Council

NDE Council Members and Advisory Group

Claudia Peterson

Claudia Peterson
St. George, UT
Advisor

Downwinder of nuclear testing having been born and raised in Cedar City, UT. Lost many family members and friends to cancer and illness caused by the testing. Involved in the work for removal of anything nuclear since 1987.

Laura-Marie River Victor Peace

Laura-Marie River Victor Peace
Las Vegas, NV
Convener of the Funding and Finance Committee

Writer and independent publisher. In addition to doing peace work, she is a mental health activist and involved with the Las Vegas Radical Mental Health Collective. Volunteer co-Office Manager.

Anne Symens-Bucher

Anne Symens-Bucher
Oakland, CA
Advisor

Co-founder of Nevada Desert Experience, an activist for more than 35 years, currently executive assistant to Joanna Macy and residing at Canticle Farm in East Oakland.

JoAnn Yoon Fukumoto

JoAnn Yoon Fukumoto
Pearl City, HI
Advisor

Served 8 years on the United Methodist Church (UMC) General Board of Church and Society, a national board for the church. Currently serves on the UMC Commission on Religion and Race.

Chelsea Page

Chelsea Page
Sacramento, CA
Advisor

A Sisters of Loretto co-member who works as the multi-cultural pastoral resident at a Presbyterian Church. A former coordinator of NDE, Chelsea recently received her Masters in Theology at Episcopal Divinity School and continues on the Land Trust Board for a Catholic Worker Farm in Calaveras County.

Fr. Louis Vitale, OFM

Marcus Collonge
Arnold, CA
Convener for Council

Catholic Worker and herder of goats. Following in the footsteps of Ammon Hennacy, this Councilor pickets and fasts for peace at nuclear weapons sites.

Ming San Lai

Ming San Lai
Las Vegas, NV
Councilor

Permaculturist, registered nurse, and father. Invested in a nuclear weapon free world. Volunteer co-Office Manager.

Ming San Lai

Fr. Louis Vitale, OFM
Mercy, CA
Advisor

Franciscan Brother and NDE Co-Founder. Responsible for planting the spiritual seeds of revolution in America

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Iris Wolfe
Prescott, AZ
Advisor

Master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming with a masters degree in counseling. Practicing Buddhist and artist. Founding member of GMO-Free Prescott.

Brian Terrell

Brian Terrell
Maloy, IA
Councilor

Strangers and Guests Catholic Worker Farm member and co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Speaks and acts with communities working for peace and justice, notably traveling with delegations to Palestine, Iraq, Bahrain, Korea, Russia and Afghanistan. Has participated in anti-nuclear protests in the U.S. and Europe since the 1970's.

Br. Mark Schroeder

Brother Mark Schroeder
Oceanside, CA
Councilor

Franciscan Friar, who is Animator for "Franciscans for Justice"