Human Rights Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor to serve in
a non-salaried position assisting the Commissioner and Chair, Patricia
L. Gatling, in addressing issues of discrimination.
Dr. Calvin O. Butts III,
Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, one of the founders of
the Abyssinian Development Corporation and President of the State
University of New York College at Old Westbury.
Executive Director of Empire State Pride Agenda, a NY State organization
to end discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Edison O. Jackson,
President of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.
Rabbi of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun and Principal of the Ramaz
President of the Tiger Baron Foundation and Senior Advisor to City
Council Member John Liu.
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, in corporate and securities law.
T. Mohammedi, Esq.,
Private practice specializing in employment discrimination and corporate
and real estate transactions.
Bryson Park, Ph.D.
Managing Director of Cohane Rafferty/Lehman Brothers Inc., and member
of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board.
Director of the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest's Private
Bar Involvement Programs and Founder and President of New Immigrant
Founding publisher of PEOPLE en Español magazine.
Professor of Law at the CUNY School of Law and lecturer at the New
York County Lawyers Association Continuing Legal Education Institute.
Director of Disability Services, Columbia University.
B. Varela, Esq.,
Former Commissioner/Chair of the Human Rights Commission; currently
Adjunct Professor at Hunter College, Political Science Department.