The OpenAQ Team implements the day-to-day work of the organization, striving to meet the needs of those who contribute to, use and benefit from the OpenAQ Platform. Based in the U.S., we work remotely.


The OpenAQ Governing Board stewards the organization, focusing on high-level strategy, oversight and accountability. Members serve as ambassadors and advocates for OpenAQ. The Executive Director serves as CEO of the Governing Board.

Amrit Sharma


Amrit Sharma is a Developer Advocate in Toronto at ecobee, a Canadian smart home company that invented the world’s first smart thermostat. He was Software Engineer at Thomson Reuters, is a published journalist, and created the Emoji Air Pollution Map and Smokey, the friendly air quality chatbot.

Erin Robinson


Erin is the CEO and co-founder of Metadata Game Changers which champions good data management practices working with academic and government clients. She was the Executive Director for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) where she cultivated the Air Quality Cluster to promote standard data practices across organizations.

Matt Whitney

Member at large

Matt Whitney is Head of Data at the Clean Air Fund, a foundation supporting action on air pollution globally. He is responsible for strategy, partnerships, and programme delivery for the Fund’s technical portfolio. He has a background in climate science and was previously at the UK National Physical Laboratory.

Nathan Pavlovic

Member at large

Nathan is Lead Geospatial Data Scientist at Sonoma Technology, where his teams advance scientific knowledge and provide actionable information on air quality. With a background in Geography and GIS, he specializes in remote sensing, spatial analysis, and machine learning applications in air quality, fire and smoke, and health exposure.

Pallavi Pant, PhD


Pallavi is Head of Global Health at the Health Effects Institute where she supports research, capacity strengthening and science communication in regions with high air pollution. She serves on the editorial boards of several journals and advises Chintan and Sensing Local in India.


Members of the OpenAQ Advisory Board provide strategic advice and are enthusiastic advocates for OpenAQ in their respective fields and communities.

Douglas Varley, JD

Bezos Earth Fund

United States

Jessica Seddon, PhD

Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs; The Institutional Architecture Lab

United States

Martin Schultz, PhD

Forschungszentrum Jülich


Michael Brauer, ScD

The University of British Columbia


Olaf Veerman

Development Seed


Priya Shankar

Bloomberg Philanthropies

United States

Priyanka deSouza

University of Colorado - Denver

United States

Romain Lacombe



Sarath Guttikunda, PhD

Urban Emissions


Tom Lee


United States

Community Ambassadors

Together with OpenAQ, Community Ambassadors commit to advocating for data transparency and contribute to the collective action against air pollution. Meet the 2024 cohort below, and learn more about the program here.

Working with OpenAQ

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