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SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Health Center
STAR Health Center (SHC)
Magna Robinson, MA, LMHC, CASAC, ADS
Ms. Robinson has over 10 years experience in the provision of services to patients with psychiatric, substance and alcohol problems. She holds a NYS license in mental health counseling and is a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) as well as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) and Reiki Master. Ms. Robinson joined the SHC in 2002 as a substance use counselor and, in 2007, assumed the position of Case Management Supervisor. Prior to joining SUNY-DMC, she worked at the Methadone Clinic of Albert Einstein Hospital. Ms. Robinson is bilingual English/Spanish.
Marie Martial, MSW
Ms. Martial has provided case management services to people with HIV since 1995. She joined the SHC in 2001 where she has provided specialized education and counseling to people co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C. Prior to her tenure with the SHC, Ms. Martial provided case management services to children and their families through the Brooklyn Pediatric AIDS Network. Ms. Martial holds a bachelor's degree in social work from Adelphi University and a Master's degree in social work rom Hunter University School of Social Work. She is fluent in English/French/Haitian Creole.
Debra Toyloy, BA
Ms. Toyloy has provided case management and counseling services to patients and families for over 20 years. Ms Toyloy joined SHC in 1997 as a case manager assisting patients in obtaining entitlements and benefits. She also participates in SHC outreach and health fairs. Prior to joining SHC Ms. Toyloy worked as HIV case manager at South Brooklyn Health Center.
Rosa Benitez, BSW
Rosa Benitez has worked in the field of human services for 22 years. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree at Audrey Cohen College and is a Certified Mental Health Aide. Ms. Benitez is currently working on CASAC credentialing. Her goal is to strengthen the family unit within the STAR Health Center as the FFHC Case Manager.