Ron Johnson, CFM – Chair
Carrie Evenson, Ph.D., P.E., CFM – Vice Chair
Rachel Cooper, CFM – Secretary
Carolyn Schultz, CFM – Treasurer
Yohanes Sugeng, P.E., CFM – National Floodplain Insurance Program Coordinator
Lincoln Irvine, P.E., CFM – Region I Representative
Joseph Remondini, P.E., CFM – Region II Representative
James Kuykendall – Region III Representative
Johnny Barron, P.E., CFM – Region IV Representative
David Smith, CFM – Region V Representative
Brandon Claborn, P.E., CFM – Past Chair
Ron Johnson serves as the Director for McClain County Emergency Management. Additionally he is the Floodplain Administrator and Safety Director for McClain County. As the Director of Emergency Management, Ron has a variety of responsibilities such as preparing the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, regulating the floodplain throughout the unincorporated areas of the county and responding to hazardous materials spills and all large incidents that occur in McClain County.
Prior to working for McClain County Ron worked for the Town of Goldsby as the Building/ Fire Code Official as well as the Town’s Floodplain Administrator. While working for the Town of Goldsby Ron was tasked with performing building/ plan review for all new homes and commercial buildings. He also performed inspections for all phases of the construction process.
CARRIE EVENSON,Ph.D., P.E., CFM
Carrie Evenson is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Oklahoma and a Certified Floodplain Manager. She is currently the Stormwater Program Manager for the City of Norman, Oklahoma. Prior to working for the City of Norman, Dr. Evenson worked for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality for more than 11 years in the Industrial Wastewater and Stormwater Enforcement Section. Dr. Evenson has a Bachelor of Science and a Doctoral degree in Environmental Science from the University of Oklahoma.
RACHEL COOPER,P.E., CFM
Rachel Cooper is native to Wagoner County and currently serves as the Wagoner County Engineer and Director of the Planning and Zoning Department. Rachael attended the United States Air Force Academy and Southern Mississippi State University to gain her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Sports Psychology, respectively. She served in the United States Air Force just under 6 years as 32E Functional and separated as a Captain. She served a short stint as a College Soccer Coach and Campus Engineer before returning to government service in 2017. Rachael also works with Cross Timbers Consulting as a design engineer for Tribal Transportation Projects. In OFMA, Rachael is the Board Secretary and has been a CFM since February 2018.
Carolyn Schultz is retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers, after 24 years of service in the Tulsa District. During her career at the Corp’s Floodplain Management Services Planning and Environmental Division, she was involved in the development of floodplain, flood protection, and flood insurance studies for communities in Oklahoma. Her responsibilities included coordination with various local, state and federal officials for data gathering, preparation and reporting of flood studies. She also attended to all customer inquiries related to floodplain matters.
Carolyn is currently serving as OFMA’s Treasurer and Secretary for the Professional Development Committee (PDCC) for Certification of Floodplain Administrators. She is a member of the National Association of Floodplain Managers Association and a Certified Floodplain Manager. She has attended Northeastern Oklahoma State University and holds an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering from Tulsa Junior College. Carolyn is a Certified Floodplain Manager in Oklahoma.
Yohanes Sugeng serves as Engineering Manager of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) Planning & Management Division, where he oversees the State’s Dam Safety, Floodplain Management, and Well Drilling Programs. Prior to his work as Engineer Manager, Yohanes served as Project Engineer for OWRB’s Financial Assistance Division. In this capacity, he oversaw construction of several municipal water and wastewater projects for communities across the State.
Yohanes has Master of Science degrees in civil engineering and construction administration from the University of Oklahoma. He is a Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager in Oklahoma.
Lincoln Irvine currently serves as a roadway & hydraulics/hydrology engineer for a vast array of publicly funded transportation projects. He is experienced in providing drainage solutions and engineering designs for various ODOT and county projects and has been recruited specifically for challenging drainage projects. As part of a multi-disciplinary engineering design team for a large scale project, he served as a drainage lead as part of a drainage design team. Lincoln is also proficient in analyzing hydrology and hydraulics, mapping floodplains, evaluating storm water systems, storm water treatment, and permitting.
Lincoln has a degree in civil engineering from the University of Utah. He is a Professional Engineer in Utah, California and Oklahoma and a Certified Floodplain Manager in Oklahoma.
Joseph Remondini is retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers after working for 39 years – and spent nearly all his career (36 out of 39 years) in the Floodplain Management Services Section. He served as Chairman of the Corps National Nonstructural Flood Proofing Committee and member for 25 years.
As a founding member, Joe served as OFMA’s 1st Treasurer and later as Chairman. He currently volunteers as Chair of OFMA’s Professional Development Certification Committee and member of ASFPM’s National Exam Review Committee.
Joe graduated from Oklahoma State University with an MS degree in Civil Engineering with a specialty in Water Resources. He received his BS in Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University. He is a Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager in Oklahoma.
James Kuykendall is coming soon.
David Smith currently serves as Director of Community Development for the City of Woodward. He began with the city in 2001, and became director of the department in 2003. In that same year, Mr. Smith became a CFM. The following year — in 2004 — he added Floodplain Administrator to his duties.
JOHN A. BARRON,
John A. Barron currently serves as the City Engineer and Public Works Director for the City of Altus. He also serves as the community’s Floodplain Administrator. Prior to Altus, Johnny worked at City of Ponca City where he served as the CRS Coordinator and helped upgrade CRS certification to Class 5. He also worked at the Oklahoma Water Resources in the Financial Assistance Division where he assisted communities with the financing and construction of municipal water and wastewater projects.
Prior to his move to Oklahoma in 2010, Johnny served as Stormwater Engineer for Douglas County, GA, where he helped establish a new stormwater utility. During this time, he also managed several flood studies and map revisions and was responsible for obtaining $6 million in FEMA grants for mitigation projects. Johnny served on the technical advisory committee that helped to develop the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Association of Floodplain Management and the Regional Representative for the Greater Atlanta region.
Johnny currently serves as Region 4 Representative and past-chair for the Mitigation Committee. He graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University with a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering Technology and is a Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager.
BRANDON CLABORN,P.E., CFM
Brandon Claborn serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Meshek & Associates, LLC in Tulsa, OK. His experience focuses on applying hydrology and hydraulic models to solve individual problem areas and efficiently perform large basin wide studies. He has a B.S. and an M.S. in Biosystems Engineering from Oklahoma State University and is a Professional Engineer in Texas and Oklahoma and a Certified Floodplain Manager in the State of Oklahoma.