Why I’m Stepping Down and Passing the Leadership Baton

By Julie Scofield, Executive Director, NASTAD

Julie Scofield, Executive Director, NASTAD

After 22 years leading the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), I have decided that it is time for a change. When I opened our doors in 1993, I was determined to help a dedicated group of state AIDS directors forge a common voice to advocate for an urgent response to the AIDS epidemic across the U.S. At that time, Ryan White programs were in their infancy, effective prevention interventions were lacking or being blocked by political forces, and the numbers of deaths from AIDS were still on the rise with little treatment to offer. Today, it is primarily the lack of political will and adequate funding that prevent us from ending the HIV epidemic here and around the world.   Continue reading

NASTAD Executive Director Julie Scofield Announces Plans to Step Down and Pass the Leadership Baton

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NASTAD Executive Director Julie Scofield Announces Plans to Step Down and Pass the Leadership Baton

Leading HIV and Hepatitis C Treatment Expert Murray Penner Named New Executive Director

February 19, 2015, Washington, DC – After a remarkable 22 years leading the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), Julie Scofield will step down as executive director in March. Murray Penner, currently deputy executive director, will succeed her starting April 1, 2015. In planning her eventual departure, Ms. Scofield proposed to NASTAD’s Executive Committee in October 2013 that Mr. Penner succeed her as NASTAD’s Executive Director when she stepped down. Following the approval of that succession plan, Ms. Scofield and Mr. Penner have been leading NASTAD collaboratively to ensure his readiness to assume the leadership role. Mr. Penner was the unanimous choice to lead the organization and will become only the second executive director in NASTAD’s 23-year history. Continue reading

Year in Review: Top Blog Series

By Michelle Allen, Senior Associate, Communications, NASTAD

As we prepare to close out the year, we at NASTAD are looking back at some of the stories and content that generated the most interest on website and blog in 2014. We encourage you to revisit these stories and share the information as you prepare your jurisdiction or organization for the New Year. Continue reading

Year in Review: Top 10 Health Department HIV Program Resources for 2014

By Michelle Allen, Senior Associate, Communications, NASTAD

NASTAD LogoAs we prepare to close out the year, we at NASTAD are looking back at some of the stories and content that generated the most interest on our website and blog in 2014. We encourage you to revisit these stories and share the information as you prepare your jurisdiction or organization for the New Year. Continue reading

Year in Review: Top 10 Blog Posts about Health Department HIV Programs for 2014

By Michelle Allen, Senior Associate, Communications, NASTAD

NASTAD LogoAs we prepare to close out the year, we at NASTAD are looking back at some of the stories and content that generated the most interest on website and blog in 2014. We encourage you to revisit these stories and share the information as you prepare your jurisdiction or organization for the New Year. Continue reading