Our Team

Introducing Our Team

Wyoming Rising is an all volunteer organization. Our Leadership Team consists of officers elected by members, each serving for a term of two years. The team also includes advisors appointed from our membership. The Leadership Team plans events and messages that are consistent with WR’s goals and objectives.

Our 2023-2024 Leadership Team:

  • Phyllis Roseberry, Chair
  • Renee Tafoya, Vice-Chair
  • Deepthi Amarasuriya, Membership
  • Shelly Graham, Secretary
  • Laurie Larsen, Treasurer
  • Mitch Espeland, Communications
  • Mary Ellen Ibarra-Robinson, advisor
  • Cindy Bennett, advisor
  • Ann Pasak, advisor
  • Ysaac Amarillas, advisor
  • Mary Keller, advisor
  • Colin Monahan, advisor
  • Linda Sudduth, advisor

Our Mission and Purpose

Mission: Wyoming Rising advocates for civil liberties, quality public education, affordable health care, protection of the environment, and participation in government.
Purpose: Wyoming Rising is a non‐partisan, non-profit corporation whose purpose is working toward better governance. In keeping with this purpose, Wyoming Rising serves as an information and dissemination center for issues of concern to our members. We strive to:

  • inspire individual and collective action in support of democratic ideals and principles
  • advocate for community involvement in local, state, and national issues
  • promote civility in politics
  • promote equity, education, and good governance.

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You can always reach us at: contact@wyomingrising.org and membership@wyomingrising.org