Board Members

Eric Wimmer, Architect, Architect Member


Eric Wimmer was appointed to the Board in July 2012 as a Public Member.  Mr. Wimmer was born and raised in Overland Park. Mr. Wimmer’s architectural experience is focused on design development and the technical applications of project delivery.  He is a licensed architect in Kansas as well as holding an NCARB certificate. He is also involved in USGBC as a LEED AP with a Building Design + Construction specialty.  When not engaged in dynamic projects at HNTB Eric likes to spend his time following K-State sports, fishing and jet skiing at the lake and trying his hand at DIY projects around the house.

Mr. Wimmer is the 2019 Board Chair. 
His Board term expires on June 30, 2021.

Maurice Bowersox, P.E., Professional Engineer Member

Image of Maurice Bowersox
Maurice Bowersox, a licensed professional engineer from Olathe, Kansas, was appointed to the Board in July 2012.  He earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from Kansas State University.  Mr. Bowersox is a retired principal of Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers and Architects, a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm.  In 2005 he started his own consulting engineering business, Engineering Resources.  During his more than 35 year professional career, Mr. Bowersox has been a member of numerous professional and community organizations.  He has served on the ACEC Kansas Board of Directors as President and National Director.  He served as the 2018 Board Chair for the KSBTP and is licensed to practice engineering in the states of  Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

Mr. Bowersox is the 2018 Complaint Committee Chair.
His Board term expires on June 30, 2020.

Larry Graham, P.E., P.S., Professional Engineer/Professional Surveyor Member


Larry D. Graham was appointed to the Board as the PE/PS member in July 2012. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with a BS in Civil Engineering. He has an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Mr. Graham has been with the firm of Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. (SKW) since 1971. He is a principal stockholder and manages the Infrastructure and Development Division, which includes Field Services. His forty-five years of experience include public and private engineering and surveying of all types and counts himself fortunate to have worked closely with Tex L. New and William I. Shafer, both former SKW stockholders and KSBTP board members. He is licensed as an Engineer in twelve States and as a Land Surveyor in eight States. He is a Certified Federal Surveyor, qualified to perform surveying work for the Federal Bureau of Land Management and the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. Mr. Graham has served as president of the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors(KSLS) in 2005 and 2006. He is currently serving on the board for KSLS and as  National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Director of Kansas and was Area Six Director for NSPS from 2009 to 2016, covering Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He has served on the board of the KSLS  Charitable Foundation, and serves on the board of the Public Land Survey System Foundation.

Mr. Graham is the 2019 Board Vice Chair. 
His term expires on June 30, 2021.

William Haverkamp P. S., Professional Surveyor Member

Bill Haverkamp was appointed to the Board in July 2016.  He was hired in June 2019 as the Chief, Bureau of Right of Way for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT.)  The Bureau is responsible for preconstruction activities of Environmental, Surveys, Right of Way Engineering, Appraisal, and Acquisition.  Bill began his career in September 1977 with KDOT Surveys on a design survey crew, attained licensure as a land surveyor in June 1986, and was promoted to the Survey Coordinator, Design in November 1990.  He retired in March 2017 from  this position.  He has served the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (KSLS) as President, Vice- President and a member of the Board of Directors. His memberships include the National Society of Professional Surveyors, KSLS, and the Northeast Chapter of  KSLS.

Mr. Haverkamp is the 2019 PE/PS Committee Chair. 
His Board term will expire June 20, 2020.

Robert W. Henthorne, P.G., Professional Geologist Member

Robert Henthorne
Robert W. Henthorne was appointed to the board on August 8, 2011. He is the Chief Geologist for the Kansas Department of Transportation. Mr. Henthorne is currently serving as an At-large Member of the Association of State Boards of Geology, Executive Director of the Shallow Exploration Drillers Clinic, member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Aggregates, member of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Kansas State University CIT Instructor and a member of the KSU Geology Advisory Council. He is the past chairman of Transportation Research Board Committee on Exploration and Classification of Earth Materials and of the Highway Geology Symposium. Mr. Henthorne is also active with various other geologic programs in conjunction with KU, KSU, FHSU and the Kansas Geologic Survey.

His Board term expires on June 30, 2019.

Joseph Johnson, Architect, Architect Member

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson, AIA was appointed to the Board effective July 1, 2016.  Joe is President of Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey & Associates, P.A., a Wichita firm with offices also in Albuquerque, NM and Austin, TX.  He is NCARB Certified and registered in Kansas, Illinois, New Mexico, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas and Nevada.  He served on the Kansas Board of Technical Professionals from 1989–1992 and later served from 1999-2006.  During those terms, he also served as Chairman in 1992, 1999 and 2006.  He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Illinois in 1971, and pursued graduate studies in the Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs at Wichita State University.

An avid believer in community involvement, Joe has been affiliated with numerous organizations, many of which he has served as chair, including the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, Visit Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau, Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, Downtown Rotary, Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, Goodwill Industries and several others.

Mr. Johnson is the 2019 ARCH/LA/PG Committee Chair.
His Board term expires June 30, 2020.

John Lilak, P.S., Professional Survey Member

John Lilak image

John H. Lilak was appointed to the Board in July 2018. He is currently a Senior Survey Manager in the Overland Park, KS office of MTS Quanta, LLC. John has proudly practiced within the Land Surveying profession for twenty-nine years. He has held management positions of Senior Professional, Assistant Vice President and Registered Land Survey Manager with two firms during his career. 

He offers diverse and extensive experience in the engineering and survey field and continuously keeps updated on modernization of survey equipment and software. He holds professional survey licenses in Kansas, Missouri and Colorado. He was an Adjunct Professor for several years at the Longview Campus of the Metropolitan Community College in Lee's Summit, MO, teaching Fundamentals and Advanced Land Surveying courses. 

John is a U.S. Navy Veteran and a Scoutmaster for a Boy Scout Troop in Prairie Village, KS. He graduated from Northwest Kansas Vocational Technical School with an Engineering Technology degree. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, Kansas Society of Land Surveyors, Missouri Society of Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado. John      is a past President of the Kansas City Metro Surveyors Association where he is  now a current member. 

Mr. Lilak's term expires June 30, 2022. 

Jack Poole, P.E., Professional Engineer Member

Jack Poole

Jack Poole is a Principal of Poole Fire Protection, Inc. in Olathe, Kansas. Mr. Poole graduated from the University of Maryland in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Fire Protection, licensed in 49 states and 3 territories. He is a member of the NFPA Standards Council, he chairs NFPA 72 SIG-PRO and NFPA 520, and serves on many other NFPA Technical Committees, and is an SFPE Fellow and the current SFPE Secretary-Treasurer.

Mr. Poole is also the Chair of the University of Maryland Fire Protection Engineering Board of Visitors, member of the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Board of Visitors and the Past Chair of the OSU Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Board. 

Mr. Poole's term expires June 30, 2022. 

Carisa McMullen L.A., Landscape Architect Member


Carisa McMullen was appointed to the Board in July 2015. Carisa graduated from Kansas State University in 1993 and began her career as a public servant working for the City of Wichita Park and Recreation Department.  Leaving this position in 1997 to gain experience with newer design technologies, Carisa worked for private engineering and architecture firms until she started her business in the fall of 2000.

Carisa decided early on in her career that starting her own business was the only way to maintain complete control over her design ambitions. Although she’s pleased to be among the “Certified Women-owned Businesses” in several regional markets, Carisa takes tremendous pride in the primary drivers of Landworks Studio’s achievements; an impressive portfolio of successfully completed projects and the delighted loyal clients behind them.

In over twenty-two years of practicing Landscape Architecture, Carisa McMullen has always chosen the road less travelled.  Carisa’s competitive spirit drives her  to face every challenge head on.  As the Owner and Principal of Landworks Studio, this ‘can-do’ attitude has defined her professional ambitions, shaped her  firm, molded her staff and produced a body of work that has enhanced the lives and experiences of countless people.

Thrilled to advocate for the practice of landscape architecture in this role for the State of Kansas, Carisa is looking forward to her four year appointment.

Mrs. McMullen is the 2019 Board Secretary.
Her Board term expires June 30, 2019.

Wendy Ornelas, Architect, Architect Member


Wendy Ornelas is an architecture professor and former associate dean in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design (APDesign) at Kansas State University. She earned a bachelor’s of science in architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and her master’s from Oklahoma State University.

From 2012-2014 Wendy served as the Central States Regional Director for   the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and co-chair of AIA National's Diversity and Inclusion Council. She has also been active with other architectural collateral organizations including the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), serving as its president 2009-2010; she was the West Central Regional Director for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA); in 2005 Wendy was elevated to AIA’s College of Fellows; and in 2013 she was named a distinguished professor of ACSA.

Ms. Ornelas' Board term expires June 30, 2022.