ESPC Board & Staff

Equality State Policy Center Executive Board

The ESPC operates under the direction of a board of directors that meets three times a year. Each member organization has a seat on the board. A six-member executive board, assisted by the executive director, enables the organization to advance its work when decisions are needed quickly.

  • Marcia Shanor, Chair
  • Chesie Lee , Vice-chair
  • Ron Sniffin, Treasurer
  • Cory Runion, Labor representative
  • Skye Schell, Interim Conservation representative
  • Tara Muir, Social Justice representative

ESPC Board Members by Member Organization

  • AFL-CIO, Wyoming State Sen. John Hastert, Cheyenne, WY
  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Cory Runion, Chairman, Cheyenne, WY
  • Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division Glen Hackman, Gillette, W
  • Cheyenne Professional Firefighters, IAAF Local #279 Joe Fender, Cheyenne, WY
  • Greater Yellowstone Coalition Pat Kearney, Jackson, WY
  • Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance Skye Schell, Jackson, WY
  • Northwest Carpenters Council, Wyoming Chapter Currently Vacant
  • Operating Engineers, Local 800 Scott Norris, Casper, WY
  • Powder River Basin Resource Council Patricia Davis Gibson, Sheridan, WY
  • Sierra Club, Wyoming Chapter Connie Wilbert, Laramie, WY
  • Southwest Wyoming Central Labor Council Currently Vacant
  • United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters of America, Local 192 Brian Almquist, Cheyenne, WY
  • United Steelworkers Union Local 13214 Mike Burd, Green River, WY
  • SMART Transportation Division of United Transportation Union Stan Blake, Green River, WY
  • Utility Workers Union of America, Local #127 John Kenfield, Casper, WY
  • Wyoming Association of Churches Chesie Lee, Riverton, WY
  • Wyoming Building and Construction Trades Council Doug Thomas, Rock Springs, WY
  • Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Tara Muir, Laramie, WY
  • Wyoming Conference of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Charlie Dockham, Casper, WY
  • Wyoming Education Association Ron Sniffin, Cheyenne, WY
  • Wyoming Equality/United Gays and Lesbians of Wyoming Sara Burlingame, Cheyenne, WY
  • Wyoming Outdoor Council Stephanie Kessler, Lander, WY
  • Wyoming Public Employees Association Betty Jo Beardsley, Cheyenne, WY
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association Marcia Shanor, Chair, Thermopolis, WY
  • Wyoming Wilderness Association Shaleas Harrison, Laramie, WY


Equality State Policy Center Staff

Phoebe Stoner, Executive Director

pstoner-headshotPhoebe moved to Wyoming for its open spaces, wildlife, and unique
ecology, which perfectly complimented her background in biology and love for the natural world. Environmental education brought her to Jackson in 2012, and through her involvement in the community, she developed a deep passion for grassroots activism, community organizing, and civic engagement. Over the past few years, Phoebe has organized and fundraised for several local and state level campaigns and initiatives and is driven to work every day to make Wyoming a better place. In her spare time, you might find her participating in her local community, playing basketball, or exploring the vast landscapes of our state.  You can contact Phoebe at phoebe [at] equalitystate [dot] org


Brooke Nisley, Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Brooke is a senior at the University of Wyoming studying social work. Her current roots are in Powell Wyoming, where her family is located. Brooke developed a strong interest in policy in her through her involvement with student government. She continues to grow as an activist because of her association with the ONE campaign, an anti-poverty international advocacy group. In 2015Brooke interned for an international relief and development organization in their policy department in Washington D.C. She plans on pursuing a Masters in Public Administration to continue in the fight for social justice domestically and abroad. Brooke  can be reached at bnisley [at] equalitystate [dot] org.