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   |   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   |   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.


Clean Air Partners' Breathe Easy Campaign

July 15, 2018   |   HOT99.5

“Breathe Easy” Campaign: What You Can do to Help Baltimore's Air Quality

July 13, 2018   |   Fox45 Baltimore

Code Red: Air Quality in DC Area Dips to New Lows

July 10, 2018   |   WTOP

Breathe Easy in Baltimore with These Simple Lifestyle Changes

June 21, 2018   |   WBAL TV

Local Group Pushing For Cleaner Air In Baltimore Region With Campaign

June 21, 2018   |   CBS Baltimore

With Start of Summer, 'Breathe Easy' Campaign Urges Public to Consider Air Quality, Public Health

June 21, 2018   |   Baltimore Sun

With Temperatures Blazing, Why Is D.C. Seeing Fewer Code Red Days For Air Quality

July 21, 2017   |   WAMU

The Importance of Air Quality Alerts

July 14, 2017   |   WJLA

Clean Air Partners Celebrates 20th Anniversary

May 17, 2017   |   PR Newswire – various outlets

Commuter of the Year Takes Bus Everywhere

May 05, 2016   |   Frederick News Post

Ditching Your Car on World Car Free Day

September 21, 2016   |   Washington Post

Good day to play outside? Learn about air pollution to find out

August 03, 2015   |   Washington Post

The Revival of Telephone Weather Forecasts in Washington, D.C.

September 06, 2015   |   Washington Post

Ozone Season and Air Quality Tips

May 19, 2015   |   FOX 45 Morning News

Have You Listened To Your Lungs Today?

July 06, 2015   |   Green Living Guy

Why is Air Quality Important?

October 16, 2015   |   WUSA