feel honored to have them as part of our team. All of them are devoted
activists in their own rights.
Thomas P. Keefe, Jr., Attorney at Law
Mr. Keefe serves as general counsel for Kauffman & Associates,
a public interest advocacy and health care consulting firm located on the
Nez Perce Indian Reservation in Kamiah, Idaho. Mr. Keefe served as lead
counsel in numerous Indian fishing rights cases in the Pacific Northwest.
He has held a number of senior staff positions with the U.S. Senate, including
counsel to Senator Brock Adams (D-WA), special counsel to the Senate Labor
& Human Resources Committee for Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and chief
counsel to the Senate Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
under Senator Warren G. Magnuson (D-WA).
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
Mrs. Holmes is a technical writer employed by the Metropolitan Water
District of Southern California. From organizing Planned Parent events
and the 1971 Earth Day Fair in Ogden, Utah, she has invested more than
40 years volunteering in the areas of women's issues, conservation, and
recycling. She considers "population and garbage" urgent world issues.
Working with individuals, she encourages reuse and powering down, "Put
on a sweater if you're cold."
Phil has spent the last 30 years working in the energy efficiency and
renewable energy areas, and has been involved with more than 100 projects.
Two of these received the National Award for Innovation from the U.S. Department
of Energy. His best project was working with the Guacamole Fund as
the Power Supply Coordinator for all Earth Day 2000 activities on
the National Mall, at the time the world's most diverse and concentrated
micro-utility demonstration of alternative generation and renewable energy
technologies. He is also a long-time anti-nuclear activist, starting
with the Kudzu Alliance in North Carolina in the mid-70's.