Janis L. Comstock-Jones desired to learn everything about anything, guiding her to spearhead a career dedicated to information and public service. Today, she is a self-employed business owner and president of Gallifrey Enterprises since 1995. She has also found success as a consultant, through which she oversees various projects for clients including homeland security, records management, information technology and contingency planning. Based in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Ms. Comstock-Jones has worked as an independent entrepreneur since 1992.
After earning a Bachelor of Science from Rio Grande College in 1978, Ms. Comstock-Jones took on her first role as a fiscal officer for the county government of Columbus, Ohio. Remaining in the role for six years until 1985, she went on to teach at the Columbus Technical Institute for one year. Simultaneously, she had been conducting postgraduate coursework at Ohio University, the Columbus Technical Institute and Tiffin University. In addition, Ms. Comstock-Jones served the American Red Cross as a data processing coordinator, assistant director, director of information technology and national instructor between 1987 and 1995. Notably, she was named American Red Cross Employee of the Year.
Ms. Comstock-Jones attributes her success to her curiosity, along with her abilities to figure out how things work together, see the problems, find the trends, make suggestions for corrections and help with the growth. Having participated in national projects, she authored “MIS Manual” in 1992 and became an IBM certified CAIX specialist. Looking ahead, Ms. Comstock-Jones plans to pursue a doctoral degree.
To remain abreast of her industry, Ms. Comstock-Jones maintains affiliation with the International Association of Emergency Managers, Ohio Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association, Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, U.S. Trotting Association, American Association of University Women and Girl Scouts. Amongst her civic duties, she had also been fundraising chair of United Way of Columbus, director of the National Standardbred-Pleasure Horse Organization and president of the Central Ohio Driving Association.