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Greg Rowe, Esquire

Interim Executive Director
Director of Legislation and Policy
Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association
2929 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-347-8369
Email address: growe@pdaa.org

Greg Rowe is the Director of Legislation and Policy for the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association.

Greg has extensive criminal justice and public safety experience on the local, state and federal level.  Most recently, Greg was the Chief of the Legislation and Policy Unit in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and, in that capacity, served as the legislative liaison for the PDAA.  Greg has been extensively involved in many important legislative initiatives, including enactment of Pennsylvania’s strangulation law and reforms to the Wiretap Law.

Prior to that, Greg served as Governor Rendell’s Senior Policy Manager for Public Safety and as Special Assistant for Criminal Justice.  In these positions, Greg oversaw Pennsylvania's public safety functions with regard to policy, legislation and operations and was the Governor's day-to-day contact for Pennsylvania's State Police, Department of Corrections, Board of Probation and Parole, and Commission on Crime and Delinquency.  Greg also practiced commercial litigation for several years and began his legal career in the Appeals Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Greg has worked with the National Governors Association, the Council of State Governments, and the PEW Center on the States to help officials from other states learn about successful strategies to reduce recidivism.  Greg was also selected as a participant in the Kennedy School of Government's Executive Session for State Court Leaders in the 21st Century.   As part of the Executive Session, Greg authored a paper entitled “Keeping Courts Funded:  Recommendations on How Courts Can Avoid the Budget Axe,” which was published by the National Center for State Courts.

Before attending law school, Greg was a research assistant to the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and helped coordinate public safety issues for the Senator.

Greg holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, and an A.B. from Harvard College. Greg lives in Philadelphia with his wife and their daughter.

Greg can be reached at 717.347.8369 or growe@pdaa.org.

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Allison J. Hrestak

Deputy Interim Executive Director
Training and Membership Services Manager
Email address: ahrestak@pdaa.org

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
Email address: agoshert@pdaa.org

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
Email address: pblascovich@pdaa.org

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
Email address: pdaa@pdaa.org

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
Email address: ehostetter@pdaa.org

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
Email: pdaa@pdaa.org