Our Leaders

•  Dayton Exchange Club – Member, Past President
•  Ohio West Virginia District Exchange Club – Past President
•  First Baptist Church of Dayton – Past Trustee and Past Chair of Membership 

           Growth Committee
•  The Salem Garden – Donor and Volunteer

Steve's Community and Volunteer Roles Include:
       •  Salem Avenue Peace Corridor – Secretary/Treasurer

  • Salem Avenue Business Assn - Secretary

       •  Jane Reece Neighborhood Association - President 
       •  The Salem Garden - Coordinator 
       •  Bach Society of Dayton - Board President

      •  Living Beatitudes Community - Cantor and Social Justice Committee Member

Secretary/Treasurer:  Steve Makovec


Steve retired from a business career which included:

  •  A series of IT and operational management roles over nearly 22 years, in the major growth of online research and a multi-national publishing firm. 
  • Leadership roles with a large health-insurance company for nearly 11 years, contributing to its remarkable growth. 


Steve’s professional roles included operational management, IT management, personnel management, process improvement, and consumer engagement.  Key skills include:

  • Leadership, collaboration, and communications.  


Steve also continues an active life as a Dayton community leader and an avid vocalist.  Steve 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.

Board of Directors


President:  Jule Rastikis


Jule's Community / Volunteer Involvement:
•  Salem Avenue Peace Corridor – President
•  Salem Avenue Business Association – President
•  Salem Avenue Advisory Group – Past Member
•  North River Corridor Economic Development, Inc. –

           Past Marketing Committee Chair

•  2001 Salem Avenue Charrette – Organizer & Fundraiser
•  Five Oaks Social Athletic Committee – Organizer

•  Event & Fundraising Positions along the Salem Avenue

          Corridor

Photo from Dayton Business Journal interview with Jule Rastikis