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. 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.

Each of NASTAD’s seven programmatic teams—Health Care Access, Health Systems Integration, Policy & Legislative Affairs, Hepatitis, Prevention, Health 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.

Our Mission

NASTAD’s mission is to end the intersecting epidemics of HIV, viral hepatitis, and related conditions by strengthening domestic and global governmental public health through advocacy, capacity building, and social justice.

NASTAD's vision is a world free of HIV and viral hepatitis.

Our Name


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

2019-2020 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)
Marlene McNeese, Houston, Chair
Shelley Lucas, Texas, Chair-Elect
Elizabeth Crutsinger-Perry, Washington, Vice-Chair
Michael Kharfen, District of Columbia, Secretary-Treasurer
Johanne Morne, New York, Immediate Past-Chair (ex-officio, voting)
Stephen Lee, Executive Director (ex-officio, non-voting)

Board Members
Sharon Jordan, Alabama
Susan Jones, Alaska
Dave Kern, Chicago
Martin Luta, Delaware
Laura Reeves, Florida
William Lyons, Georgia
Peter Whiticar, Hawaii
Jeremy Turner, Indiana
Randy Mayer, Iowa
Dawn Fukuda, Massachusetts
Colin Flynn, Maryland
Andrew Gans, New Mexico
Demetre Daskalakis, New York City
Jacquelyn Clymore, North Carolina
Thomas Bertrand, Rhode Island
Tracey Packer, San Francisco
Ali Mansaray, South Carolina
Meredith Brantley, Tennessee



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 Davina Etwaroo.

NASTAD Membership Directory