Jean Redmann has been Director of Prevention since 1999. Prior to that she managed the HIV Testing program, starting here in 1990. She is a 2001 fellow of the CDC/ASPH Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership. A graduate of Vassar College, with a degree in drama, Redmann had a nicely bohemian existence working in theatrical lighting in NYC when her friends and co-workers started dying. In 1985 she volunteered for the first national AIDS hotline and she has been involved ever since. As Camus wrote, “It matters what you do in the time of a plague.” In her spare time, as J.M. Redmann, she writes novels, with 10 published. She is one of the first writers to feature a lesbian private detective and 3 of her books have won Lambda Literary Awards.