OCEAA Board Members
Scott Overpeck is a creative leader with a heart for contextualizing movements of justice, advocacy and compassion to his surroundings. He is the founder of Intersection, a consulting firm advising social enterprises and nonprofits on communication tools and strategies as it relates to marketing, fundraising and commerce. In this capacity, he has helped organizations from the startup stage to established $50m organizations be more efficient, raise more money, craft better programs and be better communicators. Additionally, he has served on the board of OCEAA since 2014; helped found Laundry Love Santa Ana and has served on other local and national boards and councils.
In both his roles as a leader in changemaking organizations and a consultant to changemakers, he is an outspoken advocate for better communication, design and storytelling as well as keeping real life humans at the center of every decision making process. By continually immersing himself in all sides of the social change sectors, he is able to bring fresh insights to the table. His work has been featured in such publications as the NY Times, OC Metro, OC Weekly, Orange Coast Magazine, Riviera Magazine, Korean American Journal, OC Register and many others. Scott is a contributing author to Create Culture: Thoughts on Branding for Humans and is the author of the upcoming Create Good: The Case for Creativity in the Social Sector.
Valerie Sullivan is Vice Chair of the Board for OCEAA and has served on the Board since 2013. Ms. Sullivan is a graduate of Gonzaga University which is where her passion grew for integrating the arts with education. Ms. Sullivan believes that the arts, music and gardening are not only creative but important for brain development, critical thinking and learning through discovery. Through her role as a Board Director, Ms. Sullivan has supported staff by providing oversight and feedback regarding OCEAA’s Wellness Policy and Garden Club. Ms. Sullivan has two daughters who graduated from OCEAA and has a third daughter currently attending as a 6th grader.
Mr. Stanphill joined the OCEAA Board in December 2017 and has served as the Board Secretary since March 2018. Mr. Stanphill moved to Orange County after receiving his Bachelors of Science in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College in 2008. As a registered civil engineer focusing on environmental cleanups, Mr. Stanphill is dedicated to improving the quality of life in his community, and has volunteered with educational programs throughout Santa Ana. Mr. Stanphill is excited for his children to attend OCEAA beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.
Boris Molina has had a variety of Board roles at OCEAA. Currently, Mr. Molina is serving as a Board Director. Mr. Molina has served on the Board for OCEAA since July 2011. Mr. Molina holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of the Arts (BA) in Economics from Chapman University. He also completed the Film and Television program at Orange Coast College. Mr. Molina currently partners in a small venture firm in downtown Santa Ana that focuses on real estate and finance. He also co-owns and participates in running a studio in the Artist Village District also in Downtown Santa Ana.
Alfonso Bustamante has been a Board Director for OCEAA since August 2007. Dr. Bustamante is currently employed as a Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Bustamante also currently serves as a Commissioned Officer in the Biomedical Science Corps in the United States Air Force Reserve. He has vast teaching experience including instructing at Santiago Canyon College, National University, the County of Orange — Health Care Agency, Alliant International University, the County of Los Angeles —Department of Children and Family Services, and the National Training Systems Institute. Dr. Bustamante has affiliations with numerous professional and community organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the National Honor Society in Psychology, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and County of Orange Multi-Ethic Task Force. Dr. Bustamante received a bachelor’s degree from National University, a master’s degree from the California School of Professional Psychology and National University, and a Doctor of Psychology degree from the California School of Professional Psychology.
Carmen Aparicio joined the OCEAA Board in June 2020. She is a business professional focused in the area of Human Resources. Ms. Aparicio has experience in a variety of industries, both domestic and international which bring a wealth of knowledge to her role on the Board. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Spanish and Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of San Diego. Ms. Aparicio grew up in the city of Santa Ana and is dedicated to giving back to the community through philanthropy and volunteerism. Her professional focus is on equal pay and diversity & inclusion initiatives. As a board member, Ms. Aparicio has participated in committees key to the future of the school. Additionally, Ms. Aparicio is also an OCEAA parent with a daughter currently enrolled at OCEAA.
Jessica Reyes joined the OCEAA Board in September 2020. She is a dedicated educator that has been teaching for 14 years as an Education Specialist. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Masters of Science in Education with an emphasis in Special Education from California State University, Fullerton. She has grown up in the city of Santa Ana and continues to promote culture and champion the academic advancement of this community. As a board member and active educator, she provides valuable perspectives on educational equity and academic systems.
As an OCEAA parent and educator, Mrs. Reyes has supported OCEAA in a variety of ways. She has written grants, organized fundraising events, and coached math and speech and debate teams. Her contributions have brought recognition and pride to OCEAA and has set competitive standards that align with the OCEAA vision.
Mike Limon joined OCEAA as the Executive Director in 2018. Prior to OCEAA, Mike was the national Dir., Programs & Events for MIND Research Institute. Mike was responsible for cultivating and engaging national partnerships and executing STEM-based programs nationally for elementary and middle schools.
Mike co-founded and was a long time advisor of the Orange County Hispanic YOUTH Chamber of Commerce (OCHYCC) in 2009, which is still going strong! OCHYCC consists of higher education student board members; dedicated to linking culturally diverse college students to the professional world through career development, community involvement, and access to higher education.
Mike is currently the Southern Region Board Chair with the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. This is a state-wide umbrella organization for city & county Chambers, looking to make an impact and support businesses throughout California.
Mike achieved an Associates in Arts degree from Fullerton Community College; and then went on to California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) to achieve a Bachelorette degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. While at CSUF, Mike was involved with two different associations. First, was the Latino Business Student Association as a member, and secondly was the Finance Association as the Director of Corporate Relations. These two associations help Mike get acquainted with business protocol, social events and networking which helped shape Mike as a leader.
Kristin Collins, School Director, joined OCEAA as a humanities teacher in 2010, and served two semesters as Interim Principal before assuming the role of School Director in 2016. She launched her career teaching English in south central Los Angeles as a charter member of Teach For America, the national teacher corps which places outstanding college graduates in urban and rural districts experiencing teacher shortages. Taking her passion for school reform to northern California, she quickly rose to site and district level leadership positions in the Bay Area, and earned a Master’s in Educational Administration from San Francisco State University.
In addition to public school teaching and administration, Kristin has deep experience in staff development and teacher preparation. She trained elementary and secondary teachers in student-centered learning as a consultant for Ventures Education Systems, an approved SES provider for the New York State Education Department; taught Foundational Methods, Multicultural Education, and Intern Seminars in UC Irvine’s credential program; and supervised secondary student teachers and interns throughout Orange County. A resident of downtown Santa Ana, Kristin is proud to live in the community she serves.
Janine McFarlin, CPA currently serves as the Interim Controller for OCEAA. She has over 20 years serving in corporations in Financial Reporting, Human Resources and Accounting/Operations.
Janine received his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University. She began her career in public accounting at KPMG. During that time, she worked in the audit and tax departments and became certified as a public accountant.
She decided to expand her accounting experience by working in the Financial Reporting Department of Western Financial Savings Bank. After working there for several years, she became Controller at CDC Designs. While at CDC Designs, she also worked as the Human Resources Manager. Thus, she was able to expand her area of expertise to include not only accounting and operations but also human resources.