Board of Directors


Craig Steckler, PresidentChief Steckler

  • Retired Chief of Police, Fremont Police Department (45 years of service)
  • Education & Training: California State University of Los Angeles, B.S. in Policy Management; graduate of FBINA 128th Session & the California P.O.S.T. Command College Class #2
  • Affiliations: Past President of the California Police Chiefs Association; Past President (2012 – 2013) of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Nicole Causey, Vice President2013-01-025

  • Realtor, Legacy Real Estate and Associates
  • Education: California State University, East Bay, B.A. in Business Administration
  • Affiliations: Volunteer at Adopt-An-Angel, an agency which provides Christmas gifts to underprivileged kids in Alameda County; Member of Bay East Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

Unnati Amin, Treasurer 

  • Software Engineer, Workday Inc.
  • Education: B.S. Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University

Board Members:

David J. Benoun, Esq.

  • City Attorney, City of Newarkdavid benoun
  • Education: University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in Political Science; University of San Francisco, School of Law, J.D.
  • Affiliations: Newark Rotary Club President (2013-2014); Ohlone College Foundation, Director; Avanzando, Director



  • Director of Product Operations, Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose)
  • Education: Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering; Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business, M.B.A.
  • Affiliation: Volunteer at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife


Pat Danielson

  • Independent Consultant, Health Information Management Services
  • Credentialed RHIT
  • Affiliations: Washington Hospital Healthcare System Board Pat photo.jpgMember; VP, Alameda County Special District Assn.; Chair, Tri-City Elder Coalition; Chair, Community Info Fair & Directory, City Coordinator/Former Treasurer, Newark Days; Ambassador Emeritus, Newark Chamber of Commerce; Program Chair/Member, Newark Optimists Club; Advisory Board Member, New Haven Educational Fndn.; Mission Valley ROP, Health Care Advisory Committee (2014 Advisor of the Year)
  • Past health care related associations: Commissioner, Alameda County Blue Ribbon Task Force for Measure A funding, 2014; Alameda County Long Term Planning Council, former Commissioner; Alameda County Public Health Advisory Committee, former Commissioner; Mental Health Assoc. of Alameda County Board, former President/Bd. Member; Past Producer/Host, AT&T Cable “Pat’s Health Matters” and “Pat’s Neighborhood”

C. Lee Hewitt Lee Hewitt

  • Attorney/Owner, Law Office of C. Lee Hewitt
  • Education: San Jose State University, B.A. in Environmental Studies; University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D.
  • Affiliations: Adjunct Professor, Ohlone College; Union City Police Department Certified Trauma Interventionist; Alameda County Judge Pro Tem; Member, Alameda County One Hundred Club

 Geeta Kadambi

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  • Scientist and Patent Agent, Founder of Patent Law Firm Riddhi IP
  • Education: Ph.D., University of Madras, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota, Patent Agent, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Affiliations: Niles Rotary Member, Past Board Member of Leading Women in Technology, Member of HiPower Women Leadership Group

Danielle London

  • Assistant District Attorney, Alameda County (past 15 years); specializing in prosecuting felony domestic violence offenders for past 2.5 years
  • Education & Training: Previous experience working at a domestic violence shelter as a volunteer (23 years ago); formerly a domestic violence advocate for the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office (2 years); Hastings Law School, J.D.

Patricia Montejano
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  • Community Preservation Specialist, City of Newark, CA
  • Education & Training:  Administration of Justice AA, Ohlone College; Reserve Police Officer Level #2, Ohlone College; SCACEO Code Enforcement Supervisor/Management Certification, Rio Hondo College; California Bilingual Instructor for Crime Free Multi-Housing; CEPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) National Instructor
  • Affiliations: International Crime Free Association; National Crime Prevention Council; City of Newark, CA Chamber of Commerce Ambassador (Co-Chair); Member, Optimist International Newark, CA (#20261).