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We are a tax exempt, public charity that has been helping to coordinate events for organizations that work in the
public interest, since 1974. We focus on supporting grass roots activities, with education, outreach, networking and
funding, in the areas of the environment and wildlife, social change, peace with justice, energy and a non nuclear future.
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We feel honored to have them as part of our team. All of them are devoted activists in their own rights.

Nina Bell
Nina Bell is the Executive Director of Northwest Environmental Advocates (NWEA), where she first worked with the Guacamole Fund in the 1970s.  Nina began representing NWEA before the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in safety and licensing hearings regarding the now-closed Trojan Nuclear Power Plant (OR), four of five of the WPPSS Nuclear Plants (WA), and others.  In the 1980s, Nina put the quality of the Columbia River on the region's agenda and co-chaired the $2.4 million Lower Columbia River Bi-State Water Quality Study. Today, Nina is a nationally-recognized expert in the area of water quality regulation and is responsible for the organization's extensive litigation focused primarily on enforcing the Clean Water Act against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), states, and polluters. Nina graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School cum laude in 1991. In 2002, Nina received the Lewis and Clark Law School's Distinguished Environmental Law Graduate Award. Nina was a founding board member of the National Whistleblower Center.

Diane Leigh Koletzke
Diane has been deeply involved with the Guacamole Fund, in a variety of roles, since 1995.  She is also an activist with a focus on animals with whom we share our planet. A former animal shelter worker, volunteer and Board member, she developed many outreach and education programs, and is co-author of the book “One at a Time: A Week in an American Animal Shelter,” documenting life in US animal shelters. She also founded and served as president of the non-profit independent publisher No Voice Unheard, whose photojournalism books have won numerous national awards. Diane continues her work for a better world with her small business, Love Shared Collections, creating and selling handcrafted items and donating all profits to charity.

Rick Leach, Attorney At Law
Mr. Leach is president of Leach and Associates, a consulting firm that works solely in the public interest. Their clients include the United Nations World Food Fund and The World Tobacco Central Campaign. Rick was a member of the foreign staff of the House of Representatives Select Committee on Hunger, worked oversees with the World Wildlife Fund For Nature. He was appointed by President Clinton to run the immunization program for the Center for Disease Control with Health and Human Services director, Donna Shalala.


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