Newsom taps Pacheco-Warner to Calif. Air Board

California Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Tania Pacheco-Werner to the California Air Resources Board. 

Pacheco-Werner, a Democrat, is the Assistant Co-Director at the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at Fresno State since 2019. 

She first joined the institute at 2015, and she served as a lecturer at Fresno State in the sociology department from 2011-2017. 

Earlier this year, Pacheco-Werner was appointed to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. 

She is also a member of the American Public Health Association’s Latino Caucus for Public Health. 

The California Air Resources Board promotes climate change programs and oversees all air pollution control efforts throughout the state.

The board consists of 16 members, and Pacheco-Werner will have to be confirmed by the State Senate prior to taking her seat.

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at