Who We Are
The Coalition is made up of member organizations of all shapes and sizes that hail from all corners of the nation, and governed by a Steering Committee composed of the following member organizations:
California OutdoorsLotus, CA
Water and Power Law Group, PC
Berkeley , California
Associate Western States Director
As Hydropower Reform Coalition staff, Kelly coordinates the activities of the coalition’s western members and serves as a liaison between them and Coalition staff in Washington, D.C. Kelly also spearheads the HRC’s government relations work in California. Kelly joined American Rivers in 2016. Prior to working for the HRC, Kelly was the Government Relations Consultant to the California Hydropower Reform Coalition and she spent nearly a decade as the Hydropower Reform Policy Advocate for Friends of the River. Kelly has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis and a J.D. from California Western School of Law.
Associate National Director
Colleen coordinates coalition members around national issues, and works with eastern members on regional issues. She serves as the liaison with other NGO partners and federal resource agencies, and facilitates education on hydro issues for Congress. Colleen joined the HRC in 2019 after an early career in international development. She has a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Lewis and Clark College and a M.A. in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.