Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Chiropractic - Dentistry - Massage Therapy - Mental Health Practitioner - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Chiropractic

James R. Storms, III, Corning, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 003280; Cal. No. 29346;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017 (See also April 2014)

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  massaging patient's chest, jaw and temples without justification.

 

Dentistry

Juan Quintanar Caballero a/k/a Juan Caballero Quintanar a/k/a Caballero Quintanar Juan, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043152; Cal. No. 28314;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $2,500 fine, probation 2 years.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of willfully failing to register, in violation of Education Law Section 6509(8).

 

Shin Sean Kim, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 056133; Cal. No. 28495;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

 

Norman Mitchell Rubin, Smithtown, NY

Profession: Dentist, Dental Enteral Conscious Sedation; Lic. No. 047835, Cert. No. 000525; Cal. Nos. 25501, 25502;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Dentist –1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, 100 hours of public service, probation 5 years; Dental Enteral Conscious Sedation – 5 year suspension, probation 5 years.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of dentistry with gross negligence and practicing the profession of dentistry with incompetence on more than one occasion.

Massage Therapy

James Clinton Wilkes, Lihue, HI

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 028519; Cal. No. 29305;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $1,000 fine payable within 1 month.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to maintain a record of treatment rendered to a client.

Mental Health Practitioner

Gizelle Marie Bullock, Heuvelton, NY

Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 004799; Cal. No. 29364;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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 accurate records.

Nursing

Colette Opal Dorette Allen, South Orange, NJ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 612589; Cal. No. 29473;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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 of fraudulently misrepresenting in an incident report that CPR was started immediately on a patient.

 

Bonnie Lynn Bergman, Port Saint Lucie, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 516003; Cal. No. 29452;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of stealing controlled drugs from a medical office in the State of Florida.

 

Janet H. Brown a/k/a Janet Hide Brown, Sacramento, CA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 540919; Cal. No. 29461;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to disclose a criminal conviction for felony possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.

 

Latoya Tamara Brown, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 303100, 671690; Cal. Nos. 29354, 29353;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

 

Lori Chladni a/k/a Lori Ann Mroczka, Jermyn, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 285097; Cal. No. 29420;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $250 fine payable within 60 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled substance, in the State of Pennsylvania, a misdemeanor, which, if committed within this state, would have constituted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Melanie Christine Busch, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 322867; Cal. No. 29345;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of documenting performance of glucose readings on a patient without having performed the tests.

 

Valerie M. Cantasano a/k/a Valerie Marie Cantasano-Mankowski, Grand Island, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 486359; Cal. No. 29309;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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 Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Valerie J. Crombie a/k/a Valerie Crombie, Wyandanch, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 295501; Cal. No. 29301;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsifying a patient’s medication administration record to reflect that she administered the controlled substance Percocet, when she removed the tablets from the facility for her own use.

 

Zandra U. Cunningham, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 246292; Cal. No. 29307;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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 change tubing and failing to take glucose reading.

 

Bernadette Helene Delecki, Varysburg, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 283609; Cal. No. 29200;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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  medication errors.

 

Ronald Martin Dilworth, New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 449641; Cal. No. 29370;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to check the patient’s identification wristband prior to administering medication, causing him to mistakenly administer a dose of methadone to the wrong patient.

 

Kerry Lynn Farley, Gilbert, AZ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 550743; Cal. No. 29454;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of giving an intravenous bolus of Propofol without a doctor’s order.

 

Kelly J. Finn a/k/a Kelly Jean Nunn, Orchard Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 208912, 436126; Cal. Nos. 29294, 29295;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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  documentation and medication administration errors.

 

Karlene Maxine Graham, Dayton, NJ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 548231; Cal. No. 28517;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of administering an herbal supplement to a patient when there was no physician’s order and of failure to document the administration of the herbal supplement.

 

Mary Ann Griffin, Brandon, MS

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 521653; Cal. No. 29411;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing, in the State of Mississippi, to maintain a record which accurately reflected the evaluation of a patient, by failing to document in the medical record of a family member a prescription written while at home, for the non-controlled substance Adipex.

 

Tyler Harvey, Belmont, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 688304; Cal. No. 29280;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of abuse of a patient.

 

Tamara M. Henry, Merrick, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 261813, 547254; Cal. Nos. 29291, 29293;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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 of falsely indicating in her applications for licensure that she was a United States citizen, when in fact, she was not.

 

Timothy Sean Lambert, Rome, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 678656; Cal. No. 29348;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine made payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of patient abuse and of having been convicted of Willful Violation of Health Laws.

 

Rosita Marie Lewis, Stockholm, ME

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 362496; Cal. No. 29471;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of professional misconduct in the State of Maine, which conduct would be considered conduct in the profession that evidences moral unfitness, if committed in New York State.

 

Jameelah A. Lockett, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 312490; Cal. No. 29212;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle in the 2nd Degree.

 

Christine Elizabeth Matanes, Little Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 306655; Cal. No. 29341;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017 (See also April 2014)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, following service of 2 month actual suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication errors.

 

Carrie Obrien, Rome, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 556602; Cal. No. 29245;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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 transcribe an order and failing to conduct a full assessment.

 

Teisha M. Obryan-Schwarzer, Pittsfield, MA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 537419; Cal. No. 29329;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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 the State of New York, $250 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Massachusetts, where the conduct if committed in New York, would constitute conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness.

 

Onah Anne Odili, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 597121; Cal. No. 29220;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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 place a remote telemetry unit on a patient as ordered; administering an antibiotic to patient when the antibiotic order was on hold; and failing to administer Heparin to patient, as ordered.

 

Kyshara Penns, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 676786; Cal. No. 29356;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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 convicted of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree.

 

Maureen Smith, West Seneca, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 276400,586634; Cal. Nos. 29278, 29279;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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 administering medication without a physician order.

 

Nicole M. Sorel, Waterford, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 270980; Cal. No. 26744;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension for a minimum of 6 months until substance abuse-free and until fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing with negligence on more than one occasion, unprofessional conduct; and having been convicted of committing an act constituting a crime in violation of Education Law section 6509(5)(a)(i).

 

Cheryl Ann Stewart a/k/a Cheryl Ann Schroeder a/k/a Cheryl A. Smith, Hudson Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 361613; Cal. No. 28592;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of record keeping errors.

 

William Douglas Vannice, Bloomington, IN

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 206106, 427004; Cal. Nos. 29453, 29455;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017 (See also May 2010)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of while caring for an adult male patient with cerebral palsy, mental retardation and development disabilities, wearing only boxers when helping said patient shower and on one occasion, disrobing in front of said patient to dry off, in the State of Indiana.

 

Jaimee B. Veltri, China Grove, NC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 269955; Cal. No. 29463;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being physically abusive to an 18-month-old patient, in the State of North Carolina.

 

Carolyn Wyhowanec, Northport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 263609; Cal. No. 29426;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting a registration renewal document that falsely represented that, since her last license registration application, her employment at a healthcare facility had not been terminated, when her employment had been terminated from at least three healthcare facilities.

Pharmacy

Lilian Ann Wieckowski a/k/a Lilian Jakacki, Greenwich, CT

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039682; Cal. No. 29464;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent Oxycodone, Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering.

Physical Therapy

Hussein Mahmoud Ahmad, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 024084; Cal. No. 298640;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of negligently touching the pelvic area of a patient, during the course of performing specialty trigger point pressure release therapy.

 

Northway Physical Therapy P.C., 944 North Broadway - Suite G-02, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Physical Therapy; Cal. No. 28641;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of  Registrant's President, Hussein Mahmoud Ahmad, PT, negligently touching the pelvic area of a patient while performing specialty trigger point release therapy.

 

Sean Patrick Rose, New York, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 032776; Cal. No. 29468;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of knowingly issuing a false medical excusal note for a colleague’s boyfriend to submit to his employer to justify his absence from work.

 

Lawrence Paul Tatem, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 016439; Cal. No. 28981;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine made payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of filing a false report.

Podiatry

Edgard Nau, New York, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 004265; Cal. No. 29263;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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 having been convicted of Unauthorized Use of a Computer, a class A misdemeanor.

Psychology

Diane G. Handlin, Edison, NJ

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 015840; Cal. No. 29465;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 12 months probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $1,000 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of revealing a former patient’s information, which was obtained in a professional capacity, to the former patient’s husband, without prior consent and when not authorized or required by law, in the State of New Jersey.

Public Accountancy

James Michael Dry, Williamsville, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 062863; Cal. No. 29316;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of errors committed during the audit of the financial statements of the employee benefit of an entity.

 

Albert Steven Leotta, Paramus, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 047798; Cal. No. 29328;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of errors committed during the audit of the financial statements of an employee benefit plan.

 

Daniel James Rogers, Williamsville, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 057327; Cal. No. 29271;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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 convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Joseph Anthony Rossello, Massapequa Park, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 076321; Cal. No. 29319;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area until successful completion of course of auditing in said certain area, following termination of said partial actual suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine payable within 1 month.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of errors committed during the audit of the financial statements of an employee benefit plan.

 

Richard Alan Stern, Mahwah, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 031745; Cal. No. 29326;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area until successful completion of course of auditing in said certain area, following termination of said partial actual suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine payable within 1 month.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of errors committed during the audit of the financial statements of an employee benefit plan.

Social Work

Michiko Yamaguchi, New York, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 072432; Cal. No. 29413;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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 preparing at a third party’s request a document detailing personal information about a client, obtained during treatment, for use by said third party as needed, including in immigration proceedings.

Veterinary Medicine

David C. Aguirre, Huntington, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 010812; Cal. No. 29236;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to adequately assess a patient dog, which lead to performing an unwarranted spay surgery on said dog.

 

Lawrence Charles Mauer, Monticello, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 003100; Cal. No. 29273;

Regents Action Date: April 4, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of doing exploratory surgery on a cat without a sufficient basis for said procedure.

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Last Updated: May 3, 2017