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"Who founded DoeNetwork? A single person did not found or create the DoeNetwork that we know and use today."
- Todd Matthews
Doe Network began as a website in 1999, evolving into an informal volunteer organization in 2001, and finally evolving into an official 501c on July 29, 2011.
Our organization is structured to provide an efficient way for each volunteer member to participate actively.
The Administrative Team works together to keep the site and the volunteer groups running as smoothly as possible. Each administrative team member has various duties in which they perform to help maintain a working organization.
Our administrative team consists of:
Media & Public Relations: Todd Matthews
Membership Coordinator: Della Williams
Area Director Coordinator: Missy DesLonde
Research Coordinator: Tara Kennedy
Webmaster / Unidentified Persons Cases Coordinator: Dawn Duke
Assistant Webmaster / Missing Persons Cases Coordinator: Donna Zorn
Tips & Potential Match Coordinator: Mary Bell
Family Support & Community Liaison / Social Media Representative: Sarah McWilliams
The Area Directors serve as our localized link to investigating agencies. They are responsible for maintaining good communication with agencies located within their area, validation of cases, and submitting possible matches and information we receive from our members and web site visitors. View any Area Directors Contact Information.
The Researchers are responsible for researching missing and unidentified persons cases that fall within the case criteria. Additionally, they are responsible for fact checking and locating additional information about the cases listed on our site. View any Researchers Contact Information.
The Media Representatives serve as our localized contact for media inquires. The Media Representatives are responsible for maintaining good communication with local media organizations located within their area and conducting interviews when requested. View any Media Representatives Contact Information or our Media Center page.
Our Family Support Liaison assists those families with missing loved ones by helping answer questions on how to report your loved one missing to law enforcement or adding a listing on our website or NamUs. View our Family Liaison page.
The Potential Match Panel is responsible for determining the possibility of each potential match the group makes or receives. View our Potential Match Panel page.
LE Liaisons are active or retired law enforcement who help to open doors and encourage good relationships with the law enforcement community.
Members who attended and graduated one of the five NamUs Academies in 2010/2011. They help to encourage good relationships with NamUs.gov and other government entities.
The Advisory Panel consists of professionals in the community who offer support and guidance on various science and organizational matters.
The Volunteer Members of our organization work together to help in any way possible. Many of them focus on certain cases or have a certain skill they utilize with the organization.