Board Leadership
board leadership

Brian O'Malley

Board Chair

Brian advocates for improving transportation throughout metropolitan Baltimore as President and CEO of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance. He previously held the position of Concurrency Manager for Carroll County, Maryland, and served as an industrial corridor planner in Chicago. He holds a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

board leadership

William Ellis

Vice Chair

As Manager of Demand Side Management for Pepco Holdings Institute, William is responsible for all of Pepco’s energy efficiency programs across Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey. In addition, William oversees energy efficiency programs specifically reaching low-income families in Maryland and New Jersey.


Jen Desimone

Managing Director

jdesimone@mwcog.org   |   202.962.3360

With 20 years of experience in air quality – including forecasting, planning, outreach, marketing, and data visualization – Jen serves as Clean Air Partners Managing Director and Air Program Chief with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.


Russ Ulrich

Baltimore Metropolitan Region Coordinator

rulrich@baltometro.org   |   410.732.9575

Russ is the Baltimore Metropolitan Council’s outreach coordinator for Air Quality and Traffic Safety Programs. He has been with Clean Air Partners for almost 18 years.

Board of Directors

Olivia Achuko

District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment

Fatemah Allahdoust

Virginia Department of Transportation

Gary Allen

Center for Chesapeake Communities

Susan Anenberg

George Washington University

Ragina Averella

AAA Mid-Atlantic

Austina Casey

District Department of Transportation

George Clark

Commuter Connections

Hon. Luke Clippinger

Maryland House of Delegates

Hon. Eileen Filler Corn

Virginia House of Delegates

Beverly Fourier

Citizen Representative

Tracye Funn

Washington Gas

Dawn Hawkins-Nixon

Prince George’s County

Mike Heslin


Hon. Leta Mach

City of Greenbelt

John McKie

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Randy Mosier

Maryland Department of the Environment

John O'Donnell

Washington Area New Dealers Association

Dayna Paszkiet

Enterprise RideShare

Dr. Janet Phoenix

Breathe DC

John Quinn

Baltimore Gas & Electric

Jennifer Raley

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Liz Rogers

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Najib Salehi

Loudoun County

Kari Snyder

Maryland Department of Transportation

Janiece Timmons


Glenna Tinney

Citizen Representative

Kudret Utebay

The Cadmus Group

Kristen Willard

COPD Foundation

Hon. Kristen Umstaddt

Loudoun County