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Claudia Peterson
St. George, UT
Councilor

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
Councilor

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

 
 

JoAnn Yoon Fukumoto
Pearl City, HI
Councilor

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
Councilor

Spiritual person and Chief of the Western Shoshone National Council. For 14 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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Dr. Bonnie Bobb
Austin, NV
(Finance/Fund-Raising Convener for the Council)

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.

     
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Marcus Page-Collonge
Avery, CA
(Outreach/Strategy/Planning Convener for Council)

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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Laura-Marie Taylor
Sacramento, CA
Councilor

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.

     

Janet Chisholm
Albany, CA
Councilor

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.

 

 

Jon Dennis
Portland, OR
Councilor

     

Ming San Lai
Sacramento, CA
(Council Convener)

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

 
         
 
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Anne Symens-Bucher
Oakland, CA
Advisory Group

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.

     
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Fr. Louis Vitale, OFM
Mercy, CA
Advisory Group

Franciscan Brother and NDE Co-Founder. Responsible for planting the spiritual seeds of revolution in America

 

 

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
Detroit, MI
Advisory Group

     
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Iris Wolfe
Prescott, AZ
Advisory Group

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

 

 

Chelsea Page-Collonge
Arnold, CA
Advisory Group

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. A former coordinator of NDE, Chelsea recently received her Masters in Theology at Episcopal Divinity School.

   
 
 
       
 

 

 
           

 

 

 

           
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

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