Board Members & Committee Chairs




Image result for megan bender ch2m Megan Bender, PE, CFM, Chair

Megan Bender is a water resources engineer with Jacobs Engineering (formerly CH2M) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has her PE in the State of Wisconsin and Certified Floodplain Manager license, and started with CH2M in 2015. She received her BS degrees in Geological Engineering and Geology and Geophysics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2007, and her MS in Environmental Engineering – Water Resources from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 2012. She works on a variety of projects including floodplain management and hydrologic and hydraulic floodplain modeling, hydraulic modeling of sewer collection and water distribution systems, green infrastructure and stormwater management, and water quality modeling as well. In her spare time, Megan enjoys lakefront walks with her two dogs, playing volleyball, reading fiction, and spending time with friends and family.

E-mail: Megan Bender

Wisconsin DNR sends layoff notices to 57 employees ... Michelle Staff, CFM, Vice Chair

Michelle Staff is the Statewide Floodplain Policy Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. She coordinates federal, state and local floodplain development regulations as well as the National Flood Insurance Program for nearly 550 Wisconsin communities. Her duties also include assisting with the coordination of floodplain mapping, flood disaster response, and flood mitigation activities in Wisconsin. Prior working for the WDNR, she worked 20 years in county government in the administration and enforcement of zoning, floodplain, land division, sanitation, and subdivision ordinances. During the 2008 flooding event, Michelle conducted over 500 substantial damage assessments and issued hundreds of land use permits for flood damage repairs. She saw firsthand how a flooding disaster can impact a community. She has a BS in Geography/Geology from UW-Whitewater and Master of Public Administration (MPA) from UW-Oshkosh. She is a Certified Floodplain Manager through the National Association of Floodplain Managers.

E-mail: Michelle Staff

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Jacob Maas, CFM, Secretary
Jacob is the Zoning & Floodplain Administrator for the City of Watertown. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a master’s degree from Western Michigan University. Both degrees are in the field of geography. Prior to serving as the City of Watertown’s Zoning & Floodplain Administrator, Jacob worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Texas State University-San Marcos, and the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Each educational and professional pathway has focused on water resources and its interface with human-environmental systems. Jacob is grateful to work in the Upper Rock River Watershed, where every year is a unique and dynamic case study in water resources management!

E-mail: Jacob Maas

Diane Doll, EIT, Treasurer
Diane is a water resource engineer at M Squared Engineering in Cedarburg, WI. She attended college at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and earned a BS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Water Resource and Environmental Engineering. Currently, she works on various projects including General Mitchell International Airport (GMIA)’s Airport Layout Plan, Mile-Long-Bridge Tri-State Tollway hydraulic modeling, and private development design projects. In addition, she provides field support for survey, staking, and construction inspection. She has a passion for sustainable development, green infrastructure, and hydraulic modeling. In her free time, Diane enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog and riding her horses.

E-mail: Diane Doll

Laura Rozumalski, PE, CFM, Past Chair
Laura is owner and president of FreshWater Engineering LLC in Madison, WI. She is a technical expert in multi-dimensional hydrodynamic modeling, stormwater green infrastructure design, waterways restoration, sediment transport, and H&H modeling. Her high level responsibilities include project management, construction oversight, fieldwork, and building and managing client relationships. A recognized leader who delivers results.

E-mail: Laura Rozumalski


WI DNR Liaison Michelle Staff
Legislative Committee Dave Fowler
Scholarship Committee Katie Sommers
Membership Committee Kristen Belan
Awards Committee Laura Herrick
Conference Planning Committee Laura Rozumalski
Education Committee Terry Tavera
Website Committee Ryan Van Camp
Newsletter Committee Betsy Powers


Meeting minutes can be found by clicking here.