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Mailing address:
1374 S. Mission Road, #415
Fallbrook, CA 92028

Copyright D'Vine Path, Inc.

A  501(c) (3) Non-Profit Corporation

Tax Id #83-0790460

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Meet the Team

Administration

Lenila L. Batali, Executive Director

Lenila Batali is the Founder of D’Vine Path. She holds a degree in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo which she received in 1990. For the past 30 years she has practiced in the areas of architecture and landscape architecture. She is the owner of Designs by Lenila - an online design stationery company in business since 2003. In 2013, Lenila became a Certified Special Needs Family Life Coach. Lenila is also the Founder and Director of Support Group for families with special needs for Jeremiah's Ranch since 2011. As a mother of someone with Autism, Lenila has been able to use her personal and professional experience to create an organization that serves those with disabilities. For the past four years she has served as an instructor for individuals with disabilities by teaching them in the areas of micro business, art and dance she has also helped developed a Batali Ranch Hands-On Work Program for adults with disabilities. Lenila and her husband, Brent have two daughters, Tiana (25) who lives with autism and Serena, (22). They reside in Fallbrook, CA.

 

Jazmine Olson, Executive Assistant

Jazmine’s extensive background in office administration and management combined with several years experience as a resource counselor for special needs adults, makes her a perfect fit as D’Vine Path’s Executive Assistant and Secretary of the Board.  As a third term California commissioned notary public, a registered Special Olympics of Southern California coach, and with a Certificate of Proficiency in Yoga Instruction, she brings a broad and adoring perspective to the team.  Jazmine is passionate about nature, health, creativity, and community outreach.  She is very grateful to be an active participant in changing lives through D’Vine Path.

Alex Wilson, Book Keeping

Alex is a California native and long-time San Diego resident.  She holds a Dairy Science degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and currently works at Batali Ranch in their accounting department.  Alex loves reading, cooking, goats and gardening.  She and her husband, Derek have a two children, Ryan and Hannah, who also live in north San Diego county.

Program Directors

Julie Trafford, Community Relations Director

Julie Trafford began her education majoring in Communications at Cal State Fullerton and 

Arizona State.  She later became interested in teaching and has since spent the past twenty-five years working as an educator in various forms. Her passion for advocating for the learning different community began when her children were diagnosed with learning disabilities.  Her interest in the brain inspired her to obtain further education with the goal of helping her children and teaching students, teachers and administrators the gifts of the neurodiverse community.  She loves the outdoors, playing with her rescue dogs and watching her kids play water polo and field hockey.  Julie enjoys sharing her gifts of connection, giving back and helping to be the change we need to see in the learning different and neurodiverse communities.

Judi Hayden, Hospitality & Catering Crew Director

Jennifer Winans, Support Group Director

Facilitators

Phyllis Miller, Viticulture Program Facilitator

Phyllis began her career as a Registered Dental Assistant and managed the same dental office for nearly two decades.  She later went on to become the General Manager of the San Diego subdivision of HVAC Test and Balance. Having a son in the Special Education system gave Phyllis the opportunity to learn how to best support and encourage both children and adults with learning disabilities.  Fast forward to current day; Phyllis thoroughly enjoys assisting her son Chris Miller, D’Vine Path's Vineyard Manager & Instructor, in operating his own private vineyard and wine making business.  Phyllis also loves to play tennis and garden.

Jenifer Boldt, Vocational & Life Skills Program Facilitator

Jenifer holds a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. Professionally, she has 20 years experience as pharmacy manager,  clinical externship facilitator, educator, trainer and mentor. Jenifer is passionate about exposing everyone to the resources needed to make the educated decisions necessary to meet their current and long term goals. Since her retirement, Jenifer's early journey at D'Vine Path has been one of re-discovering the significance of generosity and humility in being a leader and the power of audacity and integrity in making dreams come true.

Support Staff

Our amazing support staff team is comprised of volunteers who are Sensitivity Trained

Jacob Cain

Sherry Yetter

Instructors

Chris Miller, Vineyard Manager & Instructor

Board of Directors

Lenila Batali, President

Lenila Batali is the Founder of D’Vine Path. She holds a degree in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo which she received in 1990. For the past 30 years she has practiced in the areas of architecture and landscape architecture. She is the owner of Designs by Lenila - an online design stationery company in business since 2003. In 2013, Lenila became a Certified Special Needs Family Life Coach. Lenila is also the Founder and Director of Support Group for families with special needs for Jeremiah's Ranch since 2011. As a mother of someone with Autism, Lenila has been able to use her personal and professional experience to create an organization that serves those with disabilities. For the past four years she has served as an instructor for individuals with disabilities by teaching them in the areas of micro business, art and dance she has also helped developed a Batali Ranch Hands-On Work Program for adults with disabilities. Lenila and her husband, Brent have two daughters, Tiana (25) who lives with autism and Serena, (22). They reside in Fallbrook, CA.

Sandi Anderson, Board Member & Creative Consultant

Tom Olmstead, Board Member

Tom secured his undergraduate degree in Arts from Augustana College, SD and his Ph. D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University. He currently teaches as an Organic Chemistry Professor at Grossmont College, San Diego. Tom and his wife live in San Diego county and in their free time, when not traveling, manages their home estate vineyard.

Sandi Anderson has 2 adult sons on the autism spectrum.  Advocating tirelessly for 30 years to help them reach their potential, she has amassed an arsenal of teaching skills. Using a myriad of teaching strategies is a lifestyle for her and has become the foundation of creative endeavors to meet her sons’ needs as well as those around them.  

Ms. Anderson created “Arts In Motion,” an adult day program sourced and provided through the San Diego Regional Center to teach life, social, academic and business skills to her son, Joel. Together they have established a micro enterprise supporting Joel’s painting, animation and speaking schedule: Joel’s Vision Arts. As an international public speaker, Ms. Anderson is best known as an encourager of other parents with special needs children. For the past 15 years, she has been a key volunteer with Autism Tree Project Foundation, coordinating their Football Mentor Program with University of San Diego by working directly with the university, players and families. It is her greatest joy to share hope to other families all over the world.

Randy Anderson, Board Member

Retired Vice President and Dean Of Student Services with a demonstrated history of working in higher education. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Academic Advising, Curriculum Development, Public Speaking, and Distance Learning. Strong professional with a Master's Degree from the University of Utah and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) focused in Higher Education/Leadership from Argosy University.

Advisory Board

Brent Batali, Treasurer

Brent grew up on a large family farm in Yakima, Washington, where his family grew and processed spearmint for Wrigley’s and concord grapes for Welch’s.  He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and became a produce broker.  He currently owns a company that distributes conventional and organic produce throughout the United States.  After being inspired by Lenila's vision for D'Vine Path, together Brent and Lenila planted a vineyard at Batali Ranch for the purpose of providing a place for special needs people to learn new skills and socialize with peers.  He enjoys working with the students and getting back to the hands-on part of farming and wine making.

Jazmine Olson, Secretary

Jazmine’s extensive background in office administration and management combined with several years experience as a resource counselor for special needs adults, makes her a perfect fit as D’Vine Path’s Executive Assistant and Secretary of the Board.  As a third term California commissioned notary public, a registered Special Olympics of Southern California coach, and with a Certificate of Proficiency in Yoga Instruction, she brings a broad and adoring perspective to the team.  Jazmine is passionate about nature, health, creativity, and community outreach.  She is very grateful to be an active participant in changing lives through D’Vine Path.

Nikki Semanchik, Attorney

Nikki Semanchik is the Founding Attorney of Semanchik Law Group.  Nikki started out her legal career advising small businesses and individuals in need of estate planning.  After assisting clients with tax planning through the formation of private foundations and charitable trusts, Nikki found herself drawn to nonprofit law.  Nikki is passionate about nonprofit law and enjoys speaking about nonprofit formation and compliance.  Nikki brings her passion for philanthropism to her personal life through her love of the theater and the arts. Nikki sits on the Point Loma Playhouse Board of Directors. Nikki also volunteers her time with the San Diego County Bar Association’s Wills for Heros program and throughout the year by providing pro bono legal services.  Nikki graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and California Western School of Law with a Juris Doctor. A recovering “Zony,” Nikki has lived in San Diego for over eleven years with no intention of ever leaving. She now resides in Ocean Beach where she can frequently be found walking Sunset Cliffs with her husband, son, Sullivan and dog, Chloe.

Naomi Monthei, Human Resources

Fallbrook, CA native, San Diego State University Liberal Arts graduate, with deep roots in the agricultural community, Naomi Monthei is a mother of two teen-aged children; one of them, who's life is impacted by developmental delay.  Naomi has been fortunate to work in both the High School and Elementary school Districts in Human Resources and Administrative capacities for over 15 years.  Recently, she received her Level 2 Award Certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). Naomi's connection and background in Special Education, Human Resources Management, and wine study appreciation make her a perfect fit on the D'vine Path Advisory Board.

Roxanne Greene, Accountant

Roxanne is experienced in the accounting needs for a diverse range of industries including industrial and commercial food manufacturing; veterinary; medical and dental; all facets of real estate and construction; farming, ranching and horse breeding and racing. Have assisted numerous non-profits in the set-up and use of a simple accounting system that minimizes the work of volunteers while ensuring compliance with government reporting regulations.