Jeannette Harris (09/30/44)
Jonesborough TN 37659
Professional experience in on-line publishing, website design, recruitment, programming, management, payroll and accounting systems, sales, general office equipment, technical, commercial and creative writing, graphic arts, and business design, management, and ownership.
Designed "An Appalachian Country Rag," the now-quarterly regional Internet site which went on-line April 1996, and managed its growth in coding, regional coverage and artistic contributions. In 1997, Encyclopedia Britannica selected it for their Guide to the Internet as one of the best websites (then "O Shenandoah! Country Rag") and in 1998 for inclusion in their eBlast search engine and britannica.com as a recommended site and the one representative of Appalachia. It has also received many other awards for excellence in design and content. Technical manager, programmer, socio-psychological clinician for adults and children, and office worker.
1996-2009: Chairperson/Publisher of what is now incorporated as A Country Rag, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation established in Jonesborough TN.
Developed, edited, managed and published on-line websites and award-winning site (originally commercial advertising-supported and now a non-profit federally and in Tennessee since 10/07) of regional arts, history and culture. Writer in all genre (published on-line in many sites and occasionally in print, an unpublished anthology entitled ADANTA of poetry and short stories and a novel entitled TAPESTRY, an on-line historical and hyper-linked autobiography entitled CHAMELEON, and three out-of-print chapbooks entitled SENEDO SEASONS, CHRYSOS and GIFTS) and graphic artist. HTML design and coding, animation and multimedia applications, Windows, Word and WordPerfect.
1984-1996: Co-owner, CJPaint, Luray VA.
Management, accounting and field assistance for self-created commercial and private contract painting company.
1990-1991: Supervisor, Shen-Paco Industries, Luray VA.
Sheltered workshop program design, implementation and supervision for severely and profoundly handicapped adults.
1976-1984: Programmer/Analyst/Manager, American Managements Systems, Inc., Fairfax VA.
Project manager, systems analyst, programmer (Pascal, Cobol, run-time code), database administrator for private sector and government accounting systems, including payroll, personnel and cost allocation. Technical documentation and client support, on-site system installation, training and "trouble shooting."
1975-1976: Tutor, Monroe Clinic, Richmond VA.
Part-time clinician for learning-disabled children.
1972-1974: Administrative Assistant, Office of the Attorney General, Richmond VA.
Administrative, research and secretarial responsibilites (informal Commonwealth clearance for wiretapping and prosecution of suspected drug "kingpins") for Criminal Division.
1970-1976: Bachelor of Science in Psychology with high honors, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA.
National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist. Phi Kappa Phi scholarship honor society. Who's Who in American Business Women. "Best of the Web" awards nationally and internationally for design and content of A Country Rag,
and earlier O Shenandoah! Country Rag, site.
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Salvation Army, Southern Student Organizing Committee, Democratic Party, Friends of the Jonesborough Washington County Museum and Library, Washington County Environmental Action Group, Green Party of Tennessee, Jonesborough World Music and Storytelling Festivals, Friends of the Nolichucky River