Dr. Veneilya Harden

Project Associate

Dr. Veneilya Harden received her Doctorate of Education and Executive Leadership in August of 2020 from St. John Fisher University and her Masters in Counseling in Community Psychology with a Forensic Mental Health Certificate from The Sage Colleges in 2015. Dr. Harden was also appointed to The New York State Office of Mental through former Governor Cuomo’s Excelsior Fellowship Initiative, where she has maintained her employment for the past seven years (formerly in the Bureau of Child in Adult State Operations, where she served as the Civil Re-integration liaison for 6 of the Psychiatric facilities). 

Dr. Harden works in the Bureau of Housing’s Homeless and Support Unit and the Statewide Domestic Violence Liaison for the New York State Office of Mental Health. Dr. Harden serves actively in the Capital Region community on the Albany Community Police Review Board as vice chair, police liaison, and project associate with The Mclean Collective, focusing on education, leadership, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Dr. Harden’s work is centered around advocacy, changing historical narratives, creating space, equity, education, and policing policies, practices, and racial disparities.

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