|Richard W. Long, Esquire
Executive Director, PDAA
Director/Legal Resource Prosecutor, PDAI
Richard W. Long currently serves as the Executive Director of the PA District Attorneys Association (PDAA) and as the Director of the PA District Attorneys Institute (PDAI). He also serves as PDAI's Legal Resource Prosecutor.
Previously, Mr. Long served in the player personnel department of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League from 2002 to 2010. He served as the Browns' northeast college area scout for his final two years with the organization. Prior to joining the Browns, he practiced law as a partner in the Harrisburg firm of Hoffman Long LLP.
Mr. Long's prosecutorial experience includes service as a Deputy District Attorney in the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office from 1997 to 2001. Long's duties included adult prosecution and managing the county's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (A.R.D.) program.
Mr. Long is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Army Reserve. He served a tour of duty in Baghdad, Iraq (2005-2006) as the Operational Law Attorney for the joint command tasked with developing all Iraqi military and police forces.
Mr. Long received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA. He received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, FL.
|Allison J. Hrestak
Training and Membership Services Manager
Allison J. Hrestak currently serves as the membership services manager for the PA District Attorneys Association (PDAA), and as the training manager for the PA District Attorneys Institute (PDAI). She is responsible for organizing and developing the PDAA's statewide conferences and the PDAI's statewide training events including: curriculum development, negotiation of contracts, marketing of courses and overseeing the compliance with all requirements of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board.
Ms. Hrestak also serves as the liaison representing the PDAI in training grant related projects, such as the Child Abuse Coalition, Juvenile Prosecutors Network, State Correctional Institution Crimes Prosecutors Network and the Education and Training subcommittee.
Hrestak most recently served as the Press Secretary in the Department of State's Office of Communications and Press for the Ridge/Schweiker and Rendell Administration's. She also served as a Deputy Press Secretary for the Department of State as well as a Press Aide in Governor Tom Ridge's Office of Communications and Press.
She is a 1999 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Communications.
|Max P. Little, Esquire
Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
Megan V. Madaffari
Megan V. Madaffari currently serves as the Legal Support Prosecutor
for the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. She is responsible
for providing Pennsylvania prosecutors and law enforcement personnel
with one-on-one specialized training and technical assistance in
pre-trial, trial and appellate issues.
|Patricia L. Blascovich
Grants and Administration Manager
|Tamara L. Heagy
Training and Membership Services Coordinator
Tamara is the Training and Membership Services Coordinator for PDAA and PDAI. Some of her many duties include; membership renewal, customer service, information distribution, course registration, document production, and graphic design for many PDAA/PDAI publications. Tamara has a Bachelor of Music Degree (emphasis in recording technology) from Lebanon Valley College and an Associate in Theater Arts Degree from Harrisburg Area Community College.
|Lisabeth Eames Capozzi, M.S.
Victim Witness Training Coordinator
Since July of 2012, Lisabeth has served as Victim Witness Training
Coordinator for PDAI. She develops training programs for victim/witness
professionals throughout PA and is available to assist with the victim
service training needs of District Attorney Offices including providing
phone consultations and arranging in-service training sessions.
Lisabeth holds a B.A. from Bucknell University, an M.S. in Experimental Psychology concentrated in Organizational Psychology from Villanova University, and is presently pursuing her doctoral degree in Adult Education at Penn State Harrisburg.
Lisabeth is available to assist with the victim service training needs of District Attorney Offices including providing phone consultations and arranging in-service training sessions.
|Elena M. Hostetter