Admissions


EXPAND YOUR POSSIBILITY

You want to be part of a supportive community who enjoys science as much as you do. You want to learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields. And you want to leave ready for anything. At ACPHS, we’re all devoted to the study of human health. And every student has the chance to gain real-world experience in their chosen field. When you’re here, you’ll learn all you need for a rewarding life of discovery.

Admissions Staff

Meet our wonderful Admissions Staff who is here to help guide you through the admissions process.

Dan Poole
Dan Poole

Territories: High school students from Columbia County, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Orange County, Westchester County, Queens, and Long Island

Originally from England, I have been living in the Capital Region since 2008 and have grown to love the variety of opportunities the region has to offer. I have a great love for hiking and rock climbing in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks, which can make for a great day trip from both our Albany campus and our Vermont campus. I strongly believe that our students will go on to do great things for the wider community after graduation and am excited to assist you through the application process.

David Viscusi
David Viscusi

Territories: High school students from Rockland County, Staten Island, and New Jersey, as well as all undergraduate transfer students

I grew up locally in Rotterdam Junction, graduated from Schalmont High School, and now make my home in Ballston Spa. I have dedicated my career and studies to higher education and the successful transition of students to our institution. I get great satisfaction out of watching the students at ACPHS grow and succeed at a high level. The students at the College are the friendliest group of individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, and they really make working here special.

Katie Palmer
Katie Palmer

Territories: High School students from Central and Western NY including the Southern Tier, Pennsylvania, and the West Coast

Within my family there are multiple generations of ACPHS graduates who have all launched very successful careers, which they credit to their experiences at ACPHS. I look forward to getting to know the future generation of ACPHS graduates as they begin their college search process, and I’m eager to share with them everything the college has to offer. I am fortunate enough to have an array of travel territories, including my hometown of Rochester, NY.

Kelly Whitelaw
Kelly Whitelaw

Territories: High school students from the North Country, the greater Utica area, the Catskills region, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, the Midwest, and the South

I was born and raised in Latham, NY, and am very familiar with all that the Capital District has to offer. Albany is a great area to learn, develop professionally, and have fun! In my free time I enjoy reading and spending time outdoors. I'm an avid sports fan as well. Choosing the right college is such a critical decision. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with prospective students and their families as they navigate through this exciting and important process!

Kevin Rivenburg
Kevin Rivenburg

Territories: High school students from the Capital Region, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and international students

I have had the pleasure of being at the College since 2008, which means I have been able to watch hundreds of students navigate the college admissions process, enroll at ACPHS, and thrive in our programs. I am now the proud former admissions counselor of medical students/residents, Ph.D. candidates, and pharmacists working in a variety of fields. I am very knowledgeable about our Bachelor of Science programs, and I am eager to serve as a resource for students who are interested in studying on a pre-med track. When I’m working and not working, I particularly enjoy travel, as well reading travel guides and memoirs.

Laurie Beach Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Admissions
Laurie Beach

Territories: All  professional (P-1) Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students as well as high school students from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont

I grew up in the Lower Hudson Valley and have made the Capital Region my home for over 20 years. The Albany area is a great place to live and enjoy all of the seasons.  I am proud to say that I have spent most of my professional life in higher education and enjoy helping students through the application process. I look forward to meeting new PharmD students as they start their journey.  While not at work, I like to spend as much time outdoors and depending on the season, I am a vocal supporter for my kids at one of their sporting events.

Nicholas Balk
Nicholas Balk

Territories: High school students from Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Texas

I relocated to Albany from Boston at the beginning of 2016. I love the small-town feel of the capital city of New York state and being within close range of three mountain ranges for hiking: The Catskills, The Berkshires, and The Adirondacks. The ACPHS community, where all students are bonded by their love of science, is a welcoming community for newcomers. Faculty and staff are very proud of the success of ACPHS students, so I encourage you to contact me for more information on how we support our students.