The Rev. Chloe Breyer
Joining the Interfaith Center in 2007, Chloe is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of New York. From 2000-2003, she founded and directed the Cathedral Forums on Religion and Public Life at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Following 9/11/2001, she worked on an interfaith initiative to rebuild a mosque in Afghanistan destroyed by U.S. bombs. Chloe is the author of The Close: A Young Woman’s First Year at Seminary (Basic Books 2000) with chapter contributions to What Can One Person Do? Faith to Heal a Broken World (Church Publishing 2005) and Challenging the Christian Right From the Heart of the Gospel (Beacon Press 2006).
Dr. Henry Goldschmidt
Director of Education Programs
Henry is a cultural anthropologist, community educator, and scholar of New York’s religious diversity. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and has taught religious studies and cultural anthropology at Wesleyan University and elsewhere. He is the author of Race and Religion among the Chosen Peoples of Crown Heights (Rutgers University Press, 2006) and the coeditor of Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas (Oxford University Press, 2004). He is a native New Yorker, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children.
Director of Community Partnerships
Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Retreats for Social Justice
Re-entry Family and Faith Circles of Support
Iman Boukadoum is a social justice activist and Algerian-American, Muslim woman. Her career began at the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS-CRCL) in Washington D.C. At DHS-CRCL she worked on a host of important policy reforms dealing with immigration and national security issues. Iman then transitioned to the American Civil Liberties Union’s Center for Justice (ACLU). At the ACLU she worked full-time on the militarization of policing investigation which germinated in the War Comes Home report that received national approbation during the 2014 Ferguson, Missouri protests, helping in some demilitarization efforts by the White House. She went on to work on affirmative and defensive asylum, cancellation of removal and appellate cases of undocumented migrants at the law firm of Youman, Madeo and Fasano. Iman received her B.A. from the University of Virginia with distinction and her J.D. from the College of William and Mary School of Law. She lives in New York City.
Ellen was attracted to ICNY because of its versatility and agility to work on the ground with committed partners on social justice issues impacting communities of faith. Ellen has served as a philanthropist advisor for private and family foundations and as a policy chief for New York City government and a mortgage banker. She earned a MS from Stony Brook in public policy analysis. She currently serves as a steering board member for both the Hudson Valley Community Coalition and New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform. She is also a board member of Oxford Academy Preparatory School and co-chair of Temple Israel of Northern Westchester’s Social Justice Committee.
Director of Operations
Elly Mason-Murray manages ICNY’s office and Human Resources. She has over 18 years of experience supporting office environments with a specialty working for the healthcare insurance industry. Previously, she was employed as an Operations Support Analyst reconciling payments valued at millions of dollars for Health Management Systems. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a major in Long-Term Care from the University of Phoenix. She is a humble and fiery humanitarian who volunteers her time participating in public health campaigns related to Sarcoidosis awareness, hypertension, teen pregnancy, elder care, and pet abuse.
Maggi Van Dorn
Podcast Executive Producer
Maggi Van Dorn is the producer and frequent host of The Interfaith Center of New York’s new podcast series “NYC Faith Leaders“. In the intervening hours, she teaches Ethics and World Religions at Dominican Academy, a Catholic high school for girls in Manhattan. Her long love affair with theology began at Santa Clara University, under the tutelage of an overly supportive Religious Studies department. They convinced her that nothing was beyond the purview of theological contemplation and that authentic faith always works towards justice. Maggi earned her Masters of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, a Silk Road of religious pluralism, and has worked for several interfaith organizations including IMAGE journal in Seattle and The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding in NYC. When she’s not moonlighting as a podcast journalist she likes to write about embodiment, adventure in the city, and hone her Hustle–as in the grooviest style of partner dancing.