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2022 DAASNY Summer Conference
The 2022 DAASNY Summer Conference was held in June in Saratoga Springs and was attended by more than 100 District Attorneys and executive staff. At the conference, Washington County District Attorney J. Anthony Jordan was sworn in for a second consecutive term as President of the Association.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve another year as President of DAASNY,” said President Jordan. “I am looking forward to continuing my regular communications with my fellow prosecutors from all over the state and fostering dialogue on important issues that impact our criminal justice system. I am continually impressed by the knowledge, experience and dedication of my fellow District Attorneys and I appreciate their dedication and support during the first year of my presidency and I know I can look forward to the same warm support in the next year.”
Also sworn in were DAASNY’s Executive Board Members: President-Elect, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn; First-Vice President, Richmond County District Attorney Michael McMahon; Second Vice-President Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly; and Third-Vice President, Ontario County District Attorney James Ritts.
Warren County District Attorney Jason Carusone and Chenango County District Attorney Michael Ferrarese were elected to serve on the DAASNY Board of Directors.
The New York Prosecutors Training Institute (NYPTI) presented three Prosecutor of the Year Awards. The winners were selected from nominations by District Attorneys across the state. The awards are given to New York prosecutors who have enhanced our criminal justice system in the courtroom and local community.
This year’s NYPTI Prosecutor of the Year Award winners:
Diem Tran, Deputy General Counsel, Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney’s Office
Michelle Schettino, Special Victims’ Unit Bureau Chief, Saratoga County District Attorney Office
Michael Coluzza, First Assistant District Attorney, Oneida County District Attorney Office
Previous NYPTI Prosecutor of the Year Award Recipients
Todd J. Casella, Yates County
David M. Hoovler, Orange County
Nancy Killian, Bronx County
Robert A. Mascari, Madison County
Jed L. Painter, Nassau County
Justin J. Braun, Bronx County
Christina N. Tremante, Schenectady County
Timothy J. Koller, Richmond County
Christopher T. Valdina, Cayuga County
Weeden A. Wetmore, Chemung County
Joseph J. Muroff, Bronx County
Yael V. Levy, Nassau County
Rachel S. Singer, Kings County
John M. (“Jack”) Ryan, Queens County
Victoria M. White, Onondaga County
Sandra Doorley, Monroe County
Cindy F. Intschert, Jefferson County
David Cohn, New York County
Joseph A. McCormack, Bronx County
James A. Murphy III, Saratoga County
Donna A. Milling, Erie County
Matthew C. Hayden, Schuyler County
Derek P. Champagne, Franklin County
Glenn Green, Suffolk County
Rick Trunfio, Onondaga County
Kathleen B. Hogan, Warren County
Morrie I. Kleinbart, Richmond County
2022 DAASNY Winter Conference
J. Anthony Jordan, Washington County District Attorney and DAASNY President , was joined by district attorneys and senior law enforcement officials from around the state for the Association’s annual winter membership meeting and Board of Directors meeting. Over 100 elected district attorneys and senior staff gathered virtually to discuss topics such as bail, discovery, Raise the Age, gun violence, and many others.
“I am proud of the commitment of my fellow prosecutors to the people of our state and to a fair criminal justice system,” said President Jordan. “I continue to be impressed by what the prosecutors of this state do every day and I value the dialogue that flows when my colleagues from all over the state are able to speak face-to-face about the critical public safety issues facing our state.”
The Conference also included addresses from New York State Attorney General Letitia James; New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Commissioner Rossana Rosado; Carla Freedman, United States Attorney for the Northern District New York; Trini Ross, United States Attorney for the Western District of New York; and Marcos Soler, Governor Kathy Hochul’s Deputy Secretary for Public Safety.
“I am always so appreciative of collaboration with government and law enforcement partners,” said President Jordan. “Now, more than ever, with the collateral consequences of the pandemic and startling increases in violent crime and gun crime, we need our government, our lawmakers, and our law enforcement experts to come together to find solutions and to help make our communities safe and fair for all.”
DAASNY also honored three prosecutors with the prestigious Hogan Award and Morgenthau Awards.
The Frank S. Hogan Award honors a district attorney who exemplifies the values that District Attorney Frank Hogan stood for: integrity and an unwavering commitment to achieving justice and fairness to all who come before the court. Mr. Hogan was the esteemed New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney for more than thirty years and was elected to nine four-year terms. This year’s Frank S. Hogan Award went to:
Michael Green, former Monroe County District Attorney and former Executive Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.
The Robert M. Morgenthau Award, established in 2009, recognizes an assistant district attorney whose professional accomplishments, honesty, integrity, and commitment to justice exemplify Mr. Morgenthau’s high standards during his tenure as New York County District Attorney. The 2022 Robert M. Morgenthau Awards were presented to:
Region 1: Elizabeth Roper – Bureau Chief, Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau, New York County
Region 2: Laura Murphy – Chief, Cold Case Bureau, Westchester County
Hogan Award: Frank Phillips, Orange County (Ret.)
Region 1: Christopher Ryan, New York County
Region 2: Robert Masters, Queens County
Region 3: Christopher Horn, Albany County
Region 4: Vincent Hemming, Wyoming County
President’s Special Recognition Award: Susan Valle, NYPTI
Region 1: Patricia Murphy
Region 2: Christopher McPartland
Region 3: Douglas Collyer
Region 4: Mike Coluzza, Oneida County
Region 1: Gilda Mariani, New York County
Region 2: Tim Koller, Richmond County
Region 3: John Delahanty
Region 4: David Gann
Region 4: Christopher Belling