Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

April 2009

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Dentistry - Nursing - Pharmacy - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

John Joseph Passaretti, Oradell, NJ

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 021935; Cal. No. 24437

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary:  Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree, Commercial Bribe Receiving in the 1st Degree, and Filing a False Tax Return.

Dentistry

Calixto Manuel Barrueco, Amsterdam, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046354; Cal. No. 24275

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009 (see also March 2001)

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary:  Licensee did not contest the charge of improperly touching the breast of a patient.

Jeffrey Eugene Brownstein, Wappingers Falls, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 027264; Cal. No. 24003

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge of failing to maintain a patient record which accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of the patient in that during the course of treating one patient he failed to (1) have adequate radiographs to make a diagnosis; (2) document the pain issues that arose during the course of said treatment; (3) document the reasons for the inadequate fill of a root canal during root canal treatment; and (4) record the measurements taken during said root canal treatment.

Burt F. Harvey, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045888; Cal. No. 23115

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last year of suspension stayed, probation 3 years to commence if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of unprofessional conduct in that he willfully intimidated a patient verbally and physically.

Mohinder P. S. Mayell, Mineola, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 033439; Cal. No. 24433

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application to surrender license granted.  

Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Intstrument for Filing in the 1st Degree, a class E felony.

Terry Jon Scammell, Westhampton, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 027734; Cal. No. 24309

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of recording a pulp pathology when the x-ray did not support this finding, taking an x-ray of a tooth without showing the apex, failing to recognize open margins on teeth nos. 13 and 14, failing to verify the marginal fit before inserting a bridge, failing to notice a periapical translucency on tooth no. 14 (an early sign of complications with the prosthesis) and failing to maintain accurate patient records with details of a bridge inserted.

Robert C. Y. Wang, Cupertino, CA

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040628; Cal. No. 24200

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice in New York State, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of under-filling the canals while performing root canal therapy on 2 teeth, failing to take postoperative x-rays after performing root canal therapy and failing to indicate in the treatment record the length of the canals that were filled.

Nursing

Paul J. Bellreng, Niagara Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 504718; Cal. No. 24107

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Racketeering Conspiracy.

Eileen Mary Beysel, Warwick, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 227427, 453552; Cal. Nos. 24370, 24369

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment, as necessary, and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 2 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Janel Oriana Bridges, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 272351; Cal. No. 24252

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Assault in the 2nd degree, a felony.

Gwen Elizabeth Bruno, Salamanca, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner; Lic. Nos. 238420, 507640; Cert. No. 303946; Cal. Nos. 24265, 24266, 24267

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain records for controlled substances.

Angela C. Burek, Attica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 267305; Cal. No. 23973

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009 (see also September 2011)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 9 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate records and falling asleep on duty.

Karen S. Burke, Corning, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 545111; Cal. No. 24259

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine payable within 1 year.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of medication administration errors involving Morphine, Percocet, Vicodin, Dilaudid and Darvocet.

Lydia Agapito Cabote a/k/a Lydia C. Burgardt, Sayville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 213598, 428759; Cal. Nos. 23125, 23126

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension to commence July 12, 2009 and terminate August 11, 2009, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of assisting a licensed practical nurse in the incorrect programming of an intravenous with the wrong rate of flow for the administration of Nipride to a patient.

Collet Marcia Cameron, Coram, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 231600; Cal. No. 24300

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Lisa Marie Cosma a/k/a Lisa Marie Cosma-Sams a/k/a Lisa Marie Finlay, Auburn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 276649; Cal. No. 23914

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Terrence Michael Denning, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 206562; Cal. No. 24272

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009 (see also June 2006)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 3 years and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 3 years probation to commence when return to practice; Order to supersede Commissioner’s Order No. 22330.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and of violating the Federal court probation.

Vicky A. Depiazza, St. Johnsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 238016; Cal. No. 24084

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of suspension stayed, 24 month probation. 

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Dana Robert Ehrig, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 555287; Cal. No. 24324

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of withdrawing controlled substances for patients and failing to administer and/or document the administration.

Brenda Lee Griffin, Hillsdale, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 509007; Cal. No. 23488

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree.

Donna Irene Humphrey a/k/a Donna Irene Reisdorf, Warsaw, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 127088, 331505; Cal. Nos. 24108, 24109

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having pled guilty to violating Article 33 of the Public Health Law.

Maria B. Jilinskaia, Wappingers Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 526030; Cal. No. 24337

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of giving a patient 100 units of insulin instead of the prescribed dosage of 10 units.

Talya D. Jones, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273216; Cal. No. 23985

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 48 months.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class E felony.

Donna Marie Kneis, Concord, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 149855, 390794; Cal. Nos. 24292, 24293

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to properly document the wastage of controlled substances.

Eddie Joseph Lewis, Cheektowaga, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 162790, 422780; Cal. Nos. 24281, 24282

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree.

Maureen Lombardo, Spencerport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 486853; Cal. No. 24304

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Christine Barbara Martineau, Peru, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 553520; Cal. No. 24242

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of obtaining controlled substances and failing to document the administration.

Nicole R. McAllister, Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 561286; Cal. No. 24308

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009 (see also November 2010)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in New Jersey.

Linda A. McTamney, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 233501; Cal. No. 23784

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, 50 hours pubic service.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent Person, a class A misdemeanor.

Mandy Lynn Perez, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 259986; Cal. No. 24287

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009 (see also September 2013)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of providing a false document.

Ilia Yvonne Santini, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 235196; Cal. No. 24182

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Conspiracy in the 2nd Degree, a class B felony and Introducing Dangerous Contraband, a class C felony.

Melanie M. Sick, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 549210; Cal. No. 24353

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application to surrender license granted.  

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having withdrawn medications without a physician’s order and having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree.

Andrea Lynn Storms, North Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 280565; Cal. No. 24331

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine to be paid within 1 year, indefinite suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of professional misconduct in that she withdrew two controlled substances from facility stock and failed to document administration or wastage of those withdrawals.

Sherry Anne Turner, Palm Coast, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 224476; Cal. No. 24444

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that she withdrew controlled substances and did not record administrations of these substances.

Nancy Vaverchak, Cicero, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 457268; Cal. No. 24330

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009 (see also December 2001)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 12 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of unlawfully obtaining a controlled substance.

Bradley Edward Winslow, Glens Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 529397; Cal. No. 24318

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 20 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, a class B felony.

Pharmacy

Mohammad Shehzad Khan, Middletown, NY

Profession:  Pharmacist; Lic. No. 042742; Cal. No. 24247

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $7,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of unauthorized sharing of fees for professional services.

Khanjee Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a Medicine Shoppe, 38 Grant Street, Walden, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 026982; Cal. No. 24248

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $7,500 fine.

Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of unauthorized sharing of fees for professional services.

Rite Aid of New York, Inc., 506-528 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 023151; Cal. No. 24280

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $20,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of operating a pharmacy without a supervising pharmacist for 3 separate periods of time.

Rite Aid of New York, Inc., 109-07 101st Avenue, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 024547; Cal. No. 24321

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $20,000 fine.

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of operating a pharmacy without a supervising pharmacist on 2 separate occasions.

Psychology

Jennifer Ann Hastings, Sand Lake, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 016867; Cal. No. 23836

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009 (see also December 2007)

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having had sex with a patient.

Public Accountancy

Martin Ender, Teaneck, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 051889; Cal. No. 24250

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area until successfully complete certain course of retraining in said area, upon termination of partial actual suspension 2 years probation, $4,000 fine payable within 5 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of errors made during the course of 1 audit of the financial statements of an entity.

Terri Kornicki, Bronx, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 049206; Cal. No. 24295

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year actual suspension, thereafter 2 years probation, 100 hours public service.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Scott J. Meyer, Seaford, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 065436; Cal. No. 24206

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Misappropriate Insurance Funds and Misappropriation of Insurance Funds.

Respiratory Therapy

Milton C. Furtado, Peekskill, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 002571; Cal. No. 24085

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of 1 count of Attempted Patronizing a Prostitute in the 2nd Degree.

Social Work

Gary Graves, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 059912, 071259; Cal. Nos. 23854, 23855

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to disclose criminal convictions on his application for  licensure as a certified social worker and on his application for licensure as a licensed clinical social worker.

Veterinary Medicine

James A. Lombard, Seneca Falls, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 008101; Cal. No. 24279

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009 (see also January 2007)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to adequately perform surgery on a patient.

Franklin W. Rapp, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 001964; Cal. No. 24278

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of using an expired drug, failing to maintain forms for drugs, and failing to inventory all drugs, and of delegating dental scaling, teeth extraction, and assisting with surgery to unlicensed persons.

Franklin W. Rapp DVM PC, 2721 Balltown Road, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Cal. No. 24291

Regents Action Date: April 21, 2009

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Professional corporation admitted to charges of using an expired drug, failing to maintain forms for drugs, and failing to inventory all drugs, and of delegating dental scaling, teeth extraction, and assisting with surgery to unlicensed persons.

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Last Updated: November 15, 2013