Janice Erskine has been a Columbia University employee for 23 years. In her present position as Office Manager in Environmental Stewardship, she manages accounts, oversees contracts and change orders, assists with communications among department members and scans electronic and print media for their latest sustainability reports. She also oversees the calendar and travel expenses for the deparment.
She started at Columbia in a medical billing office at Harlem Hospital, then was promoted to Practice Plan Coordinator in the Psychiatry Department of Harlem Hospital. From there Erskine became executive assistant to the assistant director of psychiatry. She moved to her position at Environmental Stewardship about a year ago from Billing Supervisor at Harlem Hospital when that department was outsourced.
Erskine's commitment to her work at Columbia is reflected in a daily 188-mile round trip commute from her home in Tannersville, Pa.