2019-2020 Elected Board Members

President: Frankie Denmeade

Frankie Denmeade had the honor of servicing as the President of American Society of Military
Comptrollers President, Cleveland Chapter, 2015-2016. During her tenure our chapter
received national recognition for our 5-Star Community Service and received an award
for our membership intake.
Frankie has been an employee with DFAS for over 30 years. Her career began in Indianapolis as a Computer Programmer. She has served in the roles of Military Pay Instructor, Financial Analyst, Supervisory Systems Manager and Executive Assistant (to the Director of Garnishment Operations).


Frankie is currently the Executive Director of the Cleveland Federal Executive Board (FEB). The FEB is an inter-agency office that is responsible for educational, charitable and award programs. Programs such as the Wings of Excellence (WOE), Combined
Federal Campaign (CFC), Cleveland Federal Community Leadership Institute (CFCLI), Cleveland Federal Employee Development (CFEDS) and the Tutoring Program.


Frankie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Systems and a Masters’ degree in Education. She is a recent graduate of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Citizen’s Academy (May, 2018).

Frankie Co-Chaired the DFAS Cleveland’s Wellness Program (with her husband) for over 8 years. They were instrumental in bringing the National Wellness Trophy to DFAS Cleveland, for the first time. Frankie worked as a Person Trainer/Fitness Instructor for the DFAS Health and Wellness Center. Her passion is running. She has ran 15 full marathons – including 3 consecutive years finishing the Boston marathon; over 30 half marathons and many 10 and 5Ks.

Frankie is married to Jason, who is the Director of DFAS’ Cleveland’s Customer Care Center; two adult children, Lauren and
Malcolm and two grandsons, DeAndre and Dominic.

President-Elect: Shana Rose

Shana Rose has been with DFAS since 2007, and currently works as a Supervisor in Departmental Reporting within Accounting Operations. In her role, she supports the Department of Defense Organizations (TI-97) audit efforts, and provides monthly Funding and Obligation data to the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller).

Shana has been a member of ASMC since 2008, has formerly served as the Treasurer, and Secretary. She has her Masters of Business Administration from Cleveland State University with an emphasis in Accounting, and is also a Certified Defense Financial Manager. Outside of work she loves to volunteer at the Cleveland Food Bank, and the Cleveland Animal Protective League as a foster for cats, kittens, and special needs rabbits. She enjoys volleyball and plays in several volleyball leagues, as well as runs volleyball tournaments with her husband for charity. life 

Vice President of Membership: Jason Denmeade

Jason Denmeade has over 25 years federal experience including 7 active duty Navy and 18 at DFAS. He is a Persian Gulf Veteran having served four years as a shipboard accountant (Ship Serviceman) onboard the USS  Ticonderoga CG47; three years as a military police officer (Master-at-Arms) on board the USS Independence CV62 and Naval Air Station Whidbey

Island. Jason is currently the DFAS Cleveland Customer Care Center Director and a graduated DELPA (LIM). He earned Certified Care Center Manager (CCCM) and Green Belt Certification. He was a two term Chapter President for ASMC & AGA Cleveland Chapters and also served as AGA Regional Vice-President for the Ohio-Michigan Region.


He is the President of the Federal Building Health Improvement

Center and been an executive officer since 2003. Jason holds a BSBA specializing in Corporate Management from Myers University and an Associates' degree in Accounting from Cuyahoga Community College.


Vice President of Programs:  Melinda Mahoney

Melinda Mahoney 

Melinda joined ASMC in March of 2017 and is currently VP of Programs for the Cleveland Chapter.  Melinda holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cleveland State University and a Master’s of Taxation degree from the University of Akron.  She started her career at DFAS in July of 2016 as LIM in Departmental Reporting and currently works as a Systems Accountant with the DCAS Project Management Office. 


Prior to coming to DFAS, Melinda gained experience working in both the private and public sector.  Melinda likes new challenges and the opportunity to learn new things. She recently became a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) and a Certified Lean6 Green Belt. As a LIM she has assisted with Strategic Council meetings, helped facilitate OAS Focus Groups meetings, and was an active member of the LIM Community Service Committee. Melinda is married with two children. She enjoys going on walks, reading, attending the theater, and simply spending time with family and friends.

Vice President of Nominations: Jessica Ciccolini

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. 


Treasurer: Sandra Morgan

Sandy Morgan currently serves as an Agile Coach (Financial Systems Specialist) for software development teams in Information & Technology.  She became a member of the ASMC in May 2017 and currently serves as the ASMC Cleveland Chapter Treasurer. Currently, Sandy is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University, and also holds degrees from Columbia Southern University and Cuyahoga Community College with a Bachelor in Business Administration- Finance and an Associates of Arts. Additionally, Sandy has earned several certifications including: Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM), Financial Management (FM) Level 2, CompTIA Security +, and Lean 6 Green Belt.

She started her career with DFAS in January 2010 and began working as a Retired Pay Technician. She eventually worked up to a Lead Military Pay Technician and Retired Military Training Instructor. Sandy also completed the Leaders-In-Motion Program while serving as a Financial Systems Specialist in System Operations.


In her spare time, Sandy has recently found a passion for bowling.  She even recently won 1st place in the third tournament she ever competed in.  She also plans to compete in her first Professional Women's Bowling Association (PBWA) Regional Event in 2020.


Secretary: Brenda Banks-Hammonds

Brenda Banks-Hammonds is an Accountant in Accounts Maintenance & Control and has been a member of ASMC since 2015 where she has served on the CDFM committee.


She joined DFAS in January 2010 previously working in R&A Pay and Accounts Payable. Prior to DFAS she worked in management in the furniture industry.


She has been a girl scout leader and served on the board of directors and the supervisory audit committee of a credit union. At DFAS she was a Loaned Executive for the Combined Federal Campaign, participated in the Rock Star Awards, Wings of Excellence and on many other



Brenda holds a BS degree in Economics & Finance and a BSBA in Accounting. She enjoys

the arts, traveling, cooking and spending time with her family.

2019- 2020 Committee Members