Board of Directors
The Board of Directors consists of an elite leadership team of criminal defense lawyers committed to your development and success. The Board strives to lead and function in a strong partnership with its chief executive, Beth Winters, and continually improve its performance. The Board is moving toward a governing board and, ultimately, seeks to redistribute the work of the Association to committees and various subcommittees and task forces. This redirected focus offers you the member an opportunity to engage in leadership opportunities. The Board of Director will focus on goverrnance, long-term planning, and partnership and collaborations. The Board's collective core responsibilities include:
1. Clarifying the organization's mission and vision.
2. Participating in and approving strategic and policy decisions.
3. Selecting, evaluating, and developing the executive director.
4. Ensuring adequate financial resources.
5. Providing expertise and access for associational needs.
6. Building associational reputation.
7. Overseeing financial and risk management.
8. Monitoring association performance.
9. Improving board performance.
The Board is comprised of seven officers: president, president-elect, eastern district vice president, western district vice president, middle district vice president, secretary and treasurer. The current individuals holding those offices are listed below.
|Peter E. Kratsa, President||West Chester|
|Patrick A. Casey, Vice President, Middle District||Scranton|
|Laurel Gift, Vice President, Western District||Pittsburgh|
|Brian J. McMonagle, Vice President, Eastern District||Philadelphia|
|Wana Saadzoi, Treasurer||Media|
|Jason Dunkle, Secretary||State College|
|Heather Mattes||West Chester|
|Edward F. Spreha, Jr.||Harrisburg|
|William Winning||West Conshohocken|
|Gary N. Asteak||Easton|
|Joseph M. Cosgrove||Wilkes-Barre|
|Arthur T. Donato, Jr.||Media|
|Robert J. Donatoni||West Chester|
|Michael J. Engle||Philadelphia|
|David R. Eshelman||Reading|
|Charles P. Gelso (deceased)||Wilkes-Barre|
|Philip Gelso *||Kingston|
|J. Richard Gray||Lancaster|
|John J. Kerrigan, Jr.||Langhorne|
|Stanton D. Levenson||Pittsburgh|
|Joshua D. Lock*||Harrisburg|
|Royce L. Morris||Harrisburg|
|Frank W. Nocito||Kingston|
|Caroline M. Roberto*||Pittsburgh|
|Mark B. Sheppard||Philadelphia|
|Bernard L. Siegel (Deceased)||Philadelphia|
|Joel P. Trigiani||Philadelphia|
|Sara M. Webster *||Doylestown|
|Barbara A. Zemlock *||Harrisburg *|
|* Elected or appointed to serve on the Board of Directors by the Past Presidents' Council|
|Beth Winters, Executive Director||Harrisburg|