"provide spiritual care to patients, families, and hospital employees: to offer quality Clinical Pastoral Education, and to foster spiritual values for the care of the whole person-body, mind, and spirit - throughout the Northside Hospital organization."
Amani D. Legagneur, MDiv
Chaplain Manager, Northside Hospital
Amani D. Legagneur is the Manager of Spiritual Health and Education for the Northside Hospital system. She is a CPE Supervisor certified by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE, Inc.). Amani has an extensive history of scholarship and meaningful work in theological studies, healthcare, and related fields. Amani graduated from Amherst College with a dual degree in Interdisciplinary Biochemistry and Spanish Language and Culture. She then worked for two years as a biomedical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital with a concentration in breast cancer research and executing clinical protocols with patients suffering from eating disorders and late stage AIDS wasting disorder. Amani established The Treasure Chest Publishing Company and published her first volume of More...
Elizabeth R. DeSouza, MDiv, BCC
Northside Atlanta Women's Center
Elizabeth is a board certified professional chaplain who began her career at Northside Hospital in 2008. Before being hired on staff, Elizabeth completed two years of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) with a specialization in Women’s Services at Northside Hospital-Atlanta. Elizabeth served as a chaplain generalist at Northside-Forsyth for 2 years before returning to Northside-Atlanta to again focus on women’s spiritual health in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Elizabeth brings a peaceful presence to the NICU. She is multilingual and certified to function as a chaplain in both English and Portuguese. As a world traveler and student of human character, Elizabeth’s astute cross-cultural competency is great asset in providing wise, non-judgmental care for families of varying backgrounds in the NICU. When she was asked to describe the meaning of chaplaincy, More...
Tim Kinnersley, MACE, BCC
Tim is a Board Certified Chaplain serving at Northside Cherokee Hospital in Canton, Georgia with responsibility over all of the hospital departments, including Women's Services. Tim received his training at Emory St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta where he completed his internship and residency. Tim has a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science and he completed his Master's Degree at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has a passion for providing emotional and spiritual support for our staff, patients and families.. Tim believes in providing care for every person he encounters because his view is that since all persons matter to God, then they matter to him and they all deserve compassion, respect and dignity.