Meet Our Dedicated Team

Learn more about our staff working towards the Air Alliance Houston mission and goals.

Our Staff

We’re a small but ambitious team with a shared passion for helping improve our air to ensure a healthy and equitable future for Houston communities.

Bakeyah Nelson, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Bakeyah Nelson, Ph.D., has served as the Executive Director of Alliance Houston for two years. Prior to serving as Executive Director, she led a consulting firm focused on advancing health equity. She previously served in the Office of Policy and Planning for Harris County Public Health where she was responsible for monitoring community health initiatives to reduce environmental inequities where people live, work, learn, and play.

Corey Williams

Research and Policy Director

Paige Powell

Director of Operations

Leticia Ablaza

Director of Government Affairs and Community Outreach

Juan Flores

Community Outreach Coordinator

Riikka Pohjankoski

Communications Manager

Harrison Humphreys

Transportation Advocate

Zachariah Ebrahim

Project and Administrative Assistant