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Vote Here! 2017 Board Elections 

Alliance members are encouraged to cast a ballot for the following candidates to our Board of Directors by May 12, 2017. There are currently seven open seats and all terms are two years.

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Board Nominees:

Tim Andreae | Boise

Tim is a long time advocate for local food, an artist, yoga teacher, musician and radio host on Boise Community Radio. He has a Masters in clinical mental health counseling.  He keeps an eye out for new ways to enliven community around issues that matter. He currently serves as the Alliance Board President and is running for a second term.

Dave Monsees | Boise

Dave was raised in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has earned a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He retired from the National Institutes of Health and followed his passion of mapping archaeological sites (Roman and Mayan). He moved to Boise for the mountains and big sky and has become a leader fighting against fracking and for clean energy. Dave was appointed to the board to fill a vacancy in 2016 and is running for his first full term.

Julie Hoefnagels| Boise

Julie is a long time Alliance member and Idaho resident who has traveled the world and finally come home. . She was a member of  the Beyond War party in San Francisco and the Ecology Party in Belgium. She works as a free-lance interpreter in hospitals, courts and schools (French; Spanish) and is a medical/legal secretary. She became active around nuclear issues after the Chernobyl accident and has been a long-time Alliance volunteer and is running for her first term.

Mike McClay | Boise

Mike is a retired clinical psychologist who worked extensively in the private and public sectors. He has been on a variety of business and nonprofit boards and run his own business. He is a communicator, and hopes to help the Alliance reach out to the public and expand awareness of solar, clean energy and nuclear issues. He is running for his first term.

Phil Gordon | Garden City

Phil is a classical music aficionado, Idaho river rat, dog enthusiast and retired attorney. He hopes to use his extensive personal contacts, relationships and good humor to support the Alliance. He is running for his first term.

Terry Kaufman | Pocatello

Terry grew up in Philadelphia. After she and her husband served in the Peace Corps in Western Samoa, they traveled throughout Asia and then settled in Pocatello. She is an active member of the community and has volunteered for many years with the Alliance and for the Nurses Against Nuclear Weapons. She is running for her first term. 

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. She is an experienced board member and is running for an additional term.


Kerry Cooke | Boise – RETIRING

Kerry was raised in Nevada and lived in Idaho since 1979.  She joined the Alliance in the early 80′s in many capacities from issues coordinator to executive director.

Liz Woodruff | Boise  –  RETIRING

Liz is a Boise native and worked for the Snake River Alliance from 2008-2014, and then served as the executive director from 2011-2014. She defended Idaho from Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. (the now fugitive nuclear developer) and the Areva uranium enrichment project.


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.

Steve Crowley | Boise, Vice President

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 in the Philosophy program and joined the Snake River Alliance in early 2009 and is one of our most dedicated volunteers.

Jasmine Furnish | Ketchum, Secretary

Jasmine is a health professional with field, laboratory and clinical research experience. 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. An Idaho native, Jasmine loves mountains, deserts and rivers so when she’s not crunching data she can probably be found outside with her family.

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. 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.

Brent Marchbanks | Boise

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

Chad Worth | Boise

Chad is a program director in the field of clean energy and currently works for Energy Solutions. He 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, building codes and our Solarize the Vally program.

Overview of Board of Director Responsibilities

Board members are volunteers with 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
  • Stewarding the mission of the organization for its members
Board members are expected to:
  • Be a dues-paying member of the Snake River Alliance
  • Learn about and support SRA’s mission and goals
  • Be willing to represent the organization to the public and/or our members
  • Evaluate the performance of the Executive Director
  • Ensure that the ED adheres to accepted ethical and professional standards
  • Attend quarterly meetings of the Board (at least by phone), one weekend retreat a year and assigned 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
  • Remain accountable to our members, donors and the public
  • Have fun and learn new things.
 Time Required
  • Attendance at Quarterly Board meetings in person or by conference call (2 hours per quarter)
  • Preparation for meetings, committee assignments, e-mail, phone calls (1 hours per month)
  • Attendance at our annual retreat/ or other Board Face to Face Meetings as scheduled (usually the second weekend in June)
  • Making connections for the organization, phone calls and attending Alliance events (1 hour per month)
  • Executive Committee members have monthly meetings and an increased time commitment (optional 3 hours per month)
  • Many board members also volunteer to coordinate or attend Alliance events in their communities (optional 1 hour per month)
Length of Commitment

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

Financial Commitment

Board members are asked to support the Alliance financially at a level that makes it one of your own personal “top charities”.

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 on board membership, please contact Wendy Wilson,