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Richard W. Long, Esquire

Executive Director, PDAA
Director/Legal Resource Prosecutor, PDAI
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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 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.

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Allison J. Hrestak

Training and Membership Services Manager
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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.

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Ashley Goshert, Esquire

Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
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Ashley Goshert currently serves as the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) at PDAA/PDAI.  As the Commonwealth’s TSRP, Ms. Goshert serves as a statewide resource for members of law enforcement and county district attorney offices in dealing with highway safety related cases, particularly cases involving impaired driving.  She is responsible for providing training, education, and technical support to traffic crimes prosecutors and law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth.

Ms. Goshert most recently served as a Prosecuting Attorney for the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs of the Pennsylvania Department of State where she prosecuted professional licensure violations before various state boards from 2011 through 2018.  She also served as a Deputy District Attorney in Dauphin County from 2006 through 2011.

Ms. Goshert received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.  She received her law degree from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Patricia L. Blascovich

Grants and Administration Manager
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On August 22, 1994 Patty began her tenure at PDAA/PDAI as a part-time Program Clerk assembling training manuals and serving as back-up Receptionist. She was gradually given more duties assisting the accountant with payables and receivables and eventually, with the creation of the new Appellate Coordinator position, was offered full-time employment so that she could add Secretary to her job duties. As PDAI continued to grow and was awarded new grants, the need for a Grants Manager was deemed necessary. Patty was promoted to that position in March of 2001. In addition to her accounting duties, other job duties involve assisting in budget preparation, submission of all grant applications, and quarterly reports.

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Támara L. Heagy

Training and Membership Services Coordinator
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Támara 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. Támara 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.

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Elena M. Hostetter

Staff Accountant
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As staff accountant Elena Hostetter is responsible for the completion of the accounting and financial reporting and coordinates the internal compliance audits. Additionally, Elena oversees the employee benefit plans. Throughout the past 20 years Elena has gained extensive experience in the accounting/controller environment within the construction and mechanical service business.

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Contact the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association

2929 N. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: (717) 238-5416
Fax: (717) 231-3912