Dr. Lisa Spencer, President

A new energy on the Aseltine School board, Dr. Lisa Spencer brings with her 15 years of experience as an educator in the K-12 and higher education systems. While earning her doctoral degree in educational psychology, Dr. Spencer served as an elementary school counselor before becoming a professor of education for 12 years. As a professor, Dr. Spencer managed the Educational Counseling program for a large, private, nonprofit university, establishing a highly accredited, results-based program and was able to train hundreds of future educators on how to help students thrive in successful learning environments. Dr. Spencer hung up her professor hat to open her own nutritional therapy practice, continuing her passion for education with a new subject matter – health and nutrition. When she’s not running her practice, Dr. Spencer enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

Cherry Dimeff, Vice President 

Robin Fowler, Treasurer 

Robin Fowler is the treasurer of Aseltine School’s board, and he has served on the board for more than 35 years. In his role as treasurer, Mr. Fowler applies his financial expertise to counsel and guide the school’s finances and affairs. During his years with the board, Mr. Fowler also served as a member of Aseltine’s original development committee, which was focused on community involvement, grant writing and public relations. When he’s not working at his property management company, Mr. Fowler enjoys working in his garden.

Priscilla Webb, Secretary 

Pat Cunningham 

Chuck Rizzo 

Chuck Rizzo has served on the Aseltine School board for more than 10 years. As a long standing board member, Mr. Rizzo approaches each topic for discussion with his expertise as a retired, business-minded contractor. Mr. Rizzo was first introduced to the Aseltine community through his daughter, Family & Student Services Coordinator, Kim Groulx, and he is very passionate about a thriving San Diego community. Outside of his work with Aseltine, Mr. Rizzo is also involved with several other area nonprofits such as the San Diego Zoo and the Grossmont College Community Theater Program.

Keith Webb

Ami Strutin-Belinoff

Ami Strutin-Belinoff has been involved with the Aseltine community for 10 years and is a credentialed school psychologist with more than 13 years of experience. Mr. Strutin-Belinoff is also a licensed mental health clinician (marriage and family therapist) with a specialty in sports psychology and mental skill training (MST). Pursuing his passion of helping people unlock their potential and achieve goals once unimaginable, Mr. Strutin-Belinoff now owns a private practice specializing in mental peak performance skills and team dynamics, substance abuse, anxiety and more – atrainpeakperformance.com. Mr. Strutin-Belinoff is also the co-founder of Wellu, a wellness mental training app that provides specific mental training geared for athletes. Wellu is dedicated to service the mental wellness and performance of athletes across all socioeconomic levels and race – wellumentaltraining.com. Maintaining his passion for working with children, Mr. Strutin-Belinoff also continues to work as a school psychologist part time. In his free time, Mr. Strutin-Belinoff volunteers with the Challenged Athletes Foundation and enjoys surfing, skiing, beach volleyball, mountain biking and yoga.

Tim Henning 

Tim Henning brings fresh perspectives and unique ideation to the table. Mr. Henning worked at San Diego powerhouse Qualcomm for more than 15 years and he has since branched off to create his own business, Tailored Technical Solutions. When he’s not managing his tech business, Mr. Henning enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Linda Pictor, Angels of Aseltine Auxiliary President 

May Padilla, Executive Director of Aseltine School 

May Padilla is the executive director of Aseltine School. Mrs. Padilla began her work in special education in 1998 and has worked in non-public schools since 2002. Since then, she has served students in the field of special education in several capacities: aide, teacher, principal and director. In spite of her years of experience, Mrs. Padilla believes learning never ceases and that her most important role is to always remain a student of her field. This philosophy has helped her stay inspired by and passionate about her work every day. Mrs. Padilla holds her work with students and their support in high regard; the most valuable lessons she has learned about education and life did not come from a book or university, but from working in partnership with them. In 2013, Mrs. Padilla was excited to join Aseltine, where she found an amazing community in which she could continue her journey.

William Budd 

Richard Fahey


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