Joseph M. Lyons, Ph.D., DPA
Joseph also serves as the alternate to Foothill Transit, the Six Basins Water Master Board, and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments.
Joseph was born in Fresno, and raised in the suburbs of Boston until his mid teens when the family moved to San Diego.
Upon graduation from high school, Joseph went on to earn Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Microbiology from San Diego State University, and later earned a Ph.D. in Immunogenetics from Vrije Universiteit Medical School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
He began his career in medical research at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine (1972-1983), and recently retired from the position he helped create in the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory at the City of Hope National Medical Center (1983-2009).
has been a Claremont, California, resident since 2002, and lives in a committed relationship with his beloved life partner, Sharyn Webb, and between them they have nine grandchildren.
The proud father of four sons, Joseph
was actively involved at all levels of the youth sports and other organized activities in which his
He was founding president of the San Dimas High School Academic Boosters Club, and was a community member on a number of school advisory boards, including the WASC Accreditation Committee.
More recently, Joseph served on the Boards of the Pomona Valley Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Inland Valley Chapter of Death Penalty Focus, and was a delegate to the Tri-City Mental Health Center's Mental Health Services Act Planning Process.
Joseph currently Chairs the Board of the Inland Valley Recovery Services.