Business Services

Welcome to our Kern Community College District Business Services web page.

District Business Services' primary role is to be an extension of the college Business Services Offices providing them direct support in accomplishing their service objectives at each of the district's colleges.

District Office Business Services provides business service functions for students, faculty, staff, management, Board of Trustees and general public including:

  • Accounting Services
  • Finance and Treasury Services
  • Economic and Cost Analysis
  • Budget and Financial Forecasting
  • Contract Services (Business Contracts)
  • Risk Management (General Liability)
  • Business Process Training

For Accounts Payable (AP) related questions or concerns, please contact the Business Services AP Team at (661) 336-5151 or email at

For Contracts related questions or concerns, please contact the Business Services Contracts Team at (661) 336-5100 or email at 

For Purchasing related questions or concerns, please contact the Business Services Purchasing Team at (661) 336-5100 or email at

Department Supervisor

Mike Giacomini


Mike Giacomini
Chief Financial Officer

Department Assistant

Alexandria Kemp,
Business Services Assistant

(661) 336-5117

Contact Information

Location: District Office

Phone: (661) 336-5117

Department Directory

Name Position Email Phone
Mike Giacomini Chief Financial Officer     661-336-5124
Alexandria Kemp Business Services Assistant  661-336-5117
Melissa Thornsberry Associate Vice Chancellor, Accounting Services  661-336-5035
Lisa Couch Director, Budget Operations 760-384-6139

Accounts Payable

Name Position Email Phone
Tracy Blakemore Assistant Director, Accounting 661-336-5118
Kristopher Herrera Accounting Technician II  661-336-5168
Nancy Lopez Accounting Technician ll 661-336-5153
Priscilla Rodriguez Accounting Technician II  661-336-5024
Vanessa Rodriguez Accounting Technician ll 661-336-5021

Grant Accounting

Name Position Email Phone
Cathi Jacob Assistant Director, Grants      661-336-5105
Enrique Heredia Budget Analyst 661-336-5038
Bryan Lainez Accounting Coordinator  661-336-5036
Jonathan Kim Accounting Coordinator  661-336-5008
Marisol Cuevas Accounting Coordinator                     661-336-5110
Noah Morales Accounting Technician  661-336-5192

Purchasing & Contracts

Name Position Email Phone
Cammie Ehret-Stevens

Assistant Director,

Purchasing & Contracts           661-336-5155        
Becky Beed Purchasing Coordinator/Analyst

Brett Osthimer Purchasing Coordinator/Analyst 661-336-5071
Chrystyn Lim Purchasing Coordinator/Analyst



Name Position Email Phone
Kimberly Crews Administrative Assistant 661-336-5174
Rafaela Cisneros Budget Analyst 661-336-5180
Isabel Melendez Accounting Coordinator 661-336-5053
Christian Beltramo      Project Manager 760-384-6268
Daniel Reed Project Manager 661-336-5181


District Office Accounting by Campus