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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.

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. 

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
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.

Emily Snoek
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.

Administrative Services Coordinator
LaTwyla Mathias is the Administrative Services Coordinator of the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) where she provides organizational, operational, and administrative support to the organization. She is a dedicated public servant and passionate advocate for politics and public health with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS issues. She has worked on numerous political campaigns in South Carolina, North Carolina and Pennsylvania including congressional, gubernatorial, and municipal races.
 
LaTwyla has completed multiple youth initiatives in the area of public health including, SIHLE, an intervention through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which she has facilitated in different venues around the Columbia, SC area. She has also worked with the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council specifically with faith-based organizations and with Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services through various youth initiatives. In addition to politics and public health, LaTwyla has worked with youthful offenders incarcerated at the South Carolina Department of Corrections and she is an active volunteer with the women inmates. She is a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Columbia where she is a member of the Health and Wellness and Young Adult ministries. LaTwyla is a Congressional District Leader with the One Campaign, a member of Pi Beta Phi, an Opportunity Nation Leader, a 2010-2013 Youth Activist for the South Carolina Contraceptive Access Campaign, and a 2013 New Leaders Council Fellow. Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, LaTwyla earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA. During the 2014 election cycle, LaTwyla was the senior field organizer in Durham County North Carolina, fighting to win the toughest and most expensive race in the country.
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
Technical Assistance Consultant

Charlie Rabins is a consultant for the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) where he provides technical assistance and training for NCSD members and key national and local partners on applying the principles of program science for the prevention and containment of sexually transmitted infections and the promotion of sexual health.

Prior to coming to NCSD, Charlie worked on STI, HIV and Viral Hepatitis prevention and containment for more than 40 years at the local, state, regional and federal levels. He was a founding member of the National Coalition of STD Directors and served as a chair and member of its Board of Directors. Charlie has received numerous awards including the Jack N. Spencer Award from CDC in 2010 for a career of exceptional contributions to excellence in STD prevention. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois.

Senior Program Manager, Adolescent Sexual Health

Sara Stahlberg is the Senior Program Manager, Adolescent Sexual Health at the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) where she is responsible for oversight of NCSD’s cooperative agreement with the CDC-Division of Adolescent and School Health, as well as organizational initiatives focused on improving adolescent sexual health.  In her role, Sara provides technical assistance to state education agencies on promoting access to confidential, convenient, and culturally competent sexual health services in school and community settings.

Prior to joining NCSD, Sara was a HIV/STI Prevention Coordinator at the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), where she focused on improving access to sexual health information and services for students in the highest need middle and high schools in the city. In that role, Sara supported the school-based STI screening program, expanded condom availability, provided resources and training around support for LGBTQ students, and drafted the District’s first Transgender/Gender-Nonconforming Policy Guidance, which translates District and federal laws and regulations for supporting transgender and gender-nonconforming members of the school community. Sara is in her final year of a Masters of Public Health program at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. 

Highlighted Resources

NCSD is proud to announce the release of its 2013 STD and HIV Legislative Highlights and Analysis.

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Insurance reimbursement from patients, including those newly covered through recent changes in the health car

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The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) in partnership with the American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association (ASTDA) hosted a webinar: Point of Care Testing-Where Are We Going?  

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