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Board of Directors


Overview of Board of Director Responsibilities

Board members are volunteers that have legal responsibility for governing the SRA.  Board members are responsible for determining policy in all areas of the organization and ensuring that its policies are effectively implemented. The Board especially focuses on

  • Fundraising and resource development
  • Strategic planning
  • Personnel (the board hires, evaluates and may dismiss the Executive Director)
  • Financial management
  • Program planning and oversight


Board members are expected to:
  • Be a member of the Snake River Alliance
  • Understand and support SRA’s mission and goals
  • Be willing to represent the organization to the public
  • Evaluate the performance of the Executive Director and ensure that the ED adheres to accepted ethical and professional standards
  • Attend meetings of the Board including retreats and committee meetings
  • Review meeting materials in advance of any meeting and be prepared to think about and discuss agenda items
  • Participate in planning for the future and evaluate previous work
  • Declare any conflict of interest, whether real or with the potential to be perceived as such
  • Assist in developing the annual budget and effectively manage SRA’s resources to remain accountable to donors, grantees, the public and the government
  • Have fun and learn new things.


Time Required
  • Attendance at all Board meetings in person or by conference call (up to 12 times a year, one to two hours per meeting)
  • Preparation for meetings, committee assignments, e-mail, phone calls (two to four hours a month)
  • Attendance at the twice a year Board Face to Face Meetings (may be a weekend commitment)
  • Officers of the Board will make an increased time commitment


Length of Commitment

Each Board term is two years and members may be re-elected upon expiration.

Financial Commitment

Each Board member is asked to financially support the SRA by making an annual financial contribution or by soliciting contributions from other people.

Benefits of Board Service
  • Working with great people who are committed to social and environmental justice work in Idaho
  • Learning about important local, national and global issues
  •  Learning how citizens can influence public policy
  • Development of personal and professional skills

For more information or a board member application, please contact Beth Jacob –

Tim Andreae | Boise, President

Tim helps the Alliance address nuclear, energy and climate issues in many ways. He was inspired by the Alliance’s collaboration with Joanna Macy’s and subsequently immersed himself in her work. He is a long time advocate for local food, including working at Peaceful Belly Farm for seven years and being a member of the Treasure Valley Food Coalition. He is a yoga teacher, a musician and the host of a radio show on Boise Community Radio. He also recently completed a Masters program in clinical mental health counseling. Positioned at the intersection of numerous disciplines and groups, he keeps an eye out for new ways to enliven community around issues that matter.

Sidra Beckett | Boise

Sidra was introduced to the Alliance in 2009 through the Student Learning Service Program of BSU and was intrigued in the stock of information and advocacy the organization utilized.  She has worked with Allies Linked for Prevention of HIV and AIDS and believes strongly in the non-profit world, most frequently, environmental awareness. Sidra is a mother of four, a licensed clinical professional counselor, and enjoys all of the recreation Idaho has to offer. Becoming a mother has only increased Sidra’s desire to unite the Alliance’s mission with our communities’ youth potential and increase education and awareness of what the organization is fighting for. Her appointment to the board will expire in May, 2017.

Rick Beckett | Boise

Rick was born in raised on the North Shore of Boston. His passion for all things outdoors brought him to the Rocky Mountain West, where he also developed a passion for educating youth with emotional challenges. He is an avid skier, fly fisherman, river guide and down river rafter, and has spent 14 years as a Special Educator at Boise High School. He views alternative energy sources, including solar, and the reduction of nuclear power as key to the future for his students and his children.

Kerry Cooke | Boise

Kerry was raised in Nevada and has lived in Idaho since 1979.  She joined the Alliance in the early 80′s and soon became a volunteer, and then staff.  She worked in many capacities for the Alliance, from issues coordinator to executive director.  “I got active in the Alliance out of concern for Idaho’s air and water, and that hasn’t changed.  Being a part of the Alliance’s work is the best thing I can do for Idaho’s future.”  Kerry is now a content manager for a Boise based health information company.

Steve Crowley | Boise

Steve grew up in Adelaide South Australia (the driest state on the driest continent on earth) as a result he’s been very aware of both beer and the environment for most of his life. Steve moved to Idaho in the fall of 2006 to work at Boise State University and joined the Snake River Alliance in early 2009 and is one of our most dedicated volunteers.

Jasmine Furnish | Ketchum

Jasmine is a health professional with over ten years of field, laboratory and clinical research experience. Her research philosophy is to examine the intersection of theory and practice, engage health professionals and the communes they serve in meaningful, productive dialogue and develop best-practice models in order to promote health as a human right. Jasmine holds a Master of Public Health from UC Berkeley’s Division of Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology. Her interest in infectious diseases was born out of her passion for international travel, however, her current adventure involves raising a small human. An Idaho native, Jasmine loves mountains, deserts and rivers so when she’s not crunching data she can probably be found outside. She has been a member of the Snake River Alliance since returning to Idaho this past summer.

Linda Leeuwrik | Pocatello

Linda grew up overseas and traveled extensively in Australia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and America. Travel gave her a deep respect for different cultures and natural environments. She is a cultural and intellectual historian, with bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees from Virginia Tech, Georgia State University, and Bryn Mawr College. Concerned with clean air, water, and energy, Linda is eager to be more involved in creating Idaho’s clean energy future. She is involved in water protection and local foods initiatives through the Portneuf Resource Council, Idaho Organization of Resource Councils and the Western Organization of Resource Councils. Linda is a writer and editor and is running for Bannock County Commissioner in 2016.

Brent Marchbanks | Boise

Brent is a founding member of the Alliance and a past board member. He has just retired from work as a public interest lawyer. He is the former director of Disability Rights of Idaho. He has concerns about nuclear power and nuclear weapons.

Dave Monsees | Boise

Dave was raised in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, so he knows about extreme weather events and climate change. He has a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago and had a full career with the National Institutes of Health. After he retired, he mapped archaeological sites (Roman and Mayan) in developing countries. He moved to Boise for the mountains and big sky where he has become a passionate environmental and social activist, working to reduce human suffering and the extinction of species.

Liz Paul | Boise

Liz got a start in environmental activism as a college student at the University of California. She has a BA in Environmental Studies. Liz served as Executive Director of the Snake River Alliance from 1987-1990, where she coordinated successful campaigns to stop nuclear weapons production in Idaho. Liz worked at Idaho Rivers United from 1992-2000. In 2001 Liz helped found the Idaho Peace Coalition to promote peace and justice. Liz rejoined the Idaho Rivers United staff in 2005.

Vicki Watson, LCSW | Pocatello

Vicki recently retired from her private psychotherapy practice in Pocatello. She has her Masters Degree in Social Work from West Virginia University where she focused on community action and development. In West Virginia, she helped develop and administer Head Start and Early Childhood Programs funded through that state. Since moving west 35 years ago, she has been supportive of environmental causes including the Snake River Alliance and Idaho Conservation League and is looking forward to spending more of her time with environmental issues in Idaho embraces retirement.

Liz Woodruff, Public Interest Work | Boise

Liz is a Boise native. She worked for the Snake River Alliance from 2008-2014, and served as the executive director from 2011-2014. She was the organizer opposing Alternate Energy Holdings Inc–the now fugitive nuclear developer, and the Areva uranium enrichment project. She was also a new ED of SRA in March of 2011–when Fukushima melted down. She received a BA from Whitman College and earned an MA from Rutgers University. Liz has a broad range of public policy experience working with cities, counties, utilities, regulators and the Idaho Legislature. She currently works in health care, education and fiscal policy.

Chad Worth | Boise

Chad, a recent Idaho transplant, followed his wife here so she could join Idaho State University’s Physician Assistant program. He has worked on college-based clean energy programs, researched the effectiveness of renewable energy and currently works on a variety of projects for Energy Solutions. Chad holds a bachelors’ degree in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. Chad is working to change the world with his expertise in solar PV technology, data management, energy storage, energy standards and building codes.