Tim Allen, MBA
Adjunct Faculty, ManagementExpand Bio
Department(s): BusinessLearn more about Tim Allen
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, CPALearn more about Charlotte Cathro
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 ProgramLearn more about Emmanuel Cheo
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.
Mark Chustz, Ph.D., MSW, RHIALearn more about Mark Chustz
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.Learn more about Cheryl Condon
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
Department(s): BusinessLearn more about Rebecca Connolly
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., MBALearn more about Janice Fedor
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.
Sally Fenton, MBALearn more about Sally Fenton
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.
Nicole Florian-Theriaque, CPA, MSALearn more about Nicole Florian-Theriaque
Nicole is a Manager in Wolf & Company, P.C.’s audit group where she is responsible for coordinating and supervising audit services at client locations. She works on a well-diversified mix of clients including financial institutions, not-for-profits, and manufacturing businesses.
Kimberly Fontaine, MBALearn more about Kimberly Fontaine
Amanda Garcia, MSA, CPA, CFPLearn more about Amanda Garcia
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 ProgramLearn more about Albert Kasper
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-SCPLearn more about Kim Kenney-Rockwal
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.Learn more about David Kimball
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
Deborah Leonczyk, CPA, MBALearn more about Deborah Leonczyk
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.
Sean Martin, CPP
Adjunct Faculty, Marketing
Maura McCaffrey, RPh, MBALearn more about Maura McCaffrey
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, MBALearn more about Kimberly McCarthy
Kimberly McCarthy, MBA, is a data management consultant at MassMutual Financial Group. Her professional experience includes roles at Travelers Insurance and Verdict Motorsports.
Jane Miliotis, JD
Adjunct Faculty, Business Law
Brandon Mitchell, CPA, CVALearn more about Brandon Mitchell
Julie Quink, CPALearn more about Julie Quink
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.
Daryl Russell, MBALearn more about Daryl Russell
Gary Russett, MBALearn more about Gary Russett
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, MBALearn more about Anthony Scibelli
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.
David Silva, MBALearn more about David Silva
Sara Smiarowski, MSA, CPALearn more about Sara Smiarowski
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, MBA
Adjunct Faculty, Management
Ryan Stelzer, MBALearn more about Ryan Stelzer
Ryan Stelzer co-founded Strategy of Mind as a management consultant specializing in both individual and organizational performance improvement.
Thomas Waskiewicz, M.Ed., MBA
Adjunct Faculty, ManagementExpand Bio
Department(s): BusinessLearn more about Thomas Waskiewicz
Tom is the State Program Director, UMass Amherst Extension 4-H, State 4-H Co-Manager/Director of Development, UMass Amherst Extension 4-H.
Sarah Whittaker, MBALearn more about Sarah Whittaker