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.
Eda F. Harris-Hastick
ACSW, Ed.D., tenured Associate Professor of Social
Work at Medgar Evers College of the City University
of New York and a licensed clinical social worker.
Esq., Litigation Partner at Bryan Cave, LLP. in NYC,
and is Vice President of the Board of Directors for
the Medical Health Research Association of NY.
Edison O. Jackson
President of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.
Rabbi of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun and
Principal of the Ramaz School.
President of the Tiger Baron Foundation.
Esq., Private attorney specializing in employment
discrimination and corporate and real estate
Ph.D., investment banker; Vice-Chair of the NYC
Industrial Development Agency; Vice-Chair of the
NYC Capital Resource Corporation; and Anglican
Priest-in-Charge of a Brooklyn parish.
Executive Vice President of the NY Board of
Rabbis, Senior Rabbi at Congregation Mt. Sinai in
Brooklyn Heights, author, and radio personality and
Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for
Time Warner Inc.