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Lynda Perdomo-Ayala appointed Suffolk Human Rights Commission chairwoman

Lynda Perdomo-Ayala stands as the Suffolk County Legislature

Lynda Perdomo-Ayala stands as the Suffolk County Legislature approves her appointment as chairwoman of Suffolk County's Human Rights Commission on Oct. 2. Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

The Suffolk County Human Rights Commission has a new chairwoman.

The county Legislature approved the appointment of Lynda Perdomo-Ayala as commission chairwoman on Oct. 2. She will lead the commission after Rabbi Steven Moss, who held the post for 28 years, retired.

Perdomo-Ayala, 62, of Port Jefferson Station, had served as the commission’s vice chairwoman since 2003. She also is administrator to the Department of Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Perdomo-Ayala is involved in the Latino community and women’s rights issues and “is a true champion to the rights of all,” said Moss, who became the commission’s first member emeritus.

Perdomo-Ayala did not respond to a request for comment last week.

County legislators also honored Moss, chaplain of the Suffolk County Police Department since 1986, with a plaque.

Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory (D-Copiague) called Moss “a truly outstanding individual.”

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