Campus Recreation Staff

Directors

John Blihar  2011-2018
Dr. Zulma C. Garcia  1998-2010
Franklin C. Wright  1982-1997
Ted A. Schmitt  1967-1982
Chester S. Gladchuk  1964-1967
Justin L. Cobb  1958-1964 
Noel Reebenacker  1957-1958 
Hank Woronicz  1954-1957 
Mel Massucco  1953-1954 
Sidney Kaufman  1947-1953 
Fran Riel  1946-1947
Sidney Kaufman 1936-1941
Larry Briggs 1934-1936

Jeanne OrrJeanne Orr (Interim Co-Director)
Senior Associate Director for Facilities and Operations
112K Recreation Center
413-545-4089
jorr@umass.edu

Jeanne earned her B.S. in English Education in 1981 and M.S. in Student Personnel Administration in 1982 from SUNY Buffalo State College. Jeanne is a 1991 inductee of Buffalo State's Athletic Hall of Fame. Jeanne received her M.S. in Sport Management from UMass Amherst in 1991 and worked as a graduate assistant for Campus Recreation while earning her Master's degree. A former high school English teacher, coach and native of Buffalo and Western New York, Jeanne has been on staff since 1994. Jeanne is a former softball umpire and basketball official, having served as Hampshire/Franklin County Board 28's first female president & vice-president of the International  Association of Approved Basketball Officials (I.A.A.B.O.). Jeanne is a first aid/CPR/AED instructor through the American Red Cross.

Jason IncorvatiJason Incorvati (Interim Co-Director)
Associate Director for Programs & Student Development
112H Recreation Center
413-577-3680
jasonink@umass.edu

Jason received an M.S. in Exercise and Sport Sciences in 2005 from the University of Florida. At Florida, Jason was a graduate assistant in the Department of Recreational Sports and worked as a high school basketball and football official as a member of the Mid-Florida Officials Association. A UMass alum, Jason received his B.A. in Philosophy and worked in the Campus Recreation program as a sports supervisor and official. Prior to returning to his alma mater in 2006, Jason was the Coordinator of Intramural Sports at Missouri State University. Jason is a former Massachusetts high school basketball official and member of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials.


Club and Intramural Sports

Nicholas D'Amato
Senior Assistant Director for Sport Programs
112J Recreation Center
413-577-3867
ndamato@umass.edu

Nick received his M.S. in Recreation and Sport Administration in 2014 from Western Kentucky University. At WKU, Nick was a graduate assistant in intramural sports and intern in club sports. A UMass alum, Nick received his B.S. in Sport Management in 2012 and worked in Campus Recreation as a sports supervisor and program assistant. Prior to returning to his alma mater in 2019, Nick worked at University of Connecticut Recreation from 2016-2018 as Coordinator for Intramurals & Tournaments, then as Assistant Program Director for IMs & Tournaments. Previous to UConn, Nick was Coordinator for Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs at Keene State University from 2014-2016. Nick is a basketball official with the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (I.A.A.B.O) and an NCAA Division III women's basketball official.


Facility Operations

Roger HeimermanRoger Heimerman
Facility Operations Manager
112L Recreation Center
413-577-3868
rheimerm@umass.edu

Roger joined UMass Campus Recreation in 2009. Roger's previous campus recreation experience includes Iowa State University as a facility supervisor, Ole Miss as a graduate assistant, Middle Tennessee State University as a facility coordinator and interim intramural & sport club director, and University of Kansas as assistant director for facilities & membership services. In addition to his experience at the various universities, Roger served a nine-month internship with the NIRSA Foundation from November 1995 to July 1996. A lifetime member of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA), he served as Tennessee state director from March 2002-April 2004 and on the NIRSA Facility Management Committee from 2005-2007. 

Roger is a Certified Recreational Sports Specialist (CRSS) through NIRSA and certified basketball official in Hampshire/Franklin counties through the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (I.A.A.B.O.). Roger earned a B.B.A in Finance at Iowa State University and a Master of Arts in Leisure Management from the University of Mississippi. In his spare time, Roger enjoys officiating basketball and watching college basketball, college football, NFL, NBA, Seinfeld re-runs, and movies (comedies). He also enjoys playing basketball, racquetball, air hockey, billiards, table tennis, tetris, and working out.  Other interests include listening to hard rock music, amusement parks and collecting sports and music memorabilia. His favorite teams include Nebraska & Ole Miss football, Iowa State, Nebraska, Memphis & Ole Miss basketball, Boston Celtics, San Diego Chargers, 2015 World Series Champions Kansas City Royals, and Nashville Predators.

Lawrence BergeronLawrence Bergeron
Recreation Repairer
107A Recreation Center
413-577-3862
larryb@umass.edu

Larry graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School in Chicopee, MA in welding and metal fabrication. At UMass, Larry worked for Parking Services prior to coming to Campus Recreation in 2009. Larry's hobbies include restoring cars, woodworking and home maintenance.

Shawn SullivanShawn Sullivan
Recreation Repairer
107A Recreation Center
413-577-3862
shawns@umass.edu

Shawn graduated from Smith Vocational High School in metal fabrication and came to UMass in 2001. Shawn worked with Landscape Services and Custodial Services before coming to Campus Recreation in 2009. Shawn enjoys golf and exercising.


Fitness

Jill IsabelleJill Isabelle
Assistant Director for Group Fitness
112C Recreation Center
413-577-0855
jisabelle@umass.edu

Jill is a UMass Amherst graduate with a B.A. with honors in Women's Studies with a concentration in community health. Prior to joining Campus Recreation in 2009, Jill was a manager, aerobics director and personal trainer at Ultimate Fitness in Hadley, MA and sales account executive at HRD Press, Inc. in Amherst, MA. Jill has competed in fitness and bodybuilding competitions. Jill holds several certifications, including Spinning® and yoga, and is a first aid/CPR/AED instructor through the American Red Cross.

Corbin Ross
Assistant Director for Strength & Conditioning
112B Recreation Center
413-577-3865
corbin.ross@umass.edu

Corbin has been passionate about sports and recreation since he was a child. He started his career in recreation in 2011 as a basketball official at Oklahoma State University. He expanded his career and knowledge by accumulating three accredited certifications, obtaining three positions within the recreation department and graduating from OSU with his B.S. in Health Education and Promotion. Upon graduation, Corbin accepted the Professional Fitness/Wellness intern position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he managed their newly built Performance Training Center. After completing the internship, he continued his education by accepting the Strength Training and Conditioning graduate assistant position at the University of Nebraska. He graduated with his M.A. in Educational Administration in May 2018. During his time at Nebraska, he served in many leadership roles. He sat as a Graduate Senator for student government, led campus recreation diversity initiatives, sat on multiple committees, and served as a National/International NIRSA Student Leader. Corbin believes in faith-driven purpose and the pursuit of success through belief in oneself. His relentless pursuit of success, education and personal wellbeing within collegiate recreation and life is in direct correlation with the lives he touches. Corbin is a first aid/CPR/AED instructor through the American Red Cross. Corbin joined Campus Recreation in 2018.


Marketing and Member Services

Patricia ShwaPatricia Shea
Assistant Director
112D Recreation Center
413-577-3866
pas@umass.edu

Patty is a UMass alum with a B.S. in Physical Education & former UMass varsity field hockey coach. Patty was a member of the United States Olympic team, US Pan American team & US National Field Hockey team. Prior to joining Campus Recreation in 2009, Patty worked at Penn Monto, Inc. in Hadley, MA in customer relations, administrative operations, catalog production, marketing and website design. Patty maintains involvement with White Mountain Enterprises, Inc., where she assists in administrative components, including online services management & event marketing and programming. Patty was elected to the University of Massachusetts Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.

Lori OliverLori Oliver
Assistant Business and Personnel Manager
110 Recreation Center
413-545-4087
lorijo@umass.edu

Lori joined Campus Recreation in 2014. Lori has worked at UMass in several departments since 1984, including Undergraduate Admissions and Residential Services. Lori received her associate's degree in Accounting at the University of Phoenix in 2007. Lori enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as traveling and riding motorcycles.

David LittererDavid Litterer
Office Manager
112 Recreation Center
413-545-4503
litterer@umass.edu

Dave has worked at UMass as an office manager in several departments since 1986. Dave joined Campus Recreation in 1999. He received a B.A. in Economics at UMass in 1982 and a Master's degree in Public Administration from UMass in 1997. A United States soccer historian, Dave is the author of "An Overview of American Soccer History" and a contributing author of the book THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN SOCCER HISTORY. An inveterate "trailblazer," Dave enjoys clearing and marking hiking trails in Western Massachusetts.