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Raina Harris,


Author of five suspense novels: The Captain's Fund, Smoldering, No Second Chance, Count The Ways And Justice was Done

Executive Producer, author and editor of Up And Running, a technical Personal Computer videos and skill books in American Sign Language: information about DOS, WINDOWS

 Obtained a Massachusetts License for Real Estate Salesperson.

 Completed the Certificate Program for Project Management, Middlesex Community College.

Sat on the Board of Managers, Burbank YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of Greater Boston.

Project manger for the YMCA of Greater Boston.  Representing the IS and Finance department in assisting with the management of YMCA application upgrades, developing an Online Registration solution.

Project Manager for the Net Centric Consortium

IBM Certified Specialist - Business Intelligence for iSeries 400 Technical Solutions

WebMaster for four Websites using NetObjects Fusion as the website creation tool.

Created educational material for software created by a Nashua, NH import/export company.

iSeries 400 Technical Support: Consulting, On-site and personalized Education/Training, installation planning, Performance and Tuning reviews and implementation, Capacity planning using Best/One and SIMULATOR 400, Work Management reviews and implementation, Business/Disaster Recovery Planning, Hardware/software installation, upgrade planning, implementation assistance with IBM licensed products. 

Supporting the efforts of New Generation Software, Inc.  with completing AS/400 Performance Checkups and Data Warehouse/Data Mart design and implementation.  Representing NGS, Inc., I have presented Performance Implications of the Data Warehouse at Common and the IBM Technical Conference. 

Worked with a major retail corporation supporting the Data Center operations: iSeries 400 technical support for a multiple AS/400 installation.

Created educational material in AS/400 Performance/Tuning and Query/400 for a national AS/400 education corporation. 

Systems Engineer, Technical support  Customer Account Support in System Software,   Hardware planning,  Installation support, Project management, Business recovery planning, Hardware/software configurations,  Physical site planning,  Basic and Advanced Operations,  Tuning and Performance,  Capacity Planning with Best/One, and Education/training on both the IBM S/370 and AS/400 platforms;  Wrote a one day AS/400 Tuning and Performance class and have been teaching the class to  AS/400 customers since Sept. 1991;  Maintained a relationship with IBM Rochester AS/400 personnel in the Tuning, Performance and Capacity planning areas and assisted with the one week AS/400 Performance Analysis Workshop in IBM Rochester on several occasions.  I have received three Symposium/Technical Excellence awards - 1989, 1990, 1992.
IBM Health Industry Specialist  Completed IBM Marketing School (12 months); technical support and Project management of IBM Health software installations.  Responsible for advising hospital managers and users on information systems, evaluating needs and matching hardware and software to those needs. Responsible for the account management of assigned accounts in selection of systems, planning and implementing of systems and continued follow up.  Assisted hospitals with planning sessions and the implementation of those plans.
Associate Engineer, Procurement  Established a Purchasing Control Center to investigate and track vendor reports to IBM; demonstrated skills in administrative data collection, report writing verbal presentations and completed staff work
Administrative Assistant, Manufacturing Administrative duties directly related to the Functional Manager: schedules, correspondence, staff meetings, summary reports and verbal presentations
Associate Engineer, Safety and Health Responsible for chemical, laser and radiation safety, education and employee orientation
Production Control Analyst, Manufacturing Responsible for the location/movement of 'subproduct' part numbers

Town of Poughkeepsie, New York
Environmental Laboratory Assistant ,   
Responsible for the biochemical and bacteriological investigation and measurements related    to environmental studies in Physics, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology and Pollution  Control

Sacred Heart School, New Brunswick , New Jersey.
Elementary School Teacher   
Teaching responsibilities for 4th through 8th grade Mathematics and Reading

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York,  Degree: Bachelor of Science,