Human Rights Commission

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Purpose

Oversees and reviews the appropriate implementation of the New York State Human Rights Law, including allegations of discrimination in the areas of: Employment, Housing, Public Accommodation, Credit, Education, Retaliation and Boycotting/Black Listing; maintains an Affirmative Action component which effectuates the mandatory submissions to various regulatory agencies; monitors the city's workforce in respect to compliance with the various "Equal Employment Opportunity" statutes.

This is a one 3-year-term and all members are appointed by the City Council.

Commission Members

Name

Term End

 

Matthew Orefice, Chair

 June 2017

Theresa Bowman Smith, Vice Chair

June 2017

Paul Meissner

June 2017

Constance Fowler-Walker

May 2019

Dominic Morelli

May 2019

Manuel D Fernandes, Jr.

May 2019

Barbara Karsten

May 2019

Brentin Brown-Bullock

June 2017

Bishop Nagi F.H. Yousef 

June 2018

 Arleen P. Penn

June 2019

 Naisha C. Baidy

June 2018

 Chris Michel

June 2018

Contact Us

Kim Cauthen, Office Assistant
87 Nepperhan Ave, Rm 325
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 377-6274/80
kim.cauthen@yonkersny.gov