Our Team


Jennifer M. Hadayia, MPA

Executive Director

Now Hiring

Research and Policy Director


Government Relations and Community Outreach Director

Now Hiring

Legal Director


Community Air Monitoring Program Manager

Harrison Humphreys

Climate Programs Manager

Melissa Beeler, AICP

Transportation Justice Coordinator

Alexander Spike

Climate Justice Coordinator

Alondra Torres

Climate Justice Coordinator

Genesis Granados

Environmental Justice Outreach Coordinator


Research and Policy Coordinator


Communications Director


Communications Coordinator

Now Hiring

Social Media Manager


Director of Operations


Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Our Board is made up of leaders who bring a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm to Air Alliance Houston. They help direct our vision and serve as clean air advocates in Houston area communities.

The organizational affiliations are listed for identification purposes only.

Jonathan Ross, J.D.

Susman Godfrey, LLP

Chanler Langham

Susman Godfrey, LLP

Phyllis Griffin Epps, J.D.

PGE Consulting

Lucy Randel

Vice President

Ernesto Paredes

Galena Park/Jacinto City Rotary Club

Steve Pavel

Lone Star College

Mustapha Beydoun, Ph.D.


Graciela Lubertino, PhD

Terence Thorn

JKM Consulting

Blythe Mansfield, MD, MPH, MS

Infectious Disease Physician

Lauren Salomon, Ph.D.

People Advantage

Air Quality Advocates Committee

The Air Quality Advocates Committee’s mission is to educate Houstonians, empower communities, and mobilize advocates to influence public policies that improve air quality.

Chelbi Mims

Committee Chair

Kristen Young Lee

Tony Pathyil

Samiksha Deme

Blythe Mansfield

Steve Stelzer

Lance Hallberg

Anitha Muthuvalliappan

Elena White

Dulce Lizet Islas

Charles Doug Craig

Jayaker Kolli

Francis Nugent

Our Coalitions

We believe that collaborating with others gets us all further faster. We’re proud to be part of a number of coalitions and collaborations that share our commitment to creating healthier and more equitable communities. Find out more about some of them below.

Grantors That Make it All Possible

Thanks to all of the support from our wonderful donors, we have been able to continue our work on improving air quality, advancing environmental justice, and promoting the health of Houstonians. Their belief in our work allows us to forge ahead toward a healthy future.

American University

Environmental Defense Fund

Mitchell Foundation

Bloomberg Family Foundation

Hive Fund

Pisces Foundation

Brighid Charitable Fund

Indiana University

Public Citizen

Fidelity Charitable

Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word

David Rockefeller Family Fund

Louisiana Bucket Brigade

Tides Foundation

Energy Foundation

MacArthur Foundation

Tortuga Foundation

United Airlines