Program Faculty Members


Sandra Richardson Sandra Richardson, PharmD, CCP
Director of Pharmacy Services

Sandra Richardson graduated from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1994. She worked as a Consultant Pharmacist and Clinical Project Manager in Long Term Care for 10 years during which time she went back to school and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas. In 2006, Sandra began to work as a staff pharmacist at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (Kimball Medical Center) and was later promoted to Assistant Director/Clinical Coordinator in 2007 before becoming the Director of Pharmacy Services in 2011. In October 2014 Sandra assumed the role of Director of Pharmacy Services at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Kwakye Acheampong Kwakye Acheampong, PharmD
Pharmacy Supervisor

Kwakye graduated from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University with his PharmD in 2004. He worked at Rite Aid for many years as a pharmacy manager and diabetes educator and preceptor for Rutgers School of Pharmacy and Albany School of Pharmacy for community pharmacy rotations. Kwakye joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center as a pediatric staff pharmacist in 2015 until February 2018 when he assumed the role of operations supervisor.

Kayla Torppey Kayla Torppey, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director

Kayla received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in 2014. Post-graduation, she completed her PGY-1 residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Following her clinical training, she stayed on at NBIMC as the Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist. Kayla also works with the Transitions of Care program and counsels patients at high risk for readmission. After her experience as the Program Coordinator, she transitioned into the Program Director role. She loves her involvement with the residency program and also serves as an ambassador for the health system.

Clinical Pharmacists

Barbara Greenberg-Schwartz Barbara Greenberg-Schwartz, RPh, CCHP
Clinical Pharmacist, Transitional Care

Barbara graduated from the Long Island University College of Pharmacy in 1979. She was residency trained at Montifore Medical Center, NYC where she was one of the first residents to participate in the ASHP Hospital Pharmacy Matching Program, specializing in clinical and hospital pharmacy management. She then went on to pursue a career in clinical pharmacy practicing in many teaching hospitals throughout NY and NJ area. In 2008, she joined Monmouth Medical Center- Southern Campus as a Clinical Pharmacist, specializing in anticoagulation management and cardiology. In May 2015, Barbara joined Newark Beth Israel as a Clinical Pharmacist, specializing in Transitions of Care. As of member of the Care Transitions team, Barbara and her team members work with patients who are at high risk of readmission to NBIMC to educate them about their medications, disease management and life style changes to help prevent re admissions. Patients are also seem by Barbara post-discharge at the Transitions of Care Clinic where she educates them one to one to ensure continuity of care.

Rouel Guiang Rouel Guiang, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist, Solid Organ Transplant

Rouel Guiang graduated from the University of the Philippines Manila with a BSPharm in 1997. He worked in the medical industry for a year before continuing his education to receive his MD from the Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation in 2003. He joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in 2006 as a staff pharmacist and became the clinical specialist for the Heart, Lung, and Kidney and Pancreas Transplant programs in 2008.

Rouel Guiang Soonali Maniar, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Lung Transplant

Soonali received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University in 2008. Post-graduation, she completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Following her clinical training, she worked as a clinical pharmacist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and as a community pharmacist at a local independent pharmacy. She joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center as a staff pharmacist in 2016, and later became a clinical specialist for the lung transplant program.