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Phil Serna
Sacramento Region Air District

Daniel Sperling
Automotive Related Member

Bay Area AQMD Member

Dorene D'Adamo
Law Member

Mrs. Barbara Riordan
Mojave Desert AQMD Member

John R. Balmes, M.D.
Physician Member

Hector De La Torre
Public Member

Sandra Berg
Public Member


Ron Roberts
San Diego APCD Member

Alexander Sherriffs, M.D.
San Joaquin Valley APCD Member

South Coast AQMD Member

Scientific Review Panel Members
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The Air Resources Board (Board) consists of 11 members appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate. All members serve "at the pleasure" of the Governor. The Board members serve part time, except the Chairperson, who serves full time.
Members must meet qualifications specified in the law. Five members must be chosen from the boards of local air quality management districts:
  • One Each from the
    • San Diego Air Pollution Control District
    • San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District
    • San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
    • South Coast Air Quality Management District (Greater Los Angeles Region)
    • and One from Any Other District.
  • Three other members fill specific categories:
    • One must have expertise in automotive engineering or a closely related field.
    • One must have expertise in science, agriculture, or law.
    • One must be a physician and surgeon, or health effects expert.
    • One of the three remaining members must have expertise in air pollution control, or must meet the qualifications of one of the three categories mentioned above.
  • The remaining two members are public members.
The Governor appoints a fulltime Chairperson to the Board from among its members.
The Board meets monthly, in various locations of the state. The members receive travel expenses in accordance with rates established by the Department of Personnel Administration.

Each Board member contributes her/his expertise and talent to the ARB's programs. Such activities include: giving speeches, serving on committees of the Board and other governmental committees such as the ARB Agricultural Advisory Committee, Southern California Association of Governments, San Joaquin Valley Air Quality Study Committee, and participating in various ARB workshops.