Staff

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Executive Director Simone Levine

Court Watch NOLA hired a new executive director in August 2015. Simone Levine is a lawyer who has served as both a prosecutor and a public defender before coming to Court Watch NOLA. She came to Court Watch NOLA right after serving as the Deputy Police Monitor of New Orleans in the Office of the Independent Police Monitor. Simone worked in the Office of the Independent Police Monitor for over four years before coming to Court Watch NOLA. You can contact Simone at slevine@courtwatchnola.org or (504) 252 5598.

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Program Director Veronica Bard

Veronica Lam Bard is a lawyer who has worked and volunteered in prosecutorial, defense, and nonprofit offices before joining Court Watch NOLA in September of 2015. Veronica worked in private practice prior to returning to her passion for criminal justice reform. You can contact Veronica at vbard@courtwatchnola.org or (504) 457 8302.

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Volunteer Coordinator Trezell Ragas

Court Watch NOLA hired a new volunteer coordinator in January 2017. Trezell Ragas has a background in grassroots organizing. Before coming to Court Watch NOLA, Trezell focused on election day operations, voter registration, voter turnout, trainings and GOTV strategies and logistics. Trezell worked for a firm based in Washington D.C. for four years before coming to Court Watch NOLA. You can contact Trezell at tragas@courtwatchnola.org or (504) 715 0519.

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Development Consultant Carole Berke

As the former Director of Development for myriad clients including national advocacy organizations, Carole Berke has extensive experience in the development and execution of effective fundraising strategies for nonprofit organizations. Carole assists Court Watch NOLA in expanding its mission by finding and developing sustainable funding sources. You can contact Carole at cberke@courtwatchnola.org or 504 232 0890.