• Brian Benson, CFP, CPA/PFS MBA

    Adjunct Faculty, MBA


    Brian is a certified Financial Planner (CFP) as well as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), he is an alum of the Elms College MBA program. Brian is currently a Financial Planner at St. Germain Investment Management.

    Brian Benson
  • Carly Cavanaugh, MSA, CPA



    Carly is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Carly earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has worked in both public accounting and in the non-profit sector and currently serves as the CFO of the Loomis Communities, Inc., a senior living community with three campuses throughout western Massachusetts. She has been teaching at Elms College since 2017.

  • Amanda Garcia, MSA, CPA, CFP

    Director, MBA Program



    Amanda Garcia is the Director of Graduate Business Programs and the MBA, she also serves as Co-Chair to the undergraduate business division 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 from Western New England University. She teaches in the disciplines of accounting, finance, economics and entrepreneurship. She has owned a tax and consulting business for over 15 years, specializing in small business, rental properties, and tax planning for individuals with investments. Amanda is the treasurer for the IACBE Board of Directors. She is a 2010 Business West 40 under 40 awardee and volunteers with Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts, Young Professionals of Greater Springfield, and the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the MSCPA.

  • David Kimball, Sc.D.

    Associate Professor of Business Management



    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 Co-Chair of the Elms College Division of Business. Dr. Kimball is also the Co-Chair of the IACBE Accreditation held by the division. He co-authored the text Sport Management: Principles, Applications and Skills, now in its fourth edition. Dr. Kimball is interested in the role that mission statements play in building the role of being a globally diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization. He also applies his doctoral research on corporate mission statements to assist students in analyzing organizations such as Starbucks, Nike, LuLu Lemon, Amazon, and TESLA. Dr. Kimball mentors many graduate students as part of his Global Business and Corporate Social Responsible course in the MBA program.

    Kimball David Thumbnail Headshot
  • Gina Mazza, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ

    Assistant Professor, Healthcare Management



    Gina has held nursing executive level positions in multiple home health and hospice organizations in Western Massachusetts. For the past 20 years, she has been an owner/partner of a national research and consulting firm that served community-based healthcare organizations throughout the country. She is certified in healthcare quality and a member of Sigma Theta Thau, Honor Society of Nursing. Now, in addition to being a faculty member of the Elms College, Gina operates her own consulting firm and advises other firms that provide services to health care organizations.

  • Julie Quink, CPA

    Adjunct Faculty, MBA


    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.

    J Quink Headshot
  • Anthony Scibelli, MBA

    Adjunct Faculty, MBA


    Anthony Scibelli, MBA, is vice president of operations and chief administrative officer for Cooley Dickinson Health Care (an affiliate of Massachusetts General Brigham) in Northampton, Massachusetts. Anthony is responsible for all aspects of patient transport, nutritional services, environmental services, facilities management, security, safety, volunteer services, medical imaging, rehab services, laboratory, urgent care, oncology and home care & hospice.

    Anthony Scibelli headshot
  • Ryan Stelzer, MBA

    Adjunct Faculty, MBA


    Ryan Stelzer is an author, keynote speaker, and co-founder at Strategy of Mind, a Boston-based management consultancy specializing in organizational performance.

    Ryan Stelzer
  • MaryJean Thornton

    Adjunct Faculty, MBA


    MaryJean received a BA in Sociology from Emmanuel College, and M.Ed in Industrial Psychology from Springfield College and an MBA from Western New England University.

    MaryJean Thornton
  • Thomas Waskiewicz, M.Ed., MBA

    Assistant Professor of Management


    Tom is an experienced educator who has taught business courses at the bachelor’s and master’s levels at Elms College, Westfield State University, and UMass Amherst. He has worked in many roles as a leader and educator with the UMASS Extension 4-H programs in MA. Prior, he was a high school guidance counselor, and elementary school teacher. He served as Marketing Director for Chemlawn Corporation and as Director of the Ashland Conference Center. An entrepreneur, Tom launched “Blades,” a small engine repair business. His civic engagement in the town of Hadley includes 22 years on the School Committee and the Disability Committee.