Committee Listings

PDAA Committees as of 4/2/2024

PDAA Standing Committees

The Appeals Committee (Amicus Committee)

Hon. Stephen Zappala, Jr. – Allegheny (Chair)
Kevin McCarthy, Esq. – Allegheny (Proxy)
Amy Constantine, Esq. – Allegheny
Ronald Wabby, Esq. –  Allegheny
Alisa Hobart, Esq. – Berks
John T. Fegley, Esq. – Bucks
Courtney Hair LaRue, Esq. – Cumberland
Catherine Kiefer, Esq. – Delaware
Lisa Swift, Esq. – Lackawanna
Heather Gallagher, Esq. – Lehigh
Christine Murphy, Esq. – Lehigh
Adrienne Jappe, Esq.  – Montgomery
Rebecca Kulik, Esq. – Northampton
Tim Barker, Esq. – York

The Legislative Committee

Hon. Kevin Steele – Montgomery (Chair)

The Communications Committee

Hon. John Adams – Berks (Chair)

PDAA Select Committees

The Criminal Rules Committee

Hon. Jack Stollsteimer – Delaware (Chair)

The Resolutions Committee

Hon. Katie Charlton – Armstrong (Chair)

The Nominations Committee

Hon. Kevin R. Steele – Montgomery (Chair)

PDAA Ad Hoc Committees

The Best Practices Committee

Hon. Francis Chardo – Dauphin (Chair)
Hon. Brian Sinnett – Adams
Rebecca Spangler, Esq. – Allegheny
Hon. Katie Charlton – Armstrong
Hon. John Adams – Berks
Hon. David Strouse – Clinton
Hon. Jack Stollsteimer – Delaware
Tanner Rouse, Esq. – Delaware
Hon. Kevin R. Steele – Montgomery
Edward McCann, Esq.—Montgomery
Kelly Callihan, Esq. – PDAA

The Sentencing Committee


Victim Services Committee

Hon. Seán McCormack – Cumberland (Chair)

Members Representative to Non-PDAA Committees

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Hon. John Adams – Berks: Commission Member
Hon. Seán McCormack – Cumberland: Victim Services Advisory Committee
Hon. A. G. Howell – Wayne: County Adult Probation and Parole Advisory Committee
Hon. Katie Charlton – Armstrong & Kelly Callihan, Esq. – PDAA: Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
Kelly Callihan, Esq. – PDAA: Children’s Advocacy Center Advisory Committee

Other Committees

Hon. John Adams – Berks: Medical Marijuana Advisory Board
Hon. Jeffrey D. Burkett – Jefferson: Methadone Death and Incident Review Team
Hon. Michael A. O’Pake – Schuylkill: Indigent Defense Advisory Committee