The Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, M.Div., a Presbyterian minister, serves as a Family Advocate Chaplain Fellow. He received the bachelor of arts degree in English from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the master of divinity from Columbia International University in South Carolina. He served congregations as a pastor in North Carolina, Florida and Washington before completing a CPE residency at Tampa General Hospital in Florida.
Rabbi Aaron Blackman, a first year resident, received the bachelor of arts degree from Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts He attended Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem (Israel) for rabbinical studies. He served as a Rabbi in London, England, and taught Judaic Studies for 17 years in the United Kingdom as well as in Baltimore. He completed a CPE internship at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Chandra Caples, M.S., a first year resident, is a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Eastern North Carolina District. She graduated with honors from Hampton University (Virginia) with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, and she earned the master of science in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. Before becoming a chaplain Chandra worked with children and adolescents for 20 years in education and mental health. Chandra completed a summer intensive CPE internship at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
The Rev. Tyra L. Curley, MDiv., an ordained Baptist minister, is in her second year of residency. She earned the bachelor of fine arts from Pratt Institute (New York) in merchandising & fashion management; a bachelor of arts degree in Biblical studies in pastoral ministry from Maple Springs Baptist Bible College & Seminary in Capitol Heights, Maryland; and the master of divinity from The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University in Richmond.
The Rev. Dr. William Kevin Dixon, D.Min., a Baptist minister, serves as chaplain resident and member of the hospital's palliative care consult team. He received the bachelor of science degree from Norfolk State University in Virginia before earning the master of divinity degree from The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University in Richmond. William received the doctor of ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and completed previous CPE units at Hampton Virginia Medical Center.
The Rev. Jeffrey Raphael T. Garcia, M.A., a Family Advocate Chaplain in the specialized CPE residency, is an ordained priest in the Antiochian Orthodox Church (Western Rite). Jeffrey earned the bachelor's degree in sacred theology from University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, and the master of arts degree in education, with major in guidance and counseling from Ateneo de Manila University. His previous units of CPE were taken at Johns Hopkins, Washington Hospital Center in D.C. and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Kristine "Kat" Kowalski, B.A., a first year resident, is in aspirant status for ministerial fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). She received the bachelor of arts in psychology and a certificate in women's studies from University of Maryland at College Park. She is currently pursuing a master of divinity degree at Starr King School for the Ministry, one of the seminaries that makes up the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Kat completed two units of CPE as an intern at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.