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  • Mark Chustz, Ph.D., MSW, RHIA

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    Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management | 413-265-2573
    Department(s): Business

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    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.

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  • Cheryl Condon, M.Ed.

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    Lecturer in Physical Education | 413-265-2212
    Department(s): Business

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    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.

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  • Jennifer Connolly, MBA

    Adjunct Faculty, Management
    Department(s): Business

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  • Rebecca Connolly, MSA, CPA

    Adjunct Faculty, Accounting
    Department(s): Business

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    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.

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  • Amanda Garcia, MSA, CPA, CFP

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    Associate Professor of Accounting | 413-265-2300
    Department(s): Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, MBA Program, First Year Seminar Instructors

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    Amanda Garcia is the director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and associate professor of accounting and finance at Elms College. Amanda earned her B.A. in accounting from Elms College and her master of science in accounting from Western New England University. She teaches in the disciplines of accounting, finance, economics and entrepreneurship. She has owned a tax and consulting business for over 13 years, specializing in small business, rental properties, and tax planning for individuals with investments. She is a 2010 Business West 40 under 40 awardee and volunteers with Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts, Young Professionals of Greater Springfield, and the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the MSCPA.

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  • David Kimball, Sc.D.

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    Associate Professor of Business Management | 413-265-2241
    Department(s): Business, MBA Program

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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 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.

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  • Harry Kimball, MBA

    Adjunct Faculty, Management
    Department(s): Business

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  • Thomas Waskiewicz, M.Ed., MBA

    Adjunct Faculty, Management
    Department(s): Business

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    Tom is the State Program Director, UMass Amherst Extension 4-H and State 4-H Co-Manager/Director of Development. He served as Marketing Director for Chemlawn Corporation and as Director of the Ashland Conference Center. An entrepreneur, Tom launched “Blades” a small engine repair business. When not teaching, Tom manages a small family farm in Hadley, noted for it’s asparagus.

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