John R. Bellenoit holds a BA in Foreign Affairs/Economics from Assumption College and an MBA from Western New England College. He's held profit/loss positions in the plastics and packaging industries in the field of international marketing and global management operations for over 25 years. Mr. Bellenoit is sole proprietor of HRS Trading an international export manufacturer's representative. Since 1985 he's been business management adjunct faculty at various western Massachusetts colleges and universities. Mr. Bellenoit speaks 3 foreign languages and is former board member of the Western Mass Society of Plastics Engineers, former senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, former member of the Springfield Export Advisory Committee, Who's Who Registry of Global Business Leaders '93-'94, and former Peace Corps El Salvador.
B.B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1984
M.B.A., Western New England College, 1989
C.M.A., Certified Management Accountant, 2009
Brenda Canning was awarded her MBA from Western New England University and her BBA from the University of Massachusetts. Canning brings more than 20 years of professional experience to Elms College, most recently as the chief financial officer of Springfield Day Nursery. In addition to teaching, Canning is an internship coordinator and also provides financial consulting services to area businesses.
Dennis Egan received his Juris Doctorate from Western New England University and holds a BA in Political Science a BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Egan is attorney with the business and corporate department at Bacon Wilson Attorneys at Law in Springfield, Mass. His professional skills include practical knowledge of corporate and business legal matters, balanced by well-developed advocacy and client-relation skills.
Mark Howard received his doctorate in economics from the University of Massachusetts. He instructs courses including Economics of Healthcare, Economics of Sports, Principles of Macroeconomics, and Principles of Microeconomics. In his research, Howard employs agent-based computational economics in a game theoretic framework, and looks forward to incorporating the same into his teaching at Elms College.
Since 2001, Al Kasper has been the President & Chief Operating Officer of Savage Sports Corp., a leading manufacturer of hunting and sporting firearms, archery equipment, shooting ranges, shoot houses, and targeting systems. Mr. Kasper joined the company in 1996 as its Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and has quickly grown to be a strategic leader for the Company. Previously, Mr. Kasper worked as a Group Controller and Operations Manager for The Conair Group, Inc. in Pittsburgh and an Operations Manager for divisions of Danaher and United Technologies Corporation. He received an MBA from the University of Massachusetts and a BS in Accounting from Western New England University.
Kim Kenney-Rockwal is the Elms College MBA Program Director. Prior to joining the college she was the Director of Human Resources at Health New England, located in Springfield, Mass., where she oversaw HR Operations, Process Improvement, and contributed to the strategic direction of Talent Management. Ms. Kenney-Rockwal served as an internal Executive Coach, supporting the delivery of High Performance programs and coaching activities throughout HNE. Ms. Kenney-Rockwal obtained a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the Human Resource Certification Institute, is a Lominger® Practitioner, a Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator Master Practitioner and a Certified Executive Coach. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Business Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, and a member and past president of the Human Resource Management Association of Western New England.
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David Kimball earned his Sc.D. from the University of New Haven, Conn., and he has his BS, BA, and MBA from Western New England University. He is the Chair of the Elms College Division of Business. He co-authored the text Sport Management: Principles, Applications and Skills, now in its second edition. Dr. Kimball is interested in the role that mission statements play in the role of being a globally, socially, oriented organization. He also applies his doctoral research on corporate mission statements to assist students in analyzing organizations such as Starbucks, Nike, Blockbuster, and Ford. As the faculty advisor for the Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative, Dr. Kimball mentors students developing business concepts and opportunities.
Frank Mertes received his M.B.A. from the University Of Massachusetts School Of Management, Amherst, MA. and graduate training form the School of International Training in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management, Brattleboro, Vermont. He is the Finance Director of the Holyoke Health Center, Inc. A Federally Qualified Community Health Center providing primary medical care, comprehensive dental services, physical therapy service, behavioral health services and pharmacy services. He has worked as a CFO of various public and privately traded companies and as a CPA for Coopers & Lybrand. In addition to his work as a financial executive he has worked with international NGO's in providing economic development services and the deployment of grants in various developing countries.
Prior to joining Frier & Levitt LLC, John Morrone held senior executive positions with academic medical centers, private and publicly-held physician practice management companies and health care consulting groups. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Seton Hall School of Law (cum laude), with a concentration in Health Law. He has a Master of Business Administration from Baruch College, and another from Mount Sinai Medical School, in Hospital and Healthcare Administration. His B.S. from the New York Institute of Technology was in biomedical engineering. He has been admitted to the bar in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the health law sections of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the New York County Lawyers Association, where he serves on the health law committee.
Robb D. Morton, CFM, CMA, CPA has a B.S in Accounting and Finance from the University of Maine, as well as a Master's in Professional Accounting and a Master's in Taxation from the University of Hartford. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Management Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has designated him a Certified Information Technology Professional and a Certified Global Management Accountant. His professional career includes time at United Technologies Corporation and Hershey Foods Corporation in addition to his experience in public accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants and the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives.
Jack O'Brien's background includes extensive corporate experience in marketing and sales, adjunct marketing teaching experience, and national account sales.
Eric Peterson brings more than 25 years of experience as a design engineer, manager, and executive in technology-driven positions. He's developed sonar systems for the U.S. Navy at Raytheon and GE, and managed cross-functional product development teams in the U.S., Europe, and Asia to develop consumer electronic items at RCA. While at RCA, he was awarded three U.S. and multiple international patents in the field of CD-player design, and successfully restructured the global product development organization for GE-branded RF products. Mr. Peterson holds a master's degree in Management focused on Strategy and Business Development from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is currently completing his Ph.D. at RPI as a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow.
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B.A., M.A., St. Michael's College
Ph.D., Andover Newton Theological School
Dr. Pion is versed in the fields of ethics, scripture, lay ministry, ecumenism, Jewish-Christian dialogue, and sacramental theology. He teaches, presents workshops and lectures, and serves on ethics committees and boards of medical organizations. He is also active with the Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Jennifer Reynolds is a Tax Manager with Meyers Brothers Kalicka, focused on not-for-profit and retail industry tax research. A CPA licensed in Massachusetts and Vermont, she is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Jennifer holds a BS in Business Administration from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a JD from Western New England University School of Law. Jennifer serves as treasurer for the board of directors, chair of the finance committee and member of the executive committee for the Women's Fund.
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B.S.N., Madonna College
M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Scoble has over three decades of experience in academic, administrative and consultant roles. Beginning as Director of the Division in 2003, she has lead the division's development from a traditional baccalaureate nursing program to now include several educational pathways for advancing the education of RNs and a Master of Science in Nursing. Dr. Scoble has previously held faculty appointments at Teachers College, Columbia University and the University of MA Boston; and several administrative positions in acute care organizations ranging from unit manager to chief nurse executive. Her areas of expertise include nursing services and health administration, organizational assessment, professional practice models for nursing and management and leadership development. Recognized for her leadership in professional nursing both nationally and abroad, Dr. Scoble currently serves as President of the MA Association of Colleges of Nursing and co-chairs the MA Institute of Medicine Action Coalition. Consulting internationally for the Institute for Nursing Healthcare Leadership and Partners Healthcare International (formerly Partners Harvard Medical International) since 1999, Dr. Scoble has had programmatic experience in multiple countries including Colombia, India, China, Dubai, and Turkey. Dr. Scoble is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the National Honor Society of Alpha Sigma Lambda.
Jefferey Simpson's expertise lies in corporate finance, accounting and consulting professional with extensive experience managing risks, returns and relationships for entrepreneurs and c-level executives at private and public companies. Established record of success professionalizing businesses; institutionalizing performance cultures; driving income statement and balance sheet efficiencies; executing growth and turnaround initiatives; forging strategic partnerships; and implementing systems of accountability. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst certification from the CFA Institute, specializing in Corporate Finance. He has a Master of Business Administration from the Isenberg School of Business at the University of Massachusetts, specializing in marketing and finance, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Amherst College.
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B.A., M.A., M.Div., St. John's Seminary
Licentiate and doctoral degrees, The Catholic University of America
Father Mark Stelzer is a native of the Diocese of Springfield and was ordained to the priesthood in 1983. He joined the Elms adjunct faculty in 1986 and has concurrently served in several pastoral and leadership positions on the diocesan level. From 1999 to 2003 he served as director of the Springfield Catholic Healthcare Chaplaincy. In November 2003, Father Stelzer was appointed acting president of Elms College, a position he held until June 2005. He now serves as college chaplain and associate professor of humanities. In addition to his responsibilities at the college, Father Stelzer is a chaplain and consultant at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center in Chicopee.
Kevin Sweeney is the Interim Executive Director for DevelopSpringfield. DevelopSpringfield was formed as a nonprofit in 2008 to pursue development projects in Springfield and to aid private development. Kevin is responsible for implementing an operating plan for DevelopSpringfield, preparing and executing a broader long-term strategy for the organization, and beginning the implementation of the Rebuild Springfield Master Plan. Sweeney will also be accountable for managing ongoing and new DevelopSpringfield revitalization projects, including,the Eastern Gateway Project, a mixed-use development plan for the State Street corridor. Sweeney worked for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Springfield for 19 years, most recently as a managing director of MassMutual Capital Partners LLC. With MassMutual, he was responsible for strategic mergers and acquisitions and other transactions. Kevin Sweeney received his MBA jointly from NYU Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics, and the HEC School of Management in Paris as a graduate of TRIUM. Kevin received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his BA from the University of Massachusetts. In addition to his teaching with Elms College, Kevin is also on the faculty of Columbia University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Western New England University teaching global business and strategy, corporate finance and corporate entrepreneurship.
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B.S., Fitchburg State College
M.S., University of Massachusetts
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Dr. Thielen is a nurse administrator, educator and researcher. In her administrative role as Associate Director, Dr. Thielen coordinates the traditional undergraduate program. Her areas of expertise in teaching include gerontology, nursing theory, and most recently informatics in nursing and healthcare. Her research interests include cognitive impairment, care giving of those with memory problems and care of the older adult. Her doctoral dissertation entitled, "Women's Experiences While Undergoing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer" has been presented at research conferences in several locations in the Northeast. Dr. Thielen was selected to attend the American Association of Nurses (AACN) "train the trainer "conferences for both the Gerontology Nursing Education Conference (GNEC) and the Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN). She is an active member and vice-president of Beta Zeta Chapter at Large of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and serves as president of the Board of Directors of the Chicopee Visiting Nurses Association.
Paul Valickus is Chairman of the Board and Chief Investment Strategist with St. Germain Investments. Prior to joining St. Germain in 1995, he was the second vice president of General Reinsurance Corporation in Stamford, Conn., where he managed the firm's $2.5 billion equity portfolio. Paul sits on various boards, for- and not-for profit companies such as The Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation and Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts. Mr. Valickus earned his MBA in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business, and holds a BA in economics and accounting from the College of the Holy Cross.