Board of Directors


Patrick Murphy | President

As a local business owner and entrepreneur, Patrick Murphy is a smart addition to the Friends of Jaclyn Board of Directors. Patrick plans to help facilitate more local fundraisers that can help to ensure the growth of FOJ as well as spread awareness for pediatric cancers. Pat is Jaclyn and Taryn’s uncle and has been with the family throughout their entire journey. Pat is serving his first term on the Board of Directors as the President.

Pat and wife, Marijo have 3 daughters, with their eldest attending Binghamton University.

Andy Walsh | Vice President

Owner of AJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, Andy Walsh is a valued friend of the Foundation, Murphy Family (Andy is Taryn’s Godfather) and member of the Yorktown community. Andy has attended several adoptions that he helped to facilitate using his connections in the sports world. Andy’s skills in management and business development have aided FOJ to a secure place in the pediatric cancer awareness domain. Andy is serving his first term on the Board of Directors as the Vice President.

Lynda Murphy | Treasurer

As the saying goes: Behind every great man is an even better woman; Lynda Murphy is a perfect example of this. Lynda is, first and foremost, Jaclyn and Taryn’s mom, Denis’ wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend and a teacher, among other things. Lynda helps to ensure that Friends of Jaclyn is staying true to its core values which include love, support and friendship. Lynda acts as Secretary of the Foundation.

Maura Byrne

Maura has an extensive executive management background in the media business, managing sales and marketing teams at Verizon, Dunn & Bradstreet and Reuben H. Donnelley. Maura is currently the Senior Vice President at Travalliancemedia, a world-wide trade media company. Maura holds her BS in Business Administration & her MBA from Mount Saint Mary College.

“I am honored to be part of the FOJ Foundation and the Murphy family’s quest to improve the quality of life for children afflicted with cancer.”

Robert Luparello

Bob Luparello, is a Senior Sales Director at Digital Realty Trust, the largest provider of data center and colocation space, with over 300+ facilities Worldwide. Bob’s 41 year corporate career has included employment with IBM, MCI Telecom, Verizon Business, and SAVVIS/CenturyLink/Cyxtera. Bob is also a 35+ year comedian whose career started at the Boston Comedy Club in NYC with a group that included amongst others, Jim Gaffigan, Lenny Marcus, Zach Galifianakis, Jim Norton, DC Benny, Tom Papa and Wanda Sykes Hall. He has performed all over North America at venues that included Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, the Funny Bone nationwide Comedy Clubs, the Improv and the world-famous Caroline’s and Comic Strip in New York City. He is also the voice of the NY TAXI Cab ‘Welcome to NY” videos.