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Beatrice Brailsford

Nuclear Program Director

Contact: (208) 233-7212 |

Beatrice was born and raised in Buhl, Idaho. She graduated from Cornell and was editor of all publications at The Brooklyn Museum, where she also helped unionize the museum’s professional, administrative, and technical employees. Beatrice taught at the University of Idaho and joined the Alliance staff in 1989. She has served on state and federal environmental advisory committees, speaks to and writes for a wide range of audiences, has served as a peer reviewer for a number of publications on nuclear issues, and represents the Alliance in the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability.

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Amy Hilton

Assistant Director, Communications 

Contact: (323) 513-8092|

Amy was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Amy graduated from Rice University with a degree in Environmental Engineering and a degree in Managerial Studies. She attended Boise State University, completing her Master of Public Policy and Administration (specializing in Energy Policy) in 2018. She’s worked on a number of campaigns including Sierra Club’s Ready for 100% campaign and Global Zero’s Beyond the Bomb campaign. Amy lives on the Boise Bench with her friends and her cat, Venom.


Leigh Ford

Office Manager

Contact:  (208) 344-9161 |

Since 2013, Leigh has been the friendly voice of the Alliance for our many members, supporters and community partners! She worked with other non-profit organizations in Idaho after attending Western Washington University. She is an active volunteer with progressive groups, a 4th generation Idaho native, and mother of two.