ASHA President and Chief Executive Officer
Since June of 2006, Lynn Barclay has led the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) as its 10th President and CEO. Barclay works to bring this 100+ year old nonprofit, from a strict disease paradigm to a more sex positive sexual health paradigm, challenging and changing many long held beliefs in the process. Working with experts from around the country from academia, federal government, researchers as well as corporate America, Barclay has led ASHA in the development of the framework for sexual health. She frequently represents ASHA with the media, funders and colleague organizations and speaking about sexual health across the lifespan.
Vice President, Health Policy
Deborah Arrindell has provided leadership to ASHA’s policy and advocacy efforts for more than 12 years. She currently manages ASHA’s office in Washington, DC, where she advocates on behalf of ASHA before legislative, administrative and private agencies on issues related to the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and access to comprehensive sexual health information. With more than 30 years of experience in social policy and health policy issues, Ms. Arrindell develops and implements short-term and long-term strategies to influence policies that impact sexual health, with an emphasis on prevention of sexually transmitted infections and enhancing awareness of the burden and impact of STIs on adolescents, women and people of color.
Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Kay works closely with the CEO and VP of Health Policy to develop, shape, communicate and implement ASHA’s National strategy. She oversees transformational initiatives, including the National Cervical Cancer Coalition which consists of 48 Chapters nationwide. Prior to joining ASHA, Kay led in executive positions locally and statewide in teen pregnancy prevention and reproductive health. She came to ASHA with over 20 years of experience in leadership development, strategic planning, programming, community outreach and grant writing.
ASHA’s Director of Communications, “Fredo” has been with ASHA since 1997 and has managed the HPV and cervical cancer prevention programs since 2003. Fredo edits ASHA’s bimonthly HPV newsletter and works closely with our policy office in Washington, DC.
Board of Directors
Eric R. Wright, PhD :: Chair
Georgia State University
Keith Walsh :: Immediate Past Chair
New York, NY
Asa Radix, MD :: Vice Chair
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
New York, NY
Missy Orr :: Secretary/ Treasurer
Abraham Morgentaler, MD, FACS
Men’s Health Boston
Michael Ross, MD, PhD, MPH, MHPEd, MSt
University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Maria Trent, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Noor Abualnadi, MD
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC
President and CEO