NAHCA). Her research focus includes the study of seminary culture for non-traditional students discerning healthcare chaplaincy. Before returning to Cleveland, Aarti served as a chaplain at Trinity Health St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, and as the Director of Recruitment at ETS. Aarti and her husband, Sanchit, live in University Heights and enjoy reading, table tennis, and long walks.

Rabbi Thalia Halpert Rodis

CPE Certified Educator Candidate

Halpert Rodis, Thalia

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 CPE Certified Educator Candidate (CEC) at main campus. Prior to arriving at Cleveland Clinic, Thalia served several synagogues and organizations in rabbinic, pastoral, education, and community organizing capacities. She loves exploring new places, trying great food, and reading good books. Thalia and her spouse have two children.

Christine Park

CPE Certified Educator Candidate (part-time)

 Park, Eunjoo Christine

Christine Eunjoo Park, MDiv, ThM, is currently in the CEC supervisory training program at Cleveland Clinic main campus. She was born and raised in South Korea before moving to the United States fifteen years ago to pursue her Master of Divinity degree at Yale Divinity School. Shortly after, she pursued her Master’s in Theology in Pastoral Counseling at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Before joining chaplaincy, Christine was in academia teaching pastoral counseling and spirituality courses in Boston. She left academia to pursue her calling as a hospital chaplain at Massachusetts General Hospital to embody the lessons of compassionate presence she taught in class. She finished CPE residency and Palliative Care Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital right before joining the Cleveland Clinic to serve as one of the Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute chaplains.

Rev. Florin Bica

PRN Chaplain

Bica, Florin

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.

Rev. David Hunter

PRN Chaplain

Rev. David Norman Hunter is a Cleveland native who was called and licensed to preach at 12 years old. A former Marine, he graduated from Cleveland State University with a dual major in social work and religion. David received his Master of Divinity degree from Ashland Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree. In addition to his chaplaincy work, David also serves as the senior pastor of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland. David is a devoted husband, father of six, and grandfather of four. In his free time he enjoys teaching Bible study at the Shaker Gardens Retirement Community in Shaker Heights, OH.

Demetrius Ravizee

Coordinator III

Ravizee, Demetrius

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.