Bernadette Dolen is the Director of the Sexual Violence Prevention Unit within the Bureau of Women, Infant, and Adolescent Health at the New York State Department of Health. She holds a Master of Public Health in Social & Behavioral Community Health from the University at Albany School of Public Health. Previously, Bernadette had experience as a victim advocate and counselor at the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, and at two dual domestic violence and rape crisis programs. In her current role, Bernadette oversees the Rape Prevention and Education Program, the Rape Crisis Program, and the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners Program in New York State.