Tim Allen, MBA
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.
Fran Appleby, MBALearn more about Fran Appleby
Charlotte Cathro, MSA, CPA
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
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, M.Ed.
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.
Jennifer Connolly, MBALearn more about Jennifer Connolly
Rebecca Connolly, MSA, CPA
Adjunct Faculty, AccountingExpand Bio
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.
Janice Fedor, Ed.D., MBA
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.
Kimberly Fontaine, MBALearn more about Kimberly Fontaine
Amanda Garcia, MSA, CPA, CFP
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.
Goose Gosselin, Ed.D.
Dr. Gosselin is an educator, multimedia developer, and graphic artist. His research interests include graphic user interface design, digital graphic design perceptions of multimedia users, and computer strategy and board game design.
David Kimball, Sc.D.
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.
Harry Kimball, MBALearn more about Harry Kimball
Adjunct ProfessorExpand Bio
Jeff has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has held a number of diverse roles that allowed him to contribute and experience the full business cycle of a company. Jeff has been involved with product design, pricing, sales & distribution, service administration, corporate finance and investments, all in the financial services industry. Jeff also holds his Series 7, 24, & 66 licenses with FINRA, along with his CTP, CLU and ChFC designations.
David Silva, MBALearn more about David Silva
Sara Smiarowski, MSA, CPA
Sara received her bachelor of science in accounting from Truman State University and her master of science in accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA) in 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.
Richard Sprinthall, MBALearn more about Richard Sprinthall