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Welcome Wendy, our interim Executive Director

Wendy Wilson

Executive Director

Contact: 208-344-9161,

In September, 2016, the Alliance board of directors appointed long-time Alliance member, Wendy Wilson, to the position of Executive Director. Wilson previously served in this position on an interim basis since November 2015.  She brings a wealth of experience to the Alliance, having founded Idaho Rivers United in 1989 and directed that group for ten years. She also worked for over a decade as a national program director for the Portland-based group, River Network, serving grassroots water protection groups and leading that group’s climate program. She served as executive director of the Boise-based environmental law firm Advocates for the West, from 2013 to 2015.

Wendy lives in Boise with her family, and is a skier, hiker, biker, boater and birder. She is a local volunteer with the Sierra Club and other environmental groups.


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Beatrice Brailsford

Contact: (208) 233-7212 |

Nuclear Program Director
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.


Leigh Ford

Contact:  (208) 344-9161 |

Office Manager