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Governing Board - Voice of the Public
Board Meetings
Upcoming Governing Board meetings:
  • July 13, 2020 (Monday)
  • September 25, 2020 (Friday)
  • December 4, 2020 (Friday)​

About the Governing Board
  • Laura Maffei, Chair, Portland
  • Katie Jeremiah, Vice Chair, Eugene
  • Scott Ashford, Corvallis
  • Linda Kozlowski, Manzanita​ 
  • Diane Teeman, Burns
The Board meets quarterly at sites around the state to encourage participation from the public, local government, industry and other geologists. Board members do more than attend quarterly meetings. DOGAMI Board members traditionally are active in their communities and provide an important link of communication: they hear what Oregonians are interested in and need, and can then help guide the department to the most effective use of limited resources.
Laura Maffei, Chair
Ms. Maffei, an attorney and registered professional geologist with the State of Oregon, practices environmental and natural resources law. She joined Portland firm Cable Huston LLP in March 2014 as a partner. She previously represented municipal and industrial clients in permitting, environmental compliance, and environmental litigation matters. Before attending law school, Ms. Maffei was an environmental consultant in Oregon and Washington. Ms. Maffei graduated from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College with a juris doctor degree and a certificate in environmental and natural resource law. She earned an undergraduate degree in geology from UCLA and a master of science in geology from University of Washington. She is one of few Oregon lawyers who are also registered professional geologists.
Katie Jeremiah, Vice Chair
Ms. Jeremiah is the co-owner of Aggregate Resource Industries Inc., a Springfield rock drilling and blasting operation owned and operated by the Jeremiah family since the 1970s. She is also an attorney at Jordan Ramis PC, where she specializes in construction and mining law, and serves as vice chairman of the Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association Board of Directors. Jeremiah graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. degree in construction engineering management and from Lewis & Clark Law School with dual certificates in environmental law and business law. She lives in Eugene.
Scott Ashford
Dr. Ashford is the dean of Oregon State University’s College of Engineering. He earned his B.S. in civil engineering from Oregon State, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. After his graduation from Oregon State, he worked in private industry for seven years before earning his Ph.D. He began his academic career at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, then moved to the University of California, San Diego. In 2007, he became the head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State. Mr. Ashford’s research focuses on enhancing public safety and reducing potential economic loss worldwide from earthquake and coastal hazards through cross-disciplinary research. Most recently, his research aims to improve the resilience of Pacific Northwest lifeline systems to a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami. He lives in Corvallis.

Linda Kozlowski
Ms. Kozlowski is the director of the Emergency Management Division of Manzanita’s Public Safety Department, and president of the Manzanita City Council. She is a founding member and current president of the Emergency Volunteers Corps of Nehalem Bay, a group of more than 300 volunteers dedicated to helping north Tillamook County residents learn to prepare their families and their communities for natural hazards. She currently serves as the board chairperson of the CARTM community recycling center, as a member of the Tillamook Medical Hospital Governing Board, and as the chairperson of the Tillamook County Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Ms. Kozlowski earned a degree in chemistry from the University of Colorado. She is a former managing partner at human resources consulting firm Murphy, Symonds & Stowell. She lives in Manzanita. 
Diane Teeman
An anthropologist, Ms. Teeman is the Culture & Heritage Director for the Burns Paiute Tribe, and has worked in cultural resource management for 30 years. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology and philosophy from the University of Oregon, and is currently a doctoral candidate focusing on historic archaeology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Ms. Teeman is a former chairperson and councilperson for the Burns Paiute Tribe, and has twice served as an appointed member of the Oregon State Commission on Indian Services. She lives in Burns.