Meet Our Team

Our dedicated Admissions team is here to help guide you through the entire admissions process

meet our dedicated team of counselors

Whether you're a first-year student, graduate, transfer or international prospect, our team of Admissions Counselors is committed to answering all of your questions and providing the information you need to make your time at ACPHS both educational and rewarding.

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Daria Czaplicki

Territories: Central and Western NY, including greater Syracuse, Binghamton, Rochester, Buffalo, & North Country, Mohawk Valley and Adirondacks, and Upper Midwest and Central States.

Contact Daria
Office: 518-694-7235 | Cell: 518-603-3318 |

I am originally from Kingston, New York and have been living in the Albany area since 2017. I have one cat named Eleanor, and we like to crochet together in our spare time. I look forward to helping you acclimate to independent living here at ACPHS!

Audrey Egelston
Audrey Egelston

Assistant Director of Admissions

Contact Audrey
Office: 518-694-7148 |

Audrey is an undergraduate advisor to transfer and international students.

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Justin Hadley

Graduate Student Admissions

Contact Justin
Office: 518-694-7130 |

I am from Western New York, but have lived in Albany since attending college in the Capital Region. As the Coordinator of Graduate Programs, I have the opportunity to work with students from the time they express interest in ACPHS until they complete their M.S. program. The Admissions office is a frequent stop for students currently enrolled at ACPHS – as a result, we can readily assist them as they progress towards their degree.

Grace Higgins
Grace Higgins

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Contact Grace

Coming soon!

Sarah Ohnsman
Sarah Ohnsman

Territories: High school students from the Capital District of New York Including Albany, Rennsselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. West Coast, Pacific, and Mountain States. Transfer students into our Bachelor of Science programs.

Contact Sarah
Office: 518-694-7285 | Cell: 518-703-3139 |               

Originally from the Saratoga area, I’ve had the pleasure of attending college and working in higher education in the Capital District. Whether a student is looking for an internship, job opportunities, or leisurely activities, the Albany area has it all. I’m very excited to introduce new students to the area and help guide them through the college application process.

ACPHS has a lot to offer and I’m a firm believer in strength of our academic outcomes. Outside of my passion for higher education, you can usually find me at farmers markets, catching a live show, or grabbing a bite to eat at the best eateries the region has to offer!

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Katie Palmer

Territories: First Professional Students and transfer students into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at any level.

Contact Katie
Office: 518694-7868 | Cell: 518-708-3807 |

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.

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Nicoy Pusey

Territories: Central Hudson Valley, Westchester, The Bronx, Midatlantic and Greater DC including Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia, and Great Lakes. 

Contact Nicoy
Office: 518-694-7159 | Cell: 518-603-3380 |

I was born and raised on the Island of Jamaica. In May of 2000, my family and I migrated to Albany NY where I completed high school. After college, I spent 12 years in Residence Life in all capacities supporting students as they enter college. Having migrated to the Capital Region, I would do it all over again. The rich culture and amazing adventures in surrounding areas makes Albany a wonderful place to live and study. I look forward in sharing what the Capital Region and ACPHS has to offer you.

Shannon Smith
Shannon Smith

Territories: California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Colorado and Wyoming.

Contact Shannon
Office: 518-694-7197 |

Shannon is the California Regional Associate Director of Admissions and represents all programs offered at ACPHS.