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Diocese of Rockville Centre

System Director of Spiritual Care & Pastoral Education
Caterina Mako, BCC, ThM

ACPE Supervisor
Susan S. Liguori, MBA, MDIV, BCC

Long Island Chaplaincy Forum

The National Association of Catholic Chaplains

Contact Us:

Office of Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education
Catholic Health Services of Long Island
St. Joseph Villa
992 N. Village Avenue
Rockville Centre, New York 11570

Pastoral Care Assistant: Dawn Dziegelewski 631-465-6283


In keeping with the ministry of Christ and the mission of Catholic Health Services, the Clinical Pastoral Education Program provides excellence in professional ministry education, preparing persons of all faiths to provide skilled, compassionate and respectful spiritual care to patients, families and staff within the various clinical settings.


 Diocesan Healthcare Chaplain Listing 

Catholic Health Services of Long Island
Dr. Caterina Mako, M.Div., ThM, BCC
Rabbi Lev Herrnson, BCC
Susan Liguori, BCC

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center  
Deacon Richard Becker, BCC
Rev. Augustine D'Souza, OFM Cap.
Rev. James Vargheese, OIC
Rev. Thomas Acheampong
Sr. Jean Agnes Geraghty, OP, BCC
Sr. Rosemary Jermusyk, BCC
Sr. Moonkyung Park BCC
Sr. Ann Marie Pierce, IHM, BCC
Daphne Beard
Kevin Stolz, BCC

Good Samaritan Nursing Home
Jeanette Zerella

Mercy Medical Center
Dr. Joseph Walters, D. Min., J.D., MAPC, BCC
Rev. Norbert D'Souza, OFM Cap.
Rev. Anthony Okolo, CM
Rev. Kitt Von Braunsberg
Angela Cessa
Rev. Emilce Erato
Bernadette Palo, BCC
Gilda Philibert
Deacon Jacques Philippeaux
Verna Simpkins, BCC
Eileen Vassallo, BCC
Mary Ann Bonner, BCC
St. Catherine of Siena Hospital
Elizabeth Meehan, BCC
Rev. Corneille Boyeye, MSC
Rev. Francois Eale-Botamba
Christine Torns, BCC
Kevin R. Jordan
Sr. Preenika Dabrera, CSJ

St. Charles Hospital & Rehabilitation Center
Sr. Edith Menegus, OSU, ThM, BCC
Rev. Samuel Aseluku
Rev. Henry Vas, OFM Cap.
Jonathan Langer, BCC
Rev. Mary Larson

St. Francis Hospital - The Heart Center
Sr. Pauline Gilmore FMM, BCC
Rev. Joseph Nungari, FMH
Rev. Paul Mutisya, FMH
Mary Ellen Bencivenga, BCC
Sr. Minda Castrillo, FMM
Sr. Elisa Fernando, FMM
Sr. Claire MacDonald, OP-BCC
Sr. Stella Slonski, CSJ-BCC
Patricia Tarpinian
Mary Toole, BCC
Eileen McMahon, BCC
Rev. Immanuel Bae P.T., BCC
Rev. Karel Boersma, BCC

St. Joseph Hospital
Dr. Joseph Walters, D. Min., J.D., MAPC, BCC
Rev. Emmanuel Otiaba, BCC
Rev. Karen Simmons

Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehab Center
Margaret Nixdorf, RN, BCC
Rev. Martin Bancroft

St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehab Care Center
Helen Hofmayer, BCC

Catholic Home Care
Rev. Samuel Blair
Rev. Alexander Daszewski

Good Shepherd Hospice
Rev. Bob Dawley
James Engelbert
Pauline Lavelle, BCC
Rabbi Kathleen Novick
Mary Susan O'Keeffe, BCC
Dawn Turpin, BCC
Justin Varghese
Rev. Stacie G. Weldon

Maryhaven Center of Hope
Sr. Catherine Smith, OP

Nassau University Medical Center
Sr. Maureen Chase, OP, BCC
Rev. Frank T. Addey
Rev. Innocent O. Duru, CM
Rev. Emilce Erato
Rev. Akio Iyoda
Rabbi Jill Kreitman, BCC

Brookhaven Hospital
Rev. Charles Okonkwo

Brookhaven Hospice
Deacon Bob Gronenthal

Northwell Health/Glen Cove Hospital
Rev. Azubuike A.C. Igwegbe

Northwell Health/Huntington Hospital
Rev. Daniel Neyoh
Cathy Blackman, BCC

Northwell Health/North Shore University Hospital
Debra Sheridan, BCC
Rev. Evans Fwamba, CP
Rev. Gilbert Omolo, CP 
Hillel Fox, BCC
Jongmi Bae, BCC

Northwell Health/Plainview Hospital
Rev. Benjamin Uzueqbunam

Northwell Health/LIJ Valley Stream
Rev. Patrick Onuegbu

Northwell Health/Syosset Hospital
Fr. Hyacinth Jemigbola

Mather Hospital
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SUNY Stony Brook Hospital
Rev. Diane Gardner-Slater, BCC
Rev. Pius Eluka, BCC
Rev. Vitus Ezeiruaku
Rev. Eric Kasongo
Rev. Charles Okoye, BCC
Rev. Andrew Dees
Rev. Lorraine Peterson
Rev. Kate Huddelson, BCC
Rabbi Joel Adelman

Northwell Health/Southside Hospital
Rev. Sylvester Chukwumalume

South Nassau Communities Hospital
Rev. Sylvester Ileka

Pilgrim and Kings Park Psychiatric Centers  
Rev. Franklin Ezeorah
Winthrop Hospital
Rev. James Kinyua, FMH
Rev. Damian Umeokeke

A. Holly Patterson Extended Care 
Rev. Michael Reid

Long Island Veterans' Home Stony Brook
Rev. Thomas Tuite
Eastern L. I. - Greenport
Parish Support