Our staff works tirelessly for the civil liberties and civil rights of all Idahoans. From Virgina to Mexico, our employees come from varied backgrounds to help keep Idaho safe and free.
Amy Collins, Director of Finance & Operations
Amy joined the ACLU of Idaho in September of 2013. Before transitioning to the nonprofit world, Amy worked as a patent paralegal assistant. Amy manages the organization's finance and administrative work. Amy graduated from the University of Montana with a business management and marketing degree.
Jeremy Woodson, Communications Strategist
Jeremy joined the ACLU of Idaho in October of 2017, after living abroad in Spain where he worked as a digital media freelancer and English language instructor. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in professional journalism and has worked internationally in digital media and education for more than five years.
Kelsey Dillon, Director of Philanthropy
Kelsey joined the ACLU of Idaho in March of 2019. Prior to joining the ACLU, Kelsey worked as the Development Director for the Idaho Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Her experience includes legislative work, communications, and fund development. Kelsey graduated from Pacific University in Oregon.
Lauren Bramwell, Policy Strategist
Lauren Bramwell (she/they) joined the ACLU of Idaho in October of 2020. She graduated from Boise State University in 2014 with a dual degree in Communication and Political Science with an emphasis in Public Law and Political Philosophy. Lauren later obtained her J.D. at the University of Washington School of Law, where she was recognized as a Gates Public Service Law Scholar.
Prior to obtaining her law degree, Lauren served as the Founder and Director of the Boise State Prison Debate Initiative, an inside-out modeled classroom designed to increase the educational opportunities available to people who are incarcerated. She also worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations to advance state and local initiatives on racial justice, gender equity, and criminal legal reform.
During law school, Lauren served as President of the Innocence Project NW and was the Chief Articles Editor of the Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy. She was also a member of the Tribal Public defense clinic, where she represented tribal members in misdemeanor and dependency proceedings in Muckleshoot and Tulalip court rooms. Before joining the ACLU of Idaho team, Lauren practiced public defense in King County, WA.
Leo Morales, Executive Director
Leo joined the ACLU of Idaho in 2011 as the organization's communications and advocacy department director. He became the executive director in 2015. Prior to joining the ACLU, he worked with a statewide non-profit advocacy organization addressing issues of poverty and racial justice. His experience includes legislative work, media relations, and grassroots organizing. Leo graduated from Boise State University.
Lydia Hernandez, Voting Rights Fellow
Lydia Hernandez (they/she, elle/ella) joined the ACLU of ID in October of 2020. Prior to joining the team, they were the Vice President of Inclusive Excellence at Boise State University where they facilitated conversations around racial, disability, and queer / trans justice through community organizing and policy change. Lydia will graduate from Boise State in December of 2021 with a Sociology and Ethnic Studies degree.
Lydia has also worked alongside minoritized communities to reimagine a world without police, borders, and prisons.
Richard Eppink, Legal Director
Ritchie Eppink started work for the ACLU of Idaho in May 2012. He was previously the Justice Architect for Idaho Legal Aid Services and, before that, a Fullbright Fellow. He graduated from the University of Idaho and the University of Virginia. Ritchie manages all aspects of the ACLU of Idaho's litigation program.
Rosseli Guerrero, Advocacy Fellow
Rosseli joined the ACLU of Idaho in 2019 as the Legislative Intern. Prior to joining the ACLU, she worked at an immigration law firm as a legal assistant. She is a BSU student majoring in Communication and Criminal Justice.
Ruby Mendez-Mota, Campaign Strategist
Ruby joined the ACLU of Idaho in October of 2018 as the advocacy fellow for the organization. Prior to joining, she worked at a statewide non-profit organization as a senior policy fellow addressing and leading immigration reform, fair lending and civic engagement campaigns. Her experience includes grassroots organizing, legislative work, organizational strategizing and advocacy training. Ruby is currently finishing her undergraduate.