Eden Sarfaty Named Executive Director of NCSF

WASHINGTON DC, JUNE 24, 2003 — The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) has named Eden Sarfaty as Executive Director. Sarfaty, a Washington, DC attorney, is an expert in the area of legislative and administrative law, with experience in the management of national associations, lobbying at all levels of state and federal government, and criminal defense. He will take the helm from Leigha Fleming, acting Executive Director, on July 1st, 2003.

WASHINGTON DC, JUNE 24, 2003 — The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) has named Eden Sarfaty as Executive Director. Sarfaty, a Washington, DC attorney, is an expert in the area of legislative and administrative law, with experience in the management of national associations, lobbying at all levels of state and federal government, and criminal defense. He will take the helm from Leigha Fleming, acting Executive Director, on July 1st, 2003.

"As Executive Director, I look forward to supporting NCSF's grassroots mission of advocacy for the SM-leather-fetish, swing and polyamory communities," Sarfaty said. "Our challenges will be to encourage the energy and focus the resources of our communities to dispel myths, help get reliable and useful information to people who need or want it, and to foster the tolerance and respect that Americans of all kinds so rightly value."

"Eden is a proven leader and manager with experience in running national organizations," stated Vivienne Kramer, Chairperson of NCSF. "These are qualities that NCSF needs at this period in our growth. The Board of Directors' Search Committee conducted an objective screening process and interviewed a diverse group of strong candidates who were eager to work with NCSF. We chose Eden because of his outstanding skills, enthusiasm and dedication to fighting for the sexual freedom of consenting adults."

NCSF thanks Judy Guerin and Richard Cunningham for their generous gift to fund the salary of NCSF's new executive director for the following six months. With this donation Guerin, former Executive Director for NCSF (1999-2002), continues to demonstrate her long-standing commitment to NCSF and the alternative sexuality communities. "Without Judy's assistance, we would not be where we are today," said Kramer.

"I'm delighted that Eden Sarfaty will be coming on board!" stated Leigha Fleming. "While I've been pleased that I could serve as Interim Executive Director, I'm even more pleased that I'll now be able to return my full attention and focus to the development of NCSF's constituency services. We have new programs ready for release and will be doing national staff training in August. I'm excited about our new programs and even more gratified that our we're seeing greater utilization of our Incident Response and Legal Education Outreach Programs by members of the SM-leather-fetish, swing and polyamory communities."

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