Janiele Maffei is the Chief Mitigation Officer at the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), where she manages the California Residential Mitigation Program, the retrofit incentive program Earthquake Brace and Bolt, various research projects, and other mitigation efforts that will benefit both policyholders and California homeowners. She received an M.S. degree in Civil (Structural) Engineering and A.B. degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and is licensed as a Civil Engineer and Structural Engineer, with over 40 years of experience in the design of new buildings, retrofit designs of existing buildings, seismic evaluations, seismic loss estimation studies, design of equipment anchorages, preparation of construction documents, project management, and construction administration. After fifteen years as a project manager and regional office director with Degenkolb Engineers, she opened her own practice where she managed complex design projects, before joiniing CEA in 2011. She is a past President of the Northern California Chapter and previously served on the Board of Directors as Secretary-Treasurer.