SmartAirLA is a nonprofit public-private-partnership organization. We are a team of experienced technology entrepreneurs, environmental health, and medical experts, along with senior officials from community health agencies, city informatics and neighborhood empowerment groups.
Jeanne Holm, Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor, Assistant General Manager, Deputy CIO Information Technology Agency, City of Los Angeles
Michael Kelly, Executive Director, Los Angeles Coalition for Economy and Jobs
Sande Okelo, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Director, Pediatric Asthma Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
Ilan Shapiro, Medical Director of Health Education & Wellness, AltaMed. Board of Governor, L.A. Care
Ted Smith, Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Evirome Institute at University of Louisville School of Medicine, Founder of AIR Louisville, Former Louisville Chief Civic Innovation Officer
Ray Cheung leads the partnerships to implement SmartAirLA’s strategic objectives. He is an Air Louisville Fellow and recently served as a FUSE Executive Fellow for civic innovation at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Ray has over two decades of expertise in promoting sustainability and clean technology deployment. Previous roles include Executive Director of the US-China Energy Cooperation Program, which was recognized by the Obama White House and the US Secretary of State John Kerry as a model of US-China cooperation on climate change. Ray also was an advisor to the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, Chairman of AIG Companies in China, and manager of the World Resources Institute’s clean technology incubator. In addition, Ray was a correspondent for the Economist Intelligence Unit and the South China Morning Post covering China’s international relations, energy and environmental landscape. Early in his career, Ray was an AmeriCorps service-learning coordinator in an underserved community in South San Francisco. A native of Los Angeles, Ray holds a BS in Conservation Resources Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Mala Nanda, Advisor
Mala Nanda is a FUSE Executive Advisor for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, in which she leads the effort to optimize laboratory effectiveness and efficiency. Mala has more than 10 years of executive management experience with Fortune 500 and privately-held companies. Having lived and worked in the US, China and India, and led cross-functional teams across Australia and Asia, she brings a multi-cultural understanding to leadership practices. Mala most recently worked with companies to overcome growth challenges and develop senior leaders. Mala holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, a Masters of Engineering Management from Northwestern University and a BA from Hood College.