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.
Emmanuel Cheo, RN, MSN/MBA
MBA Executive Advisory Council Member, Adjunct Faculty, MBAExpand Bio
Department(s): MBA Program
Emmanuel Cheo, RN, MSN/MBA, is the director of quality improvement at Mercy LIFE, a Medicare sanctioned PACE organization (and insurance plan). He serves as a member of the MBA Executive Advisory Council at Elms College and teaches in the MBA program. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT.
Sally Fenton, MBA
Sally Fenton, MBA, is a business leader and educator skilled in the application of analysis to enable technological, process, and procedural solutions that enable the transition and transformation of business operations and management. Sally has experience working for Fortune 50 businesses, is trained in Six Sigma disciplines, and has held executive positions with Computer Sciences Corporation, Fujitsu North America, UTC Power, and United Technologies, among others.
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.
Albert Kasper, MBA
MBA Executive Advisory Council Member, Adjunct ProfessorExpand Bio
Department(s): MBA Program
Since 2001, Albert Kasper, MBA, has been the president and chief operating officer of Savage Sports Corp., a leading manufacturer of hunting and sporting firearms, archery equipment, shooting ranges, shoot houses, and targeting systems. He 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, Al worked as a group controller and operations manager for The Conair Group, Inc. in Pittsburgh and as an operations manager for divisions of Danaher and United Technologies Corporation. He received an MBA from the University of Massachusetts and a B.S. in accounting from Western New England University.
Kim Kenney-Rockwal, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Kim Kenney-Rockwal, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the director of the Elms College MBA Program. Prior to joining the college she was the director of human resources at Health New England, located in Springfield, MA, where she oversaw HR operations and process improvement, and contributed to the strategic direction of talent management. During her time at HNE, Kim served as an internal executive coach, supporting the delivery of high performance programs and coaching activities throughout the organization.
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.
Deborah Leonczyk, CPA, MBA
Deborah Leonczyk, CPA, MBA, is executive director at Berkshire Community Action Council, where she directs programming efforts to alleviate poverty in Berkshire County. Deborah has over 30 years of experience as a nonprofit executive and financial management expert. She specializes in state and federal regulation compliance requirements, strategic and financial planning, strategic response planning, and staff training and development.
Maura McCaffrey, RPh, MBA
Adjunct Faculty, MBAExpand Bio
Department(s): MBA Program
As former president and chief executive officer at Health New England, Maura McCaffrey led a $1B system-owned health plan as part of an integrated healthcare organization serving people throughout Western Massachusetts. Health New England is located in Springfield, Massachusetts, employs more than 400 people, and provides health care coverage for over 210,000 members.
Kimberly McCarthy, MBA
Kimberly McCarthy, MBA, is a data management consultant at MassMutual Financial Group. Her professional experience includes roles at Travelers Insurance and Verdict Motorsports.
Julie Quink, CPA
Julie Quink, CPA, is managing principal of Burkhart Pizzanelli, P.C. She has more than 25 years of public accounting experience and has held roles in an international accounting firm as well as a medium-sized local firm. She also has several years of experience in private, corporate accounting. Julie is skilled in services pertaining to forensic and fraud-related engagements.
Gary Russett, MBA
Gary Russett, MBA, is currently controller for Elms College and has over 25 years of financial experience. His industry experience includes public accounting, health care, and higher education. He earned his MBA in accounting from Elms College and a bachelor's degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where he double majored in accounting and finance.
Anthony Scibelli, MBA
Anthony Scibelli, MBA, is vice president of operations and chief administrative officer for Cooley Dickinson Health Care (an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital) in Northampton, Massachusetts. Anthony is responsible for all aspects of transport, linen, nutritional services, environmental services, facilities management, security, human resources, volunteer services, medical imaging, rehab services, labs, and performance improvement.
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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.
Ryan Stelzer, MBA
Ryan Stelzer co-founded Strategy of Mind as a management consultant specializing in both individual and organizational performance improvement.