Business Faculty

Janice Fedor, Ed.D., MBA

Chair, Division of Business;
Lecturer in Marketing and Business Management
307 Berchmans Hall
413-265-2577 |

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B.A., MBA, University of Massachusetts
Ed.D., American International College

Janice Fedor earned her MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership and supervision at American International College and was inducted into Delta Mu Delta, an international business honor society. Her concentration is in marketing and her area of research is cohort models of education and bachelor’s degree completion programs. Janice was nominated as an International Scholar Laureate by the Golden Key International Honor Society, a program that recognizes academic achievement and leadership in business professionals around the world. Janice has taught in the Division of Business at Elms College since 2004. Prior to teaching, her professional experience was in advertising and marketing.

David Kimball, Sc.D.

Associate Professor of Business Management
311 Berchmans Hall
413-265-2241 |

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B.S., B.A., MBA, Western New England College

Sc.D., University of New Haven

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 and Law. 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.

Charlotte Cathro, MSA, CPA

Assistant Professor of Accounting
308 Berchmans Hall
413-265-2371 |

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B.S., Brandeis University

MSA, 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.

Mark Chustz, Ph.D., MSW, RHIA

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management
309 Berchmans Hall
413-265-2573 |

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Ph.D., Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy
MSW, Louisiana State University

Mark Chustz earned his Ph.D. from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy in Baton Rouge, La. He received his MSW from Louisiana State University, also in Baton Rouge. He is the assistant director of the Healthcare Management program in the Division of Business at Elms College. His career includes eight years of employment as a social worker, working in home health and hospice. He also worked for 16 years as a hospital CEO. During that time, he was also responsible for the management of the hospitals, physician practices and a nursing home. In 2013, he passed the Registered Health Information Administrator’s exam and earned an RHIA. Mark brings his real-world experience into the classroom. His years of healthcare management experience inform him as he develops courses and course assignments that are realistic and meaningful to students. His goal is to prepare his students for an entry level position in the healthcare management field.

Cheryl Condon ’03, M.Ed.

Lecturer in Physical Education;
Maguire Center
413-265-2212 |

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B.S., Westfield State College
M.Ed., Elms College

Cheryl Condon played varsity basketball and softball at Westfield State College and was an assistant to the basketball team there for two seasons. She coached high school softball and taught physical education in Hadley, Massachusetts, before coming to Elms College to teach courses in physical education and the coaching minor. She has served on NCAA selection committees as well as various regional softball committees. Her interests lie in the preparation of students to become successful coaches and mentors in sport.

Amanda Garcia, MSA, CPA, CFP

Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership;
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Berchmans Hall, third floor
​413-265-2300​ |​

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B.A ., Elms College
Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) from Western New England University

Amanda Garcia, MSA, 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 (MSA) 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.

William Tyler, M.Ed.

Lecturer in Education and Physical Education
Maguire Center
​413-265-2452 |​

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B.S., University of Massachusetts
M.Ed., University of Massachusetts

Mr. Tyler has taught public school science, worked in the education department at the New York Zoological Park, and was the director of education for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Besides having a strong interest in science education, he has been a competitive swimmer most of his life and has been coaching and teaching swimming all his adult life.

Photo of MBA accounting faculty member Sara SmiarowskiSara Smiarowski, MSA, CPA

Assistant Professor in Accounting
310 Berchmans Hall
​413-265-2242 |​

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B.S., Truman State University
MSA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sara received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Truman State University and her Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Massachusetts. Sara started her career in public accounting, specializing in start-up, private equity backed companies and closely-held manufacturers. She has over 10 years of experience in finance and accounting roles, ranging from public accountant to Chief Financial Officer. She teaches in the disciplines of accounting, finance, and economics.

Meet Our Adjuncts

Rebecca Connolly, MSA, CPA

B.A., Elms College
CPA, MSA, Western New England University

Rebecca holds a reporting license as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Massachusetts and is a Senior Associate at Moriarty & Primack, P.C. Rebecca is currently teaching Auditing and Advanced Accounting.

Steve Sobel, Ph.D.
Sport Management

B.S., University of Hartford
M.S. Hofstra University
Ph.D. PWU. Education & Leadership. Doctoral internship at UMASS.
Sixth year administrative certificate, Southern Connecticut State University

Steve is a full-time motivational speaker and sport trainer. He is a keynote speaker at professional conferences throughout the United States and Canada. He is also the head coach of the premier summer men’s program basketball team in a highly regarded and NCAA sanctioned basketball league. Several of his players are now in the NBA.

Tim Allen, MBA

B.A. University of Massachusetts
MBA, Western New England College

Tim was a Vice­‐President at MassMutual in Information Systems and retired from there in 2004 after 27 years of employment. He worked for 5 years in the non-­‐profit arena as Executive Director of 2 different non-­profits. Tim is currently a member of the Springfield City Council since January 2010.

Thomas M. Waskiewicz, M.Ed., MBA

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

Tom is the State Program Director, UMass Amherst Extension 4-H,  State 4-H Co-Manager/Director of Development, UMass Amherst Extension 4-H.

Jennifer Connolly, MBA

Kimberly Fontaine, MBA

Harry B. Kimball, MBA

Jane Miliotis, JD
Business Law

Richard Sprinthall, MBA

Jeffrey Sajdak, ChFC, CLC, MBA

Jeff is a results-driven business executive with substantial experience in sales & distribution, operations, and treasury management. He built and managed a business while achieving sales success and operational improvements in a Fortune 100 company. Employing leadership and relationship skills, he has proven to be an effective collaborator and communicator with strong business and financial acumen, as well as the ability to think strategically and execute tactically. Jeff has been an executive in life new business underwriting, insurance group and sales distribution, annuities, and strategic alliances.

Sean Martin, CPP

Fran Appleby, MBA

David Silva, MBA

Daryl Russell, MBA

Brandon Mitchell, CPA, CVA

Nancy Davis, MBA

Ashley Desrosiers, MBA