President & Spokesperson
Jane has been an active member of the San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace since the group formed in 1969. She currently serves as a spokesperson. “This is an amazing, all volunteer, local non- profit,” Jane explains. “Only because we live in proximity to the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant do we have the legal standing to demand that the NRC protect public safety instead of corporate profits.”
Jane and her husband enjoy two adult children and seven grandchildren. Jane has retired from teaching elementary school and as a performing musician with the SLO Symphony. She continues to teach French Horn to private students.
Vice-President & Spokesperson
Linda Seeley has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008 and a member of the Mothers for Peace since moving to San Luis Obispo in 1982. She currently serves as a spokesperson as well as Vice-President. Additionally, she serves on the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel.
Linda is active in the environmental community in several other capacities, seeing the need for mutual support and communication among many groups who share the vision of a sustainable future for SLO County. She serves on the Core Team of the Nuclear Free Campaign of the Sierra Club. Additionally, Linda is an advanced facilitator of the Work that Reconnects – group work developed by Joanna Macy, PhD.
“The most deadly legacy of our time is the nuclear waste that we are leaving for the future generations,” Linda asserts. “We must find a way to stop making this lethal substance, and that means shutting down nuclear power plants.”
Linda has three grown children and three grandsons. Linda is a retired nurse-midwife who has delivered many babies in San Luis Obispo County.
Secretary & Oversight Treasury Officer
Jill has lived in San Luis Obispo County since 1976 and joined the Mothers for Peace in 1982. She “appreciates working with like-minded people who are dedicated to improving the health of our planet and the conditions of its living beings.”
Jill’s husband and two adult children, her grandchildren, and her pets give her great joy. She also enjoys hiking, wildlife, gardening, literature, art, and traveling. Jill is a retired elementary school teacher.
Marty and her family have lived in San Luis Obispo County since 1972. She has two grown daughters and four grandchildren. They are the reason she actively promotes environmental protection and works to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Marty worked as a school secretary in Atascadero and later as a caregiver for the infirm and for hospice patients. She also volunteered at Pacific Wildlife Care in Morro Bay for seven years, assisting in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured wildlife.
Many years ago, Marty became aware of the lack of viable emergency and evacuation planning in the event of a nuclear emergency at Diablo Canyon nuclear facility. So she joined the efforts of Mothers for Peace in San Luis Obispo. She saw their effective work as legal intervenors regarding safety issues at this nuclear time bomb in the community.
Marty enjoys hiking, playing guitar, singing, gardening, observing wildlife, and just being surrounded by Mother Nature.
Spokesperson on issues relating to the Fukushima disaster
A lifelong environmentalist, Carole Hisasue joined Mothers for Peace soon after the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster began. She had moved from Tokyo, Japan to a small ranch just outside of Los Osos, searching for a life of self-sufficiency and sustainability. Horrified by what was happening in Japan and knowing that the same kind of catastrophe could happen at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant, just a few miles from her home, she became involved in the fight for a nuclear-free future in both California and Japan. “Nuclear contamination knows no boundaries — a concerted international effort is necessary to protect the future of this planet and humanity.”
Carole was a recognized media personality in Japan, in both print and broadcast media, and ran a successful film and video production company in Tokyo. Today, she enjoys the SLO life with her ranch animals, gardening, traveling, writing, and working on visual art projects.
Elaine joined Mothers for Peace in 1981, two years after she moved to San Luis Obispo to teach Psychology at Cal Poly. She joined because of the help the group gave to young draftees during the Vietnam War and because of her conviction that this generation has no right to leave deadly nuclear waste for descendants to cope with for thousands of years.
Elaine served as secretary of the Hospice of San Luis Obispo County Board of Directors for six years. She later helped to organize the Interfaith Coalition for the Homeless and she served as secretary of the steering committee for the building of the Prado Day Center. She lost a very beloved son to a degenerative disease in 2010 and a very beloved daughter in 2018, but she has two surviving children, two biological and two bonus grandchildren, and one biological and two bonus great grandchildren who add great joy to her life.
Advisory Board Member
Nancy and her family moved to San Luis Obispo in 1977. At the time, her sons were very young. “I immediately became involved with the Mothers for Peace. We had vacationed in the area many times, and I was concerned about the plans to build a nuclear power plant on the Central Coast. I was very glad to find a group working enthusiastically and knowledgeably in their role as legal intervenors.”
Nancy is retired from a career of social work with developmentally disabled adults. In that role, she has been closely involved over the years with the County Office of Emergency Planning.
Molly Johnson is a fourth generation resident of north county San Luis Obispo County. Her great-grandfather settled there in the late 1800s. She comes from a farming/ranching family. Molly attended Templeton schools until graduation in 1970.
Molly was a core member of the Earth Day Alliance (EDA) from 1993 – 1996 and has been involved in Earth Day every year since then in some capacity. In 2010 she joined the board of EDA and was named Director in 2012. She was a member of the Nuclear Waste Information Committee of San Luis Obispo County in 1995 and 1996. In 1996, Molly moved to the Needles/ Mohave Valley area where she directed the Save Ward Valley Coalition office in Needles, CA, for four years to prevent the proposed Ward Valley low-level nuclear waste dump. She coordinated the successful efforts of the Ft. Mojave Indian Tribe (FMIT), the Colorado River Native Nations Alliance, and other state, regional, and national organizations. During her stay in the Ward Valley area, Molly also became involved in actions carried out at the Nevada Test Site by Healing Global Wounds and Shundahai Network headed by Corbin Harney, Western Shoshone Medicine Man. In 1998, Healing Global Wounds became H.O.M.E. (Healing Ourselves and Mother Earth) and Molly became, and continues to be, a board member of that organization.
After returning to San Luis Obispo County in 2000, she became active with Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility and with Mothers for Peace.
Sherry has been a supporter of Mothers for Peace for many years and then stepped in as a Board Member. She is also a member of the Green Party and has been involved in various liberal causes. Sherry has studied drawing and painting for many years, and at Cuesta College she learned the excitement of creating “protest paintings” which combine her activism with art. Some of the themes in her artwork have been: the Rodney King riots, the first Iraq war, and America’s use of torture. Her work combines her interests in art, activism, Buddhism, Native American (Lakota) spirituality, and Japanese language and culture.
The hideousness of highly radioactive nuclear waste—lethal for society’s eternity—has kept her focused more recently on the utter insanity of dependence on nuclear energy.