Meet Our Team

Marcus McKinneyMarcus McKinney, D. Min., LPC -- Director | Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity and Vice President, Community Health Equity, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center 

Dr. McKinney leads the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity. 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 has 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 also 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.

Luis Diez-Morales, MDLuis Diez-Morales, MD Director of Medical Outpatient Services 

Dr. Diez-Morales was named Director of Medical Outpatient Services at Saint Francis in 1984. He has also served as the Systems Medical Director of Ambulatory Services. Currently, he serves as the Chief of General Internal Medicine and the Chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Committee at Saint Francis. In the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity, Dr. Diez-Morales is responsible for developing and organizing clinical standards and services, protocols, and quality management.

Dr. Diez-Morales earned his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. He completed his internal medicine residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, where he also served as Assistant Chief Resident and Chief Resident. Dr. Diez-Morales then completed an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Dr. Diez-Morales is board-certified in internal medicine, and a member of the Hartford County Medical Association and the Connecticut State Medical Society. He serves as Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Connecticut School Of Medicine, and has been honored twice with the Thomas Preston Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Diez-Morales is also a founder and current president of the Malta House of Care, a mobile clinic that provides free care for the uninsured in Hartford.

Mary Stuart 150 Mary Stuart, MPHSenior Program Specialist 

Ms. Stuart holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and did her undergraduate work in Nutrition Education at Cornell University. She has been with Saint Francis for 10 years, starting as a part-time grant writer in the department of pediatrics. During her career she has been influenced most by the people public health programs are designed to serve. Ms. Stuart is also responsible for the Community Benefit program at Saint Francis, and is the leader of the Saint Francis Diversity Collaborative Team.

Rebecca Santiago, RN, BSN – Public Health NurseRebecca Santiago, RN, BSN – Community Healthcare Navigator 

During the past 25 years Ms. Santiago 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.