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Ana-Marie Jones

Ms. Jones is the Executive Director of CARD—Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters, a nonprofit located in Alameda County, California. Created by local community agencies after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, CARD trains and supports nonprofits and special needs communities in disaster preparedness and response and recovery activities. During her tenure, she has rewritten and redefined CARD’s services and curriculum to be based on community capacity building, economic empowerment, and leadership development.

Before joining CARD in April 2000, for 3 years Ms. Jones worked for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Coastal Region on projects supporting community organizations and people with special needs. She was the acting Executive Director of the Northern California Disaster Preparedness Network, a 5-year funding initiative dedicated to creating emergency preparedness and response resources for vulnerable and underserved communities.

Ms. Jones works with numerous preparedness stakeholders to address preparedness, response, recovery, evacuation, funding, and the full sustainable inclusion of people with special needs. She is Chair of the Nonprofit Roundtable for the Oakland Chamber of Commerce and a member of the UPMC Center for Biosecurity Working Group on Citizen Engagement in Health Emergency Planning. She has been a panel member, guest lecturer, and keynote presenter for many diverse entities including: the National Medical Reserve Corps, Harvard School of Public Health, the RAND Corporation, Yale University School of Public Health, the Department of Homeland Security, Public Health—Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center, the Office of Minority Health, and the CDC. Building on 10 years spent in the advertising and marketing research industry, Ms. Jones works to engage multiple stakeholders in social media and other free or low-cost, high-impact solutions.

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