Advisors in the Ciocca Center are available to help students understand program options and to develop a plan for completion.

Advisors are available during office hours: 

  • Please make a 1:1 appointment to speak with an advisor: Wednesdays 10-11:30 a.m. and Thursdays 2-4 p.m
  • Join a current Ciocca Center student worker Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. through Canvas Chat
  • Reach out to to make an appointment.

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David ChuDavid Chu

Director of Certificate Programs and Prebusiness Advisor
Phone: 508-793-2206
Office: Stein 129E

David Chu joined the College’s faculty in the Department of Economics and Accounting in 1991 and taught courses in accounting until 2006 when he assumed his current position. Prior to Holy Cross, he was a professor at Indiana University for six years, after earning his doctorate there in 1985.

Ja-Naé DuaneJa-Naé Duane

Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Lecturer
Phone: 508-793-3692
Office: Stein 129C

Ja- Naé joined the College in fall of 2017 and is working to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across campus and alumni and in the broader community. Ja-Naé is a best-selling author and serial entrepreneur with previous experience as an opera singer. Her passion is to help students create positive social impact on the world.

Cassie GevryCassie Gevry

Associate Director
Phone: 508-793-3502
Office: Stein 129E

Cassie manages the marketing communications and student programming for the center. She is the advisor for the business clubs and the Women in Business student committee. Cassie previously worked in the Department of Visual Arts.  She currently serves on the board of ArtsWorcester, served on the Worcester Women's Leadership Committee for three years, and is a 2020 graduate of the Leadership Worcester Program.  Cassie holds a B.A. in communications from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Kathy Kinnarney

Program Coordinator
Phone: 508-793-3047
Office: Stein 129E

Kathy handles all logistical details for the Center. As a supporter for HCF1RST students, she welcomes opportunities to engage this community. She earned her associate degree in marketing from Massachusetts Bay Community College. She first started at Holy Cross in the Center for Career Development in 2006.



  • Mackenzie Madden '22: Marketing Assistant
    Studies: Business Fundamentals Certificate

  • Caroline Quinn '22: Fullbridge Ambassador
    Studies: International Studies, Business Fundamentals Certificate

  • Holly Tente '23: Diversity Student Liaison
    Studies: History & Film, Business Fundamentals Certificate

  • Mary Anne Wiley '22: Managing Director, HC Launch
    Studies: Economics, PreMed, Entrepreneurship Certificate
    Women in Business Committee Member