Our staff of seven employees work 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, Operations and Finance Manager
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, Community Engagement Manager
Jeremy is the newest member of the ACLU of Idaho, having joined in October of 2017. Jeremy recently moved to Idaho after living abroad in Spain where he worked as a freelance writer and English language instructor. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in professional journalism and has been working internationally in digital media and education for more than five years.
Kathy Griesmyer, Policy Director
Kathy joined the ACLU of Idaho in 2011 and currently serves as the chief lobbyist for the organization. Before joining the ACLU of Idaho, Kathy worked on a civic engagement campaign to organize Idahoans to exercise their right to vote and educate them on Idaho's election system. Kathy graduated from the University of Oregon in 2010.
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.
Molly Kafka, Community Lawyer-Organizer Fellow
Molly joined the ACLU of Idaho in September of 2017. She was previously a public defender for Palm Beach County in Florida. She earned her law degree at City University of New York School of Law where she dedicated her time to social justice. She's worked with Urban Justice Center in New York doing homeless outreach and with the Tribal Defense Office on the Flathead reservation in Montana where she expanded upon her commitment to client-centered public defense.
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.