Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

April 2019

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Mental Health Practitioner - Nursing - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Karl Frizlen; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 019958; Cal. No. 30801
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as an architect and practicing the profession of architecture in the State of New York with an expired registration.

 

Chiropractic

Mary Elizabeth Love; Ballston Lake, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 006419; Cal. No. 30845
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
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 been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

David J. Sewert; Newark, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 001962; Cal. No. 31062
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of practicing with moral unfitness and utilizing a treatment technique which is not permitted in New York State.

 

Dentistry

Barbara L. Pfeffer-Westbrook; Clifton Springs, NY
Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 019899; Cal. No. 30864
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of willfully failing to register and willfully making or filing a false report.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Jianxiong Wang; Livingston, NJ
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 087378; Cal. No. 30833
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of signing, sealing and filing documents for a job with the New York City Department of Buildings that were deficient; and signing, sealing and filing documents with the New York City Department of Buildings for 8 jobs with an electronic professional stamp that bore the title "licensed architect"; and failing to prepare and maintain written evaluations of the professional services represented by documents signed and sealed by him.

 

Massage Therapy

Kim Mai Tran; Tarrytown, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 026417; Cal. No. 30871
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Actions: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of two New York State criminal convictions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), the second being a felony and making a false report by answering “no” to the criminal conviction question on her massage therapy re-registration form in 2015 even though she knew that she had a 2013 DWI conviction.

 

Mental Health Practitioner

Charles R. Grefer; Spencerport, NY
Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 001258; Cal. No. 30391
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of one count of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor, one count of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony, one count of Criminal Tax Fraud in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Kara Marie Muchard; Farmington, NY
Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 006021; Cal. No. 30721
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
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 Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Nursing

Deborah Ann Bercier; North Babylon, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 200976; Cal. No. 31065
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, a class E felony; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor.

Kristina Marie Calamusa; Dunedin, FL
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 303170; Cal. No. 31136
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of revealing personally identifiable facts, data or information obtained in a professional capacity without the prior consent of the patient or client, except as authorized or required by law, in the State of Florida.

Sandra Marie Conklin; Dryden, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 214509, 581282; Cal. Nos. 29666, 29667
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of stealing controlled substances and filing a false report.

Bonnie June Doyle; Long Beach, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 692003; Cal. No. 30794
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
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 failing to maintain a record for three (3) patients that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patients.

Tiffany M. Gustafson; Livingston Manor, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 619548; Cal. No. 30880
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being a habitual user of controlled substances.

Kenneth Charles Hadad a/k/a Kenneth Hahad; Greenville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 238790, 478313; Cal. Nos. 30854, 30855
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 month and until successful participation in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor.

Corrine Anne LeBlanc; Groton, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 577681; Cal. No. 30881
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
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 falsely documented that vaccine was not administered.

Christine Elizabeth Matanes; Little Falls, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 306655; Cal. No. 30594
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019 (See also April 2014 and April 2017)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to complete continuing education.

Micheline Napoleon; Baldwin, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 208565, 430799; Cal. Nos. 30819, 30820
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
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 failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Alisha Ann Norwood; South New Berlin, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 308318; Cal. No. 30856
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to confirm patient directives regarding medical intervention.

Peter S. Novellino; Farmingdale, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 293492; Cal. No. 30925
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Julianah Bamidele Olowokere a/k/a Julianah Bamidele Davies; Hamilton, NJ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 451109; Cal. No. 30835
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 3 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting a registration renewal application which falsely stated that she had not had any disciplinary action taken against her license.

Sherry Lynn Osborne; Rochester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 693808; Cal. No. 30459
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
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 abandoning patients.

Chekesha J. Porter; Pearland, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 564466; Cal. No. 30915
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 month and until successfully participation in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of taking from hospital supplies the controlled substance propofol and equipment for her own personal use.

Duane Joel Powers; Broadalbin, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 464218; Cal. No. 30885
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
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 failure to maintain accurate patient records.

Sean Thomas Roney; Utica, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 310965; Cal. No. 30567
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
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 a violation of the Public Health Law.

Rose Marie Schenkel; Downsville, NY
Profession: Lic. No. 305671; Cal. No. 30582
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication administration errors.

Corazon Francisco Soriano; New Hyde Park, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 432324; Cal. No. 30842
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
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 failing to assess a patient but indicating in the medical record that she had; failing to apply ointments to a patient as ordered and negatively interacting with a patient.

Jamie Lynn Thomson; Cowlesville, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 659667; Cal. No. 30806
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Melody L. Williams-Destra; Bloomfield, CT
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 270457; Cal. No. 31035
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently in Connecticut.

Latesha Anntanett Winters; Newburgh, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 275571, 567824; Cal. Nos. 30675, 30676
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering the wrong medication to a patient.

Asmeret Tesfagiorgis Yohannes; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 315304; Cal. No. 31104
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019 (See also September 2017)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

 

Pharmacy

Dimitrios Dakis; Bayside, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 034028; Cal. No. 30776
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to provide adequate supervision of a retail pharmacy.

Wanas Aniss Hana Khalil; Whitestone, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 048122; Cal. No. 30775
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019 (See also March 2020)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $20,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of dispensing prescription-required drugs based on orders lacking required information and failing to maintain patient medication profiles; and being the owner of a pharmacy acting as an outsourcing pharmacy when it failed to register as one.

Christina Lauren Loeffler; Farmingdale, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 058584; Cal. No. 30734
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing as a supervising pharmacist to provide adequate supervision to a registered establishment.

John Joseph Lotito, Jr.; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037295; Cal. No. 30649
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 months stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to endorse controlled substance prescriptions he dispensed; and dispensing ear drops instead of the prescribed eye drops to an elderly patient.

Queens Express Pharmacy Corp.; Jackson Heights, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 028747; Cal. No. 30777
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $20,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of dispensing prescription-required drugs based on orders lacking required information and failing to maintain patient profiles; and acting as an outsourcing pharmacy when it failed to register as one.

Rely Rx, Inc.; St. James, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 033358; Cal. No. 30735
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of failure by a supervising pharmacist to provide adequate supervision to a registered establishment.

 

Public Accountancy

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP; New York, NY
Profession: Public Accountancy Partnership; Reg. No. 036148; Cal. No. 30866
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of failing to obtain sufficient appropriate evidence about whether a broker-dealer's internal controls over compliance with the possession or control provision of the Consumer Protection Rule were effective for the period June 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 and as of December 31, 2014.

Tamas Bela Revai; New York, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 027854; Cal. No. 30817
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain areas until succesfully complete course of retraining in said certain areas, following termination of partial actual suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having consented to being barred (revoked) by Order of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board from being an associated person of a firm required to register with PCAOB and the conduct resulting in said bar (revocation), if committed in New York, would constitute professional misconduct under the laws of New York State.

 

Veterinary Medicine

John Henry Cooley; Marcy, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 011993; Cal. No. 30823
Regents Action Date: April 9, 2019
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 delegating professional responsibilities to a person not qualified to perform those duties.

 

 

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