Cecili Thompson WilliamsExecutive Director
Cecili Thompson Williams - Executive Director
Cecili is the Executive 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 SilvaPartnerships Manager
Yasmeen Silva - Partnerships 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 Partnerships 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 works as Beyond the Bomb’s Field Organizer and has a passion for exciting and equipping activists. She attended college in Ohio and is based out of Toledo. 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 Engagement Manager
Colleen Moore - Digital Engagement Manager
Colleen Moore is the Digital Engagement Manager for Beyond the Bomb, creating content to promote the mission of reducing the threat of nuclear violence. Colleen has experience in campaigning for justice and peace issues, including ending U.S. support for the war in Yemen, promoting human rights and justice in Indonesia and East Timor, working for a peace treaty between North and South Korea, and ending the occupation of Palestine. Above all, she has a passion for using digital mediums to advance causes of human rights and justice. Colleen received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and Political Science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service. She has held positions at Win Without War, Seeds of Peace, East Timor and Indonesia Action Network, and Peace Action New York State. You can follow her on Twitter at @cmoo11_.
Favorite quote: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Favorite food: Pizza – preferably from her hometown in upstate New York.
Favorite marine animal: Adelie penguins! They’re small but fierce and feisty – something I can relate to.
Hometown: Deerfield, NY.
Hallie CunninghamField Intern
Hallie Cunningham - Field Intern
Hallie is a rising sophomore at Bowling Green State University majoring in political science. She has previously worked on political campaigns in her home state, primarily connecting with constituents. Hallie has also held a town hall on gun control in her congressional district. She is very involved in her university but her favorite organizations are Undergraduate Student Government (where she serves as the Military Senator), the Student Veterans Organization and Dance Marathon. In her free time, she likes to be around dogs and finding new coffee shops to try.
Favorite quote: “Bravery is the audacity to be unhindered by failures, and to walk with freedom, strength, and hope, in the face of things unknown.” – Morgan Harper Nichols
Favorite food: Pasta
Favorite marine animal: Dolphins. Who doesn’t love dolphins? They are real life angels.
Hometown: Cleveland, OH