Rev Claire Bohman
Reverend Claire Bohman has served marginalized communities in the bay area for over 15 years. They have worked in the community mental health field as a Case Manager, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counselor in the Tenderloin, South of Market, and Mission Districts. Additionally, they have worked as a faith based community organizer largely on the south and eastern sides of the city. In 2012, during her first year of service as a Chaplain with Sojourn Claire fell in love with the General. After several years of volunteer service, Claire came on board as full time staff in 2015.
Rev. Claire is an Interfaith Minister and a practitioner of Earth based spirituality. They completed a Masters of Divinity program as a Deans Scholar at the Pacific School of Religion with an emphasis on Spiritual Care and Liberation Theology. Claire has also studied Interfaith Ministry at the New Seminary of New York, the United State’s oldest Interfaith seminary. Rev. Claire is ordained through the Interfaith Temple of New York and serves in leadership of an Earth based spiritual community. Claire has completed Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training through the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) and the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP). Additionally, they have studied plant based healing at Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine and has a private practice in herbal and spiritual healing in the East Bay.
Rev. Monica Moore
Rev. Monica Moore is an ordained non-denominational Protestant minister whose pastoral career in culturally diverse faith based and hospital settings spans more than 25 years. She uses the influential mediums of love and service to be an agent of change in the lives of those who are spiritually, emotionally, and economically disenfranchised. This is demonstrated in her spiritual presence and compassionate work with patients and their families in crisis, as well as with congregations situated in urban communities where she has enthusiastically employed her gift of music and artistic innovation to inspire and extend hope.
Monica graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In response to her call to ministry, she went on to receive a Master of Divinity Degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia where she graduated with honors. She completed her Clinical Pastoral Education and chaplain residency at the Bay Area Center for Clinical Pastoral Education at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. Monica is currently pursuing a Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of San Francisco. Monica is humbled to serve the patients, families, and staff of San Francisco General Hospital.
Rev. Floyd Trammell
Spiritual Care Manager
Reverend Floyd Trammell Ordained by the American Baptist Church, Floyd is a graduate of Morehouse College and received a masters degree from the American Baptist Seminary of the West. Floyd did his chaplaincy training at CPMC’s Institute of Health and Healing and is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Pastoral Care and Counseling at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California.
In the fall of 2008, he was a guest lecturer at the University of Berkeley where he focused on the plight and progression of the Spirituality in America. As the Spiritual Care Manager he has embraced the calling to serve the diverse population of San Francisco General Hospital. His first experience in the hospital setting consisted of Clinical Pastoral Care at California Pacific Medical Center Institute for Health and Healing. At California Pacific Medical Center, Rev. Trammell focused his areas of studies in the Emergency Room, ICU, Dialysis, and Palliative Care. Here at the General, Rev. Trammells clinical focus is the Palliative Care Service.
Chaplain Mary Cecile Gee
Mary Cecile (MC) Gee completed Sojourn’s Chaplain training program in 2017 and has been serving as a volunteer chaplain ever since. She completed her CPE residency with Sojourn and the GTU at the University of Redlands. MC comes to us with over 12 years of volunteer hospice experience and decades of experience as an educator.
Shelley Chesley, MD
Shelley Chesley serves as a chaplain with the palliative care Plus Service. She has worked at SFGH since 2006 as an inpatient chaplain, serving throughout the hospital, and since 2016 as a clinic-based chaplain with the outpatient palliative care team. Shelley received her BA, with a major in theological studies, from Boston College. She received her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed a psychiatry residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2001 she has served as a lay co-leader of an alternative congregation, serving the ‘spiritual but not religious,’ an experimental five year offering under the auspices of the Episcopal diocese of California. Concurrently she trained as a multi-faith chaplain at SFGH with subsequent training through the Sati Center .
She has supplemented her chaplaincy studies with online coursework in outpatient palliative care through Stanford University and the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care.Shelley is also a writer and recently published poet. She enjoys day hiking as well as long distance walking, including the classic route of the Camino de Santiago and the Tour du Mont Blanc.
Chaplain Emily Guizzardi
Emily Guzzardi is an East Coast transplant who has lived in Bernal Heights for over a decade. Emily has been a hospice volunteer with Zen Hospice, completed Sati Institute’s Buddhist Chaplaincy program, as well as Sojourn’s chaplaincy internship. She completed a CPE residency at UCSF in September of 2020. In her past professional life she spent many years in the hospitality industry, including formal training as a baker, owning a small wholesale baking business called BATCH in San Francisco, teaching culinary classes at the college level, and working in restaurants.
As a spiritual caregiver, she considers herself nonreligious, with an open spirituality based primarily in over a decade of Buddhist philosophy and practice. She draws too on personal experience in 12-Step Recovery. She is ever-questioning her beliefs and finds beauty and inspiration in many faiths. She seeks above all honor the dignity and individuality of the human in front of her. It is the love of making connections that has guided all of her life’s work. She loves art, writing, words, and music, and is a competitive pinball player and avid exerciser in her spare time.