Board of Directors


Brenda Braun


Brenda has been a member of the Ocean City Community for over 5 year and every summer for about 25 years or more!! She has been active in many volunteer organizations for many years including the Emergency Nurse’s Association (at local, state and national levels), Emergency Medical Services for Children Governor’s Advisory Board and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing. She is an educator at one of our local hospitals full time and a lover of Ocean City full time too! Brenda has petitioned and been nominated for the OCCA president position with the dream of trying to reach out to some of our younger community and get them involved! 




First Vice-President
Leigh Batastini



Leigh has lived in Ocean City for 26 years. She has one daughter, Emily, who will be a senior at OCHS this fall. She has been married to John Batastini for 22 years. Bachelor of Science in Business/Marketing (minor in Biology) from Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA.. She received her UMDNJ for Respiratory Therapy and has been an RRT for 22 years while at Shore Medical Center. She also works one day a week for Genesis Healthcare at Genesis Court House center in Cape May Court House. Leigh loves the beach, going to the gym and bike riding and also taking family vacations.


Second Vice-President
Kelly Scarborough



Graduate of OCHS class of 1992, Kelly grew up in our beautiful little town and now raises her own family here with her husband, Sean.  She has 2 children, Nathan and Lily, both students at Ocean City Intermediate School.   Kelly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies from Stockton University.  She volunteers her time at Shore Medical Center where she is also a member of The Patient and Family Advisory Council.  



Corresponding Secretary
Tami Kitchen


Tami has been living in Ocean City since 2004 with her husband Tom and their three daughters: Mackenzie, Madison, and Meagan. She is originally is from Philadelphia, PA, and spent the summers working in OC and vacationing with family. Kitchen is a registered nurse and certified pediatric nurse who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Rowan University. Tami is the Administrative Director of Patient and Family Experience and Planetree Coordinator for Patient Centered Care at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ. 





Recording Secretary
Barbara Zarella


Barbara graduated from the University of Delaware with BSN in nursing and has worked as an Emergency Department and Trauma nurse ever since. She is currently working in the Emergency Department at Shore Medical Center. She has been a home owner in Ocean City since 2006 and has lived here part time. Recently Barbara and her husband, Gerry relocated from Connecticut to become full time residents. They have 5 children and 6 grandchildren all who enjoy Ocean City.




Annette LoPresti


Born and raised in Philadelphia, Annette moved to Ocean City in 2003.

She has been a bookkeeper most of her life and loves working with numbers.

She also volunteers for the Ocean City Theater Company and Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Library.

She is looking forward to participating in the OCCA.