Data Services Newsletter

Volume 6 : No 3 : December 2004

Mari Francissen - Executive Assistant

Mari has been the IRIS Data Management Center Executive Assistant since May, 2004. She was previously working for Washington Mutual Bank and has a background in Project Management. She will be assisting Tim Ahern in the day-to-day operations of the DMC. Mari grew up in the Netherlands and has been living in the Seattle area with her family for 13 years.

Deborah Barnes – Information Services

After nearly 10 years as an IRIS employee, Deb is leaving IRIS to run her own business. She and two other partners opened the Village Yarn & Tea Shop, just north of Seattle, back in October. She recently completed course work at the Art Institute of Seattle in Industrial Design Technology and hopes to apply her new skills to her new position as entrepreneur and designer.

“I have enjoyed my many years at IRIS and will miss working with all the wonderful people I have met in my capacity as the IRIS Webmaster and unofficial poster child. I look forward to seeing many of you as visitors to my shop! Cheers!”

by Mari Francissen and Deborah Barnes (IRIS Data Management Center)

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