2017 HPNA Trustees
Marc Isikoff - President
Marc has lived in the Hamilton Park neighborhood for 12+ years has used the Park for his kids’ birthdays, his love of Tennis and for popular social scenes. Now he wants to give back, since he won't be flying around the world as much as when he worked at Accenture, Major League Baseball, or Warner Music Group when he ran some of the largest projects that face the public: 2008's All-Star Game in NYC, or Grammy voting. Marc's keen awareness of politics has helped bring together stakeholders and consumers to reach favorable outcomes to both and hopes he can continue this for others in the Hamilton Park area.
Shannon Pennock – Vice President
Shannon Pennock originally hails from Austin, Texas, and has been living in Jersey City with her husband Paul since 2005. Shannon and her two children and Labrador, Sergeant, all treasure Hamilton Park and are there, rain, snow or shine, nearly every day. Shannon and Paul love Jersey City and especially the Hamilton Park neighborhood and are also active supporters of Friends of Liberty State Park. In addition to being a proud mother, Shannon is an attorney with a local and national practice. Shannon looks forward to helping the board continue with its efforts to preserve, protect and promote Hamilton Park.
Debbie Walters – Treasurer
Debbie, an Atlanta native, has lived in the Hamilton Park neighborhood since 2005. She serves as association president for her building, Vice President for a local moms group, the pre-k 4 head class mom at her daughter's school and will co-chair the school's spring carnival. With a career in tv writing & marketing that spanned more than a decade, she is currently owner of an online accessory boutique and is a full time stay at home mom.
Joshua Cohn-Lois – Secretary
Josh is a compliance consultant for the transportation industry. Ever since relocating to Hamilton Park in November of 2014, he has been attending HPNA meetings and enjoying the sense of community that HPNA activities bring. He now hopes to give back to this neighborhood as a member of the board, so that he can offer others the same welcome and warmth he received.
Izzy Cohn – Trustee
Originally from the Caribbean, Izzy is a professional video editor and post-producer, and has been living in Hamilton Park since July 2014. After observing the many events that the HPNA organizes throughout the year, the sense of community that the organization brings to the neighborhood, and the forum it provides for resident concerns, Izzy decided to join the Board of Trustees to aid the organization in its endeavors.
Kirsten Greene - Trustee
Kirsten has lived in Hamilton Park since 2003. She has been involved in a wide variety of community efforts including: serving as President of the HPNA for 2 years, the planning committee for the Hamilton Park playground renovation, serving on the JCBOE Early Childhood Advisory Board and Recess Committee, serving on the No Gas Pipeline Board, running fundraisers for her children’s school, and forming and presently serving on her Block Association. Kirsten’s main interest is bringing neighbors together and encouraging active participation in the Hamilton Park community. Kirsten works professionally as a creative video editor and can often be seen biking through Liberty State Park or playing in Hamilton Park with her kids.
Jaclyn Isaac – Trustee
Jaclyn Isaac is a new resident of Jersey City but a lifelong Jersey Girl. She graduated from Monmouth University with a degree in marketing, and works in advertising in the city. Her passions include her two rescue pups and interior design. As a member of the board, Jaclyn hopes to help preserve the small town feel of Hamilton Park as Jersey City expands into a "big city" destination. She would love to bring events and fundraisers to the neighborhood that showcase the community's architectural and historical pride and aims to increase interest in the association and membership among Hamilton Park's millennial community.
Corey Klein - Trustee
Corey is originally from Bergen County, moved to Jersey City in 2012 and has been living in Hamilton Park for the past two years with his wife, Kristen, and two dogs, Ernie and Beatrix. He works as an attorney with a diverse, general practice and previously worked as a newspaper reporter. As an attorney and a writer, his focus has been on land use and real estate development and its effects on local communities in New Jersey. He also plays bass guitar with Jersey City-based Babraham Lincoln and regularly performs at rock shows downtown. Corey says, "I'm lucky to live in perhaps the most unique, historic, diverse, and welcoming neighborhood in the State and want to help keep it that way."
Elna Mukaida – Trustee
Elna, a resident of HP for 29 years, joined the board in 2009. She served as Rec.Sec. in ‘11, Pres ’12-’13, and Acting Pres from May ’14. She has worked at expanding awareness of the HPNA, increasing memberships and outreach to the neighborhood through newsletter distribution and sharing information at HPNA events. She has done hands-on work chairing the Parkfest events, semi-annual blood drives and other events. Recently she engaged a professional to conduct a Tree Survey to ascertain the health of the HP trees. She regularly attends the monthly Police Capt’s meetings and JC Parks Coalition meetings.
Hoda Osman – Trustee
Hoda has been living in the Hamilton Park neighborhood for the past 6 years and in Jersey City for the past 12. She is a journalist and a journalism trainer. She has worked for AP, ABC News, CBS, PBS & France 24. She also develops and runs journalism workshops for journalists in different parts of the world. She has two children and has been a parent rep at their school for the past eight years. In that capacity she has organized several fundraisers in response to natural disasters like the Haiti & Japan earthquakes.