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. She works with volunteers on the West Coast to ensure their actions and campaigns are as successful as possible.
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
Colleen MooreDigital Organizer
Colleen Moore - Digital Organizer
Elle KurataCommunity Engagement Coordinator
Elle Kurata - Community Engagement Coordinator
Nathan Diaz Legorreta Field Organizer
Nathan Diaz Legorreta - Field Organizer
Nathan is an international affairs and youth policy professional working to enhance the global conversation surrounding social justice and peace talks. His involvement in the international scene began in 2013 as a United States delegate to the United Nations. Since, he has traveled extensively across the United States and worked on youth initiatives worldwide. When not engaged in nuclear disarmament, you can find him working out, sipping coffee, or checking out the best eateries in DC.
Favorite quote: “To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.” – Kofi Annan
Favorite food: Pad thai
Favorite marine animal: Dugongs- They look like a hybrid of a dolphin and a manatee, what’s not to love?
Hometown: Born an itinerant so St. Paul, Eau Claire, and DC.
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!
Isabel LightField Associate
Isabel Light - Field Associate
Isabel works as a field associate with Beyond the Bomb. She is currently studying Political Science at Cornell College with hopes to mobilize and engage political change-makers. Beyond the Bomb is the perfect place to start, right?
Simone HendersonField Associate
Simone Henderson - Field Associate
Simone Henderson works as a field associate with Beyond the Bomb. She is currently studying Political Communication at Hanover College with hopes to provide the American people with a simplified understanding of complex policy issues to enhance their participation in the democratic process.
Favorite Quote: “Intelligence is everywhere, opportunity is not.” — Ishmael Beah
Favorite Food: Seafood.
Favorite Marine Animal: Penguins.
Hometown: West Chester, OH