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Benjamin Nasta

As a legislative director, Ben Nasta leads legislative advocacy and engagement strategies for NCSL’s Transportation and Natural Resources, Energy and Environment committees. Nasta comes to NCSL with nearly 10 years of experience in...

Louise McGinty

Louise McGinty supports NCSL’s Washington, D.C.,-based staff, specifically the standing committees and task forces. McGinty comes to NSCL with experience in nonprofit events and fundraising, project management, relationship building,...

Emily Katz

As a legislative specialist, Emily Katz works on federal education, health and human services policies that are of interest to states. Katz comes to NCSL with experience in policy research on school climate, school health, social-emotional...

Bob Doyle

As an associate director in NCSL’s Health Program, Doyle oversees staff and projects related to population health, including maternal and child health, substance use, mental health, infectious disease and immunization, among others. Doyle...

Marisa Sterling-Abram

As the Director of Meetings, Marisa Sterling-Abram directs the overall planning and strategy for the NCSL Legislative Summit in addition to leading a team of six that manages the logistics for over 80 meetings a year. She comes to NCSL with over...

Angela Rowe

As a policy specialist, Angela Rowe focuses on pensions, retirement and public sector employment issues. Previously, Rowe worked at the Colorado House of Representatives and state Senate. She earned a B.A. in international studies from Portland...

Shannon Kolman

In her role as a senior policy specialist in the Health Program, Shannon Kolman serves as a subject matter expert on public health topics. She has more than 25 years of experience working in the fields of public health and community health....

Kazia Washington

As the HR director, Kazia Washington, SHRM-CP, PHR, oversees NCSL's Human Resources Office. Washington comes to NCSL with 10-plus years of experience utilizing innovation and strategy to translate business vision into healthy HR...

Kendall Speer

As a policy specialist, Kendall Speer supports the Health Program’s maternal and child health, children’s oral health and women’s reproductive health portfolio. Prior to joining NCSL, Speer was a student at Boston University...

Leila Reynolds

As a program coordinator, Leila Reynolds supports the Education team. Prior to joining NCSL, Reynolds spent four years working for the state of Utah, first at the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel and then at the...
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