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Rancho Damacitas Grows Board in Number and Expertise

Rancho Damacitas Children and Family Services, a local nonprofit helping current and former foster youth thrive, recently added four new members to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors includes 15 members total with a great depth of experience and diverse expertise.

Joseph Gray, Board Chair for the past five years, transitioned leadership to Julie Ngo in July. Julie Ngo has served on Rancho Damacitas’ Board since 2012 and is the owner of Julie Ngo’s State Farm Insurance Agency in Temecula. Julie is the first woman Chair of the organization.

New Board Members include Michael Brewer, Christene Close, Jami Fencel and Marty Shea. New members will serve a three year term.

Michael Brewer is business owner and the President of Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service, California’s leading alcoholic beverage licensing firm. Michael has experience as a regulatory auditor for the United States Custom Service and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Master’s Degree in Accounting from San Diego State University.

Christene Close is majority owner, President and CEO of Murrieta Development, Inc. a leading general engineering contractor headquartered in Temecula. Murrieta Development works with some of the largest builders in Southern California by supporting supports all areas of residential, commercial and industrial buildings infrastructure. Christene is also one of the founding members of the De Luz Women’s Club.

Jami Fencel is a talented artist who moved to Temecula in 2015 and has been extremely active ever since. Jami serves on the Board of Directors for nonprofits helping to build collaborative partnerships and is an active member of the Noon Rotary Club of Temecula.

Marty Shea is the founder and Principle of K2 Business Coaching, an Executive Coaching practice serving both profit and non-profit sectors. Marty specializes in coaching CEOs and their executive management teams, including the start-up phase.

About Rancho Damacitas: The mission of Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services is to end the cycle of child abuse by providing comprehensive care and compassion for foster children and teens, challenged youth, and young adults through life-enriching opportunities and strength-based, solution-focused programs and services. The organization was founded in 1983. For more information: