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Lisa Miller
Associate Dean for Administrative Services
The Associate Dean for Administrative Services facilitates and supports the work of faculty and students toward academic, research, clinical practice, and community service goals and objectives by monitoring the business functions of the School.  The Associate Dean is responsible for management of the School’s budget, fiscal systems, physical facilities, human resources, information and instructional technology, faculty practice, and Center for Lifelong Learning.

Phone: (919) 843-6760

Joseph DiConcilio
Director of Administrative Services
Joe manages the day-to-day operations for the Office of Administrative Services Department. In addition, he serves as the financial advisor to the Associate Dean for Administrative Services, and manages all the School’s resources. Joe also serves as the Chair of the Workplace Violence Prevention Committee and is a member of the Facilities Planning Committee.

Phone: (919) 843-4749

Jill Fuller
Research Professional/Grant Writer
Jill serves as the School’s Grant Writer for education and practice grant proposal submissions. She facilitates the proposal process by matching agency and foundation funding opportunities with faculty interests, coordinating the development, review and editing of proposal submissions. She also serves on the School’s Education and Practice Proposals Policy Board.

Phone: (919) 966-4266

Sam Deal
Facilities Manager
Sam oversees the day-to-day operations of Carrington Hall, managing all maintenance and facilities including, but not limited to: working with faculty, staff and students in a customer services capacity to address all problems and concerns; coordinating renovations; handling services such as phones, pagers, voicemail, keys, security, climate control, signage, power and elevator problems and any issues related to housekeeping; and serving as emergency responder training coordinator.

Phone: (919) 966-1698

Cheryl Blake
Financial Services Manager
As lead accountant for the School, Cheryl oversees the day-to-day operation of the school which includes: serving as financial advisor to the Director of Administrative Services; overseeing all state, F&A, trust, foundation and receipt-supported financial transactions; and ensuring compliance with School, University, and State regulations.

Phone: (919) 843-8094

Cynthia Fain
Accounting Technician
Cynthia provides fiscal support for all state, F&A, trust, and receipt-supported accounts which includes: managing budget related data and overseeing the processing of financial forms through the coordination of the ConnectCarolina system; training new accounting personnel individually or in group settings; and conducting workshops to disseminate new accounting information.

Phone: (919) 966-5499

Grace Chen
Grants Manager
Grace oversees the day-to-day operations as the Grants Manager of the school which includes: assisting and supporting faculty and the Research Support Center with grant budget proposal writing; working directly with faculty to track all expenditures for funded grants; tracking the funding and proposals of grants; and assisting in the preparation of progress reports and preparing notice of termination reports.

Phone: (919) 843-6759

D’Angelo Best
Grants Specialist
D’Angelo provides fiscal oversight for all non-personnel grant expenditures which includes: advising grant personnel about University’s fiscal policies, procedures and regulations; reconciling purchasing cards to assure charges made are expensed to the appropriate funding source for the grant; training new accounting personnel individually or in group settings; and conducting workshops to disseminate new accounting information.

Phone: (919) 966-0371

Faith Burks
Human Resources Manager
Faith oversees the day-to-day personnel operations of the school including: counseling supervisors and staff regarding personnel issues or concerns, overseeing the staff performance management program; working with supervisors in the preparation of staff position descriptions; managing the staff salary in-range program; coordinating summer school payments; processing the Annual Raise Process (ARP); working with Division Chairs, APR and APT Chairs for matters related to faculty appointments to include recruitment, on boarding and promotion.

Phone: (919) 843-6761

Lynn Farrar
HR Specialist
This position coordinates the recruitment and hiring process for all SPA staff and EPA employees which includes: processing all personnel actions related to SPA staff (permanent and temporary) and EPA teaching assistants (TA), research assistants (RA) and graduate assistants (GA) and faculty and EPA non-faculty. In addition, he handles all data changes, background checks, promotions, one-time payments, termination interviews, on boarding services, organizes and documents all work plans and performance reviews for all employees and affiliates; and assists the Human Resources Manager in all aspects to staff and faculty appointments.

Phone: (919) 966-4267

Charlene A. Womble
Administrative Specialist
Charlene serves as administrative support for the Office of Administrative Services Department. In addition, she has many other responsibilities which include: TIMS Administrator (Time and Information Management System used for recording, maintaining and reporting time and leave for EPA and SPA employees); payroll processing and distributing bi-weekly and monthly paychecks as well as payroll tax documents such as W-2 forms; coordinating effort certification via the University’s eCert system; coordinating faculty compliance for RN licensure and annual HIPAA training requirements; processing room reservation requests (except for rooms 104 -contact the Dean’s Office and 216a-contact CRCI); reserving service/visitor permits; and serving as the backup for the Facilities Manager.

Phone: (919) 966-9943