Kim Kenney-Rockwal, SPHR
DIRECTOR OF MBA PROGRAM, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

3rd Floor Berchmans Hall
kenneyrockwalk@elms.edu

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.

 

Cindy Bisner, MBA
ADJUNCT FACULTY MBA

bisnerc@elms.edu

B.S., Westfield State College
M.B.A., Elms College
BUS642 Managing Innovation and Technology

Professional Experience:
IT Operational Support Manager and Incident Management Process Owner, UnitedHealth Group

Peter A. DePergola II, Ph.D., M.T.S.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF
MEDICAL HUMANITIES

Alumnae Library 312
413-265-2421 | depergolap@elms.edu

B.A., College of Our Lady of the Elms
M.T.S., Boston College
Ph.D., Duquesne University

Dr. Peter A. DePergola II, an internationally noted expert in neuroethics, is Chair of the Ethics Consultation Service and Ethics Advisory Council at Baystate Health, where he consults with patients, families, and healthcare professionals as they navigate moral decisions surrounding life and death. He holds academic faculty appointments as Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities at Elms College; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Bioethics at UMass Medical School; Clinical Assistant Professor of Ethics and Professionalism at Tufts University School of Medicine; and Research Scientist at the American Academy of Neurology. A member of several professional and academic societies, including the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and the International Association for Education in Ethics, Dr. DePergola earned his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in religious and philosophical studies, concentrating in ethics, at Elms College; his master’s degree, magna cum laude, in ethics, concentrating in bioethics, at Boston College; and his doctoral degree, summa cum laude, in healthcare ethics, concentrating in neuroethics, at Duquesne University. He is an appointed member of the prestigious International Council on Neuroethics, a referee for the journal Academic Medicine, and the author, most recently, of The Neuroethical Case Against Cognitive Memory Manipulation (forthcoming, 2017). Dr. DePergola’s current research explores the neurophilosophical and neurotheological relationships shared between autobiographical memory, emotional rationality, and narrative identity in light of contemporary capacities in cognitive manipulation, particularly as it relates to ethical decision making and the metaphysics of hope.

Sally Fenton, MBA
ADJUNCT FACULTY MBA

fentons@elms.edu

B.A., Business, Management Elms College
M.B.A., International Management Purdue University, Krannert School of Management
Executive Management, University of Virginia , Darden School of Management
BUS 501 Accelerated Business Foundations – Finance, BUS 600 Managerial Finance

Professional experience:
Computer Sciences Corporation, Account General Manager/Account Executive/Account Director
Fujitsu North America, Account Director, Client Account-RBS Citizens
United Technologies, CIO, UTC Power

Kimberly McCarthy, MBA
ADJUNCT FACULTY MBA

mccarthykim@elms.edu

B.A., Accounting, Elms College
M.B.A., Management, American International College
BUS 501 Accelerated Business Foundations-Excel

Professional experience:
Travelers Insurance Company, Select Accounts Product Manager

Emmanuel Cheo, RN, MSN/MBA
ADJUNCT FACULTY MBA

cheoe@elms.edu

Information will be available soon.

Albert F. Kasper
PRESIDENT/C.O.O., SAVAGE SPORTS CORPORATION; MBA EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

kaspera@elms.edu

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.

David Kimball, Ph.D.
CHAIR, DIVISION OF BUSINESS, PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

3rd Floor Berchmans Hall
413-265-2300 | kimballd@elms.edu

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.

Julie Quink, CPA
ADJUNCT FACULTY

quinkj@elms.edu

ACC613 Business Law & Ethics for Accountants.
Principal, Burkhart, Pizzanelli, P.C.

Gary Russett, MBA
ADJUNCT FACULTY

russettg@elms.edu

 

Gary Russett earned his MBA, with a major in Accounting, from Elms College and his BA, with majors in Accounting and Finance, from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is currently Controller of Elms College and has over 25 years of financial experience. His industry experience includes public accounting, health care and higher education. Courses taught: ACC602 Accounting for Managers. HTH200 Introduction to Health Services

Thomas Waskiewicz M.Ed, MBA
ADJUNCT FACULTY MBA

waskiewicz@elms.edu

B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MBA, Western New England University
M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Professional Experience:
Educator IV, UMASS Amherst Outreach

Amanda Garcia, CPA, MSA
ADJUNCT FACULTY MBA

garciaamanda@elms.edu

 

Amanda Garcia, M.S.A, CPA is the director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and assistant professor of accounting at Elms College. Amanda earned her B.A. in accounting from Elms College and her Master of Science in accounting (M.S.A.) at Western New England University. Amanda teaches in the disciplines of accounting, finance and economics. She has owned a tax and consulting business for over 10 years, which focuses on tax planning for individuals and small businesses. She specializes in small business, rental properties and individuals with investments seeking tax planning strategies. She is also passionate about financial education. She is a 2010 Business West 40 under 40 awardee and finalist for the 2016 Business West Continued Excellence Award. Amanda serves as a volunteer for Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts, Young Professionals of Greater Springfield, and the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the MSCPA.

Angelina Stafford, CPA, MBA
ADJUNCT FACULTY MBA

stafforda@elms.edu

In addition to serving as an adjunct professor in the MBA program, Angelina Stafford is a practicing attorney at a large Springfield-based law firm. Attorney Stafford has practical experience in the areas of corporate law and taxation, which includes assisting clients with corporate formation, corporate governance, and a broad range of corporate transactions that vary based on each client’s line of business. Attorney Stafford also remains active in her local community as a member of state and county bar and legal associations, and through her service with local non-profit organizations.

Charlotte Cathro, CPA, MBA
ADJUNCT FACULTY MBA

3rd Floor Berchmans Hall
cathroc@elms.edu

B.S., Brandeis University

M.S.A, Suffolk University

Charlotte received a bachelor of science in mathematics from Brandeis University and a master of science in accounting from Suffolk University. She holds a Certified Public Accountant license in the State of Massachusetts. Her public accounting career included over 10 years of audit, tax and consulting services at two regional accounting firms. She currently runs her own accounting practice, Cathro LLC, providing tax and consulting services for small businesses and individuals. Charlotte has a passion for animal welfare and serves as treasurer on the board of directors of Dakin Humane Society. Her goal at Elms is to prepare students for the CPA examination, for a career in accounting, and for a lifetime of continued learning in their field.

Kristin Morales-Lemiuex
ADJUNCT FACULTY MBA

moraleslemieuxk@elms.edu

Information will be available soon.

Deborah Leonczyk
ADJUNCT FACULTY MBA

leonczykd@elms.edu

Information will be available soon.