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- NDE Council Members and Advisory Group -

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
(Finance/Fund-Raising Convener for the Council)

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

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Dr. Bonnie Bobb
Austin, NV
Councilor (Shares Seat with Johnnie)

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 of Shoshone lands.

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Johnnie L. Bobb
Austin, NV
Councilor (Shares Seat with Bonnie)

Chief of the Western Shoshone National Council. Leads the Western Shoshone Walk/Run to give prayerful witness that the Nuclear Test Site and Yucca Mountain are on Ruby Valley Treaty land.



Jon Dennis
Portland, OR

Longtime activist and organizer, former NDE coordinator, musician, Quaker, nature lover, and lawyer

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

Catholic Worker and herder of goats. Following in the footsteps of Ammon Hennacy, this Councilor pickets and fasts for peace at nuclear weapons sites.


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Laura-Marie Taylor
Las Vegas, NV

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
Las Vegas, NV
(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



JoAnn Yoon Fukumoto
Pearl City, HI
Advisory Group

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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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
Tuolomne, 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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