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Business Services Division

Business Services Division - Administration

The Business Services Division is comprised of multiple service departments responsible for the operational functions of the district. These departments are Benefits / Risk Management, Business Support Services, Educational Information Technology, Facilities Maintenance & Operations, and Student Nutrition.

Allan Garde
Assistant Superintendent of Business Services
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72702

Maricela Contreras-Garcia
Senior Executive Assistant of Business Services
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72702

Business Support Services

The Business Support Services Department provides fiscal services for the district. The department functions include Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Position Control, and Purchasing.

Vickie Chang
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72613

Jenavie Tolentino
Office Specialist (Level D)
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72826

Andrew Gross
Office Specialist (Level C)
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72727


Benefits/Risk Management

The Benefits Department is responsible for assisting employees with district sponsored medical, dental, vision, fringe, and retiree benefits. The department also assists with commuter benefits and the Employee Assistance Program.

The Risk Department is responsible for workers' compensation, liability, claims, safety and emergency, incident reporting, property reimbursement, Title II ADA, student insurance, medical interactive, ergonomics, and hazardous chemical oversight.

Lisa Cote
Coordinator III
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72680

Amia Van Hook
Office Specialist
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72643

Educational Information Technology

The EIT Department is responsible for the hardware, software and networking of computers within the district.  Individuals within the department are responsible for sites within the district to provide troubleshooting, programming, and technical support.

Saleem Mahmood
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72524

Tammy Koning
Help Desk Office Specialist
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72663

Facilities, Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation 

The FMOT Department is responsible for planning and managing all the necessary services to ensure that each school environment is safe, comfortable and running smoothly.  Technical services, such as fire alarm, heating and air conditioner systems) as well as general services such as custodial services are provided within this department.

Miguel Cruz                                                                            Sarita Sharma
Director III - FMOT                                                                    Administrative Secretary
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72800                                           Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72800
Email:                                             Email:

Stephanie Briseno                                                                Jennifer McGriff                                                                Office Specialist- Facilities                                                       Office Specialist- Bond                                                     Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72667                                          Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72844                                      Email:                                         Email:

Vacant                                                                                                                                                                                   Office Specialist- Maintenance and Operations                                                                                                              Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72547

Student Nutrition 

The Child Nutrition Department supports and provides access to nutritious meals for children within the school district.  The food program offers meals and snacks to school sites.  Individuals within the department are responsible for assisting sites with the packaging and distribution of food.

Lucky Vasquez                                                                     Lori Carlos
Director II                                                                                Office Specialist
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 28110                                          Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 28216
Email:                                        Email: