SPH Finance

About Us

The mission of the SPH Finance Office is to oversee budget planning, management and reporting at the School level and to lead financial policy development and implementation on behalf of the School. We serve as an adviser to School personnel on compliance matters and as a liaison between the School and auditors (internal and external). We also serve as the liaison between the School and various offices around campus (Provost’s Office, Budget Office, Office of University Counsel, Internal Audit, as well as other UNC offices) on finance and compliance-related issues. The SPH Finance Office directly manages financials for the central School units (CAUs) and the Public Health Foundation.


The ConnectCarolina Go-Live is right around the corner! Training has also been underway over the past two months. We appreciate the time and attention taken by everyone involved to register and attend the many training classes for the transition to be as smooth as possible. Training is mandatory and system access to each financial module will only be enabled for the corresponding training class completed by each user.

For details about training classes and descriptions, visit the ConnectCarolina training website for more details.

Contact US

Katie Thornsvard, MAC, CPA
Finance Director
135 Dauer Drive
207-B Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
(919) 843-4586

  • Lead accountant for SPH and Public Health Foundation
  • Budget planning, management and reporting
  • Financial and budgetary policy development and implementation
  • Audit and compliance
  • Financial communications
  • PeopleSoft implementation lead for SPH
  • SPH representative on financial issues in campus-wide initiatives

Gladys Yam, M.Acc, EdM, CPA
Senior Accountant
135 Dauer Drive
207-A Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
(919) 843-8565

  • Budget development, monitoring and reporting
  • Financial data collection, analysis and summation
  • Grants management
  • Trainer and subject matter expert for PeopleSoft and InfoPorte systems
  • Foundation accounting
  • Audit and compliance

Kathy Bennett
135 Dauer Drive
207 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
(919) 966-5337

  • Fund balance monitoring and reporting
  • Payment and EPA web approvals
  • Special projects and research
  • Account review
  • Budget revisions
  • ARP process management
  • Accounting technician backup, as needed

Accounting Technician
135 Dauer Drive
207 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
(919) 843-3653

  • Payments (check requests, travel reimbursements, independent contractors, etc.)
  • Journal entries
  • Purchasing card reconciliation
  • Account reconciliation
  • Starlight payments
  • Supply and computer orders