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.
Chris Hagerbaumer joined OpenAQ March 2022. She provides strategic leadership, runs operations, manages OpenAQ’s mighty team, and cultivates collaborative relationships in pursuit of a core human right: the right to breathe clean air.
Chris came to OpenAQ with 26 years of experience in the nonprofit …
Dr. Colleen Marciel F. Rosales
Strategic Partnerships Director
Colleen joined OpenAQ August 2022. At OpenAQ, Colleen builds strategic relationships with air quality stakeholders worldwide—introducing people to the OpenAQ platform, spurring data-informed projects that advance clean air objectives, and supporting partnerships across sectors and geographies. …
Data Analyst & Developer
Gabe Fosse joined OpenAQ August 2022. In his role at OpenAQ, Gabe works to uncover insights and trends in the organization’s vast repository of air quality data. He is also responsible for developing and maintaining the systems that enable OpenAQ to gather and disseminate this data to the …
Director of Technology
Russ Biggs joined OpenAQ October 2021. He leads the development and strategic direction of the OpenAQ data platform and tools. Prior to OpenAQ, Russ worked across a variety of sectors including archaeological and environmental consulting, humanitarian assistance, and open data. A classical …
The OpenAQ Governing Board stewards the organization, focusing on high-level strategy, oversight and accountability. Members serve as ambassadors and advocates for OpenAQ.
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 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.
Heidi is a physical chemist and open data enthusiast who has conducted atmospheric science research and taught analytical and physical chemistry at liberal arts colleges.
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.
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.
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
Jessica Seddon, PhD
World Resources Institute
Martin Schultz, PhD
Michael Brauer, ScD
The University of British Columbia
Pallavi Pant, PhD
Health Effects Institute
Sarath Guttikunda, PhD
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