Meet Our Scientists

Keith Thode

CEO and Chief Scientist

Keith is the lead founder at AdvanceNet Labs. After a career in consulting and executive roles with firms such as Accenture, i2 Technologies and Infor, he shifted his focus, primarily applying his skills to address social sector challenges. He is an accomplished social entrepreneur, having been a founding force in The Aidmatrix Foundation, and for over a decade led the daily operations as its Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technology Officer before spinning off some of the latest innovations as the basis for AdvanceNet Labs.

Keith also contributed to the launch of several other organizations and today contributes to the advancement of other social sector and commercial concerns including: AidConnect (Germany), Social Venture Partners Dallas, 121 Community Church, Finney Media and several real estate consortia.

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Our Lead Investigators

Camille Mirshokrai

AdvanceNet Labs Board Chair; Global Managing Director, Leadership Development – Accenture

Camille is the Global Director of Leadership Development at Accenture. She is responsible for Accenture’s Leadership Development strategy, including succession planning. She works closely with Accenture’s C-Suite, including the CEO, COO, Board of Directors and Business Unit CEOs to establish leadership development priorities to align with our business priorities. Camille leads a global group of professionals in designing and implementing leadership programs that deliver results for Accenture.

She has nearly twenty years of experience providing leadership in a variety of areas related to professional services including business processes, talent management, leadership development, succession planning and organizational and human capital strategy.

Jodi Lea Rothwell

Director, Education and Empowerment

Jodi leads implementation of AdvanceNet Labs domestic education and workforce development initiatives, as well as oversees program management operations for AdvanceNet Labs experimental initiatives. Before joining Aidmatrix, Jodi spent most of her career in global law firms, starting as a legal secretary, then paralegal, followed by 13 years as an IT program manager.

Jodi holds a B.A. in Theology and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership. Jodi has served over 10 years in leadership roles in Toastmasters International, winning top honors in that organization. In addition, she is also a member of the Association for Legal Administrators and gives frequent talks to legal secretary, paralegal and management groups on the effective use of technology, and numerous other professional development topics. Jodi is also the project manager for SafeNight and plays a role in training.

Margaret A. Rabbitt

Director, SafeSolutions

Margaret is a proven and effective entrepreneurial leader with over 20 years of experience. As President/Founder of SITCA Solutions, LLC (HUB/DBE Certified), Margaret has led strategic planning, business development and sales efforts for technology companies, universities and non-government organizations.
From 2004 to 2011, Margaret served as the Executive Director for the Texas Homeland Security Alliance, a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation assisting in building public/private partnerships. Successes included the Dallas region being recognized by the GAO Report, Sept 2004 as one of the Top 5 most collaborative regions for Emergency Management – http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d041009.pdf.

Having a passion to help others, Margaret volunteered for eight years as Guidance Counselor for the Dallas-based crisis pregnancy center and taught their parenting classes for five of those years. She also has personally housed over 20 teens or young adults helping them transition into successful adulthood.

Margaret’s broad-based experience and skills leading business, government and community efforts; along with vast family and non-profit experience provides the perfect platform to lead the SafeNight efforts to support victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking.

Brad Watts

Director, Technology & Development

Brad Watts is an accomplished Nonprofit and IT leader with over 9 years’ experience managing teams that developed applications to improve business processes and customer interactions. Most recently Brad served as a Demand Manager and Agile IT Project Manager for Fidelity Investments earning his Project Management Professional Certification. His applications allowed for the Automation of Fund Events to easily move and track Billions of dollars every year. Brad also led efforts to create Data Services and reporting to standardize data movement across the organization.

Brad has also spent 7 years at Nonprofit organizations as both a Fundraiser and IT Manager building applications to help nonprofits advance a social mission or operation. While at the United Way, Brad was awarded the title of campaign associate of the year for excellence in fundraising presentations and relationship management. Brad also spent over 6 years at Aidmatrix promoting supply chain application adoption for NGO’s such as Feeding America, Government Agencies like FEMA, and corporate donors.

Sophek Tounn

Lead Solution Architect

Sophek is the lead solution architect for AdvanceNet Labs’ custom nonprofit solutions. After a career in the corporate technology sector, Sophek served at The Aidmatrix Foundation as a lead architect overseeing many of the organization’s key technology initiatives, particularly in the fundraising and engagement sectors.

Mr. Tounn has over twelve years of web technology experience, including HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, ColdFusion. .Net, and SQL (MySQL, SQL2000, ORACLE, ACCESS). He also has design experience in programs like Photoshop, Illustrator and Firework. He started his career at the University of Massachusetts (Lowell) as part of a core team that started one of the first distance learning courses via the Internet. Later, Mr. Tounn moved to Texas and worked for i2 Technologies, designing and developing the website, logos and product demos using Adobe Flash and ColdFusion.

Mr. Tounn volunteers as the webmaster for longrunbaptist.org and has also created many other church and nonprofit-related websites and is an accomplished new media producer.

Jennifer Morrison

Manager, Shelter Operations

Jennifer Morrison serves as SafeNight’s Director of Shelter Operations. Jennifer’s leadership in the domestic violence industry is proven as a former Executive Director for a local shelter in Dallas County for more than 10 years, with experience for up to 30 years with established credibility amongst her peers. Prior, Jennifer served as the Director of a Sexual Assault Recovery Program for six years and managed
a private counseling practice.

As a Consultant and Grant Writer for North Texas Nonprofit Resources, Jennifer’s expertise includes grant writing, research, proposal and program development, and grant reporting. She has spearheaded efforts leading to receiving millions of dollars in government grants and private funding sources.

Jennifer holds Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Education degrees, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Chelsea Newman

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Chelsea is currently a senior at Kent State University working towards a B.A. in Communications. She is also has a minor in Photojournalism and a certificate in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).

She has prior experience in Graphic Design and was the Graphic Design Executive Chair of the organization Students for Diabetes Awareness at her previous school, The University of Toledo. She was responsible for creating event posters and photographing events.

Right now, Chelsea is a photojournalist for the student-run Kent State newspaper, The Kent Stater, where she submits photos taken from on-campus events and also local events in Kent, Ohio.

Rajesh Krishnamohan

Senior Technology Architect, Salesforce.com Practice

Rajesh is a Senior Technology Architect and has over 17 years of experience in the IT industry where he has performed a variety of roles such as Consulting, Delivery, Product Management, Research and Strategy. He is currently working for a top consulting firm as the Innovation Lead for Salesforce.com practice.

Featured Adjunct Scientists

Mary Elizabeth McNeely

McNeely Technology Solutions

Mary is the owner of McNeely Technology Solutions, a Dallas-area consulting firm specializing in Oracle database administration services. She has spent most of her career in information technology consulting, previously consulting at Cap Gemini America, Trinity Technical Services, and ThinkSpark.

She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a double major in Management and Management Information Systems. McNeely served as the 2009-2012 president of the Dallas Oracle Users Group (DOUG), and she continues to sit on the Board of Directors. She has continuously led DOUG’s largest program committee, the Oracle Database Forum, since 2007. Outside of her technical career, McNeely is a standby first-level civic disaster responder.

Tomáš Božík

Executive Director – ApTech Europe

Tomáš Božík in his role as the director of the Non-profit organization Aptech Europe participates in the implementation of various educational projects in IT. His business activities are focused on connection of IT industry with students and job seekers. His goal is to develop a functional model interconnecting IT companies, students, educational and financial institutions to prepare suitable employees with adequate knowledge, working skills and educational level for different categories of expertise in line with specific requirements of particular IT companies.

Trent Humphries

Catapult Partners

Trent is owner of Strategic Introductions and director of Catapult Partners, a private equity group in Dallas. Trent has spent 35 years developing the Southwest territory for over 40 companies as a manufacturer’s representative and business development principal.His current company, Strategic Introductions, leverages his broad range of strategic business contacts throughout the Southwest and beyond for initial client introductions.

Trent is a graduate of Texas Tech University and is a Vietnam veteran. Other responsibilities include participation over the last twelve years as a SMU/COX School of Business MBA Associate Board member.