Hi, my name is Iris J. Chacon. I was born in Honduras Central America, and at the age of 14 my family moved to the United States. It was a difficult adjustment to make as a teenager. I was unable to speak English and at the same time had to adjust to a different culture. Nevertheless, I survived my first year of school, and eventually finished High School. I enrolled at Loyola University, in New Orleans and graduated with a Biology degree, and a minor in both Chemistry and Psychology.
Soon after Loyola, I went to Respiratory Therapy School, and then worked in the NICU unit at Ochsner Hospital. Here I was involved with ECMO patients and became interested in perfusion. I applied to the perfusion program at Ochsner Hospital in 1993 and was accepted in the program out of 100 applicants. After graduation I moved to Gainesville, FL and have lived here for the past seven years. Subsequently, my husband and I relocated to Texas for a year, to then return back to Florida, where I began traveling for Perfusion.com.
Since then I have worked my way up the ladder, becoming Vice President of Perfusion.com. I can sincerely state I have enjoyed every moment of this great adventure with Perfusion.com, Inc.