Heather Flanagan is the coordinator for the COmanage project, a collaboration management platform (CMP) effort funded out of a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and Internet2. In her role, she works closely with representatives from VO to understand their use cases. That information in turn is both fed in to the COmanage effort and out in to the international community's efforts around CMP.
Prior to working with Internet2, Heather was Director of Systems Administration at Stanford University. She was responsible for a variety of services, including Linux and Windows server administration for a variety of schools and departments at Stanford, infrastructure services (AFS, central authentication, Directory services, central e-mail and calendaring services, WWW services), and operational support for data security and business continuity/disaster recovery. Heather was also Senior Manager for Collaborative Systems at Duke University. In addition to her current work with Internet2, Heather is also the RFC Series Editor for the RFC Series, a 45 year old document series that publishes Internet standards, best practices, and informational documents for the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), IRTF (Internet Research Task Force), IAB (Internet Architecture Board), and the Independent Submissions streams.