Meet Our Staff


Marcus McKinneyMarcus McKinney, D. Min., LPC -- Vice President, Community Health Equity and Health Policy 

Dr. McKinney leads the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity and the Men's Health Institute. He is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and Governor appointee to the Connecticut State Mental Health Board. Since 1984, Dr. McKinney has sought to blend the insights of spirituality, psychology, and health, with programming, research, and education aimed at meeting the needs of the community. Dr. McKinney graduated over 6,000 individuals in the Pastoral Counseling Training Program at Saint Francis since 1999 under the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He developed the Community Benefit Program at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, designed to quantify and expand services to the community, including serving non-insured and under-insured individuals.

Program Staff

Rebecca Santiago, RN, BSN – Public Health NurseRebecca Santiago, RN, BSN – Public Health Nurse 

Ms. Santiago joined MHI March 19th, 2012. Over the past 25 years she has amassed extensive experience in public health, serving as the Public Health Nurse with Visiting Nurse Service of New York, as Senior Director of Performance Improvement at Community Healthcare Network, and as Quality Management Project Coordinator at Affinity Health Plan, while living in the Bronx and Manhattan. Ms. Santiago graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York, and holds a second bachelor’s degree in health services policy and planning from New York University.

Michelle Safo-Agyeman, MS – Outreach CoordinatorMichelle Safo-Agyeman, MS – Outreach Coordinator 

Mrs. Safo-Agyeman joined MHI April 9th, 2012. She has been part of Saint Francis Hospital since March of 2009, bringing to our department several years of outreach education and coordination experience with the Breast Health Center. She has served as the Community Executive for the American Cancer Society, and as the Outreach Specialist for Prostate Cancer at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven. Recently, Mrs. Safo-Agyeman received her Master’s of Science in Non-Profit Management and Philanthropy at Bay Path College.