Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
April 1997

Certified Social Work - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Nursing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Professional Engineering and Land Surveying - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Veterinary Medicine

Certified Social Work

Laurence J. Goodman, Katonah, NY

Profession:: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 026292; Cal. No. 16220
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year and $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the Fourth Degree.

Cathy Jean Eising, Katonah, NY

Profession:: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 031629; Cal. No. 16231
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year and $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the Fourth Degree.


Chiropractic

Stephen R. Giorgio, Selden, NY

Profession:: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 004454; Cal. No. 16507
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Third Degree, a class B Misdemeanor.


Dentistry

Marcos Eustaquio, Elizabeth, NJ

Profession:: Dentist; Lic. No. 040464; Cal. No. 13117
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997 (see also February 2002 and June 2001)
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of using an inappropriate tooth as an abutment for a bridge, and of documentation errors.

Ketly Nino-Fortune, Uniondale, NY

Profession:: Dentist; Lic. No. 041167; Cal. No. 15719
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 24 months suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 36 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to provide proper follow-up after learning that an unlicensed person performed a tooth extraction on a patient, allowing an unlicensed person to perform dental examinations, allowing the name of an unlicensed person to be listed as a licensed dentist on an office sign, and failing to maintain a patient record that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of a patient.

Ketly Nino-Fortune, DDS, PC 184-02 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, NY

Profession:: Dentistry; Cal. No. 15720
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: $1,500 fine, probation 36 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to provide proper follow-up after learning that an unlicensed person performed a tooth extraction on a patient, allowing an unlicensed person to perform dental examinations, allowing the name of an unlicensed person to be listed as a licensed dentist on an office sign, and failing to maintain a patient record that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of a patient.

Leslie Joseph, Queens Village, NY

Profession:: Dentist; Lic. No. 041436; Cal. No. 15806
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to comply with an agreement entered into in order to aid his dental education.

Paul David Solomon, Endicott, NY

Profession:: Dentist; Lic. No. 023836; Cal. No. 15991
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997 (see also May 2004)
Action: 2 years suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of installing an ill-fitting bridge and crown.


Nursing

Carmen Lucy, Delanson, NY

Profession:: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 165764; Cal. No. 14123
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 3 year suspension, execution of last year 2 years stayed, probation two years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of failing to administer medication and other treatments to a four year old patient in her care, and of falsely reporting that she had administered the required care.

Joan Scott Baker, Phenix City, AL

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 220252; Cal. No. 14835
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, stayed, probation for 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of verbally and physically abusing an elderly patient.

James E. Griffin, Springfield, MA

Profession:: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 434896; Cal. No. 15412
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: Suspension until successfully completes a substance abuse course of treatment. Upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing his profession while his ability to practice was impaired due to alcohol intoxication.

Jacqueline Miner, Brooklyn, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 199380, 441063; Cal. Nos. 15028, 15029
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: $500 fine and 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of removing a patient from oxygen equipment without a doctor's order.

Richard Carrington Graham, Ancram, NY

Profession:: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 398275; Cal. No. 15346
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 2 years suspension, execution of suspension stayed, 2 years probation, $750 fine
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing various medication administration errors.

Brian S. Ritter, Middle Village, NY

Profession:: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 278257; Cal. No. 15918
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 2 years suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years under various terms, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of convincing a psychiatric patient to leave the hospital against medical advice, engaging in sexual intercourse with the patient, and making harassing phone calls to the patient.

Stephanie Lynne Cromer, Dolgeville, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 219897; Cal. No. 16097
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing medication, administration, and charting errors.

Helen L. Bracy a/k/a Helen Louise Bracy a/k/a Helen M. Bracy a/k/a Helen L. McCombs Bracy, Staten Island, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 097106, 258148; Cal. Nos. 16129, 16063
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension. Upon service of suspension, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of holding herself out as a nurse practitioner when she was not certified as such.

Barbara A. Farnsworth, Norwood, NY

Profession:: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 203254; Cal. No. 16206
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of four medication administration errors and failure to call a cardiac resuscitation team.

Betty Jean Smith, Jackson, MS

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 222453, 451502; Cal. Nos. 16267, 16268
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to become effective and to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing several medication administration errors.

Lisa Naomi Robinson, Bronx, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 208793; Cal. No. 16332
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: Licensee directed to pursue a course of continuing education in the physical assessment of a patient and probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of neglecting a patient, failing to document in a patient record, and wilfully filing a false report.

Margie Lou Westley a/k/a Margie Lou Boomhower, Cropseyville, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 195985, 414618; Cal. Nos. 16338, 16339
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing six medication administration and documentation errors.

Heather Dawn Garriques, Brooklyn, NY

Profession:: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 423608; Cal. No. 16413
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of checking a unit of blood which another nurse was about to transfuse into a patient without going to the patient's bedside to ensure that the blood was transfused into the correct patient.

Rena M. Karkowski, Port Ewen, NY; Kingston, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 085430; Cal. No. 16446
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of performing a straight catheterization on a patient while obtaining a urine sample from a patient, without a physician's order.

Raelene Ann Hample, Phelps, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 147093; Cal. No. 16476
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997 (See also March 2005)
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year and $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated as an unclassified misdemeanor, Driving While Intoxicated as a felony, and failing to disclose the misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated conviction on a Registration Application submitted to the Division of Professional Licensing Services for the purpose of renewing her license.

Joyce Susanne Salisbury a/k/a Joyce Wilmer Rook, Maple View, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 054697; Cal. No. 16478
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension with leave to apply for early termination of suspension upon completion of continuing education and other proof. Suspension shall not, in any event, be terminated until respondent has served at least 3 months of said suspension. Upon service or termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence and become effective upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing three medication administration errors.

Robert A. Pieloch, Port Jefferson, NY; Calverton, NY

Profession:: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 383638; Cal. No. 16494
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to keep accurate patient records.

Lorene Stein-Johnson, Lagrangeville, NY

Profession:: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 339907; Cal. No. 16509
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 24 months suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of exercising undue influence on two elderly patients by asking them, on numerous occasions, for money loans.

Amy Lyn Butler, Oneida, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 235825; Cal. No. 16512
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of writing an order for a non-controlled substance which was to be administered to a patient, when licensee was not licensed to prescribe medications.

Kelly Ann Fiorenza, Rome, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 213928; Cal. No. 16513
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of deciding, with another nurse, that Imodium, a non-controlled substance, be administered to a patient, when neither were licensed to prescribe medications.

Raynold E. Bush, Uniondale, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 121892; Cal. No. 16516
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, falsely stating on his license application that he had not been convicted of a crime, and falsely stating that since he last registered he had not been convicted of any crime.

Dawn M. Shaver, Rome, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 167174; Cal. No. 16528
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administering to a patient a non-controlled medication which she knew had not been ordered by her physician.

Donald A. Schwingel, Rochester, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 230545; Cal. No. 16553
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having committed medication administration and documentation errors.

Lillian Mandes Perez, Central Islip, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 186450, 391658; Cal. Nos. 16562, 16563
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: Partial suspension in certain area, until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of not placing a discontinuation date on an order, incorrectly transcribing an order, not entering administration of medication on patient records, administering medications and a gastric feeding at the wrong time, and failing to respond to a Code Blue.

Brenda M. Webb a/k/a Brenda M. Veaudry, Syracuse, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 206647; Cal. No. 16569
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Prostitution, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Lorna Susan Massaro, North Salem, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 079400; Cal. No. 16577
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class C Felony.

Christina Louise Robillard, Rochester, NY

Profession:: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 216385; Cal. No. 16578
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine and 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of engaging in physical contact of a sexual nature with a paraplegic home care patient in her care while she was on duty and off duty.

Daniel Diaz, Jr., Rochester, NY

Profession:: Licensed practical Nurse; Lic. No. 165725; Cal. No. 16604
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: Censure and Reprimand
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having disconnected a patient's call bell light.

Diane M. Melber, Clifton Park, NY

Profession:: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 404612; Cal. No. 16493
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: Application to surrender license to practice granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of taking, forging and presenting one prescription for a non-controlled substance.


Pharmacy

Seymour H. Schechter, Tappan, NY

Profession:: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023216; Cal. No. 14876
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $4,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of violations found during pharmacy inspections and abandoning the premises of a registered establishment.

Bashir Suba, Chestnut Ridge, NY

Profession:: Pharmacist, Lic. No. 028558; Cal. No. 16057
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997 (see also November 2001)
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to adequately supervise a pharmacy under licensee's supervision and permitting an unlicensed person to reconstitute a medication.

Lawrence Laboratories, Inc., 385 High Street, Holbrook, NY

Profession:: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 304008; Cal. No. 16205
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year under various terms, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Wholesaler of Drugs admitted to charges of filling prescriptions for animals.

Darryl Wayne Zacharia Wisher, St. Albans, NY

Profession:: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 042772; Cal. No. 16473
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: Pursue a course of continuing education in pharmaceutical calculation and in intravenous preparation and probation 18 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of committing five dispensing errors.

Robert A. Fiorella, Buffalo, NY

Profession:: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023466; Cal. No. 16557
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Receipt of Misbranded Drugs in Interstate Commerce.

Samuel L. Orcinolo, Brooklyn, NY

Profession:: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 024645; Cal. No. 16582
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: Application to surrender license to practice granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having submitted fraudulent reimbursement claims.

Larroby Chemists, Inc., 1667 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Profession:: Retail Pharmacy; Reg. No. 012518; Cal. No. 16583
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: Application to surrender registration to operate a retail pharmacy granted.
Summary: Retail Pharmacy admitted to charges of having submitted fraudulent reimbursement claims.

Kenneth Robert Warren, Trumansburg, NY

Profession:: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039663; Cal. No. 16677
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997 (see also March 1997)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of unauthorized substitution, holding for sale and offering for sale misbranded drugs and failing to maintain accurate pharmacy records.


Podiatry

Ira S. Weisenthal, Floral Park, NY

Profession:: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002802; Cal. No. 11870
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997 (see also April 2001)
Action: 2 years suspension, requirement to take and pass certain course work, $5,000 fine, leave to apply for early termination of suspension after service of minimum of 3 months of suspension and upon proof of satisfactory completion of aforesaid penalties.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of failing to provide appropriate follow-up treatment to a patient which led to the development of osteomyelitis.

Marc Stuart Moser, New York, NY

Profession:: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003197; Cal. No. 15755
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997 (see also November 1994)
Action: 12 months suspension, execution of last 8 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of practicing the profession of podiatry while his license was suspended.

Stephen Kleinman, Woodmere, NY

Profession:: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002331; Cal. No. 16354
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: $2,500 fine and probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of rendering treatment to a patient for bilateral heel pain by administering approximately one hundred eighty injections of a steroid.

Joseph P. Broccolo, New Rochelle, NY

Profession:: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 001957; Cal. No. 16598
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of making a false statement to the government.


Professional Engineering

Thomas D. Reilly, Smithtown, NY

Profession:: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 043595; Cal. No. 14533
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: $1,000 fine and 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of signing and sealing documents neither prepared by him nor his employee, failing to sign and seal evaluations, and failing to prepare and retain thorough evaluations for four drawings.

Victor Anthony Gordon, Plainfield, New Jersey

Profession:: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 066685; Cal. No. 16520
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of the last 11 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony.


Psychology

Robert Wolf, New Rochelle, NY

Profession:: Psychologist; Lic. No. 006804; Cal. No. 13642
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: Revocation
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of engaging in a romantic relationship with the mother of a six year old patient, continuing to provide treatment to the child as well as both of the child's parents while continuing the relationship, and failing to make appropriate arrangements for another patient who demonstrated a romantic interest in him.


Public Accountacy

Aaron Arthur Baer a/k/a Aaron Baer, Valley Stream, NY

Profession:: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 014029; Cal. No. 16405
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months under various terms, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of defrauding a financial institution.

Moe Maurice Baer a/k/a Maurice Baer, Valley Stream, NY

Profession:: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 012151; Cal. No. 16406
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 24 months suspension, execution of the first 3 months of suspension stayed, actual suspension during the fourth through the ninth month of suspension, execution of the tenth month through the twenty-fourth month of suspension stayed. Probation 24 months and $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of defrauding a financial institution.

Neshan Alexanian, Middletown, NY

Profession:: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 023457; Cal. No. 16523
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to obtain a management letter in the course of an audit in violation of auditing standards.

Glenn N. Deans, Freeport, NY

Profession:: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 040512; Cal. No. 16527
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $4,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of lack of independence in two audits.


Veterinary Medicine

Joseph Warren Adams, Warwick, NY; New York, NY

Profession:: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 002314; Cal. No. 13957
Regents Action Date: April 29, 1997 (see also March 2003)
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of failing to adequately diagnose and treat an ill cat and failing to record treatments actually provided to the cat.


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