Board of Directors 2016

El Ranchito de los Niños Inc.

Kathy Mechenbier, President & Co-Founder
El Ranchito de los Niños

Mike Mechenbier, Co-Founder
Owner, Sundance Mechanical

V. William Dolan, Treasurer
Senior Vice President, First National Rio Grande

Jason Moorehead, Advancement Committee
Mechanical Representatives

David Peterson, Program Committee
Keleher & McLeod

Henry Smith, Program Committee
Mountain States Construction
Elizabeth Allbright, Finance Committee
VP Commercial Lender, Century Bank

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El Ranchito de los Niños is a children's home dedicated to keeping sibling groups together who might otherwise be separated in foster care. The children are raised as a family in a rural farm setting, taught responsibility and educated as a means of building a foundation and breaking the cycle.  The home is a non-profit charity funded 100% by private donations, licensed by the State of NM CYFD and certified by the NM Christian Child Care Association.  El Ranchito considers all children regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, religion or disability.


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  • Address: P. O. Box 2400          Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031 
  • Phone: 505.565.4470 
  • Fax: 505.866.9527