SKY Academy Board Members

Kathleen Castellano

Kathleen (Kathy) Castellano is Sr. Vice President, Relationship Manager, with Stonegate Bank.  Kathy moved to Englewood in 1976 from Brooklyn, NY.  She began her banking career in 1969 with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., NYC and has continued in banking from 1976 in Florida.  Starting with a community Savings and Loan in Englewood which in turn was acquired by SouthTrust Bank and subsequently Wachovia Bank, Kathy retired with 31 years tenure and in 2007 joined Florida Shores Bank, a newly chartered community bank headquartered in Venice, now Stonegate Bank.   Over the years, Kathy has held many volunteer/board positions in the community including Business & Professional Women of Englewood/Venice (BPW), Englewood YMCA Advisory Board, United Way of South Sarasota County, United Way of South Sarasota County Foundation Board, Englewood Women's Council Realtors.  She currently is serving as a Director on the United Way of South Sarasota County Board and an Advisory Board member of the Englewood YMCA.  Kathy also serves on the board of a non-profit foundation, Wobbly Feet Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to raise funds for research of a cure for a rare childhood disease, A-T.  Kathy participated in Leadership Englewood, class of 2010, and was named BPW Woman of the Year in 2008.

Kathy can be reached by email.

Board Chair

Dr. Shanaka Weerasooriya

Dr. Shanaka Weerasooriya is a Restorative and Cosmetic Dentist with Tarpon Shores Dental working in their Englewood and St. Armands Key locations.  Dr. Weerasooriya was raised in Englewood, FL from the age of 3 years and was brought up in the public schools of Englewood Elementary, L.A. Ainger Middle School, and Lemon Bay High School.  The principles and benefits of athletics have proved foundational in his life not only growing up but also in his daily life today.  He attended Florida Southern College on a basketball scholarship and then went on to earn his Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree from the University of Florida.  He is proud to have founded and continues to support the Lemon Bay Sixth Man Club which helps to raise funds for the Lemon Bay High School Boys’ Basketball program.   Their dental practice Tarpon Shores Dental is a long-time, proud Hometown Partner with the South County YMCA.

Dr. Weerasooriya can be reached by email.

Crystal Burritt 


Heather LeBeau