Automobile/Inland Marine Fund

NCSBT’s Automobile/Inland Marine Fund provides members with coverage for claims arising out of the operation of non-yellow school bus vehicles owned and used by the school district, including vehicles borrowed, rented, or leased by the district.  Coverage is also provided for authorized yellow school bus uses that are not subject to the North Carolina State Tort Claims Act.  This fund also provides excess coverage for school district employees while using their own vehicles for school district business.


  • Automobile liability coverage which includes bodily injury, property damage, uninsured motorists, underinsured motorists, nonowned, and hired vehicles
  • Automobile comprehensive and collision physical damage coverage with a per-claim deductible
  • $1 million per-accident limits of liability (higher limits of coverage are also available)
  • Garage liability and garagekeepers physical damage coverages are also available for school garage operations
  • Inland marine coverage for a school district’s miscellaneous property, such as band instruments, computer equipment, and farm machinery


*Coverage provided through the NCSBT Funds does not duplicate any state-funded liability coverage for North Carolina public school employees.


Risk Management
Richard Bostic Assistant Director of Governmental Relations 919.747.6677
Sam Thorp Staff Attorney 919.747.6706
Tanya Giovanni Staff Attorney 919.747.6701
Chelsea Sutton Legal/Policy Assistant 919.747.6713
Donna Lynch Litigation Counsel 919.747.6685
David Byrd Claims and Risk Services Consultant 919.747.6683
David Palo Data Analyst 919.747.6687
Carlisha Parker Claims Adjuster 919.747.6682
Melody Coons Litigation Assistant 919.747.6684
Lee Adams Claims Assistant 919.747.6707
Helen Gelb Claims Assistant 919.747.6712
Rachel Vachon Legal/Policy Assistant 919.747.6694
Debbie Shinbara Legal Assistant 919.747.6698
McKenna Osborn Policy Consultant 919.357.6277
Jim O’Rourke Staff Attorney 919.747.6711
Cynthia Moore Policy/Editorial Assistant 919.747.6696
Scott Murray Staff Attorney 919.747.6708
Nancy Black Staff Attorney 919.747.6693
Kathy Boyd Senior Staff Attorney 919.747.6695
Janine Murphy Assistant Legal Counsel 919.747.6699
Allison Schafer Director of Policy/Legal Counsel 919.747.6700
Sean Holmes Governmental Relations Research Specialist 919.747.6688
Bruce Mildwurf Associate Director 919.747.6692
Leanne Winner Director 919.747.6686
Sherry Cariss Accounting Technician 919.747.6689
Chadae Lewis Membership Services Assistant 919.747.6675
Angela Dillingham Information Specialist 919.747.6678
Dana Roberts Director of Finance 919.747.6690
Ramona Miller Board Development & Technology Manager 919.747.6676
Patsy Clack Executive Assistant 919.747.6680
Ed Dunlap, Jr. Executive Director 919.747.6679
Christine Scheef Assistant Litigation Counsel 919.747.6681