Finance Office at the Gillings School

About Us

The mission of the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s 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-Chapel Hill offices) on finance and compliance-related issues. The finance office directly manages financials for the central School units (CAUs) and the Public Health Foundation.


Contact US

thornsvard_katie-2015Katie Thornsvard, MAC, CPA
Assistant Dean for Finance & Business
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
  • SPH financial representative on campus committees

Kristen Kreuzwieser
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
  • Foundation accounting
  • Audit and compliance

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


  • Fund balance monitoring and reporting
  • Payment and payroll approvals
  • Special projects and research
  • Account review
  • Budget revisions
  • Accounting technician backup, as needed

Adriana Shepherd
Accounting Technician
135 Dauer Drive
207 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
(919) 962-3150

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