Kim Kenney-Rockwal, MBA, 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
Residency, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Fellowship, Tufts University School of Medicine
Advanced Training, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Peter DePergola is Founder and President of V.I.P. Bioethics, Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities at the College of Our Lady of the Elms, and Director of Clinical Ethics at Baystate Health. He holds secondary appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine, Sacred Heart University, and the American Academy of Neurology.

Professor 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 residency in neuroethics at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, his fellowship in neuropsychiatric ethics at Tufts University School of Medicine, and his advanced training in neurothanatological ethics at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. DePergola is an appointed Bureau Expert of the International Neuroethics Society, a manuscript referee for multiple scholarly journals and academic presses, and the author of numerous publications in the fields of philosophy, theology, medicine, bioethics, and medical humanities. His recent book, “Forget Me Not: The Neuroethical Case Against Memory Manipulation” (Vernon Press, 2018), has been critically acclaimed as a landmark achievement in the field of neuroethics.

Professor DePergola’s 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

Photo of MBA faculty member Kim McCarthyKimberly 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.

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.

Photo of MBA accounting faculty member Sara Smiarowski  Sara Smiarowski, MSA, CPA

Information will be available soon.

Deborah Leonczyk, CPA, MBA

Information will be available soon.

Ryan Stelzer
Adjunct Faculty MBA


Ryan co-founded Strategy of Mind as a management consultant specializing in both individual and organizational performance improvement.

Prior to his work in consulting, Ryan served at the White House as a presidential management fellow during the Obama administration, where his team was responsible for improving and sustaining high levels of performance across federal agencies. Before this, Ryan also worked as a special assistant to the chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the US.

Ryan has delivered a TEDx Talk and written articles for diverse publications, including The Washington Post, LinkedIn, and The Huffington Post. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and undergraduate degrees from Boston University and the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Anthony Scibelli headshotAnthony Scibelli
Adjunct Faculty MBA


Anthony Scibelli is the Vice President, 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, lab, and performance improvement.

Anthony has been with the organization since December 2014.  Prior to joining Cooley Dickinson, Anthony held the position of Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Support Services and Post Acute with the Mohawk Valley Health System in Utica, New York where he worked for ten years.  Previous to his role in healthcare, Anthony worked in the supermarket retail food industry in various Human Resource roles.

Anthony earned a bachelors degree in education from Worcester State College, Worcester MA and is a graduate of Lesley University in Cambridge MA with a Masters Degree in Training & Development.  In 2012, he obtained a MBA from the University At Albany in Albany NY.