Staff

The Rev. Chloe Breyer
Executive Director
cbreyer@interfaithcenter.org
212-870-3532
@cbreyer
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).

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Christopher P. Thompson
Director of Development
christopher@interfaithcenter.org
212-870-3511

Christopher brings over 15 years of leadership within the non-profit sector, with an emphasis on social justice. As St. John’s University Alum, Christopher was exposed to the unfair treatment of people with disabilities, and later went on to become an Executive Director for a national nonprofit organization that developed employment and residential alternatives for displaced developmentally disabled young adults.   Addressing the rising issue of homelessness amongst this demographic, Christopher created strategic partnerships  and in less than 18 months, successfully developed over a dozen Individualized Residential Alternatives in Manhattan for over 40 young adults.  Christopher also serves as a Chapter Director for HOPE Worldwide, and has done extensive humanitarian work in The Ukraine, The Philippines, Guatemala, and Haiti. As a native New Yorker, and proud father of two, Christopher enjoys reading, traveling, and remaining active in his Greek Fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma, Inc., committed to Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service.

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Dr. Henry Goldschmidt
Director of Programs
henry@interfaithcenter.org
212-870-3514
Henry is a cultural anthropologist, community educator, interfaith organizer, and scholar of American 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 U. Press, 2006) and the coeditor of Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas (Oxford U. Press, 2004). He is a life-long, fanatic New Yorker, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children.

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Iman Boukadoum
Director of Community Partnerships
iman@interfaithcenter.org
212-870-3515
@ibouks
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.

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EllyElly Mason-Murray
Office Manager and Director of Operations
elly@interfaithcenter.org
212-870-3510
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.

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Consultants and Volunteers

EllyKevin Childress
Social Media Manager
kevin@socialnet-works.co
646-245-8509

Kevin Childress is the owner of SocialNet Works, LLC, and the social media manager for several faith- and interfaith-based nonprofits organizations. A 25-year resident of Manhattan, Kevin has worked with religious and civic leaders in every borough of New York City to address social justice issues such as racial profiling, immigration, and domestic violence. While his academic background is in Comparative Religion, his professional background is in Business, with more than a decade of experience in Information Technology, Public/Media & Donor Relations, Executive Management and Finance. He has extensive knowledge of digital imaging, including video production and all avenues of social media.  He is proud to have served in the United States Peace Corps in the country of Armenia, and to have been a first responder to Ground Zero with the Red Cross on 9/11.

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EllyMaggi Van Dorn
Podcast Executive Producer
maggi.vandorn@gmail.com

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.