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.
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. Green received her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was the Supreme Court Editor for the Harvard Law Review. Ms. Green also . . .
A long-time resident of Montgomery County, Ms. Ingram is an Attorney and Certified Fraud Examiner who spent many years investigating white collar crime, regulatory violations and other fraud, waste and abuse issues for a federal agency. She has extensive experience in all phases of an investigation, including leading and shaping its scope, conducting interviews of victims, subjects and witnesses, and crafting fact-based civil, criminal and regulatory resolutions. She routinely worked with prosecutors, other law enforcement professionals and government officials at every level. Ms. Ingram is committed to ensuring that our legal process is fair, just, and grounded in principles of integrity and equality.
Vivian Levi is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and the CEO of Rockville Psychotherapy Associates. Prior to moving to her group practice, she was the director of the domestic violence in Montgomery County for 6 years. Vivian has worked in the past 30 years providing services to families who experience domestic violence. At the shelter she has focused on adapting to a trauma-informed care model of service. Recognizing that everyone at the shelter is a survivor of trauma, she has implemented a trauma informed model by eliminating triggers, providing a safe, stress free, welcoming and supportive environment. She also worked with her clinical team to understand survivor pathology as a form of adaptation to the trauma.
Previously she worked as a supervisor at the Abused Persons Program in Montgomery County for 12 years. Her career started as a clinical coordinator at the Family Crisis Center in Prince George’s County where she worked for 10 years. Since 2001 she has trained a variety of law enforcement officers, social workers and health and human services providers. She attended the American College of Greece as an undergraduate and transferred to the University of Haifa, Israel to earn a combined psychology/sociology degree. She obtained her Masters in counseling psychology at Bowie State University with a concentration in Adlerian and Family Counseling. Vivian has served at the MNADV board for 7 years and has participated in numerous committees such the LAP, Safety Planning and DV Services Standards.
In her private practice she sees a variety of clients focusing primarily on adults and couples and her focus is helping her clients healing from past and present traumatic experiences. Vivian has received Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing training (EMDR) and she is also a trained Mediator assisting parents who are in the process of separation, develop effective parenting agreements.
Co-Founder & Board Member
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.
As Court Watch Montgomery's Executive Director, Ms. Hoffmann is responsible for the overall strategic leadership and success of the organization. Ms. Hoffmann has been providing social services to underserved populations and survivors of gender and power-based violence since 2013. Because of dedication to a career with national and community level victim service programs, Ms. Hoffmann is highly skilled in managing large federal grants as well as programmatic quality improvement to streamline partnerships and processes. Ms. Hoffmann received a bachelors in Women and African American Studies from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Additionally, Ms. Hoffmann has certifications in human services management and the financial success of nonprofits. Ms. Hoffmann also sits on the committee for the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program as a subject matter expert, serves as RAINN's part-time DoD Safe Helpline training supervisor, and is a licensed social worker in Washington, DC.
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.