We are pleased to announce the following volunteer(s) have joined Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS):
Richard Owusu Manu
Richard has joined AMPHS as Executive Management Associate. Richard will be working directly with the President & CEO, Hewett Chiu, and will be responsible for the implementation, development, and administration of the various programs at the Academy of Medical and Public Health Services. Richard will also be involved in drafting memos and administrative protocols, event coordination, and public outreach, among other administrative business responsibilities. Richard has an extensive background in the area of pharmacy and hospital administration and management. He brings experience handling patient records and administration at Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital in New York City. Prior to that, Richard has over eight years of experience managing the administrative and operational side of a pharmacy in Ghana, his native country. He is currently pursuing a degree in Healthcare Administration at St. Joseph’s College in New York, NY, and very enthusiastic about contributing his experience and skills to help forward the mission of the organization.
Please join us in welcoming Richard to the AMPHS team!
Academy of Medical and Public Health Services is happy to announce that the following volunteers have recently joined the team:
Shashank Agarwal has joined AMPHS as a Clinical Volunteer. Shashank is a doctor from India and is currently working as a Research Associate Intern in the Emergency Department at Bellevue Hospital. During medical school, he organized blood donations and polio immunizations. He planned to continue the same work when he decided to migrate to the U.S.. He discovered the work that AMPHS was doing, and wanted to contribute his clinical skills to improve health care for the underprivileged. Apart from work, he is passionate about sports. He plays volleyball and enjoys kayaking on the weekends.
Dewakie Guptar has joined AMPHS as Medical and Public Health Services Associate. She recently completed a term of service with Americorps where she was part of the second graduating class of the NYC Civic Corps. She completed her term of service at the Community Service Society’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) where she worked on program development. Prior to her work with RSVP, Dewakie was a recruiter for the 2010 Census, focusing her work in West Brooklyn. Given her background in science, passion for public health and community work, she believes AMPHS offers the perfect junction between her interests and aspirations of becoming a public health professional. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Health at the CUNY School of Public Health.
Leah Ratner has joined AMPHS as a Clinical Volunteer. She joined AMPHS to make access to health services and preventive health easier for the underprivileged community. Leah is currently a third year medical student rotating at Lutheran Medical Center.