Founder & Executive Director
Lenila Batali is the Founder and Executive Director of D’Vine Path.
As a mother of someone with Autism, the special needs community is one that is held near and dear to her heart. Her love and passion for her daughter is her driving force. She graduated from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo in 1990 with a degree in Architecture and holds thirty years of experience using that degree to practice in the areas of architecture and landscape architecture. In 2003, she started a successful online designer stationary company, Designs by Lenila.
Lenila helped develop Batali Ranch’s Hands-On Work Program for adults with disabilities and for the past twelve years has served as an instructor for individuals with disabilities by providing instruction in the areas of micro business, art, and dance. In 2013 she became a certified special needs family life coach providing support to families with special needs.
As much as she enjoys designing gardens and art, she found that she could use her talent to design effective programs for people with special needs. With her combined experience and passion, she was moved to start a new program, D’Vine Path.
Currently, Lenila sits on the Autism Professional Advisory Council for Mainly Mozart, Fallbrook HS Workability1 Advisory Board, and is also a member of the Bonsall Rotary Club.
Lenila and her husband, Brent have two daughters, Tiana (29) who lives with autism, Serena, (26) and an Aussie doodle named Sundae. In her spare time, Lenila enjoys watercolor, gardening and boating.
They live in Fallbrook, CA.