Meet the Staff

General Manager

Nina Jazmadarian

nina.jaz@fmwd.com

 

Mrs. Jazmadarian has served as General Manager of Foothill Municipal Water District since 2007 and implements the policies adopted by the Board of Directors.  She oversees the daily operations of the District, provides leadership in the administration of District programs, and coordinates the effective use of finances and personnel to achieve District goals and objectives.

 

Mrs. Jazmadarian has over 30 years of experience in the water industry involving water resources management, rates structures, conjunctive use and drought management plans among other subject matters in the field of water.  Prior to coming to Foothill, she worked at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and as a consultant.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Virginia Tech.  

Administrative Manager

Karen Oblak

koblak@fmwd.com

Asst. Administrative Manager

Meena Iyer

miyer@fmwd.com

 

Meena Iyer is the Asst. Administrative Manager at Foothill Municipal Water District. She is currently undergoing training on all accounting, administrative and office procedures at FMWD.

 

 Meena has over 18 years of experience in Accounting and Office Management with over 7 years in the water utility industry. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Osmania University, Hyderabad India.

 

 She lives with her family in La Crescenta.

Water Program Technician

Michael Le

mle@fmwd.com

 

Michael Le is the Water Program Technician at FMWD. Michael has more than 7 years of experience working in the public water sector. Michael graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Cal State Long Beach. In Michael's free time - he enjoys traveling, the great outdoors and motorsports.

District Engineer

Fengyan Yang, P.E.

fyang@fmwd.com

 

Fengyan is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) and a Project Management Professional (PMP). With Masters’ degree in Civil-Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Fengyan has worked on water, stormwater, recycled water, flood risk management, computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) in the past sixteen years. Fengyan enjoys jogging, gardening, and hiking. 

Engineering Aide

Kimberly Wong

kwong@fmwd.com

 

Kimberly Wong holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California San Diego. She began her engineering career when she joined Foothill Municipal Water District's Engineering team in 2019. Prior to that she worked on the wastewater, water production and water distribution crew at Arcadia. On her free time she enjoys gardening, working out, fishing, and playing basketball.

Operations Manager

Jay Bobnes

jbobnes@fmwd.com

 

Jay has been in the water industry since 2002 when he started as a meter reader with Rowland Water District.  He has since worked for three other water agencies before coming to Foothill Municipal Water District in 2019.  Jay has both water treatment and distribution certifications with the State Water Resources Control Board.  He has a daughter currently enrolled at CSUN.

System Operator III

Jeff Flynn

jflynn@fmwd.com

 

Jeff currently possesses an A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts from San Bernardino Valley College and an A.S. Degree in Water Technology from Citrus College.   For the past 10 years of Jeff’s waterworks career, he has had the opportunity to work at the operational level here at Foothill MWD, a wholesale water district, in which one of his essential job duties is pumping our water distribution system and meeting our member agencies’ requests for water deliveries while managing power costs, water system storage, and coordinated water deliveries from our source provider, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.  Jeff currently possesses a D5 and a T3 certification from the State of California State Water Resources Control Board.  

System Operator III

Phillip Chessani

pchessani@fmwd.com

 

Phillip Chessani been a Water System Operator III with Foothill Municipal Water District since 2014 and hold a D3 and  a T2 certification. Phillip is proud to have 17 years  of combined experience within the water field and hold an associates degree from Ventura College in Criminal Justice. Phillip is also a proud father, grandfather and enjoys  life outside of work with his family in Ventura County.

System Operator III

Armen Tevanian

atevanian@fmwd.com

 

Armen started at Foothill in 2016 after serving 8 years with Golden State Water Company.  Armen holds a Water Distribution Operator Certificate grade D4 and a Water Treatment Operator Certificate grade T2 with the State Water Resources Control Board.  He and his wife enjoy taking their two young sons to the park.

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