Who We Are
Board of Directors
Ms. Beavers is a Law Partner at Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP, Washington, D.C. (1986-present). In addition to chairing Court Watch Montgomery’s Governance Committee, Ms. Beavers monitors criminal domestic violence cases...
Dr. Agbeyegbe is a Strategic Research Analyst at Polaris, a leading human trafficking organization. She is a public health practitioner with multiple degrees (DrPH, CHES, CPH) in public health, health education, advocacy, and ...
Mr. Ford is General Manager of NPACT, the national trade organization serving the needs of producers of non-fiction media. NPACT members collectively produce the vast majority of all non-fiction content...
Mary Silva led Court Watch’s campaign for the first county-funded Safe Passage Center to protect domestic violence victims and their children during court-ordered visitation.
Court Watch Co-Founder
Ms. Whiton, co-founder of Court Watch Montgomery, spent extensive time in Montgomery County courtrooms as a court companion for domestic violence victims. Ms. Whiton now serves as a Leader for Court Watch’s...
Ms. Duker has nurtured Court Watch from a tiny all-volunteer organization to a thriving non-profit organization with clout that is increasing access to justice for domestic violence victims across the state and providing a model for communities across the nation. Ms. Duker previously has worked as a Victim Advocate for Montgomery County’s Abused Persons Program, a Conservation Biologist at LakeNet; a Violence Prevention Program Officer at Children’s Safety Network and a Lobbyist for Common Cause. Ms. Duker received her MBA from Yale and MS in Biology from the University of Maryland.
Ms. Kass oversees recruitment, training and coordination of over 70 local volunteers. Previously she served as an employment coach, domestic violence victim advocate, bilingual community health educator, and advocate for the Latino community and minority at-risk populations. Ms. Kass also has a background in staff training and group facilitation.
Sarah Stephens, Data Manager and Analyst
Ms. Stephens oversees Court Watch data collection and entry quality control and analysis. She maintains Court Watch’s numerous databases and is busy combining 9 years of protective order data and migrating it to a more sophisticated platform to allow new types of analysis. Ms. Stephens graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in Sociology. While at University of Maryland, Ms. Stephens was a research assistant in both the Sociology and Criminology and Criminal Justice departments. Ms. Stephens has also volunteered as a Family Support Group Facilitator for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.