Instagram icon Twitter icon Youtube icon 

Board of Directors


Harold Patrick Karnes

Patrick Karnes is a graduate of Ohio University with a BS in Civil Engineering and began working as a consulting engineer for Strand Associates, Inc. upon graduation. He has nine years of experience primarily in municipal engineering. Patrick has served clients throughout the state on a wide array of design projects including local road and sidewalk design, sanitary sewer design, waterline design, bridge hydraulic modeling and design, and stormwater modeling, storm sewer design, and stormwater management. Patrick serves as a project manager, the Municipal Discipline Coordinator for the Columbus, Ohio office, and Director of Operations for the Columbus, Ohio office.

Patrick was a member of ASCE in college and has continued his involvement throughout his professional career. He is currently serving as the STEM Expo Chair and has served the Younger Member Group treasurer, vice-president, and president.

1st Vice President

Jonathan Peter Sterenberg

Jon obtained his BS in Civil Engineering from Ohio Northern University and his MS in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University. 

Jon has 16 years of consulting experience in geotechnical, pavement, construction inspection and materials testing.  He serves as the Director of Geotechnical Services for Resource International, managing and conducting subsurface investigations, laboratory testing and soil analysis, groundwater, infiltration testing and construction materials evaluation. He provides shallow and deep foundation recommendations, slope stability analyses, designs of retaining systems, soil nail walls, cofferdam systems, and groundwater dewatering systems. Jon provides design of flexible, rigid and composite pavements and performs pavement evaluations using non-destructive testing methods.  Jon is a registered professional engineer in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. 

Jon has served ASCE as a student, assisting with the steel bridge competition at ONU, and as a younger member, serving as president of the Central Ohio ASCE Younger Members group. 

Jon is married with three children. 

2nd Vice President

Maegan Elizabeth Nunley
Luna Engineering

Maegan graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Following graduation, Maegan moved to Texas and worked in both the public and private sectors there. She has over 7 years of experience in the water resources sector with specialization in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling. Her project experience includes drainage impact studies, floodplain revision studies, stormwater master planning, and design of drainage infrastructure, such as detention/retention ponds, storm sewers, channel improvements, stormwater pump stations, and levee improvements. Maegan is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and Ohio.

Maegan was also a member of ASCE in college and has continued membership and involvement throughout her professional career. Prior to moving to Columbus in 2018, Maegan served on the ASCE Houston Branch’s Younger Member Committee for two years and she is currently serving as the Central Ohio Section’s Secretary and Events/Membership Chair.


Peyman Peter Majidi

Peyman obtained his BS in Civil Engineering from Ohio Northern University and his MS in Civil Engineering from University of Toledo. He is a licensed professional in Ohio and has 4 years of consulting experience in geotechnical, pavement, construction inspection and materials testing.  He serves as project engineer for Resource International, managing projects from proposal stage to project close out. He provides shallow and deep foundation recommendations, slope stability analyses. A life-long learner and an avid chess player, when he’s not working you can find him working alongside volunteers for humane causes.


Thomas Lyden

Thomas Lyden is a forensic engineering expert for Robson Forensic.  In that position, he provides technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving the design, construction and maintenance of roadways.

Prior to joining Robson Forensic, Thomas held various positions involving traffic engineering, transportation planning, maintenance operations, and project management with the Ohio Department of Transportation and a Columbus area engineering consulting firm.  

Thomas has a BSCE from the University of Cincinnati, an MBA from the Ohio State University, and is a Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional.  Throughout his career he has served in various leadership capacities with the Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Public Works Association, Transportation Research Board, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and the City of Hilliard.

Member- at- Large

H G Bhatt

Manu (H.G.) Bhatt is retired after more than 50 years of work in water and wastewater, solid waste and hazardous waste management, construction administration and quality control and quality assurance (QA/QC). He continues to take occasional consulting assignments in civil engineering and QA/QC.

Manu has two Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Ohio. He is a former president of the Central Ohio Section, ASCE. He has authored more than 20 papers and articles and co-authored 3 books.

Newsletter Editor

Sheena Marston

Sheena attained her B.A Architectural Studies from the University of Technology, Jamaica in 2011. Upon graduation, Sheena moved to Ohio and attained her B.S in Construction Management at Ohio Northern University and later  a M.S in Civil Engineering from Ohio State University. 

She has four years career experience in construction management field. Highly adept in multi-site field engineering, change management, project documentation and  business development.  She is currently a  Field Engineer with Ascension Construction Solutions in Columbus, OH.

Website Editor

Peter A. Narsavage

Peter has a BCE degree from the University of Detroit and a Masters degree in geotechnical engineering from The Ohio State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina.

Peter is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Geo-Institute, and the Deep Foundations Institute. He has been the website editor for the Central Ohio Section of ASCE since 2000.

Peter worked for an engineering consulting firm for 11 years in Columbus, and then joined the Ohio Department of Transportation where he served as the state construction geotechnical engineer for ODOT. In that position, he was responsible for writing specifications, training, and construction assistance for issues related to earthwork, foundations, and retaining walls. Peter is now part of the team at E.L. Robinson Engineering, where he specializes in geotechnical and geostructural engineering.