Kim Kenney-Rockwal, SPHR

3rd Floor Berchmans Hall

Kim Kenney-Rockwal is the Elms College MBA Program Director.  Prior to joining the college she was the Director of Human Resources at Health New England, located in Springfield, Mass., where she oversaw HR Operations, Process Improvement, and contributed to the strategic direction of Talent Management. Ms. Kenney-Rockwal served as an internal Executive Coach, supporting the delivery of High Performance programs and coaching activities throughout HNE. Ms. Kenney-Rockwal obtained a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the Human Resource Certification Institute, is a Lominger® Practitioner, a Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator Master Practitioner and a Certified Executive Coach. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Business Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, and a member and past president of the Human Resource Management Association of Western New England.


Cindy Bisner, MBA


B.S., Westfield State College
M.B.A., Elms College
BUS642 Managing Innovation and Technology

Professional Experience:
IT Operational Support Manager and Incident Management Process Owner, UnitedHealth Group

Peter A. DePergola II, Ph.D., M.T.S.

Alumnae Library 312
413-265-2421 |

B.A., College of Our Lady of the Elms
M.T.S., Boston College
Ph.D., Duquesne University
Internship & Residency, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Fellowship, Tufts University School of Medicine
Advanced Training, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics

Dr. Peter DePergola is Founder and President of V.I.P. Bioethics and Director of Clinical Ethics at Baystate Health. He holds academic faculty appointments in medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine; in medical humanities at the College of Our Lady of the Elms; in philosophy, theology, and religious studies at Sacred Heart University; and in neuroethics at the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. DePergola earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, in philosophy and religious studies at Elms College; his M.T.S. degree, magna cum laude, in ethics at Boston College; and his Ph.D. degree, summa cum laude, in healthcare ethics at Duquesne University. He completed his internship and residency in clinical bioethics, concentrating in neurology, at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPMC – Mercy); his fellowship in clinical bioethics, concentrating in neuropsychiatry, at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM – Baystate Health); and his advanced training in philosophical bioethics, concentrating in neurothanatology, at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. DePergola is an appointed Bureau Expert of the International Neuroethics Society, a referee for multiple scholarly journals, and the author of numerous publications in the fields of philosophy, theology, bioethics, and medical humanities. His current research explores the neurophilosophical and neurotheological relationships shared between episodic memory, emotional rationality, and narrative identity in light of contemporary capacities in cognitive manipulation, particularly as it relates to ethical decision making and to the metaphysics of hope.

 Sally Fenton, MBA


B.A., Business, Management Elms College
M.B.A., International Management Purdue University, Krannert School of Management
Executive Management, University of Virginia , Darden School of Management
BUS 501 Accelerated Business Foundations – Finance, BUS 600 Managerial Finance

Professional experience:
Computer Sciences Corporation, Account General Manager/Account Executive/Account Director
Fujitsu North America, Account Director, Client Account-RBS Citizens
United Technologies, CIO, UTC Power

Kimberly McCarthy, MBA


B.A., Accounting, Elms College
M.B.A., Management, American International College
BUS 501 Accelerated Business Foundations-Excel

Professional experience:
Travelers Insurance Company, Select Accounts Product Manager

Emmanuel Cheo, RN, MSN/MBA


Emmanuel Cheo graduated from Berea College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and from Elms College with MBA and MSN degrees in healthcare leadership. He has served in several frontline and leadership roles as a practicing nurse, including as a volunteer member of the Massachusetts Action Coalition (Communication Plan Team) charged with executing the RWJF’s statewide APIN (advancing progression in nursing) grant initiative.

Mr. Cheo is currently the Director of Quality Improvement at Mercy LIFE, a Medicare sanctioned PACE organization (and insurance plan). He is also Adjunct Faculty at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut; and serves as a member of the Elms College MBA Executive Advisory Council. He is passionate about global health and has worked on projects assessing health care organizations and operations in Connecticut and Haiti, and community healthcare needs in Cameroon. He has experience as a previous student and guest speaker of this Global Health course.

Albert F. Kasper

Since 2001, Al Kasper has been the President & Chief Operating Officer of Savage Sports Corp., a leading manufacturer of hunting and sporting firearms, archery equipment, shooting ranges, shoot houses, and targeting systems. Mr. Kasper 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, Mr. Kasper worked as a Group Controller and Operations Manager for The Conair Group, Inc. in Pittsburgh and an Operations Manager for divisions of Danaher and United Technologies Corporation. He received an MBA from the University of Massachusetts and a BS in Accounting from Western New England University.

David Kimball, Ph.D.

3rd Floor Berchmans Hall
413-265-2300 |

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. 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.

Julie Quink, CPA


ACC613 Business Law & Ethics for Accountants.
Principal, Burkhart, Pizzanelli, P.C.

Gary Russett, MBA


Gary Russett earned his MBA, with a major in Accounting, from Elms College and his BA, with majors in Accounting and Finance, from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is currently Controller of Elms College and has over 25 years of financial experience. His industry experience includes public accounting, health care and higher education. Courses taught: ACC602 Accounting for Managers. HTH200 Introduction to Health Services

Thomas Waskiewicz M.Ed, MBA


B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MBA, Western New England University
M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Professional Experience:
Educator IV, UMASS Amherst Outreach

Amanda Garcia, MSA, CPA, CFP


Amanda Garcia, M.S.A, CPA, CFP 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 (M.S.A.) 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.

Angelina Stafford, J.D.


In addition to serving as an adjunct professor in the MBA program, Angelina Stafford is a practicing attorney at a large Springfield-based law firm. Attorney Stafford has practical experience in the areas of corporate law and taxation, which includes assisting clients with corporate formation, corporate governance, and a broad range of corporate transactions that vary based on each client’s line of business. Attorney Stafford also remains active in her local community as a member of state and county bar and legal associations, and through her service with local non-profit organizations.

Charlotte Cathro, MSA, CPA

3rd Floor Berchmans Hall

B.S., Brandeis University

M.S.A, Suffolk University

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.

Kristin Morales-Lemiuex, MBA


Information will be available soon.

Deborah Leonczyk, CPA, MBA


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