Phyllis Carter
CFO, CAO



Phyllis is responsible for the management and coordination of financial, human resources and administrative operations at MSRI. She brings to MSRI 25+ years of experience as a senior level manager at both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, she was CFO of Playworks, Inc. which is a national nonprofit focused on youth education and health. At Playworks, she led the Finance and IT department thru a national expansion from 5 to 11 cities across the US. Previously, Phyllis worked in various financial management positions at Bristol Meyers Squibb, Sony, ATT, Peoplesoft and Tandem Computers. Phyllis has an MBA from Washington University Olin School of Business in St. Louis. She lives in Oakland and loves to travel, volunteer in youth education and hike bay area peaks including those near the MSRI corporate office.


Phone: 510-643-8321
Fax: 510-642-8609
Email: pcarter at msri.org