Commission Members

Commission members are appointed by and accountable to the Legislative Assembly of Yukon. They meet regularly for business meetings, to make decisions about whether complaints should be dismissed or continue through the complaints process, and other special meetings of the Commission.

Michael Dougherty: Chair

Michael Dougherty was appointed in December 2018. He served six terms on the Yukon Human Rights Panel of Adjudicators. Michael has been a member of the Judicial Council of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council since 2004. Graduate studies at McGill University in Political Sciences and Urban Planning provided academic support for his work with global/local solidarity movements from participating as a human rights observer in Chiapas, Mexico to serving as the President of the National Council of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. His refugee support work dates from 1975 to the present. A founding co-chair of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, his continued social justice involvement linked his rights-based approach to the Social Work and Political Sciences courses he taught at Yukon College for over 20 years.

Aja Mason

Rosemary Rowlands

Nathan Cross

Leonard Wall