Dorene D'Adamo was appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board by Governor Brown in 2013. She previously served on the state Air Resources Board from 1999-2013 under the Brown, Schwarzenegger and Davis Administrations, where she was instrumental in the board's air quality and climate change programs and regulations.

Over a 20-year-period, Dorene served in various capacities for members of the U.S. Congress from the San Joaquin Valley, working primarily on environmental, water and agricultural legislative policy. She was a representative on Gov. Davis’s CALFED team and the Governor's "Red Team" for UC Merced. She currently serves on the Valley Coalition for UC Merced's Medical School and on the board of the Governor's Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley.

Dorene received degrees from UC Davis and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law