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Anne Symens-Bucher
Oakland, CA

Co-founder of Nevada Desert Experience, an activist for more than 35 years, currently executive assistant to Joanna Macy and
residing at Canticle Farm in East Oakland.


Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
Detroit, MI


Claudia Peterson
St. George, UT

Downwinder of nuclear testing having been born and raised in Cedar City, UT. Lost many family members and friends to cancer and illness caused by the testing. Involved in the work for removal of anything nuclear since 1987.


Mark Kelso
Las Vegas, NV

Father of three, and a grandfather. Catholic Worker and peacemaker. Longtime NDE participant. Mediator with the Clark County Neighborhood Justice Center.


Chelsea Page-Collonge
SheepRanch, CA

A Sisters of Loretto co-member, supports HIV+ folks at the Catherine's House retreat center on the Catholic Worker Farm in Calaveras County, CA. Currently working on her Masters in Divinity at Cambridge's Episcopal Divinity School. Also a former coordinator of NDE.

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Iris Wolfe
Prescott, AZ

Master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming with a masters degree in counseling. Practicing Buddhist and artist. Founding member of GMO-Free Prescott.

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Dr. Bonnie Bobb
Austin, NV
(Finance/Fund-Raising Convener)

Cross-cultural psychologist who studies the effects of environmental change on native lifeways. Conducted a study of residual radiation products from the nuclear era on soil samples taken from Western Shoshone traditional use areas.


Janet Chisholm
Albany, CA

Peace activist & founder of national nonviolence training program; past Chair Episcopal Peace Fellowship & past Executive Director of Fellowship of Reconciliation; retired from social services, college teaching & Christian Education.



JoAnn Yoon Fukumoto
Pearl City, HI

Served 8 years on the United Methodist Church (UMC) General Board of Church and Society, a national board for the church. Currently serves on the UMC Commission on Religion and Race.

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Johnnie L. Bobb
Austin, NV

Spiritual person and Chief of the Western Shoshone National Council. For 13 years he has led the Western Shoshone Walk/Run, which he originated, to give prayerful witness that the Nuclear Test Site and Yucca Mountain are on Ruby Valley Treaty land.


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Laura-Marie Taylor
Sacramento, CA

Writer and independent publisher living in Sacramento, California. In addition to doing peace work, she is a mental health activist and involved with the Icarus Project.


Ming San Lai
Sacramento, CA
(Council Convener)

Permaculturist, registered nurse, and father. Invested in a nuclear weapon free world.


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Marcus Page-Collonge
Avery, CA

Catholic Worker, biointensive gardener and retreat coordinator. Since 2007 has spent at least one hour every month picketing at nuclear weapons sites with Trinity Nuclear Abolitionists.










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