President
Cindy Stullich
president@otafoundation.org

Cindy is the parent of a seventh and fourth grader at Old Town Academy. She lives in La Mesa with her husband, James, their two children and their cats, Peaches and Mr. Whiskers. Originally from New Orleans, Cindy manages United Truck Driving School in Mission Valley and was formerly a licensed broker at TD Ameritrade. She also has experience in bookkeeping and accounting. She loves to read, travel and spend time with family and friends.

Vice President/Committees Coordinator
Walker McBride
vicepresident@otafoundation.org

Walker is a proud, if often delirious, father of four young boys. The older pair (second grader and kindergartner) attend Old Town Academy, while their twin brothers will join them in 2019. He lives in Bay Ho with his wife, Annie. He works for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and enjoys music, sports and the occasional quiet moment.

Treasurer
Gail Warrick
treasurer@otafoundation.org

Gail is the parent of a sixth grader at Old Town Academy. Gail currently works as an accountant at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBPMDI), a non-profit research institute in La Jolla. Before joining SBPMDI she worked for a local CPA firm for six years in accounting, audit and tax work. Gail obtained her CPA license in 2010. She has volunteered at OTA at various levels since the school’s inception. In her free time she enjoys playing golf, riding her quad, playing beach volleyball with her husband and taking her two Labrador Retrievers to Dog Beach.

Secretary
Heidi Weaver
secretary@otafoundation.org

Heidi is the parent of a sixth and fourth grader at Old Town Academy. She lives in University Heights with her husband, Brett; two OTA kids; and their dogs, Lucy and Ricky. In her work life, Heidi was an attorney in San Diego for ten years before becoming a Career Advisor at California Western School of Law in 2015. She also teaches Zumba and Aqua Zumba at local YMCAs and runs the (very) occasional half marathon.

Fundraising Chair
Clarissa Shanner
giving@otafoundation.org

Clarissa is the parent of a fourth grader and kindergartner at Old Town Academy. Clarissa serves as Secretary on the Foundation Board and takes great pride in being an involved parent at OTA. She has worked in various forms of real estate for the past 16 years, with a focus on multifamily and residential sales and property management. In addition, she holds a paralegal certificate and a teaching credential. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, and trying to find her inner ballerina at barre classes.

Communications Coordinator
Melanie Merritt
communications@otafoundation.org

Volunteer Coordinator
Lynn DiFilippo
volunteer@otafoundation.org

Teacher Liaison
Turner Watts
mrwatts@oldtownacademy.org

Principal
Jon Centofranchi
jcentofranchi@oldtownacademy.org

Jon, more popularly known as Mr. C., serves on the Foundation Board in an advisory capacity. As our beloved leader of Old Town Academy, Jon works tirelessly to maintain our school’s excellent reputation and standing in the community. Jon brings years of experience in both teaching and administrative roles and is the core of what OTA has become today; a successful, sought-after charter school that has become a model for project-based learning in the community and beyond.