EEPC Commissioners



Aldrin Rafael Bonilla, Chair/Commissioner

In June 2021, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker of the New York City Council Corey Johnson jointly appointed Aldrin Rafael Bonilla to serve as Chair and Commissioner of the Equal Employment Practices Commission. Chair Bonilla currently serves as Executive Vice President of the Fund for the City of New York. Previously, he served as Deputy Borough President at the Office of the Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and in that capacity served as Trustee to the New York City Employees Retirement System pension fund and as Secretary to the Theater Sub-District Council. Chair Bonilla was formerly Executive Director of CUNY in the Heights and a Director of Census 2000 for the US Census Bureau. He brings a host of experience in project management, data analytics, board oversight and civic engagement. Chair Bonilla has a BA from Colgate University in International Relations, as well as an MBA in Political Science and MPA in Public Policy Analysis from Binghamton University. He also holds advanced certificates from Harvard University’s Institutes of Higher Education, UPENN’s Wharton School of Business and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Aldrin Rafael Bonilla, Chair/Commissioner

Elaine S. Reiss, Esq., Vice Chair/Commissioner

Elaine S. Reiss, Esq. was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in April 2009. She is the General Counsel for the Environmental Simulation Center and Vice Chair of the EEPC and Chair of the CUNY Civil Service Commission. Her previous positions in city government include: Deputy General Counsel with the New York City Charter Revision Commission, Deputy Commissioner/General Counsel at the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, and Acting Deputy Commissioner/General Counsel at the Department of Employment. She is also a board member of the New York chapter of the American Corporate Counsel and a commissioner of the City University: New York’s Civil Service Commission.

Elaine S. Reiss, Esq., Commissioner

Minosca Alcantara, Ed.D., Commissioner

In June 2021, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Dr. Minosca Alcantara to serve as Commissioner of the Equal Employment Practices Commission. Commissioner Alcantara currently serves as Chief in the Schedule Controls Department at Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Construction and Development, where she oversees the constructability of MTA projects across the state. A civil engineer, with a master’s degree in Construction Management from George Washington University, in Washington, DC, her work, among other things, includes impact analysis, claims management, and managing schedules for projects totaling $1.5B across the state.

Minosca Alcantara, Commissioner

Ngozi Okaro, Esq., Commissioner

In July 2022, the New York City Council appointed Ngozi Okaro to serve as Commissioner of the Equal Employment Practices Commission.

Ngozi Okaro, Esq., Commissioner

Nicole Yearwood, MPA, Commissioner

In July 2022, the New York City Council appointed Nicole Yearwood to serve as Commissioner of the Equal Employment Practices Commission.

Nicole Yearwood, MPA, Commissioner

Senior Staff

Jeanne M. Victor

Executive Director
Voice: 212-615-8933
JVictor@eepc.nyc.gov

Jeanne M. Victor

Jennifer Shaw, Esq.

Executive Agency Counsel/Director of Compliance
Voice: 212-615-8942
jshaw@eepc.nyc.gov

Jennifer Shaw, Esq.

Russell Ferri

Director of Research
Voice: 212-615-8952
RFerri@eepc.nyc.gov

Russell Ferri