Board of Directors

The Board of Directors exercises the oversight and management of the Association's business and risk management needs and strategic direction.  The Board desires to create a governance structure that is comprised of directors with a diverse mix of skills, experience, expertise, and perspectives.  It seeks to ensure that fresh perspectives are provided and that experience, continuity, and stability exist on the Board.  The Board of Directors has outlined general board responsibilities for the board overall and individual board member responsibilities that include personal giving expectations and time and energy commitments. 

Annually, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers seeks nominations to the Board of Directors. Applicants interested in serving should submit a letter of interest that details their service to the Association, their leadership experience and their qualifications to
pacdl@pacdl.org between October 31 and December 31.  Each year, the Board Governance Committee reviews those nominations and prepares a slate of officers that is considered by the members at their Annual Membership Meeting in April. Board members elected at the Annual Membership Meeting serve for a three-year term.

2018 Elected Officers.  PACDL members elected the individiuals below to office at the Annual Meeting held in Harrisburg on April 27, 2018.  Board
President:            Bradley A. Winnick, Chief of Dauphin County Public Defender’s Office, Harrisburg
President-Elect:   Peter E. Kratsa of MacElree & Harvey, Ltd., West Chester
Vice President, Western District:  Thomas J. Farrell of Farrell & Reisinger, Pittsburgh
Vice President, Middle District:     Patrick A. Casey, Myers, Brier & Kelly LLP, Scranton
Vice President, Eastern District:   Brian J. McMonagle, of McMonagle, Perri, McHugh & Mischak of Philadelphia
Treasurer:                                    Wana Saadzoi of The Law Offices of Wana Saadzoi, Media
Secretary:                                    Jason S. Dunkle of JD Law, State College
 
Election of Directors.  PACDL members also elected the following to serve a 3-year term on the PACDL Board of Directors.
Jordan Barnett of the Defender Association of Philadelphia
Laurel Gift of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, Pittsburgh
David R. Erhard of Steve Rice Law, Gettysburg
Ronald H. Levine of Post & Schell, Philadelphia
Nicole Sloane, Erie County Public Defender’s Office, Erie
William J. Winning of Cozen O’Connor, West Conshohocken