Executive Board

One of the main reasons that the OTFA is a trusted development partner throughout the USA is because it operates according to the principles and values of the ITF. That means respecting each school’s control over its own future, while bringing Schools and Instructors together to work on shared goals and challenges. The Executive Board oversees and supports the activities of the OTFA, ensuring that the organization remains responsive to the evolving needs of their Instructors, Members and Schools.

Fabian Nunez

President / A-8-15

Ruben Suarez


Vincent A. Affatigato

"My goal as a Board Member of the OTFA is to use the vast technical knowledge, ...

Don Kerner


Brian McNamara

"My goal as a Board Member is to grow the OTFA through unity and respect for ...

Travis Young


Charles Foley


Scott Saccareccia

Secretary General / A-7-68
"As the OTFA Secretary General, I enjoy working with the OTFA leadership to ...

Edward Davila

Treasurer / A-5-266

OTFA Organization Chart

The OTFA will continually look to add highly skilled and motivated individuals to our Standing Committees

Technical & Instruction Committee

Mission: To achieve consistency and high quality in technical & teaching ability

Chair: Master V.A. Affatigato

Members: Master Alvin Bernard, Master Brian McNamara

Tournament & Umpire Committee

Mission: To ensure the quality of the organization & officiating at OTFA Tournaments

Chair: Master Alvin Bernard

Members: Master Brian McNamara, Master Steven Roger LeGrow

Promotion Committee

Mission: To examine and promote qualified candidates for 1st–6th Degree Black Belt

Chair: Master V.A. Affatigato

Members: Master Alvin Bernard, Master Brian McNamara

Ethics & Discipline Committee

Mission: To ensure all activities of OTFA and those associated with it are carried out in an ethical manner

Chair: Master Brian McNamara

Members: Master Art Schoonover, Master Scott Saccareccia

Communication & Business Development Committee

Mission: To assist the OTFA, it’s National members, and it’s Instructors to develop and manage their business.

Chair: Master Scott Saccareccia

Website & Marketing Committee

Mission: To assist in developing and maintaining the OTFA website, social media, print media, and marketing campaigns

Chair: Mr. Pavel Shreyder

Members: Mr. Bob Rebeka, Ms. Mila Yakovleva

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Last Updated: January 1, 2016 PST
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