Our Staff

Bob Fulkerson, State Director

Bob has worked as Executive Director of Citizen Alert, a statewide grassroots environmental organization, from 1984 to 1994. He has also served as adjunct faculty at the UNR School of Social Work, teaching classes on oppression and privilege. A fifth-generation Nevadan, Bob was on the staff of Senator Paul Laxalt while attending George Washington University. Bob serves on the board of High Country News and the advisory board of The Note Ables, a performing arts group for people with disabilities. He is a 2006-7 fellow in the Rockwood Leadership Program’s yearlong national fellowship for transformative leadership in the nonprofit sector, and a recipient of the “Leadership for A Changing World” Award from the Ford Foundation. Bob received the Arcus Social Justice Leadership Fellowship at Kalamazoo College in 2011. In addition to his work, Bob’s premier loves are his life partner and family, teaching yoga, folk music and all aspects of nature in the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada.

Laura Martin, Associate Director

A graduate of Colorado State University (Media Studies major, African American Studies minor), Laura has a strong background in organizing with an emphasis on social justice and anti-racism. Laura moved to Las Vegas in 2007 from her hometown of Colorado Springs to organize with SEIU Local 1107. After working for University of Nevada Las Vegas and Americans for Democratic Action, Laura joined PLAN as an organizer, then Communications Director, and now serves as the Associate Director. She is a proud member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Las Vegas chapter, board member of Nevada’s chapter of the Sierra Club, and board member of the Western States Center.

Amanda Khan, State Field Director

Amanda started with us as the Economic Justice Organizer, where she spent 2017 fighting the ACA repeal attempts. As the State Field Director, Amanda is working to transform power within disenfranchised communities. Amanda has a passion for immigration, and is a child of formerly undocumented parents, and has a family member directly impacted by the current administration’s deportation policies. In her free time, Amanda is the food writer for the online publication BrownGirl Magazine, and also has a personal blog where she writes about curry, and aunties with a political flare.

Beverly Harry, Native Community Organizer

Beverly Harry is a member of the Navajo Tribe within the Four Corners Region. She began working with us in 2016 during the election and had served as volunteer to many events. Although working in organizing, her knowledge and work with water quality and fisheries management are also her passion. Beverly works with the 27 member tribes to assist in voter outreach and tribal empowerment projects.

 

Leslie Turner, Mass Liberation Organizer

Leslie is a California native, but has lived in Nevada on and off since 2007 when she made her way back to the Valley to complete studies in criminal justice and sociology at UNLV. She brings over 15 years of experience working with adults, youth, and families who have been directly impacted by systematic racism on various levels. She most recently was working in a local juvenile detention center, assisting young people and their families break free from cycles of incarceration. Leslie is passionate about ending mass incarceration and the school to prison pipeline. It is with that enthusiasm that she began working for PLAN as the senior organizer for the Decarceration Project. Leslie spends her time away from organizing, chasing after her energetic 2 year old son, Nasir.

Megan Lewis, Electoral Organizer

Megan leads a volunteer canvass that aims to empower and uplift communities of color in Washoe County as well as register voters to build a strong and prepared community surrounding the issues that are impacting them on a legislative and electoral level. Her passion for making a difference in the political system was sparked in the 2016 primaries. Since the young age of 17 she has been a focused and motivated activist who has traveled across Nevada and most recently served as a Field Director for a Virginia delegates race. After losing the race by a coin toss she returned to Reno with a new found understanding of the importance of every single vote. During her down time she volunteers for the NAACP as a sitting member of the Criminal Justice Committee focused on ending mass incarceration.

Briceida Castro, Electoral Organizer

Briceida was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. Her passion for serving the community began as a child as she was inspired to become a police officer. Her worries about her family’s future and loved ones amplified after the 2016 elections. Briceida knew it was time for her to protect and serve her community in a greater presence. She began attending numerous local events to stay informed on current immigration issues, started volunteering with PLAN and soon after joined the team as a canvasser.

 

Jon Bush, Electoral Organizer