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Business Services Division

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
510.784.2600 x72702

Lisa Cote
Senior Executive Assistant - Superintendent / Business Services
510.784.2600 x72680

Maricela Contreras-Garcia
Senior Executive Assistant - Business Services 510.784.2600 x72702


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.


Coordinator—Benefits / Risk Management
510.784.2600 x72639


Lisa-Marie Cuspard
Benefits Specialist
510.784.2600 x72567


Pedro Gonzalez Ochoa
Compliance Supervisor
510.784.2600 x72810

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
510.784.2600 x72613


Jenavie Tolentino
Office Specialist
510.784.2600 x72826


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.

510.784.2600 x72524


Tammy Koning
Office Specialist (Help Desk)
510.784.2600 x72663


The FMOT Department is responsible for planning and managing all the necessary services to create a safe and supportive environment for students, staff and community. Departments include Maintenance, Grounds, Custodial, and Transportation.

Miguel Cruz
Director III
510.784.2600 x72800


Sarita Sharma
Administrative Secretary
510.784.2600 x72800


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
Director II
510.784.2600 x28110


Lori Carlos
Office Specialist
510.784.2600 x28216