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Nicholas Murch

Executive Officer

Principle Broker-HCAG Medicare Insurance Agency

Mr. Murch started his career in litigation support management in 1989. He worked in multiple management and leadership positions in his 20 years in the field. His main objective was creating work flow models and structuring his offices to maximize profitability as well as creating new revenue streams. He oversaw 65 employees and several hundred contractors across 3 offices in California and Nevada.

In 2007 Nicholas transitioned into a contracted consultant to give himself the latitude to explore new ventures.

Nicholas has been a health insurance broker and advocate for his Medicare clients since 2009. He works exclusively with Medicare insurance to ensure he stays current on all of the constant changes in the industry.

Mr. Murch and his family owned agency. HCAG, moved to the Inland Empire in 2015 to help develop the markets of Riverside and San Bernardino counties,

His agency works with doctors throughout Southern California to assist them in educating their patients about Medicare and as a patient advocate.

Nicholas has received recognition from national senior advocacy groups for his leadership and contributions to the senior community as a trusted medicare insurance resource. He has also received recognition from the health insurance carriers as a top producer in Medicare.

Phil F. Liso

CIO/Fundraising

  Mr. Liso spent 25 productive years as a City Public Works Inspector. His main focus was on the maintenance of the City park system where he prided himself in providing a safe and an aesthetically pleasing Park system. He worked closely with the City Community Services to help create successful City events, worked with various private contractors, as the point person, assisting in coordinating a variety of City Capital Improvement Projects and in many cases was the “face” of the City to the residents he would interact with on a daily basis.

  In March, 2014, Mr. Liso decided to leave his career with the City to embark on a new challenge. Since 1995 he has been a member of LegalShield. With the positive results he benefited as a member, he decided to become an Independent Associate with LegalShield to get the word out concerning the benefits these plans afford.

   Too many everyday Americans cannot afford the high hourly costs of an attorney, especially for legal events that do not warrant that cost. LegalShield levels the playing field. And with IDShield a protective wall is built around each membership.

In 2015, he took another step. He became a Menifee Valley Chamber Member and also a Chamber Ambassador to expose local businesses to the benefits of a membership with our Chamber.

As a member of the Board of Directors, this affords him the opportunity to further the goal of the Shella Foundation.

Me and Mayor
Phil with Mayor Zimmerman
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The Shella Foundation Board
His lovely wife Kathy
Kristin headshot
Kristin, Michael and Susana
TVCC Gala 2020

Kristin Dumont

Secretary & Treasurer

 

Kristin’s early career was in the banking industry where she held a number of operational and service positions at financial institutions in San Diego and Atlanta, GA.

She also worked as a seasonal accounting clerk for the United Way of San Diego. Her responsibilities included handling the yearly Federal Donation Campaign contributions.

Upon graduating Culinary School in 2006 Kristin began a decade long career working as a chef in San Diego’s hospitality industry developing expertise in many areas.

Kristin moved with her husband to Menifee and began a new chapter of her career as a licensed real estate agent. Kristin, seeing the value of Menifee Valley Chamber, not only became a member, but an integral part of the Ambassador program.

It was as an Ambassador that Kristin was introduced to The Shella Foundation and she enthusiastically joined the Board of Directors as Treasurer.

Kristin says, “As the parent of an adult child with special needs and having parents facing age-related challenges, I am personally dedicated to the success of The Shella Foundations’ mission to provide assistance to individuals and families affected by disabilities or functional needs.

Gary Veenhuizen

Vice President

I am a Farmers Insurance agent in Wildomar and a member of the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Through that organization I became aware of the Shella Foundation’s mission and activity in the community. My wife, Kathy, and I have a disabled child so we can not only empathize with other members of our community with care needs but also caregivers of those folks, who are often family members needing a break from what is usually a 24/7 commitment.

We believe the Foundation is a vital resource to provide assistance and are proud to be associated with Shella.

Gary, his wife Kathy and lovely grandchild
Susana and her husband Jose
Mrs. Gonzales and her family

Susana Gonzales

Special Projects Manager

Susana Gonzales has been with Shella Care since 2008. She has spent her time using her experience overseeing operations of this organization. During her years with Shella she has had the honor of caring for her elder family members. She understands first- hand what it takes to manager a full- time career, family and support her mother and in-laws. Her goal is to share those life experiences with others to help them get the resources they need to keep their loved one’s at home supporting them with grace and dignity. It is very important for family members to have the ability to maintain their lifestyle with balance and at the same time have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are being cared for.

Over the years Susana has enjoyed working with the following organizations: Boys’, Girl’s and Venturing Scouts. Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce and Temecula Chamber of Commerce. Favorite pastime is spending time with her husband Jose, Son’s Daniel and Gabriel, Daughter Victoria – hiking, backpacking, camping, traveling, dancing and hosting family and friend gatherings.

In addition to her duties as Special Projects Manager for the Shella Foundation, as Managing Director of Shella Care Management Services, Susana runs the daily activities of “Shella” in order to provide the best service to families needing care for a loved one. I encourage you to learn more about Shella Care by clicking below.

Michael Foster

President & CEO

Michael Foster has a varied business career. After a thriving Commercial Beekeeper business, the next 20 years saw Mr. Foster in the food distribution industry principally with coffee, Macadamia nuts among other products starting his business from scratch to become a $2M distribution business.

In 1994, he experienced a dramatic change in careers. Michael took his business experience to the Non-Profit world. His work included directing varied programs such as Vocational Training for Individuals with Mental Illness to an addiction treatment program.

In 2005, in response to his own families need, he established the “Shella” Family of Companies including The Shella Foundation.

The Shella organization’s Mission was and will always remain to provide In-Home Care Services to anyone in need. Realizing that there is an entire segment of the population not able to afford in-home services, Mr. Foster formed The Shella Foundation to assist financially-challenged people who cannot afford this much needed care.

Mr. Foster continues as CEO and President of the Shella Organization.

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We are gracious for every monetary contribution, fundraising opportunity, basket donation and volunteer that have joined our Shella Family.
Thank you for your continued support.
We look forward to expanding our reach.