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Welcome Wendy, our interim Executive Director

Wendy Wilson

Executive Director

Contact: 208-344-9161,

Wendy Wilson, is a long-time Alliance member and has our director starting in November 2015.  She has a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector, having founded Idaho Rivers United in 1989 and directed that group for ten years. She 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 has a degree in Environmental Advocacy from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources. Wendy lives in Boise with her family, and is a skier, hiker, biker, boater and birder.


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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.