The Aidmatrix Network
"The Right Aid to the Right People at the Right Time"

Melis Jones
Vice President, The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc.

September 10, 2008

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Aidmatrix June 2008 Press Release announcing new features
Disaster News Network article "Superhighway for Disaster Relief"

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10 Ratings Submitted: 8 attended, 2 read transcript only
4 (40%) Academia 1 (10%)
5 (50%) Business 1 (10%)
1 (10%) Government 5 (50%)
0 (0%) Volunteers 2 (20%)
0 (0%) Other 1 (10%)

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"Melis Jones did an outstanding job of describing donations to emergency relief efforts."
Bob Quimby
Washington State

"Emergency management needs to have a system to manage these types of resources to make sure the proper help gets to those in need in a timely manner. Good presentation!"
Richard Hopkins

"I've been a subscriber for over 3 years and finally made my first CHAT. Great job as always to Amy and the gang. Aidmatrix is an area of disaster response I believe has been needed for a long time and I wish them the very best in building a nationwide effort."
Budd Johnson
Amateur Radio

"It was good to hear that voluntary donations to the needy are being made efficient across "system of system" and so universally accessible. With the advent of bar code / RFID tracking aided by one of your main sponsors (UPS), a global aid matrix will be realized thanks to you."
The Heartbeat Beacon

"Melis did a wonderful job presenting the materials. You should have her on again for those unable to attend - very useful!"

"I'm new to EMA and was not aware that Georgia was one of the participants. I will be finding out more about AIDMATRIX. Thanks."
Bill Newman
Gwinnett County Georgia EMA

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Melis Jones serves as Vice President at Aidmatrix, where she focuses on new partner development, sustainability initiatives, education and training, sales force management and specifically leads the Medical and Texas-based projects. She has a strong background in technology, marketing and project management, with more than 12 years experience in management positions within the technology field.

In her prior career, Jones worked at i2 Technologies, the leading provider of supply chain management solutions, where she was Director of Corporate Marketing and responsible for global marketing programs. She managed a budget of more than $20 million and teams of several hundred members.

Jones was responsible for raising over $2 million in corporate sponsorships on an annual basis and organizing over 100 programs, both international and domestic. She was honored with the Silver Anvil award in Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America. Her volunteer efforts are extensive, including serving as a board member of Pratham and working with the Leukemia Society and local charitable organizations. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio.

Aidmatrix is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, with offices in Germany and India. The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc. builds and operates powerful technology hubs that support diverse stakeholder groups in their efforts to work together to solve the world’s most challenging humanitarian crises. More than 35,000 leading corporate, nonprofit and government partners leverage our solutions to mobilize more than $1.5 billion in aid annually, worldwide, including Feeding America (aka America's Second Harvest), the National Association of Free Clinics, International Federation of the Red Cross and many more. The donated goods, money and services impact the lives of more than 65 million people.

We believe that by working together, we can triumph over the world’s most challenging humanitarian crises. Our world-class systems make it easy and efficient for everyone from donors to nonprofits to governments to get the right aid to people when and where they need it most. Our team of passionate people is dedicated to creating and delivering tools and processes that bring people together to help others.

At Aidmatrix, we are only as strong as our partners, which is why we partner with some of the most globally-respected nonprofits and donors and team up with government entities in our quest to help maximize positive impact. Our focus is to amplify donor contributions, accelerate results to nonprofits, and partner with governments to help make a bigger impact on the world, together.