OUR MISSION: Mothers Against Murder is a vocal advocate for survivors of murder. We ease some of the pain that may never go away when a loved one is violently murdered.

JOIN US: We need strong, committed, and compassionate people to speak up for the innocents whose voices were criminally silenced when senselessly murdered.





MAM is a charitable 501(C)(3) non-profit CA Corporation.

We are not affiliated with any religious or political organization, and hold no ideology beyond the right of victims and survivors to be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.



David & Kate Bagby,
Advisory​Board Members
Their son, Andrew, was killed in 2001 and their grandson, Zachary, was killed in 2003 by the same woman. The Bagbys are dedicated Victim Advocates who devote their time to be in court with families of murder victims. The Bagbys helped in producing the award winning film: 'Dear Zachary: a letter to a son about his father'. David also authored a book: “Dance with the Devil”.

Roger Smith and Judy Kay, Founders and ​Officers

Roger, CEO of Silicon Valley Bank (retired). A resident of Palo Alto since 1964, Roger is active with various corporate and community organizations. Judy, Community leader and philanthropist. Roger and Judy found Mothers Against Murder in 2003 to raise awareness about the silent pain that families of murder victims live with. Roger is also the co-founder of Friends of Palo Alto Parks and is still an active member and a Director on its Board.

Margaret Petros, Executive Director
Professional Victim of Crime Advocate bringing justice to victims for the past 34 years. Twenty years of work experience at the Santa Clara County Victim Witness Assistance Center including eighteen years in a supervisory exempt position responsible to carry out tasks associated with the conduct of the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, Joint Powers Agreement contract and tasks associated with the state mandated and locally funded specialized victims and witnesses of crime advocacy assignments. Margaret is an Emeritus Member of the Santa Clara County Child Abuse Council after serving the maximum three full terms (12 Years) as an  appointed  Commissioner for thirteen years. Margaret also serves as an Advisory Member of the California Child Abduction Task Force after serving 9 years as a voting member. Margaret served six years as an appointed Commissioner on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council and as an advisory board member for six years on the project of "Interfaith Response to Elder Abuse.", a special grant funded by the Archstone Foundation to study and implement prevention of elderly abuse through collaboration efforts by the faith community.



Bob Pack,

Advisory Board Member

Founder and Executive Director of the Troy and Alana Pack Foundation. Bob and his wife’s world forever changed when both their children, ages 10 and 7 were killed by a drugged driver as they walked with their mother to get ice cream.​

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For more than 16 years, Mothers Against Murder  [MAM] has devoted its energy to passionately advocate for families of murder victims. Our goal is to ensure that the rights of families of homicide victims are not ignored within the criminal justice system and to bring about a fairer, more balanced system for such families.   MAM, is a charitable 501 (C) (3) non-profit CA Corporation. Find out how you can contribute to the needs of families suffering in silence from the most horrific pain of losing a loved one. It's a pain like no other!