Dr. Joseph K. Lyou serves as President and CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air, a state-wide nonprofit organization committed to restoring clean and healthful air to all of California. The Coalition for Clean Air strives to strengthen the environmental movement by promoting broad-based community involvement, advocating responsible public policy, and providing technical expertise.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Dr. Lyou to serve on AQMD's Governing Board in June 2007.
Dr. Lyou founded the California Environmental Rights Alliance in 2003 and served as Executive Director through August 2010. He previously held management positions with the California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and the Committee to Bridge the Gap.
Dr. Lyou has spent more than 20 years helping community groups and concerned individuals with environmental protection issues, including air and water pollution, the clean-up of contaminated sites, radioactive waste, toxic materials, and environmental justice.
He received his Ph.D. from UC Santa Cruz in 1990.