Community Advisory Board

As part of his community prosecution efforts, District Attorney Hoovler established the Community Advisory Board during the transition between his election in November 2013 and his swearing-in on December 31, 2013. The Community Advisory Board is made up of a number of community leaders and representatives, and is designed to provide the district attorney with advice on how a community prosecution program might work in Orange County. The Community Advisory Board is made up of the following:

Chairperson
KellyAnn Kostyal-Larrier Safe Homes of Orange County
Members
Chief Arnold Amhor Town of Montgomery Police Department
Chief Dominick Blasko Town of Crawford Police Department
Patricia Bodnar Orange County Resident
Leah Canton Orange County Assistant District Attorney
Sgt. Keith Conroy Orange County Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association
Darlene De Jesus Orange County Assistant District Attorney
Debbie de Jong Mental Health Association in Orange County
Timothy Dexter City of Newburgh Fire Department
Austin DuBois Partner – Blustein, Shapiro, Rich, and Barone, LLP
Paul Ernenwein Attorney – Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider
Michael Essig Mid-Hudson Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #188
Tom Faggione Orange County Legislator
Nick Gessner Orange County Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association
Maria Gulari County Director, NHS Human Services
Christina Hale Orange County STOP-DWI
Chief Robert Hertman Town of Wallkill Police Department
Allan Markoff New York Security Systems, Inc.
Michele McKeon Nora Cronin Presentation Academy
Benjamin Ostrer Orange County Attorney at Law
Michael Pitt City of Newburgh Police Department
Harry Porr Orange County Executive’s Office
Chief Jack Quinn Town of Highlands Police Department
Michael Quinn New York State Police
Lisa Randazzo Center for Developmental Disabilities
Stewart Rosenwasser Orange County Attorney at Law
Jason Sautter Orange County Attorney at Law
Kathy Somerville Rape Crisis Advocate, Mental Health Assoc.in Orange County
Scott Wilkinson Orange County Resident
Chief William Worden Port Jervis Police Department
Chris Zaba New York State Police

 

In addition, the Community Advisory Board is in the process of creating seven regional boards, which will be composed of a cross-section of community representatives in those regions, who will discuss issues of crime and crime-prevention strategies in smaller areas of Orange County. As of February 2016, four regional Community Advisory Boards have begun meeting on a regular basis, and the district attorney’s staff is in the process of getting the remaining three boards established.