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About Us

Who We Are

NASTAD is a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. We work to advance the health and dignity of people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and intersecting epidemics by strengthening governmental public health through advocacy, capacity building, and social justice.

Each of NASTAD’s seven programmatic teams—Health Care AccessHealth Systems IntegrationPolicy & Legislative AffairsHepatitisPreventionHealth Equity, and Drug User Health—interpret and influence policies, conduct trainings, offer technical assistance, and provide advocacy mobilization for U.S. health departments to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV and hepatitis.

Where We Work

NASTAD represents public health officials in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, seven local jurisdictions receiving direct funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Pacific Island jurisdictions. 

The local jurisdictions are Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles County, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.The U.S. Pacific Island jurisdictions are American Samoa, Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau.

NASTAD’s mission is to advance the health and dignity of people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and intersecting epidemics by strengthening governmental public health and leveraging community partnerships. 

Our Mission

NASTAD’s mission is to advance the health and dignity of people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and intersecting epidemics by strengthening governmental public health and leveraging community partnerships.

NASTAD's vision is a world committed to ending HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and intersecting epidemics.

Our Name

NASTAD *

* Since May 2016 we have been “doing business as” NASTAD (National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors)

Board of Directors

NASTAD is governed by a 23-member, elected board charged with making policy and program decisions on behalf of the full membership.

Officers (Executive Committee)

  • Elizabeth Crutsinger-Perry Washington, Chair
  • Ricardo Fernandez Arizona, Vice-Chair
  • Debra Guilbault Kansas, Secretary
  • Jeremy Turner Indiana, Treasurer
  • David Kern Chicago, Chair-elect
  • Stephen Lee NASTAD Executive Director (ex-officio, non-voting)

Board Members

  • Vontrese McGhee, Alabama
  • Marisa Ramos, California
  • Clover Barnes, District of Columbia
  • Emma Spencer, Florida
  • Jamila Ealey, Georgia
  • Thaddeus Pham, Hawaii
  • Marlene McNeese, Houston
  • Randy Mayer, Iowa
  • Samuel Burgess, Louisiana
  • Dawn Fukuda, Massachusetts
  • Kathryn Macomber, Michigan
  • Christine Jones, Minnesota
  • Melverta Bender, Mississippi
  • Lorlette Moir, New Hampshire
  • Ka’leef Morse, New Jersey
  • Jacquelyn Clymore, North Carolina
  • Ali Mansaray, South Carolina

Financials

NASTAD is a non-partisan non-profit association which has been granted tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). We value the long-standing support of our community. As a non-profit organization on which health departments rely every year, NASTAD is committed to transparency. Below are a number of important documents prepared at the close of each year that outline our financial health, including our state and federal tax filings and a financial audit prepared by an independent third-party.

NASTAD is proud to share with the public our most recent annual report, which documents the breadth of NASTAD’s work in the mission to develop and strengthen state and territory-based leadership, expertise, and advocacy. 

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Members & Resources

NASTAD members are state and local health department staff who have programmatic responsibility for administering HIV and hepatitis healthcare, prevention, education, and supportive service programs funded by state and federal governments. Each state, territory, and local jurisdiction identifies its NASTAD member. NASTAD members offer considerable expertise in identifying community needs and responding to the challenges of the HIV and hepatitis epidemics nationwide and throughout the world. If you have a question about NASTAD membership, please contact Christopher Berry.

NASTAD Membership Directory