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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. He is currently completing his doctoral degree in Political Philosophy with a focus on American federalism and the American founding, and is an Associate 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
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.

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
State Policy Associate

Hannah Green provides technical assistance and training to NCSD members and partners in the South and Midwest. A graduate of the University of Virginia and the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, she is dedicated to reducing health disparities and providing education to policymakers about the importance of sexual health programs and STD prevention. Prior to NCSD, Hannah worked at a community based AIDS service organization in Charlottesville, VA. 

Emily Snoek
Adolescent Sexual Health Program Manager

Becky Griesse is the Adolescent Sexual Health Program Manager, a part of the Technical Assistance and Health Equity Promotion team, at NCSD.  Becky focuses on providing technical assistance to members as well as education agencies to increase youth access to key sexual health services.  Prior to joining NCSD, Becky was the Coordinator for the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy, a coalition dedicated to reducing the teen pregnancy rates in Alexandria, VA.  Becky attended James Madison University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and George Washington University where she received a Master in Public Health with a  concentration in Maternal and Child Health.

Emily Snoek
State Policy Associate

Burke Hays came to NCSD in 2011 and is currently responsible for handling half of the organization’s state policy portfolio. As one of NCSD's State Policy Associates, Burke is responsible for technical assistance and and training in the West and Northeast. Prior to working at NCSD, Burke spent three years as a lobbyist and political organizer for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest in Boise, Idaho. Burke also possesses a good deal of public health programmatic experience, garnered during work for the State of Idaho’s teen pregnancy and sexual violence prevention program. He received his B.S. from The College of Idaho in 2006 and has since served as an adjunct faculty member of health sciences at the same institution. Burke received a master’s of public health from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2009.

Emily Snoek
Administrative Services Coordinator

Emily Snoek joined the NCSD staff in July 2013 as NCSD’s Administrative Services Coordinator. A native Michigander, Emily graduated from Michigan State University in May with high honors and a degree in Social Relations & Policy and Women’s & Gender Studies. This past year she completed an honors thesis that addressed the negative impact both normative and public health approaches to sex education have for LGBT youth in Michigan, work that was presented at multiple conferences this spring. In the past Emily has also worked with the development team at the Capital Area Humane Society, served on the board of a Lansing-based LGBT group, and spoke to education and social work classes about LGBT issues. 

Highlighted Resources

The National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH) is pleased to announce the release of a new, easy-to-use guide and website, Take Charge of Your Sexual Health: What you nee

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On December 19th, 2013, the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) convened a small group of stakeholders from the policy, research, cancer, healthcare provider and sexual health fields to discuss potential policy actions to facilitate HPV/Pap co-testing, and adherence to screening guidelines.

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