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The Floodplain Management Team

Engineering/Project Management

Katie Ringland, PE, CFM — Chief, Mapping Project Manager & State NFIP Coordinator

Katie is the Chief of the Floodplain Management Section and develops program goals, priorities, and objectives. She is the Coordinating Technical Partners (CTP) project manager with FEMA and the grant manager for the section. Katie also serves as the NFIP Coordinator for the state of Nebraska.

Contact Katie at (402) 471-2094 or Katie.Ringland@nebraska.gov

 

Jamie Reinke, PE, CFM — Mapping Project Manager & Engineer

Jamie serves as the CTP project manager with FEMA and helps develop guidelines and procedures for mapping work. She completes project task reviews and conducts detailed and approximate hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, oversees engineering and mapping staff, prepares flood insurance studies, and reviews engineering and mapping submittals. Jamie also coordinates with consulting firms to complete Floodplain Management Section’s contracted CTP projects and performs Technical Reviews submitted by local jurisdictions.

Contact Jamie at (402) 471-3957 or Jamie.Reinke@nebraska.gov

 


Outreach

Chuck Chase  Outreach Coordinator & NFIP Specialist

Chuck serves as a point of contact for floodplain management questions. He assists with floodplain ordinance review and adoption, provides floodplain management assistance through Community Assistance Visits (CAVs), Community Assistance Contacts (CACs), training sessions, and technical assistance phone calls and correspondence.

Contact Chuck at (402)471-9422 or Chuck.Chase@nebraska.gov

 

Adele Phillips  Floodplain Mitigation Planner

Adele serves as a point of contact for floodplain management questions and mitigation planning assistance. She administers the Flood Mitigation Assistance program and provides floodplain management assistance through Community Assistance Contacts (CACs), project and plan review, developing resource documents, and fielding technical assistance phone calls and correspondence.

Contact Adele at (402) 471-9252 or Adele.Phillips@nebraska.gov

 

Elijah Kaufman  NFIP & Outreach Specialist

Elijah serves as a point of contact for floodplain management questions. He assists with outreach events to help communities communicate flood risk, as well as outreach events related to mapping projects. Elijah assists with maintaining NFIP databases, ordinance review, and Community Assistance Contacts (CACs).

Contact Elijah at (402) 471-0640 or Elijah.Kaufman@nebraska.gov

 

 


Engineering

Jared Ashton, PE, CFM — Engineer

Jared serves as a project manager and helps develop guidelines and procedures for mapping work. He conducts approximate and detailed hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for mapping, reviews and approves BFE determinations, prepares floodplain reports, and delineates floodplains. Jared also reviews engineering work developed during FEMA mapping projects and performs Technical Reviews submitted by local jurisdictions, to verify accuracy and that they follow FEMA guidelines.

Contact Jared at (402) 471-0500 or Jared.Ashton@nebraska.gov

 

Stefan Schaepe, PE, CFM — Engineer

Stefan serves as a project manager and helps develop guidelines and procedures for mapping work. He conducts approximate and detailed hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for mapping, reviews and approves BFE determinations, prepares floodplain reports, and delineates floodplains. Stefan also reviews engineering work developed during FEMA mapping projects and performs Technical Reviews submitted by local jurisdictions, to verify accuracy and that they follow FEMA guidelines.

Contact Stefan at (402) 471-0644 or Stefan.Schaepe@nebraska.gov

 

Deanna Ringenberg, EI, CFM — Engineer

Deanna conducts approximate and detailed hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for mapping and BFE requests, prepares floodplain reports, and delineates floodplains. She creates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Draft FIRM databases, metadata and FEMA submissions based on FEMA’s guidelines.

Contact Deanna at (402) 471-2243 or Deanna.Ringenberg@nebraska.gov

 

Erika Bowman, EI — Engineer

Erika conducts approximate and detailed hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for mapping and BFE requests, prepares floodplain reports, and delineates floodplains. She creates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Draft FIRM databases, metadata, and FEMA submissions based on FEMA’s guidelines.

Contact Erika at (402) 471-2240 or at Erika.Bowman@nebraska.gov

 

Eric Watermeier — Engineer

Eric conducts approximate and detailed hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for mapping and BFE requests, prepares floodplain reports, and delineates floodplains. He creates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Draft FIRM databases, metadata, and FEMA submissions based on FEMA’s guidelines.

Contact Eric at (402) 471-0585 or at Eric.Watermeier@nebraska.gov

 

 


Mapping and Technical Assistance

Ryan Johnson, CFM — Floodplain Mapping Lead

Ryan conducts approximate hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for BFE requests and mapping, and delineates floodplains. He creates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Draft FIRM databases, and metadata based on FEMA’s guidelines. Ryan also reviews work performed by mapping specialists to ensure compliance with FEMA guidelines and standards.

Contact Ryan at (402) 471-1221 or Ryan.P.Johnson@nebraska.gov

 

Jeehoon Kim — Floodplain Mapping Specialist

Jeehoon delineates floodplains and produces flood risk products. He creates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Draft FIRM databases, metadata, Flood Risk Products, and FEMA submissions based on FEMA’s guidelines.

Contact Jeehoon at (402) 471-1223 or Jeehoon.Kim@nebraska.gov

 

 

Isaac Remboldt — Floodplain Mapping Specialist

Isaac delineates floodplains and produces flood risk products. He creates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Draft FIRM databases, metadata, Flood Risk Products, and FEMA submissions based on FEMA’s guidelines.

Contact Isaac at (402) 471-2242 or Isaac.Remboldt@nebraska.gov

 

 

Jacob Bruihler, CFM — Floodplain Mapping Specialist

Jacob delineates floodplains, and he creates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Draft FIRM databases, metadata, Flood Risk Products, and FEMA submissions based on FEMA’s guidelines.

Contact Jacob at (402) 471-0572 or at Jacob.Bruihler@nebraska.gov

 


Administrative Services​

Michele York — Administrative Assistant

Michele assists with outreach event preparation and scheduling, verifies contact information for communities, reviews documents for accuracy prior to distribution, assists with preparing FEMA reporting documents, and various other tasks related to the Floodplain Management Section’s responsibilities.

Contact Michele at (402) 471-1214 or Michele.York@nebraska.gov

 

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