Kathy Taylor is an Administrator, and has considerable experience in working with the incarcerated, including employment with the Connecticut Department of Correction, the New York State Department of Correctional Services, and community-based alternatives to incarceration programs in Buffalo, NY and Bridgeport, CT. Following service in the Peace Corps and working for Career Resources, Kathy joined MJI as an Administrator in 2013.

Cynthia Cloney has worked as an Administrator at Malta Justice Initiative since February 2016. A graduate of Naugatuck Valley Community College with a certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling, her passion for criminal justice reform and helping the formerly incarcerated live a more productive life is rooted in her personal experiences. Cynthia herself experienced a period of incarceration from 2007-2010 for drug- related offenses. While incarcerated, she was introduced to John Santa, Chairman and Founder of MJI, through prison ministry.


The Officers and Directors of Malta Justice Initiative include:


John S. Santa – Chairman & Founder

Member, Connecticut State Sentencing Commission; Retired CEO, Santa Energy Corp.; Member, Order of Malta

Nicholas A. Yanicelli – President

Partner, Susquehanna Enterprises; Member, Order of Malta


William J. Fox

Director, Inner City Foundation for Charity & Education; President of CONARD Corporation; Member of Order of Malta

Robert Gillis

Retired Warden and Director, Parole and Community Services Division for CT Department of Correction; Retired Program Manager of Roger Sherman House, halfway house operated by Connection, Inc.

Rev Marilyn B Hendrix

Interim Senior Pastor, Congregational Church of Naugatuck

Cathy Konnick

Ally and Parent of a Formerly Incarcerated Citizen

Daryl McGraw

Program Director, Yale University Department of Psychiatry; Director, Office of Recovery and Community Affairs (RCA) for CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)

Brian E. Moran

Partner, Robinson + Cole LLP; Founder, The Success Foundation, Inc

Ed Quinlan

Former Director of Community Services for the Connecticut Department of Correction

Richard L. Tunstall

Partner, Red Fox Capital; Prison Ministry Volunteer, Connecticut Department of Correction/Garner Correctional Institution