Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

April 2022

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- Dentistry - Nursing - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy -


Dentistry

Michael A. Lang; Floral Park, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 037324; Cal. No. 32861
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to document that alternative treatments were discussed with a patient, and failing to document the type of anesthesia administered.

Theresa Anne Messina; Lodi, NJ
Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 024155; Cal. No. 32830
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
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 failure to register.

Joseph R. Padula; Center Moriches, NY
Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 026046; Cal. No. 32856
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
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 practicing the profession of dental hygiene as a dental hygienist while not registered.

Jennifer C. Polizzo; Northport, NY
Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 023615; Cal. No. 32837
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
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 register.

Howard Rothenberg; West Nyack, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 033815; Cal. No. 31627
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022 (See also June 2000)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Nursing

Ashley Marie Arlen; Thorold, Ontario, Canada
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 661655; Cal. No. 31027
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Melissa Bailey a/k/a Melissa Winn; Herkimer, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 540303; Cal. No. 32231
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
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 reconcile a medication destruction log, and failing to witness the withdrawal of certain medications.

Berline Marie Bain; Brentwood, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 289410, 592990; Cal. Nos. 32793, 32794
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of taking medication from a facility, without authority, for a friend to use.

Lisa Marie Bilella; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 277188, 558468; Cal. Nos. 32732, 32733
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
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 document the administration of narcotics on two occasions.

Olivia Jewel Boyle; Deer Park, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 774398; Cal. No. 32831
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
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 accessing, without authorization, the electronic medical record of a friend’s mother, and disclosing information contained therein to the friend.

Sarah Nellore Campbell; Bath, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 674252; Cal. No. 32488
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of exchanging personal text messages with a patient.

Edward Donald Martin Carswell; Dansville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 240471; Cal. No. 32063
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
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 failing to follow proper protocol and a patient's care plan after the patient was found on the floor.

Virginia G. Germano; Salt Point, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 295887; Cal. No. 32844
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
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 having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Kimberly Lisa Anne Hanna; Mastic, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273502; Cal. No. 32855
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
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 practicing the profession of nursing while not registered.

Mary Fleming Lingner a/k/a Mary F. Chapman; Ridge, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 590154; Cal. No. 32106
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of nursing for approximately seven months while license was inactive.

Inessa Malamud; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 493347; Cal. No. 32575
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
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 document receiving permission from her employer to call in a prescription for her thyroid medication.

Andrea L. Montano a/k/a Andrea Castro; Fonda, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 286179; Cal. No. 32478
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
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 medication administration errors.

James William Mooney; Queensbury, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 670838; Cal. No. 32942
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
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 admitted to the charge of taking narcotics for personal use.

Philip Balatayo Ocon; Spring, TX
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 244254, 596125; Cal. Nos. 32893, 32894
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to assess a psychiatric patient, including completing a suicide risk assessment and contract for safety, in the State of Texas.

Wendi J. Oliver a/k/a Wendi J. Sharples; Barker, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 275673, 567736; Cal. Nos. 32708, 32709
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022 (See also July 2017 and February 2019)
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny, a misdemeanor.

Lauren Nicole O'Meal; Victor, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Lic. No. 565864, Cert. No. 401275; Cal. Nos. 32670, 32669
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of engaging in a personal relationship with a patient.

Cynthia A. Page a/k/a Cynthia A. Paquin; Spring, FL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 386019; Cal. No. 31168
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to properly assess and treat frostbite.

Patricia Lee Perryman a/k/a Patricia Webb; Gardendale, AL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 519744; Cal. No. 32961
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting falsified continuing education certificates, on which the relevant dates were altered, to the Alabama Board of Nursing.

Scott Reddington; Dalton, MA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 697372; Cal. No. 30234
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension for at least 1 year and until substance abuse free and fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $300 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of the charge of practicing the profession of nursing with negligence on more than one occasion.

Natasha Anne DLL Rosenberg; Belmont, MA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 680033; Cal. No. 32876
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of, in the State of Texas, failing to completely and accurately document the administration of the controlled substance Norco in a patient’s medication administration record.

Ann-Marie Ryan; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 303447; Cal. No. 31510
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering an entire vial of 25 tablets of the non-controlled drug nitroglycerin to a patient, when only one tablet of said drug was ordered, by the physician of said patient, to be administered.

Donna M. Smith; Medford, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 618311; Cal. No. 32762
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
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 scan a patient’s bracelet prior to administering medication, and failing to document a patient pain assessment.

Jessica Lyn Wiech; Lancaster, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 289046; Cal. No. 32707
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
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 documenting the administration of a controlled substance to a patient outside its scheduled time on 13 occasions; and improperly handling medications.

 

Pharmacy

Dominic Edwin Regalbuto; Blue Point, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 063159; Cal. No. 32507
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of using technicians to measure and compound ingredients; and failing to ensure that a drug was compounded properly.

Erica Marin Herman Spencer; Avon, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 053468; Cal. No. 32775
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to maintain accurate records of controlled substances in the pharmacy; and sleeping while on duty as a pharmacist.

Spencer Pharmaceutical Group LLC; Honeoye Falls, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 034997; Cal. No. 32816
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of failing to maintain a required inventory and failing to keep adequate records.

 

Public Accountancy

Joseph Mark Herzog; Northport, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 065630; Cal. No. 32976
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as a certified public accountant.

Ronald H. Sanossian; Hartsdale, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 070260; Cal. No. 32871
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

 

Respiratory Therapy

Cindy M. Auberger; Albion, NY
Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician, Respiratory Therapist; Lic. Nos. 003654, 006482; Cal. Nos. 32853, 32854
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2022
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a felony.

 

 

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Last Updated: May 16, 2022