IHN is grateful for the support and guidance of its Board of Trustees
Chris Murphy is an advertising and marketing professional with almost 20 years of experience working in the field of digital production. Chris is currently the Executive Producer for The Carril Group, a small production studio he founded in 2010 that develops websites, mobile applications, and all types of interface design. Before launching his own studio, Chris led production departments at advertising agencies such as Young & Rubicam, EuroRSCG and Renegade.Chris has a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University. He and his wife Gennie are active members of Prospect Presbyterian Church in Maplewood and live in South Orange, NJ with their 3 children and 3 dogs.
After learning over 15 years ago of the work that IHN does through Wyoming Presbyterian Church in Millburn, Kathy began volunteering as a meal preparer, server and greeter often with her children in tow. She has been a member of the IHN board for seven years, serving as President from 2015-2018. As a mother and Essex County resident, the mission of IHN resonated with Kathy and she enjoys working to expand the positive impact that our organization can make on the parents and children in need of the social services that IHN provides. She believes that helping families work toward stability benefits not only the family but the larger community as a whole. Kathy lives in Short Hills with her husband and three sons. She has an AB in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Gigi Loh became acquainted with IHN through volunteering during the hosting weeks at Morrow Memorial Church in Maplewood. With two young children, she thought it would serve the dual purpose of helping others while educating her children. In so doing, she realized there were more similarities than differences between her family and those who were in the program. She believes that IHN is a small organization with huge impact, providing services and temporary housing to families during hard times. Assisting families to stay together is vital to a hopeful future.
Gigi holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA in Finance/International Business from NYU Stern. In a past life, she worked in the US and Asia in production management and financial advisory/syndications for large-scale limited recourse projects.
Gigi lives with her husband and two children in Maplewood. In her spare time, she loves to cook, play tennis and travel, anywhere and everywhere.
Robert Shannon Conaway
Debbie Kiraly, LCSW, PH.D, BCBA
Debbie Kiraly joined the Board in September, 2016. She is a social worker and behavior specialist at the Morris-Union Jointure Commission which is a regional collaborative public school district that provides services and programs to meet the needs of its constituent and other school districts. Debbie also does volunteer work at Imagine that provides free, year-round grief support for children, families, and communities.
She believes that IHN’s Social Services Department works tirelessly to get families back on their feet and stay there.
She lives in Essex County with her husband and has 3 children.
Roxanne Kam, CPA
Roxanne Kam, is CFO of the New Jersey Symphony located in Newark, NJ. She is also the owner of RW Delights Inc, a frozen dessert manufacturer of The Heavenly Souffle and The Heavenly Crème Brulee, located in Millington, NJ.
Before serving on the IHN board, Roxanne had been involved with volunteering with her son in IHN’s After School Program. She believes IHN services provide a positive impact on improving people’s lives.
Roxanne resides in Short Hills with her Husband Gregg, CFO of Sonneborn LLC, and her children Isabel and Andrew.
Sherill (Sheri) Lacy
Ambassador Program Chair
Ellen Maddrey, Esq.
Ellen Maddrey is a retired educator specializing in teaching reading and writing as well as human rights and advocacy, and is a former attorney. Ellen is currently a volunteer for CASA of Essex County, advocating for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Shine Global, a non-profit media company that produces films focusing on the stories of at-risk children in order to inspire change. She received her M.S.Ed. from Bank Street College, her J.D. from University of Virginia Law school, and her B.A. from Stanford University. She lives in Montclair with her husband, and has three grown children. Ellen enjoys oil painting, yoga, cooking, traveling, and spending time in Vermont.
Jane Quinn is a former television producer and writer for social and educational programming in New York City. She hopes to help further enlighten the public on the efforts and accomplishments of IHN in the coming year. She has background as chair of fundraising efforts in schools and charities in New Jersey, California, and Tokyo, Japan.
While co-chairing fundraising events for a local elementary school in Burlingame, California Jane also worked with Art In Action, a non-profit group in northern California where she was able to bring art programming into local elementary schools that had since lost funding at the Federal and State levels. Additionally she had the opportunity to teach art through this program at various schools extending into underprivileged areas in East Palo Alto.
In Tokyo, Japan Jane chaired two fundraising efforts for The international School of the Sacred Heart ; and an effort for Hands on Tokyo, a non-profit volunteer clearinghouse for orphanages and local environmental efforts. Jane lives in Short Hills with husband Kevin Quinn and three grown children Dylan, Anna and Tom.
William Healy, Esq.