top of page
James L. Stowe

President, NAHRW

James L. Stowe serves as the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, MD. Mr. Stowe is a native of Belmont, North Carolina.  Jim and his family relocated to Montgomery County Maryland to serve as the 4th Director of the Office of Human Rights. The agency, established in 1960, provides leadership to the people of Montgomery County and works toward eliminating racism/discrimination; identifying and resolving community tensions; and educating the citizens about cultural diversity.  These efforts culminate in our goal of Creating a Culture of Service and a Climate of Fairness and Inclusion.

The office has a rich legacy of human rights advocacy and professional competency and continues today as one of the premier civil and human rights agencies in the nation. Under Jim’s leadership, the Office has set its sights on even greater engagement in the community and heightening professional standards for all involved with the office. 

James E. Davis, Jr.

President Elect, NAHRW

James E. Davis, Is currently the Assistant Director of Neighborhood Improvement Services, City of Durham. He has over 17 years of experience in human rights/relations-related work. 

Mr. Davis has experience in the health, legal, and community outreach fields. Combining law school education, public health administration experiences, and public speaking flair to encourage and empower others. Since 2001 he has also worked to promote fair and equal opportunities in housing and has worked with youth (individually and in groups), which includes volunteering and coaching youth.  

bottom of page