Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

April 2018

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Acupuncture - Architecture - Athletic Training - Dentistry - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Physical Therapy - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Veterinary Medicine -


Acupuncture

Wilton Valerio; New York, NY
Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 003979; Cal. No. 30090
Regents Action: April 10, 2018

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 30 months stayed suspension, 3 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having consensual sex with a patient following an acupuncture treatment session and massage; failing to maintain a record for each patient which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patient; and failing to advise a patient as to the importance of consulting with a licensed physician regarding said patient's condition.

Valerio Acupuncture, P.L.L.C.; New York, NY
Profession: Acupuncture; Cal. No. 30131
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,000 fine payable within 60 days.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of, via registrant’s officer, having consensual sex with a patient following an acupunture treatment session and massage; failing to maintain a record for each patient which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patient; and failing to advise a patient as to the importance of consulting with a licensed physician regarding said patient’s condition.

 

Architecture

Scott Lee Alexander; Rochester, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 014867; Cal. No. 30064
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree and filing false reports.

 

Athletic Training

Sean Christophe McGuire; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Certified Athletic Trainer; Cert. No. 002405; Cal. No. 30094
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application to surrender certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Dentistry

Philip Laurence Epstein; Fulton, NY
Profession: Dentist, Dental Enteral Conscious Sedation; Lic. No. 042872, Cert. No. 000387; Cal. Nos. 29925, 29926
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to maintain accurate records.

 

Massage Therapy

Douglas C. Maloy; Warren, PA
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 006126; Cal. No. 30302
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of moral unfitness.

 

Nursing

Susan Marie Alonge a/k/a Susan Marie Hollenbeck; Amherst, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 181945, 390621; Cal. Nos. 30115, 30116
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree and Driving While Intoxicated.

Shelly Anne Annas; Ballston Spa, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 242324; Cal. No. 29618
Regents Action: April 10, 2018 (See also January 2015)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Miguel Sosa Castillo a/k/a Miguel Castillo; Ellenville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 252972, 517740; Cal. Nos. 29759, 29758
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Anita Lynn Corrado; Catskill, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 308161; Cal. No. 30250
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, upon return to practice 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of record keeping error.

Caryl Ann Cousins; Copenhagen, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 263045; Cal. No. 30097
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

Michele Renee Davis; Averill Park, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 313029; Cal. No. 30273
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possesion of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree.

Tiffany Ann DeMayo; Accord, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 319871; Cal. No. 29825
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, and abandoning a patient under and in need of immediate professional care.

Marie E. Dempsey; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 494376; Cal. No. 30206
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being a habitual user of alcohol, and violating the terms of her probation.

Heather Marie Dupell; Fort Lauderdale, FL
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 280315; Cal. No. 29677
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
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 in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 4 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having administered medication despite discontinuation of physician orders and failed to keep accurate records.

Judy S. Flynn a/k/a Judy Hart Crahan; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 180398, 444354; Cal. Nos. 29628, 29629
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Suspension for no less than 30 days and until alcohol abuse-free and fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony.

Mark Jonathan Garrand; Plattsburgh, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 307403; Cal. No. 30137
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of providing treatment to a patient without a physician's order and failing to maintain accurate records.

Juanita Charise Graves; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 264876; Cal. No. 29842
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to provide wound care to a patient and failing to document administration of medication.

Kacie A. Hansen; Elmira, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 323571; Cal. No. 30077
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of filing a false report.

Candice Nicole Hough; Goodyear, AZ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 287752; Cal. No. 30370
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Theft of Property in the State of Arizona, a class 1 misdemeanor; Shoplifting in the State of Arizona, a class 1 misdemeanor; Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device in the State of Arizona, a class 6 Felony; Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device in the State of Arizona, a class D Felony; Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor; Shoplifting in the State of Arizona, a class 1 misdemeanor; and Burglary in the 2nd Degree in the State of Arizona, a class 3 Felony.

Amanda Corrisa Kalish; Rochester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 691847; Cal. No. 30049
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of two Driving While Intoxicated.

Hyang-Suk Kang a/k/a Hyang-Suk Won a/ka Hyang-Suk Kang Won a/k/a Hyang-Suk Kang Kim; Milford, DE
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 230719, 457508; Cal. Nos. 30191, 30192
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of removing a controlled substance medication intended for a patient and administering said medication to another person without a prescription or other authorization and documenting the administration of medication in a patient medical chart which was not administered.

Luann Kreider Lavin; Scottsdale, AZ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 572477; Cal. No. 30276
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of accessing a confidential prescription database in order to review health information of several patients who were no longer in her care and after being questioned about her prescribing practices with regard to said patients.

Kevin Dale Lamphere; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 151927, 431902; Cal. Nos. 30177, 30178
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of committing boundary violations.

Jeanine A. Lauricella; Niagara Falls, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 259565; Cal. No. 30179
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of moral unfitness in the practice of nursing.

Aprile Lynn Lynch; Herkimer, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 281455; Cal. No. 30187
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of three convictions of Driving While Intoxicated.

Karen Lynn Malcomson; Mattituck, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Lic. No. 208247, Cert. No. 400251; Cal. Nos. 29699, 29700
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,500 fine payable within 60 days.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of treating a mother and daughter and crossing boundary lines by paying for dance lessons, and dinner.

Celeste Nwanna; Vineland, NJ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 560360; Cal. No. 30100
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully filing a false report.

Roxana Ossenfort; Centereach, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 552435; Cal. No. 30134
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of performing a straight catheterization on a patient without a physician’s order.

Kathleen M. Ottens; Warwick, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 376530; Cal. No. 30433
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 30 days and until successful participation in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 1 month.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being a habitual user of hydromorphone and fentanyl.

Tamara Louise Roberts a/k/a Tamara Dixon; Goodyear, AZ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 397428; Cal. No. 30259
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to answer truthfully and completely during the Oregon State Board of Nursing’s investigation into her professional conduct as a nurse.

Marie C. Roche; Westbury, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 160043, 376486; Cal. Nos. 30052, 30053
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Lindsay Nicole Salatino; Fairport, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 718932; Cal. No. 29899
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of documentation and medication administration errors.

James Amador Schembri; Garden City, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 604696; Cal. No. 29117
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of being dependent on the controlled substance hydromorphone, a narcotic.

Martha C. Smith-Lightfoot; Sodus Point, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 411479, Cert. No. 300857; Cal. Nos. 29487, 29488
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 months actual suspension, 12 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of disclosing personally identifiable patient information.

Mary Spano-Cody; Stanfordville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 264562; Cal. No. 29987
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of professional misconduct in the State of Connecticut, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute  conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness, and signing out controlled substances but making no entry in patient records that they were administered and failing to do fingertstick tests on five patients, as ordered.

Lenette Montante Usselman; Webster, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 200009; Cal. No. 30180
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having fraudulently signed the names of two individuals on a New York State form.

Susan E. Weber; Lindley, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 263946, 553420; Cal. Nos. 30168, 30169
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to perform and complete assessments of patients and documentation errors.

Tiffany Diane Wilburn a/k/a Tiffany Diane Bower a/k/a Tiffany Diane Kolb a/k/a Tiffany Diane Turner; Granbury, TX
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 248597; Cal. No. 30362
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of pulling off a dressing, located in a patient’s left labial fold area, in one swift motion, causing a tear in the skin where a blister had formed under the dressing.

Elzbieta Worwa-Stepniowski; Phoenix, AZ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 560658; Cal. No. 30183
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge by the Arizona State Board of Nursing of failing to maintain a patient record which accurately reflected the nursing assessment, care, treatment and other nursing services provided to the patient.

 

Physical Therapy

Angela Maria Ciminiello; Prescott, AZ
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 003561; Cal. No. 30224
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to complete the required continuing professional education credits as a condition for biennial license renewal of her license to practice as a physical therapist in the State of Arizona.

 

Public Accountancy

Jason Robert Gross; Bellmore, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 094094; Cal. No. 30268
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 months actual suspension, 15 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted  to the charge of having been convicted of Theft and Conversion of Governmental Property Disseminating Government Property Without Authorization, a class A misdemeanor.

Sejong LLP; Public Accountancy Partnership; Fort Lee, NJ
Profession: Public Accountancy; Cal. No. 30212
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine payable within 2 months.
Summary: Respondent did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), for violating PCAOB independence rule which prohibits the preparation and auditing of financial statements by the same firm.

Richard Alden Whitson; Rochester, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 090346; Cal. No. 30119
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 3 months.

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

 

Respiratory Therapy

Philip Harrison Clarke; Brockport, NY
Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician; Lic. No. 004455; Cal. No. 30159
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication administration errors and improper documentation.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Wael Abdelfatah Zahran; Flushing, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 008856; Cal. No. 29736
Regents Action: April 10, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain complete and adequate treatment records for surgery performed; and, with respect to a different surgery, failing to read and consider pertinent blood test results for blood drawn and tested earlier that day, prior to operating.

 

 

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Last Updated: May 14, 2018