Contact Information for the Financial & Business Services Area
Mailing Address:
Department of Public Instruction
6326 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6326
Physical Address:
Department of Public Instruction
301 N Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825

General Phone Numbers:
Main: 919.807.3600
Fax: 919.807.3604

Organization Chart
(pdf, 111kb)   LAST UPDATED: MARCH 14, 2016

Who We Are - Booklet
(pdf, 166kb)   UPDATED June 2015


Chief Financial Officer: Philip Price
Director of Financial Services: Meera Phaltankar
Asst Director of Financial Services: Samiel Fuller
Director of School Business: Alexis Schauss
Asst Director of School Business: Leigh Ann Kerr
Director of Safe & Healthy Schools: Ben Matthews
Office of Charter Schools: Vacant


Accounting Controls and Reporting: Dare O'Connor
Accounts Payable and Child Nutrition Claims: Regetta Darden
Budget Management: Rose Page
Insurance: Eileen Townsend
Licensure: Susan Ruiz
Monitoring and Compliance : Kathy Cooper
Plant Operation: Kim Lawson
Purchasing and Contracts: Joni Robbins
School Allotments: Lydia Prude
School Nutrition: Lynn Harvey
School Reporting: Andrew Cox
Textbooks: Drew Fairchild
Transportation: Derek Graham


For your convenience, the Financial & Business Services Directory is arranged in the following formats:

By Division
Listings arranged by divisions.

By Section
Listings arranged by sections.

By Staff
Alphabetical listing of staff members.

By Area of Specialty
Listing of specialties and the staff members responsible for each specialty.