Who We Are


Steering Committee

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:

Alabama Rivers Alliance

Birmingham, AL

American Rivers

Washington, DC

American Whitewater

Cullowhee, NC

Appalachian Mountain Club

Boston, MA

California Outdoors

Coloma, CA

California Sportfishing Protection Alliance

Berkeley, CA

California Trout

San Francisco, CA

Foothill Conservancy

Jackson, CA

Friends of the River

Sacramento, CA

Idaho Rivers United

Boise, ID

Michigan Hydro Relicensing Coalition

Traverse City, MI

New England FLOW

Lancaster, MA

South Yuba River Citizens League

Nevada City, CA

Trout Unlimited

Arlington, VA

General Counsel:
Water and Power Law Group, PC
Berkeley , California


Kelly Catlett
Associate Western States Director
Sacramento, CA

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.


Colleen McNally-Murphy
Associate National Director
Washington, DC

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.