Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

APRIL 2011

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Dietetics and Nutrition - Engineering and Land Surveying - Nursing - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Social Work -


Architecture

Harry Steven Wild, Bronx, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 014439; Cal. No. 25544

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011 (see also June 2000)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to register to practice as an architect in the State of New York since 1993.

Chiropractic

Ralph B. Krutulis, Jamesville, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 007921; Cal. No. 25126

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee admitted  to the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Dentistry

Peter Anthony Lucchese, Glen Cove, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 044345; Cal. No. 25399

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of  permitting a registered professional nurse to administer Botox injections to 9 persons under his supervision after he examined each person and recommended said treatment despite the fact that said treatment was unrelated to any dental condition.

Amy L. Smith, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 032545; Cal. No. 25343

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action:  Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that between February 28, 2006 and March 7, 2009, in New York, New York, she practiced the profession of dentistry beyond the scope permitted by law by prescribing medications which were unrelated to any dental condition for herself and family members.

Dietetics and Nutrition

Christine Carol Parker, New Hyde Park, NY

Profession: Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist; Cert. No. 003564; Cal. No. 25560

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Under the Combined Influence of Drugs and Alcohol, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Harry L. Bird, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 063268; Cal. No. 25454

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of signing and sealing a report on a Connecticut property using his New York seal.

Indardeo Parbhunath, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 083868; Cal. No. 25160

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $10,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of receiving payment from a third party on 2 separate construction projects for engineering services he provided.

Nursing

Laurie A. Ake, Williamson, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 281031; Cal. No. 25435

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual suspension, 15 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th degree and Falsifying Business Records in the 1st degree.

Ifiok Etim Akpan, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 578575; Cal. No. 25332

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, a class B misdemeanor.

Grace Eyo Akpan, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 570990; Cal. No. 25333

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of  Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Ciani Ayala, Island Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 243250, 548149;  Cal. Nos. 25144, 25145

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of completing an order form for a patient to receive analgesia and, without authorization, signing a nurse practitioner's name to said order form.

Dorothy J. Bain, Tobyhanna, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 140207, 334092; Cal. Nos. 25362, 25361

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of making false entries in a patient’s medication administration record indicating that she administered a drug to the patient and that she measured his pulse rate on a particular date when, in fact, she had not, and of failing to supervise persons practicing under her supervision.

Deborah A. Coletti a/k/a Deborah Ann Coletti a/k/a Deborah Ann Iamiceli a/k/a Deborah Ann Iamicelli, Patterson, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 170525; Cal. No. 25328

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension until alcohol abuse-free and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Pamela M. Courtney, Keeseville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 524943; Cal. No. 25396

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.

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

Tina Marie Fetty, Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265292; Cal. No. 25393

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

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

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

Lisa Valencia Joseph a/k/a Lis A. Valencia Joseph, Pomona, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 276257; Cal. No. 25195
Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual suspension, 15 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony.

Scott Kehrley, Swan Lake, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 585432; Cal. No. 25389

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

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 Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, a felony.

Margaret Mary McVey, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health, Pediatrics); Lic. No. 402721; Cert. Nos. 301706, 381735; Cal. Nos. 25540, 25541, 25542

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application to surrender license and certificates granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the allegations that, in or about the winter of 2010, she wrote and signed prescriptions for herself, making up fictitious patient names and filling the prescriptions at various pharmacies for her own use.

Katherine Ann Pappalardo, Catskill, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 475656; Cal. No. 25391

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011 (see also October 2008)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree, of filing a false report about pending charges, and of violating the terms of probation by being convicted of a crime and by failing to pay a fine.

Luz Sandor, Castaic, CA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 302893; Cal. No. 25226

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 33 month stayed suspension, 3 years probation to commence upon return to practice in New York State.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that she had been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in the State of California.

Gary D. Spinelli, E. Patchogue, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 342119; Cal. No. 25440

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony.

Denise R. Stedman, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 396376; Cal. No. 25535

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in 2010 of Transportation of Stolen Goods.

Patsy Pamela Welshman, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 574776; Cal. No. 25438

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been  convicted of  Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Pharmacy

Omaima Nabil Badr, Medford, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035972; Cal. No. 25370

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records, a class A misdemeanor.

Nicholas A. Lustrino, Montrose, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036756; Cal. No. 25460

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of  Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Reckless Endangerment, and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, all misdemeanors.

Billie A. Trapani, Manlius, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 034810; Cal. No. 25431

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, and of billing Medicaid for medications never dispensed.

Paul W. Weinstein, Malone, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 021005; Cal. No. 25467

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Manslaughter in the 1st Degree, a class B felony.

Public Accountancy

Brian D. Baker, New York Mills, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 067719; Cal. No. 25459

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 1st Degree and Scheme to Defraud in the 1st Degree.

Joseph Anthony Bastone, Bronxville, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 041568; Cal. No. 25468

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having filed false corporate tax and resident income tax returns.

Harvey R. Glick, Scarsdale, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 034581; Cal. No. 25425

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that he had been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in Texas.

Brian Keith Rabinovitz, Oak Park, CA

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 072532; Cal. No. 25480

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $5,000 fine payable in monthly installments commencing within 30 days and payable in full no later than within 14 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that he voluntarily consented to a suspension of his authority to appear or practice as an accountant before the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and that the conduct charged resulting in the consent to said suspension would, if committed in New York, constitute professional misconduct under the laws of New York State.

James Michael Werner, Port Washington, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 080065; Cal. No. 25495

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011 (See also July 2012)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor, and Driving Under the Combined Influence of Drugs and Alcohol, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Social Work

Paulette M. Czuba, Buffalo, NY and Albion, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 067201; Cal. No. 24836

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Attempted Petit Larceny and Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree based on her theft of property.

Stephen A. Schoenbrot, Brightwaters, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 019914; Cal. No. 25433

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of engaging in inappropriate self-disclosure with a psychotherapy patient of his, including the discussion of licensee's real estate ventures, and of engaging in a dual relationship with said patient by offering to sell, and ultimately selling, to said patient some real property which licensee owned.

Alan Paul Smith, New Hartford, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 040648; Cal. No. 25039

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that he developed a personal relationship with the family of a former client.

John E. Walden, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 072864; Cal. No. 25486

Regents Action Date: April 5, 2011

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Possession of Child Pornography Transported in Interstate or Foreign Commerce, a felony; and of having been convicted of Unlawful Imprisonment in the 2nd Degree, Aggravated Harassment in the 2nd Degree, and Attempted Petit Larceny, all misdemeanors.

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Last Updated: August 29, 2012