Key Employee Bios

Teresa Ray

Teresa Ray owns and operates The Payroll Department, Inc. She started the company in 1990 with the belief that she could provide excellent service to businesses, making them feel as comfortable as if they were dealing with the payroll department right down the hall. After years in the industry, she knows what a relief it is for business owners to feel confident that the payroll and all the tax and regulatory issues are handled properly. When questions or problems arise, she is right there ready to help and resolve them.

Her business experience has helped her to develop high standards that have become a hallmark of the services provided by The Payroll Department. Accuracy, dependability and professionalism are not optional; they are consistent standard operating procedures.

Teresa is also very active in the community. She is a Distinguished Past President of the Brownsburg Kiwanis Club, has served on the Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for many years, has been Chair for the Brownsburg Rainmakers Event and sat on the Hendricks County Community Foundation Board of Directors. Teresa and her husband, Shane, owner and operator of XRB Radio in Brownsburg, reside in Pittsboro where they enjoy the country life. Teresa has two sons, Jason and Corey, a daughter-in-law, Casey, and one granddaughter, Cameron.


Grace Walker

Grace Walker has been with The Payroll Department, Inc. since 2002. Grace is the CFO of the escrow and payroll accounts.  She keeps the financial side of the payroll accounts running smoothly.  Grace is the software expert of the very sophisticated, complex software package that we use.  Just recently, Grace has added to her list of services the bookkeeping/accounting services that we offer.  Grace is Quickbooks certified and is helping clients do what they do best by saving them time.  Saying she personifies grace under pressure is an understatement. Through years of experience, she has developed the ability to quickly assess situations, think them through to the best resolution and communicate calmly and accurately to ease the concerns of panic-stricken clients. With Grace on the job, business owners can feel confident their payroll issues as well as any bookkeeping issues will be addressed carefully and seriously. Grace is very active with her church and also is an avid runner. Grace and her husband, Justin, live in Danville and they have three daughters, Elizabeth, Abi and Belle.



Denise Farrell

Denise Farrell has been with The Payroll Department, Inc. since 2008. Her capabilities and competence shine in the position of lead payroll processor. Former business experience has equipped Denise with the ability to make everything run smoothly for The Payroll Department clients. From the time they first walk through the door to the finished product, she confidently helps them through each step of the process. Processing payroll requires detail-oriented and organized thinking and work ethic. It also requires thoughtful attention to new guidelines and changes. Denise is adaptable and yet thorough in her work. She is also the voice of the business. Denise’s cheery smile and sunny disposition are usually what greets visitors and callers. Denise lives in Brownsburg and has five sons, Jason, Brian, Kurtis, Craig and Keith.




Gerilyn Davis

Gerilyn Davis began with the Payroll Department, Inc in January of 2016, serving as the HR specialist. She has over 10 years of Managerial experience in two of the top 150 Fortune 500 companies. With that experience she continues to concentrate on key essential HR functions; hiring, development, employee relations and retention. She embodies Servant leadership, and allows that to play a role in all she does. She is a motivator, a visionary and believes in being on the cutting edge of development. She has a Bachelors in Management from IU’s Kelley School of Business, Masters in Management from Indiana Wesleyan, and slating to enroll for her PhD in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University in January 2017.  She will also be pursing her SHRM – SCP slated for December 2016. Gerilyn is born and raised in Indianapolis, has 2 younger brothers, and 2 beautiful nieces.