Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

December 2021

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Acupuncture - Architecture - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Nursing - Optometry - Pharmacy - Psychology - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Acupuncture

Wilton Valerio; Elmhurst, NY
Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 003979; Cal. No. 32701
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021 (See also April 2018)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years actual suspension, upon return to practice, 5 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of allowing a patient to become undraped and inadvertently touching her breasts and vaginal area during a massage.

 

Architecture

Karl Anthony Carter; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 026300; Cal. No. 32634
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of using the title block of a deceased architect and filing jobs, with the Department of Buildings, using a corporate name which was not registered to file plans.

Asif Jamil; New York, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 017617; Cal. No. 32058
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
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 charges of falsely signing and sealing an Applicant Experience Record of an architectural intern whose work he did not directly supervise and who was employed by an entity not owned by him and by which he was not employed; failing to prepare and maintain written evaluations of the professional services represented by documents signed and sealed by him; and receiving fees from a third party for signing and sealing plans prepared for various projects in the State of New York.

Karl Anthony Architect LLC; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Architecture Limited Liability Company; Cal. No. 32635
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of using the title block of a deceased architect and filing jobs, with the Department of Buildings, using a coprorate name that was not registered to file plans.

 

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Zeanza Lee Penistan; Johnstown, NY
Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technician; Cert. No. 001892; Cal. No. 32690
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application to surrender certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Dentistry

Tanaz Benyaminian; Roslyn, NY
Profession: Registered Dental Assistant; Lic. No. 000522; Cal. No. 32759
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Sur Bong Lee; Old Tappan, NJ
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046420; Cal. No. 32580
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to record treatment options and materials used.

McDonnell and McMahon Pediatric Dentistry PLLC; Clifton Park, NY
Profession: Dentistry Professional Limited Liability Company; Cal. No. 32075
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to using ketamine in the practice without appropriate licensure and/or staff.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Mohammad Alauddin; New York, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 083149; Cal. No. 32484
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 months actual suspension, 20 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Erik J. Durka; Webster, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 079900; Cal. No. 32602
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until mentally fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child.

William R. Simmons, III; East Islip, NY
Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 049237; Cal. No. 32489
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to clearly define structures and dimensions on two completed surveys.

 

Nursing

Jennifer Lynn Alden; Queensbury, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 695900; Cal. No. 30921
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and reprimand, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct for having been convicted of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree, a class D felony.

Rufus Lewis Brooks; Windsor Mill, MD
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 223746, 472987; Cal. Nos. 32600, 32601
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving a Vehicle While Under the Influence Per Se, a misdemeanor, in the State of Maryland.

Jayci Cleo Brown; Ithaca, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 555626; Cal. No. 32345
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
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 diverting the controlled substances hydrocodone and dilaudid from her place of employment for her own personal use in the State of West Virginia.

Jennifer L. Cherkis; Warsaw, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 500512; Cal. No. 32589
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of calling in prescriptions for non-controlled substances for her own personal use.

Ashley Marie Daigle; Albany, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 631099; Cal. No. 32531
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: License did not contest charges of distributing discharge papers to an incorrect patient, retrieving an incorrect patient from a waiting room, failing to perform an adequate gastrointestinal assessment, and failing to perform a pain re-assessment.

Fritzner Desty; New York, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 725415; Cal. No. 32556
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
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 withdrawing controlled substances, from an employer’s Pyxis machine, but failing to account for them, and failing to chart patients’ pain assessments, when administering pain medications, in the State of California.

Wendy Harrison Doctor; Valley Stream, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 204471, 423937; Cal. Nos. 32597, 32598
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering medications to the wrong patient.

Nicole Ashley Eichenholtz; Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 718640; Cal. No. 32544
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
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 accurately document for three patients refusal of their medication.

Nicholas A. Farrell; Williamsville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 313113; Cal. No. 32610
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny.

Inna Gordon; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 655540; Cal. No. 32143
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of giving facial injections, of the dermal filler Radiesse, to an individual.

Maureen A. Ives; Glens Falls, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 260283; Cal. No. 32766
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Jennifer Ann Petrillo; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 241603; Cal. No. 31788
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsely stating on a registration renewal application for registration as a licensed practical nurse that she had not been terminated from any hospital or licensed facility since her last registration application.

Laura Patricia Shea; Cortland, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 299561; Cal. No. 32272
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny and Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree.

Marlene M. St. Val; Boca Raton, FL
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 301432; Cal. No. 32476
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsely stating on her initial application for licensure, as a licensed practical nurse in the State of New York, that no licensing authority had ever refused to issue her a license when, in fact, the State of Oregon Board of Nursing had previously denied her a nursing license.

 

Optometry

Carlos A. Delarosa; New York, NY
Profession: Optometrist; Lic. No. 005619; Cal. No. 31281
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Pharmacy

Bliss Specialty Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a Venus Pharmacy and Beauty Supply; New York, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 033440; Cal. No. 32632
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $6,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to charges of allowing the pharmacy to stay open with no pharmacist in attendance; failing to display the registered name of the pharmacy on its exterior; maintaining outdated and misbranded medications in stock; and failing to prepare and maintain a biennial inventory of all controlled substances in stock.

Denilee Dedek; Worchester, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 055576; Cal. No. 32527
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
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 Driving While Intoxicated.

Tinyam Kenneth Fung; Hollis, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 044785; Cal. No. 31621
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance by a Pharmacist, a Class C felony.

Danny Jang; Bayside, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 054110; Cal. No. 32633
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of allowing the pharmacy to stay open with no pharmacist in attendance; failing to display the registered name of the pharmacy on its exterior; maintaining outdated and misbranded medications in stock; and failing to prepare and maintain a biennial inventory of all controlled substances in stock.

Richard D. Schirripa; New York, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 032902; Cal. No. 32686
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Making False Statements to Federal Agents, a felony.

 

Psychology

Roderick A. Borrie; Setauket, NY
Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 007931; Cal. No. 32541
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021 (See also February 2002)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records and failing to manage transference issues with a single patient, inside and outside patient sessions.

 

Social Work

Nancy Dara Schandler a/k/a Nancy D. Karan; Hewlett, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 049262; Cal. No. 32647
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of social work from March 2018 through December 2020 while unregistered.

Robert L. Schlachter; Pennellville, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 039445; Cal. No. 32555
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021 (See also May 2017)
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 did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of social work while his license was suspended, which violated limitations imposed by the Board of Regents under calendar number 29076.

Kristen Tuttle; Pleasant Valley, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 068155, 076859; Cal. Nos. 32644, 32645
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of filing a re-registration renewal application form, on which she failed to disclose that criminal charges were pending against her in a court.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Jennifer Lynn Alden; Queensbury, NY
Profession: Veterinary Technician; Lic. No. 005623; Cal. No. 30922
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and reprimand, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct for having been convicted of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree, a class D felony.

Rood, Riddle & Partners, PSC, PC; Lexington, KY
Profession: Foreign Veterinary Medicine Professional Service Corporation; Cal. No. 31582
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of unlicensed employees practicing in New York State.

James A. Zwart; Freeville, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 003741; Cal. No. 32584
Regents Action Date: December 14, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to maintain accurate records and failing to properly extract cat teeth.

 

 

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Last Updated: February 8, 2022