Bakeyah Nelson , Executive Director

Dr. Bakeyah Nelson has been working to improve public health for the past several years in the Houston region. Prior to joining Air Alliance Houston, Dr. Nelson most recently served as a consultant supporting work to advance the dialogue about the policies and practices that produce health inequities which includes the overconcentration of environmental hazards and exposures in communities of color and low-income. She previously served in the Office of Policy and Planning for Harris County Public Health where she was responsible for monitoring community health status throughout Harris County and facilitating the planning and implementation of community-based assessment initiatives to improve health.

Paige Powell, Director of Operations

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Paige has worked with Air Alliance Houston since 2013, but has been a public servant and advocate for the environment since her youth. An alumna of the University of Houston, she studied economics and political science as an undergrad, and currently pursues a Certified Public Manager designation from the Hobby School of Public Affairs. Outside of these, Paige spends her time raising a young daughter, volunteering with local youth organizations, playing music, practicing yoga, and crafting in needlepoint.

Juan Flores, Community Outreach Coordinator

Juan Flores

Juan is a Community Outreach Coordinator for Air Alliance Houston.  He is a Houston area native and studied at the University of Houston.  He is a community activist and community leader. Juan enjoys family, sports, the outdoors, and being part of many great social organizations.

Leticia Ablaza, Community Outreach Coordinator

Mayor Turner and Leticia

Leticia is a Houston native and the Community Outreach Coordinator for our Pasadena Community Project. She is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and of Milby High School. She previously served as the Chief of Staff for City Council District A Councilmember Helena Brown.