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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 Services, Educational Information Technology, Facilities Maintenance & Operations, and Food Services.

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

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
Interim Coordinator
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72680


Nimish Singh
Workplace Health and Safety Manager
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72522


Pedro Gonzalez Ochoa
Compliance Supervisor
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72810

Lisa-Marie Cuspard
Benefits Specialist
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72567


Benefits Specialist
Phone: (510) 784-2600

Business Services Department - Administration

The Business Services Department provides the 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
Phone: (510) 784-2600 x 72826

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