Judge Cheryl Gonzales was appointed to the Housing Court of the Civil Court City of New York in June 2005, and was assigned to Brooklyn Housing Court from the time of her appointment until March 2011 when she began sitting in New York County Housing Court . In 2015, she was appointed as the Supervising Judge of New York County Housing Court, and since February 2016 she has served as supervising judge in kings county. From 1991 to 2005, Judge Gonzales served as a Court Attorney in Civil Court, Criminal Court and Supreme Court. Judge Gonzales is a former Chairperson of the board of Bedford Stuyvesant Community Legal Services, and a former chairperson of the board of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. Currently, Judge Gonzales serves as the district director for region 2 of the national association of women judges, and as chair of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Women Judges Women in Prison Committee. She also serves on the board of directors of the Judicial Friends, and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. Judge Gonzales is a graduate of Hunter College of the City of New York and CUNY School of Law at Queens College.