Human Rights Commission

Joe McDonald, Commissioner

13-199 Development Center Suite 600
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-334-5492
Fax: 845-338-2349

Find the Ulster County Human Rights Complaint Form Here



The Ulster County Human Rights Commission exists to foster respect for the rights of all people and to explore opportunities for improving relations among all people of Ulster County.


The Human Rights Law in NYS states that every citizen has an “equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life.” This law protects you from discrimination in areas such as employment, education, credit, and purchasing or renting a home or commercial space based on your:

  • Race
  • Creed
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Sexual orientation
  • Military status
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Domestic violence victim status
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy-related condition
  • Predisposing genetic characteristics
  • Prior arrest or conviction record
  • Gender Identity or Expression
  • Familial status
  • Lawful source of income (in housing only)
  • Retaliation for opposing unlawful discriminatory practices


Here’s how to get started if you believe you’ve experienced discrimination:

  • Fill out the complaint form, answer all of the questions, and sign the form. If possible, type the form. If you are filling out the form by hand, please print it.
  • Attach copies of any documents that you think will help the Department investigate the case (pay stub, letter of termination, performance evaluation disciplinary notice, etc).
  • Return the completed complaint form to the Department. You may return the complaint by postal mail to the offices located at 13-199 Development Court, Suite 600, Kingston, NY 12401, email your complaint to infohr[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us, or fax it to (845) 338-2349.
  • Keep a copy of your complaint and copies of any documents you attach for your own records.


Meet the Human Rights Commissioners


Reverend Gary Fuller (Chair) 
Term expires: 12/31/2025
Ellenville, NY

Diana Zuckerman (Secretary)
Term expires: 4/30/2025
Rosendale, NY

Ashe McGovern
Term expires: 03/31/2025
Shokan, NY

Katie Scott-Childress
Term expires: 12/31/2025
Kingston, NY

Nilsary Lewis-Rivera
Term expires: 12/31/2025
Ellenville, NY 

Sage Jobsis
Term expires: 12/31/2024 
Rosendale, NY

Candice Van Dyke
Term expires: 12/31/2025
Lake Katrine, NY

Desiree Salomone
Term expires: 12/31/2025
Kingston, NY

Kyle Roddey
Term expires: 12/31/2025
Hurley, NY

Yvonne Parker
Term expires: 12/31/2025
Kingston, NY


* Members continue to serve after expiration of term until new appointments are made.