NASTAD Announces Dr. Stephen Lee as New Executive Director


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NASTAD Announces Dr. Stephen Lee as New Executive Director

Washington, DC – NASTAD announced today the appointment of Dr. Stephen Lee as Executive Director of the organization. In this role, Dr. Lee will oversee all NASTAD programs – Health Care Access, Prevention, Hepatitis, Drug User Health, Health Equity, Policy & Legislative Affairs, and Health Systems Integration – as well as NASTAD’s overall operations. Dr. Lee has deep expertise in program and organizational management, and his experience as a physician brings a much-needed practical perspective with regard to policy and program implementation.

Prior to joining NASTAD, Dr. Lee held numerous positions at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, most recently Vice President for Program Implementation and Country Management, where he managed the development and implementation of programs that provided prevention, care, and treatment services to individuals affected by HIV. He has also acted as a senior advisor for HIV care and treatment in the Bureau of Global Health at USAID, and worked as an HIV advisor for USAID focusing on disease prevention and monitoring throughout Europe and Eurasia.

“We are excited to announce that Dr. Lee is joining NASTAD,” said Johanne Morne, Director of the AIDS Institute at the New York State Department of Health and NASTAD Board Chair. “Dr. Lee brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the HIV and hepatitis fields. He has broad technical, programmatic, and management experience in clinical care, international development, and public health programs in both the public and private sectors. He will bring his vast knowledge and experience to bear as NASTAD and its membership continue their vital work to end the HIV and hepatitis epidemics.”

“I am pleased to take on the role of Executive Director of NASTAD at such a crucial moment in the fight to end the HIV and hepatitis epidemics,” said Dr. Lee. “We know that we have the knowledge and tools needed to accomplish our goal. NASTAD and its membership is committed to ending stigma and to dramatically reducing new HIV and hepatitis infections through policies and public health practice grounded in science. I look forward to working alongside NASTAD staff, our members, and our partners to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV and hepatitis and end these epidemics once and for all.”



Founded in 1992, NASTAD is a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. and around the world. Our singular mission is to end the intersecting epidemics of HIV, viral hepatitis, and related conditions. We do this work by strengthening domestic and global governmental public health through advocacy, capacity building, and social justice.