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Divisions, Units and Supervisors

The pursuit of justice requires a deeply committed team of advocates and prosecutors.   

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is staffed by talented, relentless, and compassionate professionals . 

Our supervisors  share a vision of a safer, more just Philadelphia, bringing best-in-field expertise and hard-earned courtroom experiences, many on both sides of the bar.  

In addition to their investigatory and prosecutorial responsibilities, DAO supervisors ensure the prosecutors, detectives, and support staff in their units  receive the guidance, training, and mentoring required to ensure effective pursuit of justice for victims and fair process for defendants.  

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“In keeping our pledge to transform the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office into the nation’s most effective prosecutor’s office, we say to our team: We care about you, we value you, we see you as individuals.”

LARRY KRASNER
District Attorney
City of Philadelphia

OFFICE DIRECTORY

The Office of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is structured into divisions and units.
Auto-Theft Fraud Unit
Supervisor: Jan McDermott
Charging Unit
Supervisor: Amanda Hedrick
Assistant Supervisor: Clint Orem
Child Support Enforcement Unit
Supervisor: Joan Esmonde
Criminal Intelligence Unit
Director: Chance Lee
Community Engagement
Director: G. Lamar Stewart
Conviction Integrity Unit
Assistant Supervisor: Michael Garmisa
Dangerous Drug Offenders Unit
Supervisor: Paul Reddel
Assistant Supervisor: Ryan Slaven
DATA Lab
Director of Research: Oren Gur
Director of Analytics: Michael Hollander
Asst. Director of Analytics: Wes Weaver
Senior Research Associate: Mariel Delacruz
Diversion Unit
Supervisor, Adult Diversion: Audrey Westerman
Supervisor, Juvenile Diversion: Jordan King
Restorative Justice Facilitator: Jody Dodd
Economic Crimes Unit
Supervisor: Kimberly Esack
Labor Liaison: Danielle Newsome
Family Violence & Sexual Assault
Supervisor: Branwen McNabb
Supervisor: Cheryl Yankolonis
Government Affairs
Supervisor: Mike Lee
Gun Violence Task Force
Supervisor: Bill Fritze
Assistant Supervisor: Mark Burgmann
Homicides & Non-Fatal Shootings Unit
Supervisor: Joanne Pescatore
Immigration Counsel
Caleb Arnold
Juvenile Court Unit
Supervisor: Chesley Lightsey
Assistant. Supervisor: Yasmine Rosario
Supervisor, Direct File: Paul Goldman
Law Division
Supervisor: Nancy Winkelman
Supervisor: Paul George
Supervisor, Appeals Unit: Larry Goode
Supervisor, Civil Litigation Unit: Ben Jackal
Supervisor, PCRA Unit: Tracey Kavanagh
Supervisor, Federal Litigation Unit: Matt Stiegler
Major Trials Division
Supervisor: Liam Riley
Assistant Supervisor: Dawn Holtz
Municipal Court Unit
Supervisor: Eleni Belisonzi
Assistant Supervisor: Jeff Lindy
Pre-Trial Unit & Traffic Court Unit
Supervisor: Robert Daisey
Private Criminal Complaints Task Force
Supervisor: Jim Dellafiora
Public Nuisance Task Force
Supervisor: Andrew Jenemann
Special Investigations Unit
Supervisor: Tracy Tripp
Victim Support Services Division
Executive Director: Myra Maxwell
Victim Services Unit
Director, Victim Services: Bill Curtin
Asst. Director, Victim Services: Donna Woods
Asst. Director, Victim Services: Heather Wames
Crisis Assistance, Response, and Engagement for Survivors (CARES)
Director, CARES: Melany Nelson
Admin. Manager, CARES: Shakina Deshazor