Leadership


Gold Advisory Board

The GOLD Advisory Board (GOLD) is comprised of alumni who graduated in the last 10 years and will advise the Board of Trustees (BOT) and the President on the student experience and the strategic direction of the College.

Venkatesh Satram '17 Chair
Venkatesh Satram '17 Chair

After his graduation from ACPHS’ Vermont Campus, Venkatesh Satram completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Celgene. He also served as Global Project Manager, Early Research and Development. In April 2020, he joined Bristol-Myers-Squibb in Worldwide Hematology Marketing. In August 2021, he moved to the US Hematology Marketing Department.

Ryan Quinn P. Guilaran '18 GOLD Advisory Co-Chair
Ryan Quinn P. Guilaran '18 Co-Chair

Ryan Guilaran works as a pharmacist working for the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision with a focus on opioid treatment. Ryan previously worked as a pharmacy manager for CVS Health and was involved in the first wave of nursing home immunizations and in-store immunizations.

David Denio
David Denio '11

David Denio completed his PGY-1 at the Togus VA in Maine and PGY-2 in mental health at the Salt Lake City VA. Post residency he went to work for the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) in Sitka, Alaska. After a year, he returned to Salt Lake City as a clinical pharmacist and took over the residency program until 2019. David spends most of his workday on the inpatient psychiatry unit but also devotes time for projects around the hospital such as the psychoactive drug safety initiatives, the annual mental health nursing stand downs, and the high utilization of services workgroup.  He is a preceptor for both the PGY-1 and PGY-2 residency programs.

Anthony DiSpirito
Anthony DiSpirito '10

Anthony DiSpirito is currently employed as Director of Pharmacy and Patient Care Service Director at Albany Medical Center Hospital. He, and the pharmacy team, are responsible for overseeing all pharmacy operations at the medical center including the Inpatient Pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy, Infusion Center, and associated off-site Albany Med locations. He is affiliated with professional organizations including and the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) and the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (NYSCHP).

Kirsten Donato '17
Kirsten Donato '17

Kirsten Donato, MPH, CPH is a Project Manager at IPRO, an External Quality Review Organization. She has two years of experience managing external quality review for the Behavioral Health Medicaid Managed Care Program for the State of Pennsylvania through IPRO. Her expertise includes behavioral health, substance abuse, health services research, research writing and development, data analysis, social determinants of health, and general public health and prevention.

Carolyn Enos '16
Carolyn Enos '16

While at ACPHS, Carolyn Enos worked as a pharmacy technician at Rite-Aid. After graduation, she continued working for Rite-Aid as a floating pharmacist. She was promoted to Pharmacy Manager in 2017. When the store transitioned to a Walgreens in 2019, Carolyn stayed on and currently works as a Pharmacy Manager for Walgreens.

Chiara Evans '18
Chiara Evans '18

Chiara Evans is currently a PhD candidate in the Pharmacology program at Weill Cornell Medical College and an NIH NCI NRSA F31 Fellow. Chiara works in the Michael Kharas lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and studies the regulation of RNA-binding proteins and how this orchestrates the function of stem cells in normal and malignant hematopoiesis. She hopes to identify novel therapeutic strategies to treat leukemias and lymphomas with the eventual goal of working in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. She also acts as a consultant for Project SHORT mentoring students from under-represented backgrounds to be successful in applying to PhD programs and FIND Genomics.

Aniwaa Owusu Obeng '11
Aniwaa Owusu Obeng '11

Aniwaa Owusu Obeng is a faculty member of the Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Genetics and Genomics Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) in New York, USA. She also has an appointment in The Mount Sinai Hospital as the Clinical Pharmacogenomics Coordinator. Dr. Obeng joined Mount Sinai in July 2013 and has been spearheading clinical pharmacogenomics implementation efforts in Mount Sinai’s outpatient clinics ever since. Dr. Owusu Obeng directs clinical pharmacogenomics rotations for PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents in the Mount Sinai Health System and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotation for final year student pharmacists.  Her research interests mainly lie in developing best practice processes to effectively bridge the gap between discovery of genetic determinants of therapeutic response and clinical implementation into routine practice.

Megan Nadler '11
Megan Nadler '11

Megan Nadler is currently a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist practicing in both the Neurosciences ICU and Surgical ICU at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC). After graduating from ACPHS, she completed a PGY1 and a PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency at BGMC. During the last 10 years Dr. Nadler has been involved in multidisciplinary committees including the Sepsis Steering Committee, Stroke Quality Committee, Anticoagulation Sub-committee and Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee. Additionally, she serves as a preceptor for students completing APPE rotations as well as both PGY-1 and PGY-2 Pharmacy Residents. Dr. Nadler is involved in the Western New York Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and was previously the Director of Communication and Treasurer.

Molly Trayah '14
Molly Trayah '14

Molly is a graduate of ACPHS’ Vermont campus. Molly currently works at a pharmacist at the University of Vermont, where she also did her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency. She has worked as a research assistant at SUNY Plattsburgh and at UVM and from 2015 to 2016, was an Assistant Professor at ACPHS Vermont Campus.