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Faculty & Staff

Michael A. DeBroeck, DNP, CRNA, Director

Dr. DeBroeck joined the Excela Health School of Anesthesia as the education coordinator in October 2008. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, 1985. In 1996, he was awarded a Master of Health Science (Anesthesia) degree from Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth. Dr. DeBroeck received his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Robert Morris University in 2011.

He retired from the Air Force in 2005, where he held many anesthesia positions including director of anesthesia and director of perianesthesia services. His clinical experience includes a large amount of regional anesthesia in independent anesthesia settings as well as anesthesia in austere environments during deployments. Dr. DeBroeck may be reached by calling 724-804-1132 or email at mdebroeck@excelahealth.org.


Susan M. Tranchine, PhD, CRNA, Assistant Director

Dr. Tranchine is a graduate of the Excela Health School of Anesthesia and is a practicing CRNA with Excela Health Anesthesia Associates. Having earned her MEd and PhD, Tranchine served as Director of Anesthesia Services at Citizen's General Hospital and Mercy Jeannette Hospital. In addition to her administrative and clinical duties, she has experience as an expert witness in anesthesia litigation and as a peer review consultant.


Danielle Gray, DNAP, CRNA, Education Coordinator

Dr. Gray graduated from Carlow University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and for the next two years, worked at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, as a staff RN. She then attended the Excela Health School of Anesthesia, graduating in 2010. Prior to accepting the position of Education Coordinator, Gray worked as a staff CRNA at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was among the first cohort to graduate from Excela Health School of Anesthesia with a Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice in December 2015.

Kelly Malone, DNAP, CRNA, Education Coordinator

Dr. Malone graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After working as a staff RN for 12 years on various medical and critical care units at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, she attended the Excela Health School of Anesthesia. She graduated with a Master in Health Science with a concentration in Nurse Anesthesia in 2010. She has been a staff CRNA at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC since the beginning of 2011. During her employment at Magee, she attended the Excela Health School of Anesthesia and obtained her Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice in December 2018.


Meet the Saint Vincent College Faculty

James G. Barnet

As a professor of biology, Dr. Barnett completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Animal Physiology at the University of California. A former research fellow  with the National Researcg Council/National Aeronautics and Space Administration, he came to Saint Vincent College in 1982 to teach biology. His research interests include skeletal muscle biology and exercise physiology. 


Daryle H. Fish, PhD

Dr. Fish is an associate professor of chemistry at Saint Vincent College.&

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