Janiele Maffei

California Earthquake Authority

As chief mitigation officer and research director for the California Earthquake Authority, Janiele Maffei is responsible for managing activities that support mitigation of vulnerable residential structures in California against seismic risks. These activities include education and research efforts, as well as the development of seismic strengthening rebate programs for California homeowners. Maffei is a registered structural engineer who has worked in the earthquake engineering industry for over 35 years. Her experience includes the design of new building structures, and the evaluation and seismic strengthening of existing structures. She has extensive experience with post-earthquake insurance evaluations of single-family residences.