Our Team

Our small team supports all-star volunteers across the country.

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

Colleen works as a digital organizer with Global Zero and Beyond the Bomb, writing and creating content to promote the message of eliminating nuclear weapons. She got her start in activism as an anti-war organizer in college, working for a just U.S. foreign policy and pushing for peace and justice in the Middle East and North Africa region. Colleen has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and International Relations from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from American University. When she’s not working for peace and justice (which is rare), you can find her playing tennis, doing yoga, or attempting to improve her Arabic skills.
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.

Elle KurataCommunity Engagement Coordinator

Elle Kurata - Community Engagement Coordinator

Elle Kurata is the community engagement coordinator at Beyond the Bomb. Prior to Beyond the Bomb, she worked at the Japanese American Citizens League.
Favorite quote: Consciousness is power. Tomorrow’s world is for you to build.- Yuri Kochiyama
Favorite food: A greasy burrito with a lot of sour cream and fresh pico de gallo.
 
Favorite marine animal: Sea otters: smart, cute, and cuddly.
 
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

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!