The board helps to support the mission of the Clean Air Coalition and the work of its staff members to make our communities healthier through grassroots organizing. Our board is comprised of individuals from all walks of life who share a commitment to making life better for communities across the region. This incredible group supports the organization by fundraising, serving as organizational ambassadors and making big-picture policy decisions.


Sean Cooney

Sean’s experience with the work at Clean Air began as a member and supporter in 2009. Impressed with the passion and success of the organization’s staff and members, Sean was thrilled to be nominated for the Clean Air board in 2012. Serving on the board is a welcomed opportunity to help support the hard work that goes into the empowering organizing done in all of our campaigns. As a board member, Sean currently serves on the Clean Air fundraising committee. He lives in Buffalo with his wife Whitney and is a plaintiff’s injury attorney with the law firm of Dolce Panpeinto.


David J. Hill

Dave became familiar with the Clean Air Coalition while working as a reporter at the Tonawanda News, where he reported largely on the group’s fight against Tonawanda Coke. He left newspaper journalism in 2011 to work in the Office of University Communications at the University at Buffalo. Having joined the board in January 2013, Dave is excited to work with a passionate group of people and take a more active role in supporting the group’s efforts. A native of Hamburg, N.Y., he is a graduate of Canisius College. He resides in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village neighborhood and loves Buffalo’s gorgeous summers. And a good concert.


Brian Weil

Brian joined the board of directors in January 2013. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University at Buffalo, where he conducts research aimed at identifying new treatments for heart disease. The alignment between his interest in public health and the mission of the Clean Air Coalition first attracted Brian to the organization, and he’s excited to work with the group to promote wellness in Western New York communities. In his spare time, he enjoys cheering on Buffalo’s sports teams and spending time with his friends and family.


Ron LaBuda


Emily Terrana


Tommy Champion


Emily Battaglia


Jenn Yuhnke


Lindsay Amico


Kathryn Bryk-Friedman


Cathy Zweig


Cheryl Lyles-Lakomy


Tom Roulley


Robert Weishaupl