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 Board, Ms. Beavers monitors criminal domestic violence cases...
Board Vice President
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
Emeritus Board Member
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.
Cynthia Smith handles long-term sustainability and program effectiveness for Court Watch. Ms. Smith is a licensed attorney in the State of Maryland. She has over 20 years experience in the design, direction, and evaluation of rule of law, access to justice, human rights, and civil society strengthening programs throughout the United States, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. Most recently, Ms. Smith served as the Deputy Country Director for the American Bar Association/Philippines. Ms. Smith holds a Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law at American University; an MA in Spanish Studies with an Area Focus in International Development from American University.