The Liberty Fund | Leadership
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David S. Long


Dave Long has over 30 years of experience dedicated to public service.  He began his career as an NYPD police officer which led him to pursue his law degree.  As an attorney he specialized in criminal justice and worked towards the advancement of social causes.  He worked for several governmental agencies including the New York City Probation Department; New York City Housing and Preservation Department; New York City Department of Education before becoming Deputy Director of the Red Hook Community Justice Center and Director of the QUEST Alternative to Detention program for juveniles for the Center for Court Innovation and Senior Director of Programs for the Fortune Society. Most recently, he was the Program Director for the School of Criminal Justice at Monroe College until he was named the Executive Director of the Liberty Fund, a not-for-profit that is New York City’s first citywide charitable bail organization.


Using a problem solving approach, he specializes in working with at-risk populations to overcome societal and personal hurdles to become more productive individuals and citizens.  


Dave Long is a certified mediator and a former arbitrator for Small Claims Court in New York City. Additionally, he is currently an adjunct professor at Monroe College.


Dave earned his JD from Fordham University and his BS/Magna Cum Laude from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.



Lisa A. Whiteside


Lisa Whiteside has nearly 35 years experience in criminal justice. Her work has been in the areas of corrections (most notably the New York City Department of Correction), academics and currently with court involved individuals.

As the Director of Social Services with the Liberty Fund, a not for profit bail assistance organization, she provides oversight, service delivery and resources for the clients.


She retired from the New York City Department and takes great pride in having worked the front lines with the confined and a myriad of program services.


She completed her Bachelor (Deviant Behavior) and Masters (MPA) degrees at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and (MSW) from Fordham University.


Lisa has taught in higher education for 15 years in the areas of corrections, policing, juvenile delinquency and social sciences. In addition, she has held mid-management positions in criminal justice and human services academic programs.


Born and raised in NYC, she currently resides in Rockland County.




Board of Directors


George T. McDonald, Chairman

Founder and President, The Doe Fund


Alexander Horwitz

Chief of Staff, The Doe Fund


David Howard

Senior Vice President of Research, Covenant House Int’l


Rev. Alfonso Wyatt

Advocate, Educator, and Community Organizer