Kathy Taylor is our 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 its Administrator in 2013. Click here to contact Kathy.


The MJI Board consists of 16 people including 8 current or retired business executives, 4 attorneys (including 1 Law Professor), 3 members of the clergy (including the Director of Religious Services, 1 Associate Pastor and 1 religious community member), and 1 former FBI Agent. The Board includes 11 members of the Order of Malta or its Auxiliary, and 2 members of the Board who were formerly incarcerated.

The Board meets bi-monthly and is seeking additional Directors who have a commitment to furthering criminal justice reform and to minister to the incarcerated and their families.

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

E. Stanton Kennedy – Secretary

Retired, General Practice Attorney; Member, Order of Malta Auxiliary


Rev. Anthony Bruno

Director, Connecticut Department of Correction Religious Services

Bernard A. Feeney

Connecticut Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, Retired, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Prison Ministry Volunteer; Member, Order of Malta

William J. Fox

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

Rev Marilyn B Hendrix

Interim Senior Pastor, Congregational Church of Naugatuck

Sister Jerilyn Hunihan

ASCJ Chaplain, Connecticut Department of Correction/Hartford Correctional Center; Member, Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Linda Ross Meyer

Professor, Quinnipiac University School of Law

Brian E. Moran

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

Jack Murray

Retired Executive, IBM Corp.; Retired Officer, US Air Force; Member, Order of Malta

Thomas Moriarty

President and Founding Member, New Life Ministry of Old Lyme; Director, Faith Beyond Bars and Beyond; Prison Ministry Volunteer; Member, Order of Malta

Robert J. O’Hara

Executive, United Technologies Corporation; Member, Order of Malta

John H. Peck, Jr.

Assistant, Jacobs & Jacobs

Susan V. Staab

Mentor, New Life Ministry of Old Lyme; Chief Administrative Officer, Regulatory and Technical Associates; Member, Order of Malta

Richard L. Tunstall

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