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LaTwyla Mathias
Executive Director

David C. Harvey, MSW, ACC, is executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors, assuming his position in October of 2016. 

From 1994-2007, David served as founding executive director of AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families, a national association representing maternal, child and youth HIV care programs from throughout the U.S. Under his leadership, the organization worked to support efforts to eliminate mother to child HIV transmission, recognize the distinct care needs of women and youth, and was a leading national advocacy voice for consumers of services. David also served as president and CEO of ProLiteracy from 2007-2012, where he oversaw program and advocacy efforts for 2,000 community-based members in the U.S. and in 30 countries, working to bring new awareness about the adult literacy crisis. From 2013-2016, David also led LIFT-DC, a local direct service anti-poverty organization. Through his consulting firm, Chandler Harvey Coaching, he has worked with nonprofits and individuals providing interim nonprofit leadership and executive coaching.

David started his career in Congress and the House of Commons in London, experiences that helped him to later 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.  He is a graduate of Clark University and Catholic University of America and has authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and various other publications. 

In addition to being a social worker, David is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and board member of the International Coach Federation – Metro DC Charter Chapter, where he co-leads professional development.

 

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. 

Director of Programs and Partnerships

Jessica Frasure-Williams is the Director of Programs and Partnerships at the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD), where she oversees the development of key partnerships and collaborations that support NCSD's work and manages the Technical Assistance and Health Equity Promotion Team, which focuses on improving the effectiveness of NCSD's member heath department's STD programs through delivery of high quality capacity building, technical assistance, and programs for populations disproportionately affected by STDs, including gay men and other men who have sex with men, persons of color, and adolescents. 

Prior to joining NCSD, Jessica worked for 13 years at the California Department of Public Health's STD Control Branch covering a broad range of STD prevention efforts, including STD/HIV Service Integration, syphilis elimination, program evaluation, and clinical quality improvement.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from New College of Florida and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley.   

Health Equity and Capacity Building Manager

Stephen Hicks is the Health Equity and Capacity Building Manager at NCSD.  Stephen is passionate about developing partnerships and at NCSD, he leads our MSM efforts and provides technical assistance on issues related to health equity including cultural humility and PrEP.   Hailing from Fredericksburg, Virginia, he received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University with a major in Mass Communications and minor in Political Science and African-American Studies.  While in college, Stephen participated in research that investigated health disparities of African-Americans.  He earned his MPH at George Mason University, where he served as a research assistant assessing women’s cardiovascular health and condom-use among MSM in the U.S.  Stephen comes from the HIV prevention field where he has held several positions as a former testing coordinator and the 2013-2014 Global Health Corps Fellow at HIPS.  Stephen previously worked with UCHAPS and NASTAD providing technical assistance and capacity building assistance to state and local health departments.

Senior Policy Manager

Rebekah Horowitz is the Policy Senior 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.

Lucy Baglin
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.

Sara Stahlberg
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 holds a BA from American University and MPH from The George Washington University, with a focus on prevention and community health promotion. 

LaTwyla Mathias
State Policy and Communications Manager

Matthew Prior is the State Policy and Communications Manager for the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD). In this role, Matt provides policy training to NCSD members; supports NCSD members and their state-based partners’ efforts to educate elected officials about matters relating to  STD and sexual health policy; educates state policymakers; and communicates directly with the general public on sexual health issues. He serves as the state policy lead in the Northeast and Midwest regions

Prior to joining NCSD, Matt worked for 5 years at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health – STD Control Program as the Communications and Policy Coordinator, where he oversaw the Philadelphia condom distribution program and the adolescent sexual health campaign, Take Control Philly. Matt also worked as Communication and Outreach Lead for the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues under President Barack Obama.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Scranton and his Master of Public Health degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where his studies focused on populations who access STD-related services at public health clinics in the era of the Affordable Care Act.

LaTwyla Mathias
Program Manager for Adolescent Sexual Health

Lillian Pinto is the Program Manager for Adolescent Sexual Health at the National Coalition of STD Directors. She will be working on DASH related projects and building national partnerships.

Prior to joining NCSD, Lillian was a Communications and Outreach Manager with the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) where she worked to improve the health and lives of women and their families through the promotion of NPWH's continuing education activities and national outreach efforts. Lilly represented NPWH on numerous national organizations and coalitions, including the National Coalition for Sexual Health and the National Chlamydia Coalition. During her tenure at NPWH, she led the redesign of the website, coordinated conference activities, and managed projects such as the student reporter program and the Bedsider outreach campaign. Lilly has also worked as a consultant for federal agencies, developing and disseminating communications and marketing strategies and supporting training programs. Lilly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies and Spanish from Denison University.

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.

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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. 

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