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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

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
Operations & Program Coordinator

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.

She now lives and works in Washington, D.C. as the Operations & Program Coordinator at the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD). There she is part of the member services department and uses her extraordinary research and communication skills to execute administrative tasks, complete proofreading and writing for the policy and communications team, and plan events.

She currently volunteers with various LGBT advocacy organizations, including assisting the DC Center staff with grant writing, working on special events with SMYAL, and volunteering with the Human Rights Campaign.

Highlighted Resources

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) programs do an enormous amount of work to protect the public’s health with continually declining resources. There are many opportunities associated with the evolution of health care in the United States.


The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) are pleased to launch “Addressing Stigma: A Blueprint for HIV/STD Prevention and Care Outcomes for Black and L


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