S.E.N.L.S.A. WINTER SEMINAR
Saturday, December 13th, 2014College of Graduate Studies
Concordia University - CGS
570 Fallbrook Blvd., Suite 203
Lincoln, NE 68521
8:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.
Agenda- Intro to Floodplain Management, the NFIP, and Elevation Certificates for Compliance
- Flood Data Resources
- Flood Insurance Reform
- BW-12 and HFIAA
- Working with Map Changes
John P. Callen, P.E., CFMState NFIP Coordinator
Nebraska Department of Natural Resources – Floodplain Section
John has been with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NDNR) since 2012. Since joining the department, John has worked with various floodplain management and floodplain mapping programs and projects and has a wide range of experience in floodplain management. John recently took over the duties of State National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Coordinator for Nebraska.
Prior to joining NDNR, John worked as the local floodplain manager for the City of Lincoln before transitioning into project management and floodplain mapping work for the Watershed Management Division of Public Works and Utilities. John then did consulting work for several years, focusing on water resources projects including floodplain management and flood risk reduction activities.
John received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a major in Biological Systems Engineering and an emphasis in water and environment. John is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Nebraska and a Certified Floodplain Manager by the Association of State Floodplain Managers.
SHANDI TELTSCHIK, P.E., CFMNatural Hazards Program Specialist
Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch – Mitigation Division
FEMA Region VII
Shandi Teltschik has been with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since 2006, primarily working with flood hazard mapping and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Currently, Shandi serves as a the FEMA Region VII NFIP specialist for the state of Nebraska and works full time from the Omaha area. Prior to moving to FEMA Region 7, Shandi served as the Branch Chief of the Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch in FEMA Region 8 in Denver.
Before joining FEMA, Shandi served as the North Dakota Flood Map Modernization Program Coordinator, as well as a Water Resource Engineer, for the North Dakota State Water Commission.
Shandi received a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University with a major in Agricultural Engineering, emphasis in water resources. She also completed her graduate studies at Texas A&M earning a Master of Engineering in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. As a result of her graduate project work, she was named a co-inventor for a U.S. patent for design of “A System and Method to Dissolve Gases Into Liquids.” Shandi is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of North Dakota and a Certified Floodplain Manager by the Association of State Floodplain Managers.