Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Niles Main Street Association meets on the 1st Thursday of every month at 6pm at the Train Depot in Niles Plaza.
To reach the board, send e-mail to Board@niles.org.
|Keith Elrod moved to Niles in 1997 and quickly began to work with the several Niles groups. He has served on the NMSA Board for the past 10 years, a Lifetime member of both the Essanay Silent Film Museum and the Pacific Railroad Association. Keith has been a dealer in Memory Lane (formerly Bite and Browse) for the past 12 years and opened his own business, Keiths Collectibles and Books in 2007. Keith has been the Niles Main Street Association’s Antique Fair Organizer for the past 7 years. He is employed full-time with Oracle. For the past year, Keith took off from the Board for family reasons, but is excited to again be part of the NMSA Board.||President @niles.org|
| Craig Steckler
|Craig Steckler served as Chief of Police in Fremont from 1992 until his retirement in 2012. He also served as President of the Niles Rotary Club, as president of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, as a member of the board of directors for a local domestic violence shelter group (S.A.V.E.) Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments since 1992, and served on the Washington Township Hospital Advisory Board 1993 – 1998. Craig is is married to Casey, who owns “The Iron Dog Antiques and Such” in the Niles District.||VicePresident @niles.org|
|Proprietor of Color Me Quilts. California Native. Graduated from Kennedy High School. Has worked as Treasurer for many years for nonprofit organizations. Camp Saint Francis and Quilts of Valor. Loves the Niles community and looks forward to working to help revitalize Main street and the community.||Treasurer @niles.org|
|Melissa DiMatteo||Proprietor of Joe’s Corner Deli Cafe.|
|Don Dewey||Don Dewey was born and raised in Niles. In 2000 he became owner of longtime Niles business The Turquoise Shop a Native American jewelry store on Niles Boulevard. Don volunteers on the City of Fremont’s homeless task force and has been a volunteer on the Niles Dog Show Committee since 1998.|
|Diana Brumbaugh||Diana Brumbaugh returned to Niles in 2000 when she was hired as a science teacher at her alma mater Washington High School. She has been a member of NMSA for 10 years, and has volunteered for many of its events. Diana loves the creative and tight-knit community of Niles, and wouldn’t live anywhere else. She knows that part of what makes Niles so special is the activities that NMSA puts on year after year. She is currently principal at Niles School.|
|Lorna Jaynes||Lorna was born in Canada and has lived in Fremont since 1990 and Niles since 2009. She has served on the board of Abode Services, Tri-City Ecology, Tri-City Peace and Justice, and Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont, and has worked to protect the local environment with the 2001 Hill Initiative and Protect Niles. Lorna appreciates Niles’ history and eclectic essence and hopes those characteristics can be preserved and protected. Lorna is an attorney and mediator at the Law & Mediation Office of Lorna Jaynes in downtown Niles.|
|Janet Camarena||Janet Camarena was born and raised in Niles. Her children currently attend Niles School, where she serves as a volunteer art instructor. A professional librarian, Janet has worked and volunteered in libraries throughout her life and has fond memories of growing up among the stacks at the Niles Library. She appreciates Niles’ unique character, eclectic charm, and strong sense of community. She looks forward to building on its many traditions through her board service. In addition to serving on the NMSA board, Janet also serves on the boards of the Alameda County Library Foundation, Community Initiatives, and the Grants Managers Network. She currently works at Foundation Center, an organization dedicated to advancing knowledge about philanthropy.|
|Al Cunha||My wife and I moved our Business Antique Treasures into Niles in 1999 from Napa. I joined both Niles Merchants Association and Niles Main Street Association. I was on the original committee that started the Niles Christmas Parade and other Merchants Events. I became more Active in NMSA and after a period of time became NMSA President. I was President for over 5 Years and worked on the Niles Town Square and so many other Events for the Good of Niles.|