People

Instructors

Lori Hendricks

Chair of Physical Education; Director of Athletics; Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics
Lori Hendricks

David Allen

Head Swimming and Diving Coach; Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics
David Allen

Barbara Arrighi

Self Defense Instructor
Barbara Arrighi

Laurie Cameron

Adjunct Yoga Instructor

Laurie has been teaching yoga for 24 years. She is certified in two methods, Structural Yoga and Viniyoga. She has taught in various settings including hospitals, yoga studios, senior centers, colleges and fitness centers in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. Laurie's yoga classes are suitable for all levels of fitness. Using the various tools of yoga, students experience the strengthening, balancing and calming effects of yoga which help support the challenges of higher education and beyond.

Laurie Cameron

Jessica Carey

Pilates Instructor
Jessica Carey

Iris Carpio

Head Volleyball Coach; Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics

Iris Carpio teaches beginning volleyball, beginning weight training, walking for fitness and table tennis.

Joy W. Collins

Riding Program and Community Lesson Manager
Joy W. Collins

Kendall Crutchfield

Riding Instructor; Equestrian Center

Elizabeth Donaldson

Riding Instructor; Equestrian Center

Miriam Esber

Head Lacrosse Coach; Senior lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics
Miriam Esber

Kanae Haneishi

Head Soccer Coach; Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics, on leave fall 2018
Kanae Haneishi

Seth Hussey

Head Rowing Coach; Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics

Mayumi Kinuta

Tai Chi Instructor

C. J. Law

Director, Intercollegiate Coaching
C. J. Law

Christine Lee

Head Track & Field Coach; Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics

Christine ("Tina") Lee teaches all levels of aquatics, with a special interest in helping students overcome their fears in Beginning Swimming. She has designed and taught several unique courses, including Hiking in the Pioneer Valley and Fitness Walking with Fido. She is the Head Track and Field Coach, and has produced nine All-Americans and one two-time National Champion. She is a Level II Certified Coach in the Multi-Events and the Throws.

Christine Lee standing in front of the lake path

Dianna McMenamin

Adjunct Fencing Instructor
Dianna McMenamin

Ellen Perrella

Head Athletic Trainer; Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics

For over 30 years, Perrella has overseen the health care of all intercollegiate athletes and is responsible for the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Perrella works with coaches and athletes with the objective goals of preventing injuries and enhancing performance. The Long Island native is active in the public speaking realm, presenting at numerous health-related conferences. She challenges many of the myths and misunderstandings regarding obesity with her lecture "Challenging Conventional Wisdom: Separating Fat from Fiction". Perrella loves hiking in the local hills, is an avid cyclist and weight trains on a regular basis. She also enjoys relaxing with a good book, the latest Netflix obsession, and traveling.

Ellen Perrella

Paula Pierce

Director, Equestrian Center
Paula Pierce

Erin Robson

Head Squash Coach; Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics
Erin Robson

Aldo Santiago

Head Tennis Coach; Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics
Aldo Santiago

Lani E. Sattler

Riding Instructor, Equestrian Center

Tim Walko

Golf Coach

Jackie Ward

Head Basketball Coach; Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics

Jackie Ward took over as head coach of the Mount Holyoke College basketball program in June of 2018. She also serves as a lecturer in physical education, teaching Walking for Fitness, Badminton, Weight Training and Table Tennis. Ward joined the department after serving the previous two years as the assistant basketball coach at Hartwick College. Prior to Hartwick, Ward was a member of the basketball staff for two years at Smith College. From 2011-14, Ward served as an assistant coach for women's basketball at Nazareth College.

Andrea Whitcomb

Head Field Hockey Coach; Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics
Andrea Whitcomb

Jennifer Wilda

Stables Manager, Equestrian Center

Staff

Louise Labrie

Department Coordinator Athletics/Equestrian Center
Louise Labrie

Cathy Smelcer

Department Coordinator

Cathy is the Department Coordinator for the Physical Education and Dance departments. She provides assistance to the chair of physical education/director of athletics and the chair of the dance department managing the day to day operations of both departments.

Cathy Smelcer