After growing up in a big family in Sugar Land, Texas, Stinelli Castañeda attended & graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Economics. Her affiliation with ASCF began in 2011 when her son Johnny O'Leary, was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma. In 2013, Stinelli joined ASCF's board of directors & her family received the organization's highest honor, the Commitment to the Cause award.
Stinelli's interests include travel, food, wine, real estate investing & spending quality time with her large circle of family & friends. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas.