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.


ConnectCarolina is live! Training is mandatory and system access to each financial module will only be enabled for the corresponding training class completed by each user. It is recommended that any existing or new employees that require access to ConnectCarolina register for the required courses as soon as possible.

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

Contact US

Katie Thornsvard, MAC, CPA
Assistant Dean for Finance
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

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
  • 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

Teri Smith
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