Fellows

APF Fellows:

Kirsten Bolstad

Kirsten Bolstad, PA-C | March 2023-2024 Cohort

Kirsten is from Viroqua, Wisconsin. She completed the CHA/PA program right here at our CU Anschutz Medical Campus! Before becoming a fellow, she worked in Family Medicine and Convenient Care in Southeastern Colorado for four years. When she’s not working, she likes traveling, cooking, baking, hiking, and snowboarding. If she wasn’t in healthcare, she would have Airbnb properties in her favorite places to travel! 

Emma Butler

Emma Butler, PA-C | March 2023-2024 Cohort

Emma is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She earned her BS in Public Health from Wayne State University in 2019 and earned her MMS in Physician Assistant Studies from Charleston Southern University in 2022. Before fellowship, she worked as a medical-surgical nursing assistant at Henry Ford Hospital. Outside of work, she enjoys tennis, culinary arts, travel, aviation, martial arts, and kombucha brewing. If she wasn’t working in health care, she would be a private chef or a meteorologist!  

Emily Equitz

Emily Equitz, PA-C | March 2023-2024 Cohort

Emily is from Sugar Land, Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Nutrition from UT Austin and an MPAS from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Before fellowship, she worked as the Head Medical Counselor at a summer camp for children with Type 1 Diabetes and as a Medical Scribe in orthopedics. Outside of work she enjoys puzzles, hiking, traveling, and playing with her dogs. With having Type 1 Diabetes herself, Emily loves to advocate, connect with, and educate others about it! If she wasn’t in healthcare she would be a forensic scientist.

Mike Krowka

Michael Krowka, FNP, ACNP | March 2023-2024 Cohort

Mike is from Rochester, Minnesota, but he has been living in Colorado since 2005. He graduated with his MSN from Colorado State University – Pueblo in 2022 as a family and acute care nurse practitioner. Before fellowship, he worked as a Paramedic for Denver Health, as a Flight Medic for AirLife Denver, and as an ICU Nurse at Littleton Adventist Hospital. Outside of work he enjoys skiing, mountain biking, fly fishing, and going to dog parks. If he wasn’t in health care, he would be working remotely from the beach! 

Kashif Mohammed

Kashif Mohammed, PA-C | March 2023-2024 Cohort

Kashif is from Corona, California. He earned a BS in Biology AND a BS in Psychology from the University of New Mexico. He then went on to earn his MPAS from Wingate University in North Carolina. Before becoming a fellow, he worked as a Medical Scribe in the ED. He also has experience in family practice and dermatology. When he’s not working, he enjoys music, urban exploration, travel, and Dance Dance Revolution. If he wasn’t in health care, he would be a mechanical engineer! 

Rachel Cappello

Rachel Cappello, PA-C | September 2023-2024 Cohort

Rachel is from Gilford, New Hampshire. She earned a Bachelor’s in Biology from Siena College in Albany, New York, and then went on to earn a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at Albany Medical College. Her previous roles include an EMT on an ambulance service, a quality control analyst at Lonza Biopharmaceutical Company, and an AEMT at Dartmouth Hitchcock ER. Outside of work, she enjoys biking, hiking, camping, reading, knitting, and baking. If Rachel wasn’t in healthcare, she’d be a wildlife biologist!  

Sam Moldo

Sam Moldo, NP | September 2023-2024 Cohort

Sam is from Buffalo, New York. He earned an MSN from the University of Colorado in May of 2023 and a BSN from the University at Buffalo. Before starting the fellowship, he worked as a MSPCU RN here at UCH! His hobbies include hiking, trail running, skiing, and cheering on Buffalo sports teams (much to his dismay sometimes). If he wasn’t in healthcare, he would be working at REI!   

Cali Ormsby

Cali Ormsby, PA-C | September 2023-2024 Cohort

Cali is from Dillon, Colorado. She earned a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Colorado in May 2023. Before the fellowship, Cali worked as a sociology teaching assistant at CU Boulder and as a clinic assistant at Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling, road biking, camping, spending time with her family, and learning to garden. If she wasn’t in healthcare, she’d be a National Park Ranger!  

Anna Pond

Anna Pond, NP | September 2023-2024 Cohort

Anna is from Cedarburg, Wisconsin. She earned an MSN from the University of Colorado. Before fellowship, Anna worked as an RN in the Emergency Department and on the Acute Care of the Elderly floor.  Outside of work, she enjoys mountain biking, camping, and a good audiobook. If she wasn’t in healthcare, she would be a high school math teacher! 

Nicole Rento

Nicole Rento, PA-C | September 2023-2024 Cohort

Nicole is from Newport News, Virginia. She graduated from the CU CHAPA program in May 2023. She started in health tech after college before working in the ED for PA school. Nicole’s favorite pastime is skiing, and she also enjoys pickleball, golfing, yard games, reading on the beach, and any activity including pasta or wine. If she wasn’t in healthcare, she would be the person scuba diving at the aquarium, caring for the fish.   

Anthony Ribarich

Anthony Ribarich, PA-C | September 2023-2024 Cohort

Anthony is from Pueblo, Colorado. He graduated from Colorado Mesa University in May 2023 with an MPAS degree. Prior to starting the fellowship, he worked as a research assistant and ED Physician Scribe. Anthony’s hobbies include Colorado sports, golfing, hiking, video games, cooking, weight lifting, and spending time with his friends and family. If he wasn’t in healthcare, he’d be involved with research or would be a stay-at-home dog dad!   

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