Cecili Thompson WilliamsDirector
Cecili Thompson Williams - Director
Cecili is the Director of Beyond the Bomb, leading a team of kick-ass campaigners and activists to mobilize against the threat of nuclear war and weapons. She has nearly two decades of experience leading mission-driven campaigns with organizations including Amnesty International USA, RESULTS Educational Fund, and the National Partnership for Women & Families. Most recently she founded and served as the Chief Strategist for We Divine Water, a consulting group helping smart and passionate changemakers build strategic and effective campaigns. A strong believer in continually building power and capacity, Cecili has trained thousands of campaigners on how to maximize their impact within their organizations and in the world at large. She also serves as a faculty member at the Center for Social Design at the Maryland Institute College of Arts where she teaches a graduate seminar on campaign strategy. When she’s not campaigning, she can be found freezing at an ice rink with her skating daughters or running slowly in a forest.
Favorite quote: “Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief…You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” – The Talmud
Favorite food: Tacos.
Favorite marine animal: Dolphins – they are fiercely loyal, help others both within and beyond their species, are intelligent and strategic, have top-notch communication skills, and do it all with style and flair.
Hometown: This is the hardest question. I’m a 3rd Culture Kid and grew up all over the place so: Orlando, DC, Mexico City, Tel Aviv, and Lisbon.
Yasmeen SilvaPartnership Manager
Yasmeen Silva - Partnership Manager
Yasmeen is excited to expose the intersections of the nuclear system with other oppressive systems here in the United States. She is passionate specifically about ending toxic masculinity that fuels violence. Prior to organizing at Beyond the Bomb, Yasmeen organized across the country on issues ranging from a $15 minimum wage to reproductive rights. As Partnership Manager she can’t wait to bring issue connections to light to build strong, intersectional coalitions that fight for justice and a world without nuclear weapons.
In her free time she enjoys curling up with a good dystopian novel, or staring at art until she feels moved.
Favorite quote: “Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.” – Margaret Atwood
Favorite food: NY Pizza
Favorite marine animal: Coral. Why? Look at how they come together to build something much bigger and beautiful than themselves alone. Their communities are the basis of entire ecosystems!
Hometown: Hauppauge, NY
Tristan GuyetteField Organizer
Tristan Guyette - Field Organizer
Tristan is a freelance data nerd who believes science and information can fix pretty much anything. In the past she’s worked to educate voters on Ohio’s changing registration laws and to protect reproductive rights. When she’s not organizing for change she’s surrounded by a pack of shepherds, probably looking for their frisbee.
Favorite Quote: “…And for every day you paint the war, take a week and paint the beauty, the color, the shape of the landscape you’re marching towards. Everyone knows what you’re against; show them what you’re for.”
― Andrea Gibson
Favorite Food: Coffee is a food, right?
Favorite Marine Animal: Manatees! Growing up in Florida they were everywhere, and they’re like big puppies!
Hometown: Toledo, OH!
Colleen MooreDigital Organizer
Colleen Moore - Digital Organizer
Shannon DoinField Intern
Shannon Doin - Field Intern
Shannon is a junior at St. Lawrence University, where she is a double major in government and biology. She got her start in activism through the Women’s Resource Center, where she advocates on campus for women’s rights and justice for survivors of sexual assault. She is excited to find the connection between denuclearization and feminism. When she is not advocating for social justice, Shannon can be found going for a run around the local park or licking (vegan) soft serve with rainbow sprinkles!
Favorite Food: Banana pancakes
Favorite Marine Animal: Bottlenose dolphins – they are incredibly intelligent!
Hometown: Troy, NY