Meet Our Spiritual Care Team
Jim Kulma, M.Div., Supervisor - Spiritual Care
As a staff chaplain, Jim Kulma serves as Unit Chaplain to several nursing units including: Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Mothers and Babies, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Step-Down, and Oncology Inpatient Unit.
He also provides coordination for the staff support program Tea for the Soul, organizes the annual Blessing of Hands held in conjunction with Nursing Week. He serves on the Committee on Employee Experience, the Food Drive Committee and the Bereavement Committee. Jim is also a certified Spiritual Director and leads the Contemplative Meditation Group for hospital staff.
He is a certified Tai Chi teacher and provides introductory sessions to several outpatient wellness support programs including STRIDES (Steps To Reach Individual Diet and Exercise Solutions). He also provides educational sessions to staff on the areas of wellness, self-care, mindfulness and bereavement.
Joining the MetroHealth Spiritual Care Team in 2013, Jim brings 29 years of chaplaincy experience in hospitals, hospice and long-term care ministries. He earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina and is an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Mulba Borsay, Staff Chaplain
Mulba joined the MetroHealth Spiritual Care team in January, 2014. He worked in chaplaincy at Lutheran Hospital, Ahuja Medical Center, Huron Hospital and an On Call Chaplain at University Hospital in Cleveland.
Mulba is an ordained Lutheran (ELCA) minister. He earned his MA, M.Div and D.Min. degrees at Ashland Theological Seminary. He did his Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Cleveland Clinic. Mulba is a Certified Spiritual Director through Ignatian Spirituality Institute at John Carroll University. He is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains.
Sandie King, BCC
As a staff chaplain, Sandie recognizes the importance of acknowledging and nurturing the uniqueness of each person’s spiritual journey and how that journey impacts the person’s overall well-being. Sandie serves the Trauma Intensive Care Unit, the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Burn Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Unit, the Cancer Care Center, and Medical Unit. Before becoming a hospital chaplain, Sandie served in the hospice setting.
Sandie’s teaching focuses on spiritual distress, forgiveness, and grief. She has a passion for using poetry in her healing ministry. She also serves on several committees throughout MetroHealth.
Sandie received her Master of Psychology degree at New York University and studied theology and pastoral ministry at both Fuller Theological Seminary and Ursuline College. Sandie is a commissioned and endorsed minister of The United Church of Christ. She joined MetroHealth in February 2016, and is a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) through the Association of Professional Chaplains. She is also a member of the Chaplains’ Association of Ohio.
Sandie looks to her wise daughter, poetry, hiking in the MetroParks, music, and time with family and friends to keep her grounded.
Betsy Hamm, MDiv., Staff Chaplain
Betsy Hamm joined the MetroHealth Spiritual Care team in May 2019. As a Staff Chaplain, she serves as the unit chaplain for Inpatient Psychiatry, Surgical Intensive Care, Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, General Medicine, and Acute Care for Elders. Before coming to MetroHealth, Betsy worked in hospice and as an on-call chaplain.
Betsy earned her Master of Divinity degree from Loyola University Chicago and completed a residency in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Betsy also completed the two-year certification in spiritual direction through the Ignatian Spirituality Institute at John Carroll University. She is commissioned for ministry by the Federation of Christian Ministries.
Betsy is married to Paul and they have two young adult children, John and Megan. Betsy enjoys traveling, reading, bingeing the latest video-on-demand sensation, or just enjoying their pets – Sonny (beagle), Otis (mutt), and Sebastian (parakeet).
Fr. Justin Freeman, O. de M.
Father Freeman is the Catholic chaplain assigned to MetroHealth by the Diocese of Cleveland to minister to the spiritual and sacramental needs of Catholic patients, families, and staff. He entered the Mercedarian Friars in 2004 and was ordained a priest in 2010. Before entering the seminary, he interned for the Social Security Administration and the Republican National Committee and worked for a prominent lobbying firm in Washington, DC. Father Freeman earned three masters’ degrees in divinity, theology, and political philosophy.
He previously served as a chaplain of MetroHealth for five years and parishes in the dioceses of Buffalo and Saint Petersburg.
Born and raised in Virginia, Father Freeman is the son of a firefighter and a nurse. In his free time, he enjoys reading and traveling.
Napoleon Harris, Chaplain/Part-Time
Napoleon serves as a part-time chaplain for MHMC since April 2019. He provides care at the Severance and at MetroHealth Main Campus Emergency Department. Prior to serving at MetroHealth, Napoleon was a chaplain with Mercy Hospital in Canton, St. Vincent Charity, and Continuum Care Hospice. He also served at Community Action Against Addiction and the Hitchcock Center for Women, and Cuyahoga Hills Youth Center.
Napoleon is an ordained Baptist Pastor of 35 years. He earned his degrees at the American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee and Malone University. He is currently working to complete his doctorate degree in pastoral counseling from South University.
Robin Schreiber, On-Call Chaplain
Robin is a Presbyterian minister who has worked as a chaplain for over twenty years. She has worked at MetroHealth for about ten of those twenty years. Robin loves her ministry here because of the people who work here and the people we serve.
MaryElin Halek, On-Call Chaplain
Serving as a chaplain at MetroHealth is definitely where the Lord has meant for me to be. I am honored to serve our patients and their loved ones the best way I can. The staff at MetroHealth is second to none and I
am proud to work with you. God bless all of you always.
Maryann Levay, On-Call Chaplain
MetroHealth is the place that answered my “Now what?” questions both as a patient and chaplain in the times my life seemed to be spiraling out of control. When I realized one day that I was no longer the patient in need, but a chaplain called in to help someone in crisis, I realized how far I had come because of this place and these people.
I am proud to be a part of this unique place where passion and persistence create an environment for finding answers, healing, and hope for those who are often marginalized and overlooked at other facilities.