David C. Harvey is executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors, having assumed his position in October of 2016. David is also a certified executive coach and graduate level social worker, focusing much of his career on nonprofit leadership and management, fundraising, writing, and being a communicator and advocate for those in need.
David has held several nonprofit leadership roles at the international, national and local level. Through his consulting firm, Chandler Harvey Coaching, in 2016 he served as interim executive director at Operation Understanding DC, a local youth dialogue organization. In 2013 he joined LIFT-DC as transitional executive director, a local anti-poverty organization. In 2007, David became president & CEO of ProLiteracy, an international adult education organization.
In 1994, he served for 13 years as founding executive director of the national AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families, gaining experience about the challenges health departments face in STD prevention, including HIV. Under David’s leadership at AIDS Alliance, the organization led consumer advocacy projects, training and technical assistance initiatives for providers, and published a broad array of policy, program and advocacy materials, including Youth and HIV/AIDS 2000 (for The White House Office of National AIDS Policy). He has also authored monographs, book chapters and journal articles on HIV/AIDS legal and disability policy issues.
David Harvey started his career in Congress and the House of Commons in London, experiences that helped him later to organize successful campaigns to influence federal legislation. He has spoken frequently at domestic and international conferences, served on national boards and blue ribbon panels, and in 2012 was appointed by Secretary Clinton to represent ProLiteracy to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.
David has a certificate in nonprofit leadership development dually from the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and Georgetown University. He holds an M.S.W. from Catholic University and a B.A. from Clark University. David is trained in interim executive leadership and transition through the Nonprofit Support Center of New York and received a graduate certificate in executive coaching for organizational performance from George Mason University in 2014. He is an avid tennis player, art enthusiast, reader and bicyclist and lives in Washington, D.C., with his partner, Leo, and their dogs, Lola and Sophia.