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  • Emmanuel Cheo, RN, MSN/MBA

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    MBA Executive Advisory Council Member, Adjunct Faculty, MBA
    cheoe@elms.edu
    Department(s): MBA Program

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    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.

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  • Mark Chustz, Ph.D., MSW, RHIA

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    Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management
    chustzm@elms.edu | 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
    condonc@elms.edu | 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
    connollyj@elms.edu
    Department(s): Business

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  • Rebecca Connolly, MSA, CPA

    Adjunct Faculty, Accounting
    connollyr@elms.edu
    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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    Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership; Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
    garciaamanda@elms.edu | 413-265-2300
    Department(s): Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, MBA Program

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    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.

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  • Rachael Kaplan

    Program Coordinator, Business Division/MBA Program
    kaplanr@elms.edu | 413-265-2300

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  • Albert Kasper, MBA

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    MBA Executive Advisory Council Member, Adjunct Professor
    kaspera@elms.edu
    Department(s): MBA Program

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    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.

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  • Kim Kenney-Rockwal, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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    Program Director MBA, Assistant Professor of Business Management
    kenneyrockwalk@elms.edu | 413-265-2572
    Department(s): MBA Program

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    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.

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  • David Kimball, Sc.D.

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    Associate Professor of Business Management
    kimballd@elms.edu | 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
    kimballh@elms.edu
    Department(s): Business

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  • Deborah Leonczyk, CPA, MBA

    Adjunct Faculty, MBA
    leonczykd@elms.edu
    Department(s): MBA Program

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    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.

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  • Julie Quink, CPA

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    Adjunct Faculty, MBA
    quinkj@elms.edu
    Department(s): MBA Program

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    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.

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