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Emily Snoek
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.

Emily Snoek
Director of Policy and Communications

Stephanie S. Arnold Pang is the Director of Policy and Communications at the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD), where she oversees all policy and advocacy matters with a specific focus on policymaker education efforts at the federal level with the legislative and executive branches of government.  Prior to joining NCSD, she was a senior Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Patty Murray (WA), working on issues of sexual and reproductive health and health care reform and also worked at the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA).  Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Beloit College. 

Emily Snoek
State Policy Associate

Lucy Baglin is the State Policy Associate for the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) where she works to provide policy training to NCSD members, support NCSD members and their state-based partners’ efforts to educate elected officials about matters relating to STD and sexual health policy, and communicate directly with the general public on sexual health issues. Lucy heads up NCSD's state policy work in the Northeast (minus Pennsylvania), the Midwest regions, and all the territories.

Prior to joining NCSD, she was a Policy Manager for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) where she led state mobilization efforts to enhance grassroots support for HIV/AIDS and sexual health related policy issues. She also worked with state and national partners to implement Medicaid expansion and key non-discriminatory provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Illinois. Lucy received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana and a Master of Public Health from the University of Surrey in England. 

Emily Snoek
Health Equity Fellow

Devin Barrington-Ward is the Health Equity Fellow at the National Coalition of STD Directors where he is responsible for leading NCSD’s work on reducing stigma in public health practice and eliminating health disparities among marginalized populations of MSMs, including Black and Latino gay men.

Prior to joining the NCSD team, Devin has worked on a variety of public policy issues affecting disenfranchised communities of color, including sexual health. Most recently he served as Director of Communications for DC Councilmember Mary Cheh and Chief of Staff for Georgia State Representative Keisha Waites. In 2012, Devin worked with state legislators, health care professionals, providers, and advocates from across Georgia to eliminating the waiting list for AIDS Drugs Assistance Program by successfully putting pressure on the Governor and lawmakers to increasing funding for the program.

Since that time, Devin has gone on to participate in numerous leadership development programs in the realm of sexual health, including the Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative Summit and the PxROAR program with AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention. Devin’s involvement in those programs have given him the opportunity to host and participate in numerous policy summits, meetings, and briefings with sexual health providers serving marginalized-minority MSM populations and policymakers at the local, state, and federal level.

Emily Snoek
Director of Training and Health Education

Dana Cropper Williams is the Director of Training and Education at the National Coalition of STD Directors where she leads the organization’s health equity work. She has a passion for health equity promotion and works with disproportionately impacted populations including youth, the incarcerated, sexual minorities and communities of color. She has extensive experience developing and facilitating workshops on various sexual health and wellness issues.  Prior to NCSD, Dana worked in state government as a Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS), an HIV Counselor, and the state Family Planning Administrator. She has written several blogs about health inequities and has ample experience developing materials and facilitating courses related to cultural competency and STD/HIV topics. She is also interested in how new technologies can create a greater impact on health promotion and prevention messaging to various communities.

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State Policy Manager

Rebekah Horowitz is the State Policy Manager at the National Coalition of STD Directors where she is responsible for the South and West regions and her home state of Pennsylvania.  In this role, she focuses on supporting our members in policymaker education efforts on the state level.  Prior to joining NCSD, she was the Senior Policy Associate at the National AIDS Housing Coalition, working to support federal funding for structural interventions to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and specifically, housing and housing-related support service needs for people living with HIV/AIDS.  She also served as the Policy and Advocacy Manager at The Women's Collective, a DC-based direct services organization for women and girls living with HIV/AIDS.  Rebekah holds her Master of Public Health and Juris Doctor degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia where she focused on sexual health and reproductive rights issues. She remains very involved in the reproductive justice movement through volunteering with numerous organizations.

Director of Operations

Kelly Mayor, BS, MS, CMP, is currently the Director of Operations at NCSD, where she joined in June 2000 as a program associate.  She started her professional career with NCSD directly out of college at West Virginia University where she obtained a bachelor of science degree in both speech pathology/audiology and communication studies in 1998 and a master of science degree in community health promotion in 2000.  During graduate school she focused on sexually transmitted disease and HIV prevention and served as a campus peer educator while interning at the WVU Health Sciences Center.  It was her interest in the field of sexual health that lead her to apply for the program associate position at NCSD where she is now responsible for the office administration, member services and meeting planning.  Over the last 12 years at NCSD, Kelly has come to realize that she thoroughly enjoys meeting planning and has since taken and passed the exam to be a Certified Meeting Professional through the Convention Industry Council.

Emily Snoek
Operations & Program Coordinator

Emily is the Operations & Program Coordinator at the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD). There she is part of the member services department helping to plan NCSD's Annual Meeting, serve on the National Female Condom Coalition and Federal Sex Education Coalition, manage NCSD's HPV activities, and do some communications work for NCSD. She also works closely with the Executive Director.

Emily also volunteers with SMYAL, an LGBT youth empowerment organization, in addition to entertaining her love of great local craft beer.

Emily graduated from Michigan State University with high honors and a degree in both Social Relations & Policy and Women's & Gender Studies, in addition to a minor in Spanish. There, she completed a senior honors thesis titled, "Risky Business: LGBT Youth & Michigan's Sex Education Curriculum." 

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