OCFO Leadership

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Lynn Moaney, Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Moaney has over 30 years developing and maintaining financial standards across the Federal Government and a proven record of leading organizational initiatives. Experience includes implementation of financial and administrative systems, budget formulation and execution, acquisitions, audit, risk management, shared services, policy development and financial operations support.

Ms. Moaney is the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In her role, she works with the CFO to “oversee all financial management activities relating to the programs and operations of the agency.” She has direct management of approximately 1,300 of employees located at the Washington D.C headquarters and National Finance Center in New Orleans, LA, Fort Worth, TX, and Kansas City, MO. The USDA is one of the largest civilian agencies in the federal government with over 100,000 employees and over one-third of the non-taxable debt. The financial organization of the agency accounts for over $150 billion in program level funds and over $100 billion in loans. These programs support the areas of forest maintenance and fire-fighting, farm commodity support, food safety, agriculture development, foreign agriculture trade, domestic and foreign nutrition services, rural development, and agriculture research.

In addition to the financial management of the programs of the USDA, Ms. Moaney has responsibility for the National Finance Center (NFC). NFC is a Payroll Services Center of Excellence and a Human Resources Center of Excellence for the Federal Government. Through its high quality, low cost approach, NFC annually processes payroll for 170 federal organizations totaling $100 billion in salaries for 650,000 civilian federal employees.

Ms. Moaney re-joined the USDA/OCFO organization in 2014, when she was selected to be the Associate Chief Financial Officer over Financial Policy and Planning. In this role, she was responsible for Department-wide development and implementation of fiscal and travel policy. She serves as the Controller of the Working Capital Fund (WCF) and Shared Cost programs (SCPs) which includes formulating the $1B WCF budget and $33M SCP budget; providing agency allocation amounts and monitoring budget execution. Her responsibility also included establishing Departmental policy related to maintaining internal controls in compliance with OMB Circular No A-123, to achieve the objectives of effective and efficient operations, reliable financial reporting, and compliance with applicable laws and regulation. Furthermore, she is responsible for improper payment mitigation and reporting as well as debt management, audit follow-up and overall administrative support including Continuity of Operations planning and Emergency Preparedness for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to this position, Ms. Moaney served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the Federal Communications Commission where she was responsible for the day-to-day management and development of financial systems, budget, audit findings and remediation, financial statements and new or proposed changes to policy and procedures that affect financial operations.

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Stanley McMichael, Associate Chief Financial Officer

Stan McMichael is currently serving as the Associate Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Financial Operations. Previously, Mr. McMichael was the Director of Administrative Management Division. As the Associate CFO, he is responsible for the centralized control for the preparation of USDA’s consolidated financial statements, external financial reports, and DATA Act compliance reporting. In addition, he provides leadership and direction for budget and finance, procurement, resource management, human capital management, facilities management, COOP, and Emergency Preparedness. He is a native of Washington, D.C. with over 26 years of service at USDA. Mr. McMichael holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University; a Certificate from Georgetown University in Business Administration; and a Certificate in Financial Management from Cornell University. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Law School Program on Negotiation; and a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA.

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Lucas Castillo, Associate Chief Financial Officer

Lucas Castillo is currently serving as the Associate Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Financial Policy and Planning (FPP). As the Associate CFO for FPP, Mr. Castillo maintains oversight responsibilities for USDA-wide development and implementation of fiscal policy, internal controls, administrative operations, as well as budget formulation and execution for shared cost programs and the working capital fund.

Previously, Mr. Castillo was the Director for the Office of Business and Administration Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of the Secretary, at the Department of Commerce. Mr. Castillo is a proven leader and team builder and has successfully led and managed program assessment and development, implementation of the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP), implementation of the Technology Business Management (TBM) framework, strategic planning, human capital management, information and technology systems implementation, and reengineering initiatives in organizations of up to 400 personnel with budgets of over $700M. Mr. Castillo has held various positions in federal agencies including the Social Security Administration, National Archives, Department of State, Department of the Army, Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of Education Federal Student Aid, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Mr. Castillo is a retired Combat Engineer and served in the United States Army. Highly decorated, he received numerous awards during his deployments and service to our nation including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, graduating Cum Laude, graduated from Leadership for a Democratic Society at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA, and recently graduated from the Key Executive Leadership Program at the American University School of Public Affairs in Washington, DC.

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Anita Adkins, Deputy Director of the National Finance Center

Anita R. Adkins was named the Deputy Director for the National Finance Center in January 2018. Ms. Adkins is responsible for providing executive leadership in planning, developing, and administering all administrative management services, program policies and operational support for the Office of the Director and the National Finance Center.

She previously served in Rural Development as the Director for Human Resources, Rural Development since August of 2013. Prior to that appointment, Ms. Adkins held various positions in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies including Senior Advisor and Director of Human Resources Policy in the Office of Human Resources Management, and worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Forest Service, as well as the Department of the Army, Defense Logistics Agency, and the Veterans Administration.

Ms. Adkins holds a M.A. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a B.A. from Central Texas University.

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Director of the Information Technology Services Division

Position is currently vacant.

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Tony Priola, Director of the Government Employees Services Division

Anthony “Tony” Priola has over 31 years of experience in managing information technology (IT) systems and services with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Finance Center (NFC). As Director for NFC’s Government Employees Services Division (GESD), he is responsible for processing automated and manual salary payments for USDA and more than 150 other Federal agencies in the Executive and Legislative Branches of the Federal Government. His primary focus is on achieving NFC’s overall mission while maintaining its core functions of software development and maintenance, customer service, and business development and operations in support of NFC’s payroll/personnel, human resource, and insurance lines of business.

Tony has a broad and deep knowledge in IT policy, statutes, standards, and best practices with a concentration in financial, human capital, and technology management. Tony has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, completed the Key Leadership Certificate Program at American University in Washington, DC, and has successfully completed USDA’s SES Career Development Program. In his 30 years as a public servant, he has a proven track record of success in strategic planning, program and project management, executive leadership, customer service, and obtaining desired results.