Finance Office at the Gillings School

About our office

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.

Our Resources

ConnectCarolina Resources
Gillings School Finance Forms Library

Contact Us

Katie Thornsvard, MAC, CPA
Associate Dean for Finance and Business
207-B Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
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

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

  • Budget development, monitoring and reporting
  • Financial data collection, analysis and summation
  • Grants management
  • Foundation accounting
  • Audit and compliance

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

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

Kate Allison
Accounting Technician
207 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
CB #7400
(919) 962-3498

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