Chief Mitigation Officer, California Earthquake Authority. Janiele Maffei is responsible for directing the statewide residential retrofit program and supporting mitigation-related insurance-premium discount for CEA policyholders. Ms. Maffei also serves as the Executive Director of the California Residential Mitigation Program, a Joint Power Authority of the CEA and Governor’s Office of Emergency Services since its inception in August 2011. She is a registered structural engineer who has worked in the earthquake engineering industry for over 35 years. Ms. Maffei earned her AB in Architecture and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.