Exec Board / 2014-15 Officers
2014 - 15
Ms. Whittemore is the Assistant Deputy Commandant,
Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps. In this capacity she manages
the Marine Corps’ Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES),
ensures policy compliance and funding of priority needs and affordability. She
also provides advice and assistance to senior leadership and monitors and
supports Congressional interest areas.
Ms. Sweatt is the Head, Management and Productivity Branch, Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps. In this capacity she supports over 800 military, civilian, and contractor personnel. She develops and implements standard operating procedures for high-level administrative and support programs, budget and program reviews, and personnel management procedures and practices. She also provides advice to senior managers and recommends courses of action regarding administrative, fiscal, personnel, and performance-related issues and ensures that information technology, administration and logistical requirements are effectively planned and supported by branch personnel.
Raquel Escribano was born in 1978 in Elizabeth, N.J. and grew up in Miami, FL where she graduated from Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High School. She later received her Bachelor's in Business Administration from Averett University, Danville, Virginia in 2003, and graduated Sigma Beta Delta receiving a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida in 2005.
Ms. Escribano graduated from boot camp in August of 2000 and was meritoriously promoted Private First Class. After Marine Combat Training she completed the fiscal budget technicians course; graduating honor grad, meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal, and assigned 3451 MOS.
From December 2000 to May 2004 Ms Escribano served as a budget technician for Training and Education Command assigned to the World Wide Travel program. She was promoted meritoriously to Corporal; in May 2004 was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps as a Sergeant.
From August 2005 to November 2011 Ms. Escribano served as a financial analyst in the Budget Execution Section of the Programs and Resources (P&R) Department working the Operations and Maintenance appropriation. She worked in the Budget Formulation Section on the Depot Maintenance, Marine Corps Maritime Prepositioning Program, and Maritime Prepositioning Force programs. She also worked a year and a half as a Financial Systems Analyst for P&R, RFA. During that time she deployed to Afghanistan and served as the Budget Chief for US-Forces Afghanistan.
Ms. Escribano is currently serving as the Execution Branch Head for Deputy Commandant Installations & Logistics, Logistics Support Resources /Marine Corps Installations Command G8. She is a Certified Defense Financial Manager – Acquisition and Kappa Alpha Psi alumni.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE -- Ms. Cynthia L. Curry
Cynthia L. Curry is currently a Senior Program Analyst with the
Department of Defense (DoD), Chief Information Officer, Washington, DC.
Mrs. Curry supports the development, review, reporting and oversight of the
DoD's $38B Information Technology (IT) budget. She is responsible for the
DoD’s implementation of A-11 reporting requirements, specifically Sections 53
and 300. She develops the DoD fiscal guidance to Military Services,
Defense Agencies and Components for the preparation of the Department’s IT
budget exhibits. Additionally, she serves as the principal focal point for
DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System inquiries to numerous
Joint-Service and Service specific Intelligence and Command & Control (C2)
programs. She develops and conducts training programs and processes for
ensuring the Department’s budget justifications to the Office of Management and
Budget and Congress are exemplary.
Ms. Crippen-Black is Chief, Financial Management Division, Resource Services-Washington. She is a multi-disciplined financial analyst with over 28 years of accounting and resource management experience. During her career she has played a key role in the areas of budget execution and formulation, manpower, resource management, management initiatives, strategic planning and resource programming, financial management, program analysis, budget analysis (budget formulation, justification and execution) and manpower analysis and management.
In her current assignment she provides a broad range of financial support and administration services to senior officials and customers for 27 agencies and HQDA. Responsible for developing, interpreting, and disseminating policies and regulations related to overall programs and activities serviced by Resource Services-Washington. Within a broad framework, exercise professional judgment and interpret policies, which include Army policies and procedures governing payroll operations, Government Travel Card Program, Defense Travel System for the operating agency, Government Purchase Card Program, and Finance career developmental training support.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
Ms. Sandra Wright currently works as Head, Formulation Division, Resource Management Department, Field Support Activity. She is responsible for the formulation and execution and management of the Principal Administering Office (PAO/BSO) budget which includes 10 assigned headquarters/activities and 1 COCOM with annual provisions of $2.5B. She has over 23 years of Financial Management experience with assignments in various program offices within Navy and Headquarters Marine Corps. She has been a member of ASMC for over 15 years formerly serving as the Marine Corps Service Vice President. Ms Wright holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from Troy State University and a BS in Business Administration from University of the District of Columbia in Washington DC.
Senior Master Sergeant Roderick C. Lewis Sr. is the current Functional Area Manager and Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Readiness and Plans for the Financial Management directorate of the Air National Guard. Assigned to the National Guard Bureau at Joint Base Andrews, he is responsible for ensuring Air National Guard comptroller wartime and contingency planning is accomplished. Additionally, Sergeant Lewis is charged with development, testing, and maintenance of Financial Management contingency support plans as well as execution of initiatives supporting Unit Inspections, and other USAF evaluation programs.
Sergeant Lewis was born in the Gulf Coast city of Mobile, Alabama. He is married to Bernadette Lewis, his loving best friend of 17 years and blessed with six beautiful children- Justin, Toynika, Char’meka, Melanie, Roderick Jr., and Rainbow. Roxanna, his stepdaughter, left us in 2004 and is missed dearly.
Ms. Jane Roberts currently
leads Enterprise Business Transformation efforts for the Marine Corps and
represents Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources as the designated
Financial Management Functional Area Manager. Prior to her current assignment,
Ms. Roberts operated as the Financial Management Systems Chief for HQMC Budget
Execution Division and played a key role in improving internal business
processes for the Marine Corps’ Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution
System (PPBES) over the last 4 years.
LTJG Sanchez currently serves as the Out-Year Budget and Finance Manager in the Office of Reserve Affairs (CG-131) at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. In this position, he is responsible for managing all activities related to the formulation of the Coast Guard Reserve Training Appropriation. As the lead officer in future year budget modeling, he oversees the preparation of annual Resource Proposals outlining fiscal resource needs in order to maintain and sustain 8,100 Selected Reserve Personnel.
LTJG Sanchez completed Coast Guard Basic Training in July of 1998, receiving orders to Lifeboat Station Hatteras Inlet, NC. During this time, he served as a telecommunications watch stander and small boat rescue crewman assisting in numerous search and rescue operations. In 1999, he received orders to Storekeeper “A” School at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, CA. Upon graduation, he was advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class, receiving orders to Integrated Support Command Kodiak, AK Comptroller Division. In this position, he managed all acquisition related functions for 12 subunits, including 3 isolated units along the Aleutian chain. In addition, he managed the base warehouse where he was responsible for all activities related to the distribution, tracking, and disposal of equipment and capitalized assets. In 2002, he received orders to Coast Guard LORAN Station Las Cruces, NM where he served as an Independent Duty Storekeeper overseeing all financial aspects of the unit. In 2003, he was advanced to Petty Officer 2nd class and was 1 of 10 enlisted personnel selected to be featured in the Coast Guard “Shield of Freedom” advertising campaign. In 2006, he was selected to attend Recruit Company Commander School at Training Center Cape May, NJ. Following graduation, he successfully led over 500 newly enlisted recruits through the rigorous 53-day transformation from civilian to Coast Guardsman.
In 2008, LTJG Sanchez was selected to attend Officer Candidate School at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. Following graduation, he received his commission as an Ensign and was ordered to the Office of Port and Facility Activities (CG-544) at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. During this time, he served as the Asst. Cargo and Security Branch Chief, assisting in the development and implementation of security policies at 3,200 port facilities nationwide. He also served as the Division Budget Officer, overseeing the execution of a $7 million annual budget. In 2010, he was promoted to LTJG, receiving orders to Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, PA. Here he served as the Container and Port Facilities Inspections Branch Chief, managing the Compliance Inspection Program for 76 port facilities. In addition, he served as the Asst Waterways Management Branch Chief, overseeing the safe passage of commercial and recreational vessels over 250 miles of river and coastal shoreline. In 2011, LTJG Sanchez was 1 of 9 officers selected to serve as a Reserve Program Administrator.
A native of Albuquerque, NM, LTJG Sanchez has received numerous honors and awards for his dedicated service, including 3 Coast Guard Achievement Medals and a Commandants Letter of Commendation. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Public Administration from American Military University. He is a member of the Delta Epsilon Tau and Golden Key International Honor Societies. In 2012, he received the Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisitions Specialty (CDFM-A) and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designations.
Ms. Debra S. Del Mar, is Managing Partner of Vanguard Advisors, LLC. Vanguard Advisors LLC serves an elite group of industry firms who support the DoD and Federal Civilian agencies’ objectives of improving performance and readiness in the areas of financial management and business transformation. As the managing partner, Ms. Del Mar provides creativity, in-depth experience, and proven business strategies that enable our clients to realize aggressive growth through the achievement of rapid results, operational improvements, and return on investment for their government customers. Her recent major accomplishments include:
Debra's previous employment at American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS) included:
She has earned a MBA, Science & Technology Innovation, from George Washington University and a BS, Chemistry, from The College of William and Mary. Her professional affiliations include:
Ms. Hannah Francis
is a Program Analyst, Deputy Director, Finance OSD AT&L, ASD (Research &
Engineering). She is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. She has over 30 years of DoD
experience in the areas of financial management, personnel management, and
administration. She earned an Executive MBA degree from Troy University. She
is a doctoral candidate, DBA Program, at the University of Phoenix. She has
earned certifications in acquisition (BCEFM, Level III), and defense financial
management (CDFM), and advance certificates in government contracts and business
is a Financial
Management Analyst for the assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management
and Comptroller), Army Budget Office, and Operating Forces Division at the
Pentagon. She is responsible for the Army's Operation and Maintenance budget
formulation and justification of Mobilization and War Reserves and Logistics
Veronica Trent is a Senior Budget Analyst for the Department of the Navy,
serving as a Senior Financial Analyst for Field Support Activity (FSA).
She’s responsible for over $500 million in Operating and Maintenance (O&MN)
funding for DOD Combatant Commands (COCOMs). She’s also responsible for
the Operation Iraqi and Operation Enduring Freedom supplemental funding for the
COCOMs and activities under the cognizants of Field Support Activity.
Senior Master Sergeant Kelly K. Wismer is the current Budget Analyst for the National Science Foundation (NSF). As the NSF Budget Analyst SMSgt Wismer coordinates with ANG units, as well as, functional managers at the NSF to develop and execute financial activities, schedules and programs. Senior Master Sergeant Wismer is responsible for direct and reimbursable activities for multiple appropriations, to include Operation and Maintenance, Military Personnel, Research Development Testing &Evaluation, and Procurement.
Professional Memberships and Associations
Mr. Newell grew up in Cairo, Illinois. He is the Resource, Evaluation and Analysis analyst for Administration and Resource Management Division at Headquarters Marine Corps. He graduated from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA with a Bachelor’s in Accounting. Jon is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves serving as an Instructor and Fiscal Officer at the Civil-Military Operations School in Quantico, VA.
Jon’s previous military assignments include: G-8 Budget Officer and S-4 Supply Officer at Marine Forces Pacific; Disbursing Officer, Marine Corps Base Quantico; Budget Analyst, Headquarters Marine Corps Programs and Resources (P&R); and Joint Acquisition Review Board/Joint Facilities Utilization Board Officer-In-Charge, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) Fallujah, Iraq. He has also worked in Budget and Strategic Finance with numerous corporations.
Mr. Newell’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars in lieu of third award.
Ms. Spadafora is a
Management & Program Analyst at the U.S. Coast Guard Directorate of Resources,
Office of Resources and Workforce Management (CG-81), where she is developing
the USCG’s strategic human capital plan for the military and civilian financial
management personnel, and coordinating the Business Plan implementation for
long-term organizational improvement for the Directorate.
Finney has played an active role in supporting the ASMC’s mission to improve
military comptrollership across many facets including budget, cost, accounting,
and finance. For the past 9 years, Ms. Finney has served as the ASMC National
Capital Region PDI Treasurer / Finance chair and has also assumed the duties of
the Sponsorship Chair over the past four years. Her support and hard work was
recognized by the Washington DC Chapter in 2013 when she received the
Distinguished Service Award.
Mr. Wayne Whiten is an efficient and effective financial manager with 34 years of experience. He served 20 years on active duty in the U. S. Army. Currently, he is a Principal and Project Manager (PM) supporting numerous customers in the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and the Commercial sector. Mr. Whiten demonstrates rare abilities, skill sets, and attributes in logistics, finance, information technology, and manpower. He is a proven leader, Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and registered/licensed Private Investigator (PI) who understands the significance of strategic planning, guidance, and implementation from the business, employee, customer, and strategic partner prospective. He is proficient and knowledgeable in business and employee ethics with extensive knowledge of Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES). Mr. Whiten articulates both the logistics and financial aspects of requisitioning, budgeting, formulating, allocating, funding, programming, and material return procedures from cradle to grave. He is the recipient of the 2011 ASMC Washington Chapter Distinguished Service Award and 2006 CALIBRE Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Whiten has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s degree in Organizational Management. He is a member of: The American Society of Military Comptrollers; The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and is the past and present Registration Chair for the ASMC Washington Chapter National Capital Region Professional Development Institution.
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July 13, 2014