Board Leadership
board leadership

William Ellis


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.

board leadership

Fatemeh Allahdoust

Vice Chair

Fatemeh has a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning with over 27 years of experience in Transportation Planning at Virginia Department of Transportation in the Northern Virginia Office. She is currently working in the field of Transportation Demand Management and manages several regional and corridor wide projects.


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

Gary Allen

Center for Chesapeake Communities

Susan Anenberg

George Washington University

Marina Budimir

Commuter Connections

Hon. John Bullock

City of Baltimore

Austina Casey

District Department of Transportation

Phil Croskey

MD Energy Advisors

Beverly Fourier

Citizen Representative

Tracye Funn

Washington Gas

Hon. Jim Gilchrist

Maryland House of Delegates

Mary Haberl

Virginia Green Initiative

Dawn Hawkins-Nixon

Prince George’s County

Mike Heslin


Hon. Leta Mach

City of Greenbelt

Randy Mosier

Maryland Department of the Environment

John O'Donnell

Washington Area New Dealers Association

Brian O'Malley

Central Maryland Transportation Alliance

Dayna Paszkiet

Enterprise RideShare

Dr. Janet Phoenix

Breathe DC

John Quinn

Baltimore Gas & Electric

Jennifer Raley

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Sevgi Rudd

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

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