Vice President: Treva L. Jenkins
Treva L. Jenkins is the principal of Breaking Ground - a horticultural and human resource company. Her formal education in horticulture, construction architecture, and art has been significantly enhanced by thirty-seven years of field experience. Treva has received awards from the Ohio Environmental Beautification Awards Program, and serves several associations in the industry. Breaking Ground - a horticultural and human resource company, provides Landscape Consulting, Master Planning, Project Development, Project Management, and Project Assessment services.
For the past 24 years, Treva has been a member of the Exchange Club of Dayton, serving two terms as President. Her desire to support the Exchange Club’s national mission --- Child Abuse Prevention --- played a large role when she earned her B.A. in Humanities and Management at Antioch University McGregor.
Treva's interest in children, families, culture and community led her to complete two related senior projects. After fulfilling her Management Senior Project on ‘Servant Leadership’ she chose to do field research at the St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, MT to complete her second major in Humanities.
Secretary/Treasurer: Steve Makovec
Steve retired from a business career which included:
Steve’s professional roles included operational management, IT management, personnel management, process improvement and consumer engagement. Key skills include:
Steve also continues an active life as a vocalist. He sang for more than two decades with an 8-member a cappella vocal ensemble, Coventry Green. Today he sings with the Bach Society of Dayton and with the Dayton International Festival Singers.
Treva also earned an M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Engagement, and is currently focusing on public spaces. As a community advocate, she is working on the creation of the Community of Peace (COP) ™ Garden, an urban community development initiative intended to not only transform vacant urban land, but to create transformative space. The mission of the COP Garden is to develop a sustainable, mixed-use environment that interconnects people, spirit, and nature with the intent to foster physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Photo from Dayton Business Journal interview in March 2015 with Jule Rastikis
Fred's Community / Volunteer Involvement includes:
• Salem Avenue Peace Corridor – Vice President
• Salem Avenue Corridor Committee – Member
• Numerous Event & Fundraising Positions along the Salem Avenue Corridor
• Community of Peace Garden – Advisory Board
• Committee member, Festival of Neighborhoods
• Past President of the Pineview Neighborhood Association
• Current President of the Dayton View Historic Association
• City of Dayton Landmarks Commissioner for the past 15 years, currently serving the past four years as Chairperson for that Commission
• Member of the City of Dayton DIY (Dayton is Yours) Committee
• Dayton Exchange Club – Member, Past President
• Ohio West Virginia District Exchange Club – Past President
• First Baptist Church of Dayton – Trustee, Past Chair – Membership Growth
• International Cities of Peace – Board Member
• Community of Peace Garden – Advisory Board
Steve's Community and Volunteer Involvement includes:
• Salem Avenue Peace Corridor – Secretary/Treasurer
• Jane Reece Neighborhood Association - Co-President
• The Salem Garden - Coordinator
• Bach Society of Dayton - Vice President
• Community Advisory Board of Samaritan Behavioral Health - Member
• Dayton Dialogue on Race Relations - Facilitator
• Living Beatitudes Community - Cantor and Social Justice Committee Member
Vice President: Fred Holley
Fred Holley is retired after serving forty-one years with a multi-national corporation, having operations in 123 countries and 40,000 employees.
- He earned Daytonian of the Week on September 18, 2019.
Fred was Director of Global Information Technologies and had accountability for day-to-day staff operations, development and execution of global contracts, policies, guidelines, acquisitions and support agreements for all technologies used within the Corporation. Annual expenditures exceeded $500M.
Board of Directors
President: Jule Rastikis
Jule's Community / Volunteer Involvement:
• Salem Avenue Peace Corridor – President
• Salem Avenue Business Association – Member,
Past President & Board Member
• Salem Avenue Advisory Group – Past Member
• North River Corridor Economic Development, Inc. –
Marketing Committee Chair
• 2001 Salem Avenue Charrette – Organizer & Fundraiser
• Five Oaks Social Athletic Committee – Organizer
• Event & Fundraising Positions along the Salem Avenue