Board Leadership
board leadership

Jennifer Raley


Jennifer Raley has been with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative for over 20 years, and has focused on energy efficiency and energy conservation programs for the past 13 years. She is currently responsible for SMECO’s EmPOWER Maryland residential and commercial programs and SMECO’s demand response programs. She develops and implements SMECO’s new programs also manages the Key Accounts program for large commercial customer-members.

board leadership

Mike Sowko

Vice Chair

Mike is a seasoned professional with a passion for meteorology and public service, with over 23 years of experience working in government, specifically with NOAA/NWS. He currently serves as a Supervisory Meteorologist at NWS Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD and Chief of the NWS Performance and Evaluation Branch.


Jen Desimone

Managing Director

jdesimone@mwcog.org   |   202.962.3360

With more than 20 years of experience in air quality – including forecasting, planning, outreach, marketing, and data visualization – Jen serves as Clean Air Partners Managing Director and Air Program Chief with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.


Anna Marshall

Baltimore Metropolitan Region Coordinator

amarshall@baltometro.org   |   410.732.0500 x 1050

Anna earned her Master's in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University in 2021, focusing on environmental planning and climate change adaptation. She has experience in hazard mitigation and resiliency planning, and is passionate about working on solutions to improve public health and sustainability in communities. Anna serves as support staff for Clean Air Partners and as the Environmental Planner at Baltimore Metropolitan Council.

Board of Directors

Olivia Achuko

District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment

Gary Allen

Center for Chesapeake Communities

Christina Bacon

Commuter Connections

Sarah Bagley

City of Alexandria

John Bullock

City of Baltimore

Angela Conroy

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Phil Croskey

MD Energy Advisors

Bob Erdman

Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC

Hosein Foroutan

Virginia Tech

Tracye Funn

Washington Gas

Nathan Gillespie


Sylvia Glass

Loudoun County

Mary Haberl

Virginia Green Initiative

Dawn Hawkins-Nixon

Prince George’s County

Heidi Mitter

Virginia Department of Transportation

Brian O'Malley

Central Maryland Transportation Alliance

Nia Reed-Jones

Black People Ride Bikes

Najib Salehi

Loudoun County

Kelsey Sisko

Maryland Department of the Environment

Kari Snyder

Maryland Department of Transportation

Meredith Soniat

District Department of Transportation

Michael Taylor

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Janiece Timmons


Glenna Tinney

Citizen Representative

Kudret Utebay


Jed Weeks


Kristen Willard

Global Allergy and Airways Patient Platform