Board of Trustees
The Cornerstone School is a structured as a 501(3)c non profit organization that is governed by a Board of Directors. Each board member volunteers for a 3 year term. During their time on the board, members are responsible for setting policies and planning for and maintaining the school’s overall direction. Additionally, board members:
Are responsible for the school’s major fundraising efforts, including obtaining sponsorships for school events
Determines the school’s mission and purpose
Establishes policies, priorities and plans strategically
Ensures adequate resources so that plans and programs are implemented
Protects assets and provides financial oversight
Ensures that the school operates legally and ethically
Employs and evaluates the Director of the school
Bonnie Farr is the current Board President as well as a parent of two boys at the Cornerstone School. She has served on the board for the past 7 years. In addition to her role as mother and wife, she is a practice neuropsychologist in the Ocala area. Her hobbies include traveling with her family, as well as attending her son's basketball games.
Dr. David R. Martin is a combat veteran of the U.S. Army Rangers and Desert Storm. He went to Life University in Marietta, GA where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree in 1999 and just celebrated his 20th year in practice. Dr. Martin loves to give back to his community and has been on multiple boards over the years. He has been involved in Cornerstone School since 2018.
Attorney Ara Manoogian hails from Michigan, where he earned his Juris Doctorate Degree. He has lived in Ocala for 20 years with his lovely wife and 3 children. Ara has enjoyed giving back to his community, by having a posture of civic responsibility toward others in the community and has sat on a variety of boards in Ocala. Ara has been on the Board at The Cornerstone School since 2018.
Amy R. Pittman has been practicing as an Attorney in The Villages, Florida since 2007 and has an elder law office where she concentrates in Estate Planning and Probate and Trust Administration. She graduated from the University of Central Florida where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with Cum Laude Honors. Amy received her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2005.
Amy is a Florida native. She was born in Ocala and raised in Weirsdale along with her six siblings. Amy currently lives in Ocala with her wonderful and supportive husband, Josh, and her children, Elle and Reed. In her free time, she loves reading and traveling. She also enjoys spending time with her large extended family. Amy feels very fortunate to be able to live and work where she grew up and to serve this amazing community.
Robert Davies was born in Chester, England and graduated from the City University in London with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Robert has been a pilot commercially for over 20 years and is a Captain at Southwest Airlines on the B737 aircraft. He lives in Ocala with his wonderful wife, Laura. His two sons, Weston and Sawyer, are two very happy students of The Cornerstone School. This is Robert’s first board position, and he is looking forward to helping ensure a successful future for the school.
Jeff Gold is a native of Marion County, Florida, and has lived here his entire life. He retired in 2014, after six years with Marion County Fire Rescue and twenty-four years with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Gold is currently the Chairman of the Marion County Commission and has served as a commissioner for almost five years. On September 6, 2022, Mr. Gold will sit for his doctoral defense, which is his final step in receiving his doctorate in education and healthcare administration. Additionally, he has graduate and undergraduate degrees in business and emergency services.
Jeff and his wife Shawn, a nurse, have five adult daughters, two granddaughters, Skylar and Kinsley, and a rescue dog named Puzzle. Skylar currently attends Cornerstone and Kinsley will attend when she turns three. Jeff and Shawn are very active in the lives of their grandchildren and plan on keeping them at Cornerstone through all grade levels offered.