Brenda Meyer - President
Brenda Meyer is currently the Department Business Financial Manager for the Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance/Information Operations (ISR/IO) Department at Spawar Systems Center Ė Pacific in San Diego, CA. She has more than 30 plus years of finance experience. She started her financial career as a government contractor and later transitioned into Federal Government. Brenda has a Bachelorís degree in Business Management from San Diego State University and the University of Phoenix and has achieved level 2 Certification from the Defense Acquisition University. She has been the Executive Vice President for the past five years. Prior to becoming Exec VP, Brenda was the Chairperson for the Chapterís Charity. She is passionate about doing volunteer work in the San Diego Community and volunteerís her time at the Ronald McDonald House, Veteranís Stand Down Day, and Fisher House. My goal is to provide our members information, training and networking that will help them to become the best Financial Managers and leaders of tomorrow. Recipient of the Chapter Leader of the Year, 2017.
Dawn Cano - Executive Vice President
Mike Ortiz - Administrative Vice President
S: I have been working at SPAWAR System Center, Pacific (SSC PAC) since October 2001. I am currently a Lead Accountant for Contract Closeouts in the Vendor Pay Office at SPAWAR Pacific. Before SSC PAC, I previously worked for DCAA (Santa Ana and San Diego offices) as an Auditor for 11 years and at DFAS Seaside as a Vendor Pay Accountant for 3 years. I have been a member of the ASMC San Diego Chapter since Oct. 2001 and was SSC PAC ASMC representative before becoming the Secretary several years ago. Iím the current ASMC San Diego Chapter Secretary and have enjoyed serving in this position for past few years.
Kathy Dockler - Information Technology Vice President
Kathy Dockler has been ASMC San Diego webmaster coordinator and Newsletter Editor since Jun 2017, and volunteered to work on the Technology Committee at PDI San Diego. Kathy is currently the Business Financial Manager for Tactical Communications Branch at Spawar Systems Center, Pacific (SSC PAC) in San Diego, CA. Before SSC PAC, she worked for NAVFAC, NAVSUP/FISC, AIRPAC, and as a contractor for CACI, Anteon, and General Dynamics. Kathy has 30 years combined civilian and contractor working in the financial field. Kathy completed Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting (cum laude) in 2016, and Master of Business Administration with Specialization in Organizational Leadership in 2017. She first joined ASMC in the 90ís and enjoys the learning, volunteering, and networking opportunities that ASMC membership provides. Kathy is currently working on obtaining CDFM, and DAWIA Business - Financial Management Level 1.
Letty Soto - Treasurer, Secretary
From February 1985 to present - I have been at SPAWAR System Center, Pacific (SSC-PAC) for 30+ years. Iím currently a Project Business Financial Manager for the 71R70 Advanced Systems & Applied Sciences Division, supporting the Unmanned Systems Sciences & Technology Branch, Code 7171 and Unmanned Systems Advanced Development Branch, 7172, Advanced Concepts & Applied Research Branch, 7173 and the Advanced Research Projects Branch, 7174. I have been a member of the ASMC San Diego Chapter since 2012 and have been actively participating on all events an ASMC Volunteer. Was the Hospitality Chair for 2017 PDI Conference hosted by the San Diego ASMC at the San Diego Convention Center? Currently Iím on the ASMC Appointed Positions under the Special Assistant, as well as the ASCM Representative for SSC-PAC. I have enjoyed serving in this position for the past few years and looking forward to a more challenging and rewarding position.
Merlinda Medina - Assistant Treasurer
Merlinda Medina is currently the lead Business Financial Manager for the Navy's Marine Mammal Program. She started her career 14 years ago as a student aide at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific San Diego . Merlinda has a Bachelor's in Business Management from Cal State San Marcos.
Margarita Cournoyer - Secretary
I was born and raised in beautiful San Diego California. I attended San Diego State University where I earn my BA in Arts and Science in Graphic Design. While attending school, I started working as a Student Aid for SPAWAR HQ in the Military Personal Department. Once graduated from college I was hired to work for SPAWAR System Center as an Assistant and Buyer for the Contracts Department. Finally, in May 2015 I became a Project Business Financial Manager for the ISR Division. A challenging and rewarding position, I am learning something new every day. Prior in becoming the Secretary for ASMC San Diego Chapter, I have been a Special Assistant for about 3 years. My goal is to network and learn as much as I can so that I can provide information and training to future ASMC members. I enjoy spending time with my love ones and volunteering my time helping the San Diego Community, Veteranís Stand Down Day and Fisher House.
Helen M. Profeta - National Chapter Representative
My name is Helen M. Profeta, your National Chapter Representative. I currently work at Navy Region Southwest as a Financial Management Analyst in the Accounting division. I served in this position since 2011 on the ASMC board and it really a pleasure working with you all. We need to expand more and reach out for those personnel that can assist us to be stronger and develop a cohesive relationship of strength. Relationships are not made in heaven; they are made here in ASMC! They can last long, perhaps for a lifetime. It all depends on those making the relationships and yet, come to think of it, you will never know the real "he" or "she" unless you have them join the ASMC. We need to reach out with willing hands in the spirit of cooperation and fellowship. The more members we have the stronger we become. I am willing to work with all the command reps to increase attendance at luncheons and make the reservation procedures simpler. I am also working to identify commands which do not have command reps and on new luncheon venues for our monthly meetings. I am interested in any suggestions you might have.
Louisa Mendiola - Special Assistant
Ken Suazo - Special Assistant
Jason Nguyen - Photographer
Josh Parrish - CDFM Chair
My name is Josh Parrish and I am currently working as a member of the SSC PAC FIAR team. I have 5 years experience working in the defense industry, both as a consultant and civilian employee. My other work experience includes an Auditor for the Department of Revenue and an Analyst at Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas. I come from a small town in Central Kentucky near Lexington, home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats (GO CATS!) where I received my MBA. I was stationed at MCAS Miramar with the Marine Corps from 05-09. I am an avid automotive enthusiast with a 6 year old pit-bull mix named Bruce (after Bruce the shark from Finding Nemo) and an awesome fiancť who endures my crazy obsession with all things automotive. I look forward to being a part of the ASMC-SD team and hope to bring some useful tools to members seeking the CDFM certification!
Sherry Major - Special Events Coordinator
Jennifer Milczewsky - Special Events Coordinator
Evelyn Mahoney - Charity Co-Chair
VACANT - Charity Co-Chair
Zoeth Browne - Scholarship Chair
VACANT - Sponsorship Chair
VACANT - Sponsorship Chair