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Town of Riverhead

Anti-Bias Task Force


Intolerance and prejudice against persons because of their race, ethnicity, age, disability, gender, religion or sexual orientation tears at the fabric of a democratic and pluralistic society.  Acts of violence based on such bias further alienate individuals and groups and serve to rob us of the crucial sense of security we all require in order to live, work, and play or pray in our communities.  In consideration of the destructive effects of prejudice and racism in our communities and in order to address this ongoing problem, the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force has been created.

The Task Force is a non-partisan group comprised of concerned citizens, government officials, representatives of law enforcement, education, and clergy all of whom work together to address the issue of prejudice.   

                                             Anti Bias Brochure                      Anti Bias Incident Report

Spanish - Anti Bias Brochure

Anti-Bias Task Force Membership Application
Anti-Bias Task Force Re-Appointment Application

October 2017 Media Release

Hate Crime Defined

Anti-Bias Hotline        (631)727-3200 Ext 303






Frank Beyrodt, Councilman                     Board Liaison

David J. Hegermiller, Police Chief            Police Department Liaison

Connie Lassandro                                    Chairperson

Noreen LeCann                                        Vice-chairperson

Michele Lynch                                          Secretary/Treasurer

Marjorie Acevedo

Elizabeth Bertsch

Cindy Clifford

Angela Devito               

Elizabeth Flood Keller

Laura Goode

Vivian Hobson

Andrea Hyndman

Rev. Dr. Enrique Lebron

Sarah Mayo

Stephen T. Palmer

Roberto Ramos

Riverhead High School Council for Unity (two representatives on rotating basis)

Sister Margaret Smyth

Ethel Sussman

Lawrence Street

Jacqueline Tapley

Marilyn Banks-Winter

Rev. Janet Wright



Meetings are at 5:30, every 3rd Monday of the month at the Senior Center, 60 Shade Tree Lane,