Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

December 2014

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Acupuncture - Architecture - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Acupuncture

John Whitaker; Center Moriches, NY

Profession: Acupuncture; Lic. No. 001435; Cal. No. 27592

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary:  Licensee did not contest charges of delegating professional responsibilities to an unlicensed person.

Architecture

Qiang Su; New York, NY

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 030112; Cal. No. 27522

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services.

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Doreen Mae Van Patten; Paletine Bridge, NY

Profession: Cytotechnologist; Lic. No. 000273; Cal. No. 27584

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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.

Dentistry

Robin H. Johnson; Old Saybrook, CT

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 015012; Cal. No. 27850

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of  practicing dental hygiene while having an expired license in the State of Connecticut.

Alan Gordon Nath; Suffield, CT

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 026026; Cal. No. 27380

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of negligence in 2006 by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Healthcare Systems Branch, based on conduct which if committed in New York State would constitute negligence on more than one occasion under section 6509(2) of the New York Education Law.

Shaesta Najeem; Webster, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045642; Cal. No. 27509

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $2,000 fine.

Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to maintain accurate records.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Russell Lewis Dance III; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 085457; Cal. No. 27448

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 30 month stayed suspension, 3 years probation, $10,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services; failing to prepare and retain a thorough written evaluation of plans he signed and sealed which were not prepared by an employee under his direct supervision; and failing to maintain any preliminary and final plans, documents, computations, records and professional evaluations prepared by him, or by his employees, relating to work to which he had affixed his seal and signature.

George Guttmann; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 049161; Cal. No. 27624

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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 receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services.

Irving M. Kusnitz; Oceanside, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 036941; Cal. No. 27563

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services.

Andrew Weiss; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 046384; Cal. No. 27572

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence with period of stayed suspension, $5,000 fine payable within 18 months of Order issuance.

Summary:  Licensee did not contest charges of receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services; and of failing to prepare and maintain written evaluations of the professional services represented by documents which he signed and sealed, but which were not prepared by him or by an employee under his direct supervision.

Massage Therapy

Louise LaPoint; Troy, NY

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 008504; Cal. No. 27614

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted  to charges of having been convicted of two misdemeanor DWIs and one felony DWI and of having lied on her re-registration.

Barbara Jean Salamaca; Laredo, TX 78045

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 017493; Cal. No. 27690

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

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

Milagros Velez; Yonkers, NY

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 024875; Cal. No. 27551

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree, a misdemeanor.

Nursing

Champagne Dominique Jada Anderson; Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 308340; Cal. No. 27636

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 10 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Wilful Violation of Health Laws.

Doris Azornu; Brentwood, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 621534; Cal. No. 26901

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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 charges of falling asleep while caring for a patient who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and failing to respond to said patient's ventilator alarm.

Nellie Bonneau a/k/a Anne Nellie B. Salvant a/k/a Anne Nellie Salvant; New Hempstead, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 262221; Cal. No. 26593

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 5 year suspension, execution of last 3 years of suspension stayed.

Summary:

Robert M. Bonville; Lake George, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 317442; Cal. No. 27604

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having being convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

Merritt D. Boucher; Taberg, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 150960, 344330; Cal. Nos. 27436, 27437

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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

Summary:  Licensee admitted to charges of mislabeling.

Traci Briskin; Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 307825; Cal. No. 27603

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having being convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree.

Christopher Champagne; Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 296519; Cal. No. 27548

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, both misdemeanors.

Binita Dahal; Ridgewood, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 665369; Cal. No. 27637

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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 Wilful Violation of Health laws.

Rita E. Daley; Cohoes, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 318162; Cal. No. 27597

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014 (see also May 2004)

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, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of nursing while impaired.

Sandra L. Dykshoorn;  Odessa, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 120959, 353160; Cal. Nos. 27673, 27672

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014 (see also November 2003)

Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having being convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Attempted Offering a False Instrument for Filing, and Driving While Impaired by Drugs; and of violating a condition imposed by the Board of Regents.

January D. Edwards; Greene, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 285518; Cal. No. 27544

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014 (see also July 2016)

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 failing to maintain accurate records.

Audrey Jane Fletcher; Auburn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 298806; Cal. No. 27555

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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 taking antibiotics out of discontinued medications without authorization.

Kristin M. Haacker; Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 309450; Cal. No. 27534

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of having committed a medication administration error.

Aziza Diao Hankins a/k/a Aziza Dias Hankins a/k/a Aziza Dias Hawkins a/k/a Aziza D. Hankins a/k/a Aziza Hankins; Staten Island, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 254088; Cal. No. 27181

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of actual period of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary:

Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Failure to Pay Tax, a class A misdemeanor. 

Aziza Dias Hawkins a/k/a Aziza Diao Hankins a/k/a Aziza Dias Hankins a/k/a Aziza D. Hankins a/k/a Aziza Hankins; Staten Island, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 254088; Cal. No. 27181

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of actual period of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Failure to Pay Tax, a class A misdemeanor. 

Savannah S. Harding; Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 290472; Cal. No. 27594

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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 Wilful Violation of Health Laws.

Justin L. Hendrix; Hudson Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 303202; Cal. No. 27606

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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, $1,000 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of felony and misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated.

Stephanie Lynne Hicks; Webster, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 277642; Cal. No. 27582

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having diverted morphine.

Janet Patricia Hughes a/k/a Janet P. Millicker; Mahopac Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 182327, 440992; Cal. Nos. 27392, 27393

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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 accessing patient records without the prior consent of the patient or patient’s physician for a purpose unrelated to the patient’s health.

Deborah Ann Hyneman; Evans Mills, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 445019; Cal. No. 27561

Regents Action Date: December 16, 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 having committed a medication administration error.

Risikat Adebimpe Kazeem; Staten Island, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 201998, 478024; Cal. Nos. 26757, 26758

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspensions, said suspensions to run concurrently, execution of last 18 months of said suspensions stayed, probation 2 years to run concurrently with periods of suspension.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Jennifer L. Kessler; Spencerport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 501972; Cal. No. 26686

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failure to properly administer and document medications.

Mary A. Lannen; Williamsville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 325214; Cal. No. 27447

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014 (see also June 2013)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months of Order issuance, Order to supersede Deputy Commissioner’s Order No. 26344.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of nursing while her license to do so was suspended.

Jessica Lien McMillen; Ithaca, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 599629; Cal. No. 27484

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having given verbal orders for medication.

Janet P. Millicker a/k/a Janet Patricia Hughes; Mahopac Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 182327, 440992; Cal. Nos. 27392, 27393

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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 accessing patient records without the prior consent of the patient or patient’s physician for a purpose unrelated to the patient’s health.

Judith C. Moore;  Honeoye Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Pediatrics); Lic. No. 416572, Cert. No. 380783; Cal. Nos. 27468, 27467

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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.

Bethann L. Plank; Hornell, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 274269; Cal. No. 27580

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until mentally fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Contempt.

Ishaaq Azeez Rahaman a/k/a Ishaag Azeez Rahaman a/k/a Ishaaq A. Rahaman a/k/a Ishaaq Rahaman; Cape Vincent, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 577707; Cal. No. 27185

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor, Aggravated Criminal Contempt, a class D felony and Bribing a Witness, a class D felony. 

Lawrence William Rupp, Sr.; Coram, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 289121, 599155; Cal. Nos. 26749, 26750

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action:  Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspensions, said suspensions to run concurrently, execution of said suspensions stayed, probation 24 months to run concurrently with concurrent periods of suspension.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor and Driving While Ability Impaired by the Combined Influence of Drugs or of Alcohol and Drugs.

Anne Nellie B. Salvant a/k/a Nellie Bonneau a/k/a Anne Nellie Salvant; New Hempstead, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 262221; Cal. No. 26593

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 5 year suspension, execution of last 3 years of suspension stayed.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a felony.

Matthew S. Schlieder; Rome, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 501000; Cal. No. 27570

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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 failing to call a full code.

Barbara Lee Shimoda; Nongkhai, Thailand

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 473665; Cal. No. 27079

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of administering multiple injections of Teosyal, a dermal filler unapproved by the Food and Drug Administration, ostensibly to correct cosmetics procedures administered by others to a patient.

Amy S. Shultz; Hamlin, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 565399; Cal. No. 27537

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014 (see also July 2016)

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, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of stealing Fentanyl, a controlled substance, for her personal use.

Brigitte K. Smith; Lakeland, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 241175; Cal. No. 27587

Regents Action Date: December 16 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until mentally 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 6 months.

Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Anamaria Tapia; Arverne, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 469147, Cert. No. 333481; Cal. Nos. 27382, 27383

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of self-reporting that she was dependent upon narcotic pain medication while employed as a registered professional nurse.

Chester D. Wagner; Wilson, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 180131, 382491; Cal. Nos. 27515, 27514

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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, $500 fine.

Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon and the charge of filing a false report.

Pharmacy

Girolamo Jerry Curcio; West Palm Beach, FL

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 025862; Cal. No. 27706

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in another jurisdiction which, if committed in New York State, would constitute practicing the profession of pharmacy fraudulently.

Michelle Renee Foster; Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 051879; Cal. No. 27331

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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, $500 fine.

Summary:  Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, as a felony, and of Driving While Intoxicated and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, as misdemeanors.

Lisa Frost; Hummelstown, PA

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 043155; Cal. No. 27619

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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, $2,000 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of pharmacy without a current license in the State of Pennsylvania.

Physical Therapy

Tammy Lynn Aldous a/k/a Tammy Lynn Hall; Fine, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 026534; Cal. No. 27419

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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 committing boundary violations.

Johnathan Charles Horkheimer a/k/a John C. Horkheimer; Gowanda, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Cert. No. 007234; Cal. No. 27311

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014 (see also October 2014)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a felony, and the charge of moral unfitness in the practice of physical therapist assistant.

Tammy Lynn Hall a/k/a Tammy Lynn Aldous; Fine, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 026534; Cal. No. 27419

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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 committing boundary violations.

Public Accountancy

Richard Bruce Davis; Freehold, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 027081; Cal. No. 27847

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Knowingly and Willfully Falsifying Material Facts to Obtain Penalty Abatements, a felony.

Dennis Lawrence Duban; Los Angeles, CA

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 084780; Cal. No. 27798

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud and Aiding in Preparation of False Tax Returns, felonies.

Ilene S. Engelberg; Fort Lauderdale, FL

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 052025; Cal. No. 27729

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Facilitation in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Mark Mycio; Old Bethpage, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 058860; Cal. No. 27601

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area until successful completion of course of retraining in said certain area, upon termination of partial actual suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine payable within 5 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of consenting to a revocation of his privilege to appear or practice before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an accountant after a disciplinary action was commenced by the SEC where the conduct charged resulting in the consent to such revocation would, if committed in New York State, constitute professional misconduct under the laws of New York State, namely, violations of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) in the audits of two foreign-based companies in the areas of planning and/or supervision in violation of section 6509(9) of the New York State Education Law, and in specific violation of section 29.10(a)(7)(i) of the Rules of the Board of Regents.

Marc Gary Nochimson; Marlton, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 097354; Cal. No. 27616

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having consented to the revocation of his privilege to appear or practice before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an accountant after a disciplinary action was commenced by the SEC where the conduct charged resulting in the consent to such revocation would, if committed in New York State, constitute professional misconduct under the laws of New York State, namely, issuing an audit opinion that an entity’s financial statements were prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) when they were not, in violation of section 6509(9) of the New York State Education Law, and in specific violation of section 29.10(a)(7)(i) of the Rules of the Board of Regents.

Jeffrey L. Ross; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 105240; Cal. No. 27036

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area until successful completion of course of retraining in said certain area, upon termination of partial actual suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of having committed errors during the audit of the 2009 financial statements of a union welfare fund.

Steven J. Sherb; Muttontown, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 037355; Cal. No. 27599

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area until successful completion of course of retraining in said certain area, upon termination of partial actual suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine payable within 5 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of consenting to a revocation of his privilege to appear or practice before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an accountant after a disciplinary action was commenced by the SEC where the conduct charged resulting in the consent to such revocation would, if committed in New York State, constitute professional misconduct under the laws of New York State, namely, violations of auditing standards in the audits of two different foreign-based companies where he served either as concurring or quality review partner.

Christopher Allen Valleau; Boca Raton, FL

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 081921; Cal. No. 27600

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area until successful completion of course of retraining in said certain area, upon termination of partial actual suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine payable within 5 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of consenting to a revocation of his privilege to appear or practice before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an accountant after a disciplinary action was commenced by the SEC where the conduct charged resulting in the consent to such revocation would, if committed in New York State, constitute professional misconduct under the laws of New York State, namely, violations of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) in the audits of three foreign-based companies in the areas of planning and/or quality oversight in violation of section 6509(9) of the New York State Education Law, and in specific violation of section 29.10(a)(7)(i) of the Rules of the Board of Regents.

Social Work

Mary E. Collins; Skaneateles, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 054493, 070953; Cal. Nos. 27062, 27063

Regents Action Date: December 16, 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 failing to maintain accurate records and failing to clarify nature of a professional relationship.

Sherri Ann Ferrulli-Brinskelle; Stony Point, NC

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 069571; Cal. No. 27797

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted in another jurisdiction of Submitting Claims with False Information, Submitting Claims for Service Not Rendered to Patients, False Insurance Claims, and Theft by Deception-False Impression.

Matthew Humphrey; Watertown, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 083580; Cal. No. 27546

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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

Summary:

Veterinary Medicine

Kara M. Blaha; Newfield, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 011207; Cal. No. 27598

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

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, $1,000 fine payable within 6 months.

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

Melissa Sue Gamache; Saratoga Springs, NY

Profession: Veterinary Technician; Lic. No. 003743; Cal. No. 27456

Regents Action Date: December 16, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary:  Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

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Last Updated: August 5, 2016