Campus Operations

Campus Operations oversees custodial services, material management, parking operations, the mailroom, moving services, and waste disposal and recycling.

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Need help contacting us? If you're not sure whom to contact for assistance, please call the Customer Service Center at 212-305-HELP (4357), option 3, or email cumc.facilities@columbia.edu for guidance.

Meet Our Team

  • Diana Mejia

    Assistant Vice President, Campus Operations

    • 212-305-1915
    Diana Mejia
  • Mario Acosta

    Custodial Supervisor, Campus Operations (East Campus) (Weeknights, 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m.)

    • 212-851-4729

    Mario Acosta joined CUIMC Campus Operations in the spring of 2017 as an evening custodial supervisor. Mario is responsible for the day-to-day custodial operations of the Irving Cancer Research Center, Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, Lasker Biomedical Research Building, and 51 Audubon.

    He also liaisons with the Edge Hotel general manager and oversees custodial operations for the new School of Nursing building. 

    Previously, Mario spent eight years as a building manager with custodial oversight, working in commercial real estate in the Union Square/Lower East Side area.

    Supported Buildings

    Weeknights, 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

    • 21 Audubon (Floors: Basement, 3)
    • 51 Audubon
    • Irving Cancer Research Center
    • Mary Woodard Lasker Biomedical Research Building
    • Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion
    • School of Nursing

    Office Address

    Irving Cancer Research Center
    1130 St. Nicholas Ave.
    New York, NY 10032

    Mario Acosta
  • Steve Archuleta

    Director, Campus Operations (East Campus) (Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

    • 212-851-5121

    A customer-centric professional, Steve Archuleta has more than 25 years of health care experience, with specialized experience in environmental services and food services. He looks forward to working with and developing well rounded teams by relying on a combination of standards, best practices, and the collective experience that each team member brings to the organization. His primary responsibilities include custodial, parking, and campus operations east of Broadway.

    He has previously worked in a diverse range of health care settings, including NYU Langone Medical Center and its Hospital for Joint Diseases; UC San Diego Medical Center; Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Ca.; and the Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, Ca.

    Steve received a bachelor’s in economics from New York University and also graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

    Supported Buildings

    Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    • 21 Audubon (Floors: Basement, 3)
    • 51 Audubon
    • Irving Cancer Research Center
    • Mary Woodard Lasker Biomedical Research Building
    • Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion
    • School of Nursing

    Office Address

    Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion
    1150 St. Nicholas Ave., Room 118
    New York, NY 10032

    Certifications

    • Certificate of Fitness F-58. Fire Safety Director
    Steve Archuleta
  • Cesar Cruz

    Custodial Supervisor, Vagelos Education Center, Campus Operations (Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

    • 212-305-1520

    Cesar Cruz joined Columbia University Irving Medical Center in late 2014, bringing 15 years of cleaning experience in hospitals and hotels to the campus. He plays a crucial role in ensuring that custodial operations run smoothly and that the Vagelos Education Center looks great for students, faculty, staff, and guests. Before joining CUIMC, Cesar worked for a number of years at Mount Sinai Medical Center in custodial operations.

    Supported Buildings

    Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    • Allan Rosenfield Building / Mailman School of Public Health
    • Hammer Health Sciences Center
    • Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center

    Office Address

    Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center
    104 Haven Ave.
    New York, NY 10032

    Certifications

    • New York City Fire Department Certificates of Fitness: F-85 Certificates of Fitness as Fire Safety Director with Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness
    Cesar Cruz
  • Joseph D. Fernandez

    Supervisor for Material Management, Mail Services, and Receiving, Campus Operations

    • 212-305-7367

    Since joining Columbia University Irving Medical Center more than 25 years ago, Joseph Fernandez has been widely recognized for his commitment to the CUIMC community. Beginning with his early days delivering packages in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons building, Joe has held various positions and duties and assisted in many important projects, including the remodeling of loading docks, mailrooms, and other locations. He aims to provide excellent, professional service to all staff, students, health care practitioners, and professors.

    In 2016, Joe was honored by Facilities Management and Campus Services with a Giraffe Award for consistently going above and beyond the call of duty. He has also been recognized by Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and received multiple other commendations.

    Office Address

    William Black Building
    650 W. 168th St., Room B-02
    New York, NY 10032

    Joe Fernandez
  • Francis Lantigua

    Assistant Director for Custodial Services, Campus Operations (Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

    • 212-305-2213

    Since 1994, Francis Lantigua has been a valued member of Facilities Management and Campus Services, bringing attention to detail, organizational expertise, and a strong emphasis on customer service to the team. She handles a range of requests, including simple custodial inquiries, support for office renovations and post-construction work, and event support and clean-up. She oversees five supervisors, all while ensuring the campus is clean and welcoming for thousands of faculty, students, staff, patients, and daily visitors.

    Francis began her career as a heavy cleaner before taking on roles of increasing responsibility. Throughout her time at CUIMC, her primary focus has remained on her customers’ satisfaction.

    Supported Buildings

    Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    • Allan Rosenfield Building / Mailman School of Public Health
    • Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Georgian Building
    • Hammer Health Sciences Center
    • NYC Department of Health Building (Floors: 4, 5, 6, 7)
    • Presbyterian Building (Floors: 7 East, Center, West; 8 East, West; 9 East; 15 Center, East, and Room 1564; 17, 18, 19, 20)
    • Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center
    • Vanderbilt Clinic / College of Dental Medicine (Floors: 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15)
    • William Black Building

    Office Address

    William Black Building
    650 W. 168th St., Room B-02
    New York, NY 10032

    Francis Lantigua
  • Noel Pagan

    Director, Campus Operations (Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

    • 212-305-8051

    Noel Pagan brings more than 35 years of experience with environmental services and laundry and linen operations to Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He oversees all operations within the custodial division, including the Facilities Customer Service Center, the mail room and loading dock operations, the labor team that handles minor moves, and the recycling program. He previously worked at Beth Israel Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

    Supported Buildings

    Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    • NYC Department of Health Building (Floors: 4, 5, 6, 7)
    • Presbyterian Building (Floors: 7 East, Center, West; 8 East, West; 9 East; 15 Center, East, and Room 1564; 17, 18, 19, 20)
    • Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Vanderbilt Clinic / College of Dental Medicine (Floors: 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15)
    • William Black Building

    Office Address

    William Black Building
    650 W. 168th St., Room B-08
    New York, NY 10032

    Noel Pagan
  • Guy T. Petriello

    Custodial Manager, Campus Operations (Weeknights, 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m.)

    • 212-342-8524

    Guy T. Petriello joined Columbia University Irving Medical Center in early August 2018. As manager for custodial services during the evening shift, he oversees four evening supervisors and the whole of custodial service operations.

    Guy brings more than 38 years of experience covering environmental services, patient transport, laundry and linen, and grounds. Before joining Columbia, Guy spent two years as the director for environmental services at New Bridge Medical Center, a 1,070-bed hospital in New Jersey. He has also worked at Bellevue Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital in New York City.

    He is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

    Supported Buildings

    Weeknights, 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

    • 21 Audubon (Floors: Basement, 3)
    • 51 Audubon
    • Allan Rosenfield Building / Mailman School of Public Health
    • Georgian Building
    • Hammer Health Sciences Center
    • Irving Cancer Research Center
    • Mary Woodard Lasker Biomedical Research Building
    • NYC Department of Health Building (Floors: 4, 5, 6, 7)
    • Presbyterian Building (Floors: 7 East, Center, West; 8 East, West; 9 East; 15 Center, East, and Room 1564; 17, 18, 19, 20)
    • Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center
    • Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion
    • School of Nursing
    • Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Vanderbilt Clinic / College of Dental Medicine (Floors: 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15)
    • William Black Building

    Office Address

    William Black Building
    650 W. 168th St., Room B-02
    New York, NY 10032

  • Enrique Santiago

    Custodial Supervisor, Campus Operations (Weeknights, 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m.)

    • 212-342-1305

    Enrique Santiago oversees the evening shift of Facilities Operations and overnight operations for Columbia University Irving Medical Center, ensuring that students, employees, and guests find the campus clean and welcoming every morning.

    As a custodial supervisor, Enrique directs more than 60 employees in completing projects and requests. He interacts with and supports clients, upholding one of the central values of the Facilities team: excellent customer service. Before joining CUIMC, he worked at Morgans Hotel Group, where he held a variety of positions, including assistant front desk manager.

    Supported Buildings

    Weeknights, 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

    • Allan Rosenfield Building / Mailman School of Public Health
    • Georgian Building
    • Hammer Health Sciences Center
    • NYC Department of Health Building (Floors: 4, 5, 6, 7)
    • Presbyterian Building (Floors: 7 East, Center, West; 8 East, West; 9 East; 15 Center, East, and Room 1564; 17, 18, 19, 20)
    • Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center
    • Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Vanderbilt Clinic / College of Dental Medicine (Floors: 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15)
    • William Black Building

    Office Address

    William Black Building
    650 W. 168th St., Room B-02
    New York, New York 10032

    Certifications

    • OSHA Certified

     

    Enrique Santiago
  • Phillip Whyte

    Custodial Supervisor, Campus Operations (Weeknights, 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m.)

    • 212-305-2200

    Philip Whyte joined Campus Operations in early 2018 as an evening custodial supervisor. For three years, he served as an assistant portfolio manager for Brooklyn at Westminster Management, Kushner Companies, which owns and manages over 20,000 garden apartments across five states.

    Supported Buildings

    Weeknights, 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

    • Allan Rosenfield Building / Mailman School of Public Health
    • Georgian Building
    • Hammer Health Sciences Center
    • NYC Department of Health Building (Floors: 4, 5, 6, 7)
    • Presbyterian Building (Floors: 7 East, Center, West; 8 East, West; 9 East; 15 Center, East, and Room 1564; 17, 18, 19, 20)
    • Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center
    • Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Vanderbilt Clinic / College of Dental Medicine (Floors: 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15)
    • William Black Building

    Office Address

    William Black Building
    650 W. 168th St., Room B-02
    New York, NY 10032

    Phillip Whyte
  • Daniel Young

    Custodial Supervisor, Campus Operations (Weeknights, 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m.)

    • 212-305-2200

    Daniel Young joined CUIMC Campus Operations in early 2018 as an evening custodial supervisor. 

    A jack of all trades, Daniel joined the United States Army after high school and served as a finance management specialist. He has worked in both the health care and higher education fields, serving as operations manager with Crothall Healthcare at the Guggenheim Museum and as a custodial manager with Aramark at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn. Most recently, Daniel was the building manager for the men’s shelter on West 168th St. before bringing his talents to the medical center.

    Supported Buildings

    Weeknights, 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

    • Allan Rosenfield Building / Mailman School of Public Health
    • Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Georgian Building
    • Hammer Health Sciences Center
    • NYC Department of Health Building (Floors: 4, 5, 6, 7)
    • Presbyterian Building (Floors: 7 East, Center, West; 8 East, West; 9 East; 15 Center, East, and Room 1564; 17, 18, 19, 20)
    • Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center
    • Vanderbilt Clinic / College of Dental Medicine (Floors: 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15)
    • William Black Building

    Office Address

    William Black Building
    650 W. 168th St., Room B-02
    New York, NY 10032

    Daniel Young