2021-2022 Elected Board Members
President: Elena Baykal
President-Elect: Jessica Ciccolini
joined DFAS Cleveland in 2008 as an Accounting Technician in Accounts Payable. After completing the LIM program, she served as a Contingency Planner within the Site Support Office, then as an audit liaison in Disbursing Operations. She currently works as a management support specialist within the DFAS Cleveland Directors’ Office.
Jessica has been a member of ASMC since November of 2010. She has served in a variety of capacities with the Cleveland Chapter, including Newsletter Committee member, Executive Assistant to the President, President-Elect, President, and Vice President of Nominations.
A graduate of Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, she has also earned the Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM), Associate Business Continuity Planner (ABCP), and DoD Financial Management certifications.
Outside of the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, and their families and friends. Jessica and Michael recently expanded their family; their first child, Embry Rocco, was born in February 2018. Once adjusted to her new role as a mother, she plans to partake in her previous hobbies, which include bicycling, hiking, reading, and spoiling her puppy, Sully.
Vice President of Membership: Jacqueline McKown
started with DFAS Cleveland in 2013 as a part-time Member Care Representative then
went full time in December of 2015. At this time, she was appointed the position of Accounting Technician for Disbursing Department of DFAS. June of 2016 Jacqueline accepted a promotion to Lead Accounting Technician for Disbursing. Then she became a member of the ASMC Cleveland Chapter and appointed the position of Vice President of Programs. In June of 2018, she accepted an appointment as Supervisory Accounting Technical in Accounts Payable Prevalidation for DFAS. As of March 2021, she has transitioned to the position as Supervisory Accounting Technician for Accounts Payable of Unmatched Disbursements Marine Corp. for DFAS.
Prior to working at DFAS, Jacqueline was an Executive Administrative Officer for a Privately Owned Company for over 15 years. She also took multiple Business and Accounting courses locally. She had an interest in learning the Insurance Industry and worked part-time with Nationwide Insurance for 8 years.
While working full-time and raising a family with two children, her weekends were filled with camping and fishing at our Ohio surrounding Islands.
Vice President of Programs: Jeannine Anderson
is an Accountant in Departmental Reporting at DFAS Cleveland and became a member of ASMC in December 2014 via the Buckeye Chapter based at DFAS Columbus. She then became a member of the Cleveland Chapter in January 2018 and has been actively involved on the Programs Committee.
Jeannine joined DFAS in January 2010 as an Accountant in the Leaders in Motion (LIM) program at DFAS Columbus were she completed rotations in Accounts Payable, AM&C- Reports and Analysis, and Audit Readiness. She then transferred to DFAS Cleveland in January 2018 and works in Departmental Reporting.
Jeannine obtained her bachelors’ degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics from Franklin University and the University of Pittsburgh. She then obtained her master’s degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. In addition, Jeannine has also earned the Certified Defense Financial Manager and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certifications.
Jeannine has previously been involved with Toastmasters, where she served as Vice President of Membership and with the National Association of Black Accountants, where she served as the Columbus Professional chapter’s vice president and treasurer and was involved in community service events and planning programs. She has also been actively involved with her church, Vineyard Columbus, where she co-led a grief / loss support group and volunteered in the nursery.
Vice President of Nominations: Victoria Nord
Victoria Nord joined DFAS Cleveland in 2017 as an accounting intern in the Customer Care Center, and transitioned to the LIM program in Accounts Maintenance and Control (AM&C). After graduating the LIM program she currently serves as an accountant for AM&C.
Victoria has been a member of ASMC since 2018. She has served her Cleveland chapter by being a member of the CDFM committee. She looks forward to the opportunity to become more involved within the Cleveland Chapter.
Victoria is a graduate of Youngstown State University with a Bachelors in Accounting, and currently pursuing a Masters in Accounting from Franklin State University. She has earned the Certified Defense Financial Management (CDFM) certification.
Outside of the office, Victoria enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Scott as well as hanging out with family and friends. Hobbies include: hiking, reading, disc golf, yoga, playing with my dogs (Daisy and Remi), and cooking.
Treasurer: Whitney Joy
Whitney Joy joined DFAS Cleveland in 2015 as a Financial Analyst in Military Pay. Currently, she is a Financial Analyst and Project Manager for the Customer Experience Team (CXT) in IT. Before joining DFAS, Whitney was a Public Affairs Trainee for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service in Washington, DC.
Whitney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Youngstown State University and a Master of Public Administration in Public Management from Kent State University.
Whitney has been a member of ASMC Cleveland Chapter since 2017. She has served on the Treasury Committee for three years. She looks forward to the opportunity to increase her involvement within the Cleveland Chapter.
Outside of work, Whitney enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Anthony, their two children, Lucia and Dante, and their dog, Zoey.
Secretary: Julie Pfaff
Julie Pfaff began her career at DFAS in January 2010 as a first line supervisor, PMO Director and Director of Operations in the Cleveland Customer Care Center. She completed the Federal Executive Board’s “Cleveland Federal Community Leadership Institute” in 2015 and DFAS’s Enterprise Leadership Program in 2021. Julie is a 2020 graduate of Ashford University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She resides in Lagrange with her husband and 2 daughters.