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Board of Directors

Heidi Bauer, Chair
California Department of Public Health, STD Control Branch | Chief
Jeff Stover, Chair Elect
Virginia Department of Health | Director of Health Informatics & Integrated Surveillance Systems
Jennifer Vandevelde, Treasurer
Kansas Department of Health & Environment, STI/HIV Section | Chief
Tammy Foskey, Secretary
Texas Department of State Health Services | Manager, HIV/STD Public Health Follow Up Team
Michelle Allen
Georgia Department of Public Health | Maternal and Child Health Director
Brad Beasley
Tennessee Department of Health | STD Prevention Director
Daniel Daltry, Past Chair Ex-Officio
Vermont Department of Health, HIV/AIDS, STD and Viral Hepatitis Program | Care Chief
Melanie Mattson
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment | Program Manager
Mario Pérez
Los Angeles County Public Health | Director
Lindsay Pierce
New Hampshire Dept. of Health & Human Services | Chief, Infectious Disease Prevention
Bernie Provido Schumann
Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services, STD / HIV Program | Director
Aimee Shipman
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare | Manager; Family Planning, STD & HIV Programs
William Smith
NCSD | Executive Director

William Smith is the Executive Director of the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) in Washington, DC.  Previously, Mr. Smith was the Vice Present for Public Policy at the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) where he spearheaded national efforts to end abstinence-only-until-marriage programming and was involved in the creation of new federal programs to support evidence-based interventions aimed at preventing teen pregnancy and STDs, including HIV.  Mr. Smith has worked in nearly every state in the country in some capacity, as well as having been engaged in significant sexual health promotion efforts abroad.  Prior to joining SIECUS, Mr. Smith managed the Religion and Public Values Program at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Mr. Smith is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Sexuality Education (AJSE) and a member of the Executive Committee of the American STD Association (ASTDA). He is currently completing his doctoral degree in Political Philosophy with a focus on American federalism and the American founding, and is a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, where he also teaches.

Janine Waters
New Mexico Department of Health | STD Program Manager

Highlighted Resources

As a proud partner of the National Female Condom Coalition, NCSD invites you to celebrate Global Female Condom Day with us on Friday, September 16th!  Global Female Condom Day is an annual day of education and advocacy to increase awareness, access, and use of female condoms around the world.


NCSD has received multiple requests for information about sexual transmission of the Zika virus.  We understand that several state and local STD programs are not included in discussions about Zika response, or about sexual transmission of cases. 


NCSD is pleased to release an infographic designed to help explain the amazing work of Disease Intervention Specialists and others who perform contact tracing for STDs.  The infogra