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.

Who We Are & What We Do

Founded in 1992, NASTAD (National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors) is a non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis health care, prevention, education, and supportive service programs funded by state and federal governments in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Islands. NASTAD also supports partner governments in Africa, the Central America region, and the Caribbean region. As a national leader in health department mobilization, NASTAD encourages the use of applied scientific knowledge and community engagement as a method of reducing the incidence of HIV and hepatitis infections in the U.S., its territories, and around the world. Each of NASTAD’s six programmatic teams—Health Care Access, Health Systems IntegrationPolicy & Legislative AffairsHepatitisHealth Equity & Prevention, and Global—interpret and influence policies, conduct trainings, offer technical assistance, and provide advocacy mobilization for U.S. health departments and ministries of health around the world to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV and hepatitis.

2016-2017 Board of Directors

NASTAD is governed by a 20 member, elected board charged with making policy and program decisions on behalf of the full membership.

Officers (Executive Committee)
DeAnn Gruber, Louisiana, Chair 
Shanell McGoy, Tennessee, Chair-Elect
Jacquelyn Clymore, North Carolina, Vice-Chair
Melanie Mattson, Colorado, Secretary-Treasurer
Andrew Gans, New Mexico, Immediate Past-Chair (ex-officio)

Board Members
Susan Jones, Alaska
John Sapero, Arizona
Karen Mark, California
Michael Kharfen, District of Columbia
William Lyons, Georgia
Peter Whiticar, Hawaii
Aimee Shipman, Idaho
Eduardo Alvarado, Illinois
Randy Mayer, Iowa 
Jeffrey Hitt, Maryland
Dawn Fukuda, Massachusetts
Jan Fox, Oklahoma
Shelley Lucas, Texas 
Diana Jordan, Virginia 
Jim Vergeront, Wisconsin

Executive Director
Murray C. Penner (ex-officio)


NASTAD is a non-profit national 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 nonprofit 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 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 and territory 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 Jillian Casey.

NASTAD Membership Directory