GOSHEN – Inaudy Esposito, Executive Director of the Orange County Human Rights Commission, was recently recognized as one of New York State’s 40 under 40 Latino Rising Stars by the Hispanic Coalition of NY (HCNY) for 2018.
“This recognition is a testament to Inaudy’s commitment to helping defend and safeguard the human rights of everyone in our community,” Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said. “She is passionate about her work and on behalf of the residents she serves, I offer her my sincerest congratulations on receiving this honor.”
The 40 Under 40 Rising Stars program recognizes members of the Hispanic/Latino community under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and achievements in the areas of business, educations, politics, non-profit sector, community service, and more. The HCNY celebrated this year’s Rising Stars at their 8th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Awards on Saturday, November 17th in Albany.
“I am honored to receive this recognition from the Hispanic Coalition of NY and for the trust and support County Executive Neuhaus has provided me during my tenure with the County,” Esposito said. “It has been a privilege collaborating with various organizations in the County in my role as Human Rights Commission Executive Director and I consider them partners. I am truly grateful to be able to serve our residents and the community.”
Esposito was hired as the County’s Human Rights Commission Executive Director in February of last year. A native of the Dominican Republic and a naturalized United States Citizen, Esposito spent the previous 10 years working for Safe Homes of Orange County in Newburgh. Safe Homes provides free counseling, support groups, legal services, and other forms of support to victims of domestic violence, and provides training for agencies, businesses, law enforcement, and individuals.
Esposito has also taught English as a Second Language to adult students at SUNY Orange for the last 10 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in School Psychology from Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 2003 and earned a Masters in School Counseling from Hunter College in New York City.
Esposito resides in the Town of Newburgh with her husband, Nick, and their two children.