Board of Directors


Craig Steckler, PresidentChief Steckler

  • Commissioner, City of Fremont Planning Commission
  • Retired Chief of Police, Fremont Police Department
  • 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); Past President/Current Member of the Fremont (Niles) Rotary; Past President/Current Member of the Niles Main Street Association; Life Member of the California Peace Officers Association

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, 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: Past President/Current Member Newark Rotary; Past Director, Ohlone College Foundation; Past Director, Avanzando Newark



  • 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 Dist. Assn.; Chair, Tri-City Elder Coalition; Chair, Community Info Fair & Directory, City Coordinator/Former Treasurer, Newark Days; Ambassador Emeritus, Newark Chamber of Commerce; Prgm. Chair/Member, Newark Optimists Club; Advisory Board Member, New Haven Educational Fndn.; MVROP, Health Care Advisory Committee (2014 Advisor of the Year); Past Commissioner, Alameda County Blue Ribbon Task Force (Measure A funding); Past Commissioner, Alameda County Long Term Planning Council; Past Commissioner, Alameda County Public Health Advisory Committee; Past President/Bd. Member, Mental Health Assoc. of Alameda County Board; 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 100 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 18 years); has specialized in domestic violence prosecutions
  • Education & Training: BA, Tufts University; JD, Hastings School of Law; previous experience as a domestic violence shelter volunteer; former domestic violence advocate for the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office
  • Affiliations: Board Member, Alameda Education Foundation; Member, Alameda County 100 Club

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); Member, Newark Rotary; Washington Hospital Foundation Member; Commissioner, City of Fremont Human Relations Commission.