The Rev. Dr. Chloe Breyer
The Rev. Dr. Chloe Breyer directs The Interfaith Center of New York, a nationally-recognized nonprofit that works with hundreds of grassroots religious leaders from diverse faith traditions to catalyze partnerships with civic officials to resolve social problems plaguing New York City. Issues include police reform, immigration concerns, and domestic violence. Institutional partners have included the New York Unified Court System, Catholic Charities, UJA Federation, & the National Endowment for the Humanities. Programs include the Interfaith Civic Leadership Academy (2017–), the Social Work and Religious Diversity program (2007–), and the Rabbi Marshall Meyer Social Justice Retreats (1998–). In addition to program work, ICNY advocates for religious freedom and civil rights. An Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of New York, Breyer also serves as Associate priest at St. Philip’s Church in Harlem. Breyer is the author of The Close: A Young Woman’s First Year at Seminary (Basic Books 2000), chapter contribution in other books, and her Ph. D. is in Christian Ethics from Union Theological Seminary where she wrote her doctoral thesis about Islamophobia and interfaith work.
Director of Development
Dedicated to nonprofits fighting for social justice since 2010, Jonill Mayer brings a strong background in strategy and events to her role at the Interfaith Center of New York. A graduate of Cornell University with a master’s degree from Sotheby’s, Jonill’s former background in hospitality and the art world helped shape her work as a nonprofit consultant, during which time she managed, created, and reinvigorated fundraising events for clients like the Anti-Violence Project, OutRight Action International, and the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. As the first Development Director for the Tyler Clementi Foundation, Jonill helped double the organization’s capacity while expanding their footprint and support nationwide. She is proud to help ICNY protect all New Yorkers from violence, prejudice, and misunderstanding, and looks forward to bringing this work to new audiences.
Director of Community Partnerships
Hanadi Doleh has spent her adult life working in and for New York’s Muslim community. She earned a BA in Political Science and MA in International Relations from Brooklyn College, CUNY. Her academic work has informed her understanding of the issues that shape Muslim life in the US and abroad, as well as her social justice activism on behalf of Muslim Americans and other underrepresented communities. Following the completion of her MA, Hanadi worked for seven years at the Park51 Muslim community center in Lower Manhattan. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the NYC Faith Sector Community Preparedness Program with New York Disaster Interfaith Services and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In 2019, Hanadi was a Community Advisory Board Member at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum for their Contemporary Muslim Fashions Exhibit, which was displayed from February 2020 to July 2021. In June of 2019, she received an honor from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer for her contributions to the civic life of New York. Also, in December of 2019, Hanadi was honored and recognized by the Muslim Democratic Club of New York for her commitment to empowering Muslim communities and people of color through her organizing and civic engagement. In the summer of 2020, she was elected as Vice President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York.
Dr. Henry Goldschmidt
Director of Programs
Henry is a cultural anthropologist, community educator, interfaith organizer, and scholar of American religious diversity. He joined the staff at ICNY in 2010, and has helped develop and facilitate a wide range of programs serving religious and civic leaders, social workers, K-12 students and teachers, and others. Prior to his work at ICNY, Henry received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and taught religious studies and cultural anthropology at Wesleyan University and elsewhere. Among other publications, he is the author of Race and Religion among the Chosen Peoples of Crown Heights (2006) and coeditor of Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas (2004). He is a life-long, fanatic New Yorker, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children.
Daniel Mirsky is a recent graduate of Binghamton University’s program for a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management and has recently joined the ICNY staff as of October 2021. Daniel has been involved in public serving startup programs and projects over his years in Academia for a number of issues close to his heart. From launching a peer-to-peer tutoring program in a NYC public school (which was later used as a model for other NYC public schools), to establishing and managing an alumni network for the municipality of White Plains’ Youth Bureau, to being on the forefront of the pandemic as a tester and site manager for a newly established Covid-19 testing organization. Daniel has also been involved as a director in a volunteer capacity for a New York based nonprofit serving the Jewish Community in the Southern Tier of New York State, over his time there he established and managed a new site while also expanding the services and capacity of the organization. Daniel has a passion for nonprofit work and is honored to help ICNY in their mission and pursuit of social justice for New Yorkers and beyond.
Rev. Dominique Atchison
Director for Racial Justice Initiatives
Rev. Dominique Chantell Atchison is a faith leader with a keen knowledge of New York City’s interfaith landscape. She has spent her career at the intersection of faith, justice and public service. Most notably, Rev. Atchison served the Administration of Mayor Bill deBlasio as the Executive Director of the Center for Faith and Community Partnerships, leading New York City’s faith community during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her justice-centered vocation was born at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, where she was raised under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Dr. Samuel DeWitt Proctor and Rev. Dr. Calvin Otis Butts III. Rev. Atchison holds a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies from Oberlin College and a Master of Divinity from Union Theology Seminary. After graduating from Union, she’s also joined the inaugural class of Community Ministers at Judson Memorial Church, under the pastoral leadership and mentorship of the Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper. At the same time she served as the Moderator of the 9/11 and Katrina Unmet Needs Roundtables at New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS). She’s served multiple justice-oriented parishes including Abyssinian, Judson, the Amistad Church UCC in Michigan, Brown Memorial Baptist Church under the mentorship of Rev. Clinton Miller and Fort Washington Collegiate Church. Rev. Atchison is a proud native and resident of the Melrose section of the South Bronx. In addition to her work in ministry, she is a singer, performance artist and blogger.
Consultants and Volunteers
Online Communications Manager
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.