Board of Directors


Unnati Amin, President

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

Danielle London, Vice President

  • 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

Bobinder Singh, Treasurer

  • 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

Board Members:

Nisreen Akbari

  • Controller, Kranz & Associates, LLC
  • Education: Bachelor of Commerce, University of Bombaydavid benoun

David J. Benoun, Esq.

  • City Attorney, City of Newark
  • 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

Nicole Causey

  • Realtor, Legacy Real Estate and Associates2013-01-025
  • 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

Lucy Hernandez

  • Community Outreach Manager, Washington Hospital Healthcare System
  • Education:  Master of Public Administration (Honors), Golden Gate University; Bachelor of Arts Degree, History, California State University, Hayward; Associate of Arts Degrees in Administration and Social Science, Ohlone College
  • Affiliations: Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA), National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration; Commissioner, Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women; Avanzando Newark Board of Director; Ohlone College Puente Mentor; METAS Mentor (Newark Memorial High School); Past Commissioner, City of Hayward Human Relations Commission, Past Board of Director, Hispanic Community Affairs Council

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

Dana Jones

  • Retired Police Officer, Fremont Police Department
  • Education: Criminal Justice and Biodynamics, Ohlone College and Sacramento State University; Advanced P.O.S.T (Police Officers Standards and Training) Certificate; School Resource Officer Certification; D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Certification; Specialty Certificate in Violence and Gang Prevention
  • Affiliations: Fremont Police Officers Association and Fremont/Niles Rotary20141204_geeta kadambi_imgl3649

 Geeta Kadambi

  • 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

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.

Valarie Serrato

  • Chief Operating Officer, PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, with an emphasis on planning, performance management, and operational efficiency.
  • Affiliations:  Member, National Association of Professional Women; Member, National Association of Women in Construction. Voted Solar Woman of the Year in 2016. Over 20 years of construction industry experience, including employment at D.R. Horton, KB Homes, and Clark Builders Group.

Sybil Smith

  • Retired Global Sourcing Manager, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Education & Training:  Draughn’s Business College, L.S. & CO Leadership Training (Diversity, Team Building, and Ethics), SAVE 40-hour Domestic Violence Counselor Training
  • Affiliations:  Elected Delegate, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee, Past President, Tri-City Democratic Forum, Member of the League of Women Voters of Fremont, Newark, and Union City.

Sandy Stabile

  • Bio coming soon.

Craig StecklerChief 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