THE CALENDAR UNIT
This month we feature the Calendar Unit, a group which is indispensible to the smooth functioning of OATH.
Under the direction of Elaine VanRhyn, unit supervisor, and with the able assistance of Karen Hamilton and Jennifer Lafond, the Calendar Unit, as the name implies, manages OATH's calendars by scheduling cases and assigning judges.
In addition, the Calendar Unit tracks all significant case activity in the case tracking system and maintains all case records.
The Calendar Unit personnel are the first line of contact with the public, the parties and witnesses appearing at OATH. Their customer service standards are high and they make a good impression by treating people with courtesy and respect.
Elaine VanRhyn joined the OATH calendar unit as a receptionist in 1996. Since then, she assumed increasing levels of responsibility, until she was promoted to unit supervisor in 2002. Ms. VanRhyn has demonstrated ability and dedication which has earned her the respect of the entire OATH staff.
Karen Hamilton started working at OATH in September 2004. She holds an associate degree in applied sciences and a bachelor of technology degree, both from New York City College of Technology. OATH was fortunate to attract Ms. Hamilton away from her position at DCAS, where she had been employed since the early 1990s.
Jennifer Lafond joined OATH as a community associate this past June. She attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice and plans to return to school in the fall of 2009 to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in deviant behavior and social control. We welcome Ms. Lafond to OATH.