Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
February 2006

Chiropractic - Dentistry - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work

Chiropractic

Semyon Libenzon, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 010136; Cal. No. 22493
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the 4th Degree.


Dentistry

Gabriel Dante Ariola a/k/a Dr. Gabe, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 035610; Cal. No. 21555
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 5 year suspension, execution of last 4½ years of suspension stayed, probation for last 4½ years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of two counts of Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, a class E felony.

Tejbir S. Oberoi, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 034560; Cal. No. 21485
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. Section 1341 and 1342 , for having devised a scheme or artifice to defraud or for obtaining money or property by false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises through the use of the United States Postal System; and one count of violating 18 U.S.C. Section 1035, for knowingly and willfully making a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation in a matter involving a health care benefit program.

Margaret Theresa O’Dea, Palenville, NY

Profession: Certified Dental Assistant; Cert. No. 000115; Cal. No. 22469
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application to surrender certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Luis Silvestre-Mejia, Jackson Heights, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045269; Cal. No. 21744
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony.

Robert Winegarden, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 030351; Cal. No. 21998
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006 (see also October 2009)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Revocation stayed, 3 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of committing a crime in New Jersey, to wit: Theft By Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received, a felony, and having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of New Jersey.

Lawrence J. Wolfin, West New York, NJ

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 034369; Cal. No. 22457
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of being found guilty by the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry of professional misconduct for delegating professional responsibilities to someone not qualified to perform them.


Nursing

Karine Antoine, Westbury, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 223561; Cal. No. 19201
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
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 the charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an associate nursing degree.

Maria Brown, Setauket, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 176595; Cal. No. 22414
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of administering the wrong medication to a patient, failing to chart the administration of medication, and administering half the dose of a prescribed medication.

Deirdre Ryan Clancy, Kings Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273981; Cal. No. 22476
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Wendy Rose Gabriel, Gillette, WY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 479640; Cal. No. 22397
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
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 willfully filing a false report with the Education Department's Division of Professional Licensing Services by falsely denying on her 1999 license re-registration application that, since she had last registered to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State, a professional misconduct proceeding had been brought against her Texas nursing license, and that license had been revoked.

Dionne Palmarie Heath, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265301; Cal. No. 22498
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the 4th Degree.

Donna M. Lanieri, Mulberry, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 287674; Cal. No. 22495
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 12 months and until fit to practice - upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Sell or Distribute.

Sharon Lee Levandowski, Hoosick Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 091102; Cal. No. 22342
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
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 having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor.

Helen Margaret MacEwen, Delhi, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 461706; Cal. No. 22440
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of nursing while impaired by a mental disability.

Tammy L. Marvin, Canandaigua, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 271251; Cal. No. 22382
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006 (See also November 2011)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 years and until fit to practice – upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, a felony, and failing to report crimes.

Antoinette Marie Murray, Bridgeport, CT

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 267247; Cal. No. 22431
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 9 month stayed suspension, probation 1 year if and when return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree.

Vincent J. Osrud, Vestal, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 243942; Cal. No. 22458
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing as a nurse without being registered.

Rosemarie Pagsanjan Roxas, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 195678, 409338; Cal. Nos. 22370, 22371
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
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 check a patient's identification band when participating in the hanging of blood for the patient.

Felecia Cassandra Thomas,

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273130; Cal. No. 22525
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Willful Violation of Health Laws and Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree.

Carlos Valle, Corona, CA

Profession:
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 235157; Cal. No. 22486 Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in New York State.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having made several medication errors, to wit: failing to administer medications in a timely manner, administering an incorrect dose of medication, and failing to turn an IV drip back on.

Elizabeth Anne Wawrzyniak,

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 479911; Cal. No. 21928
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, a class E felony.


Pharmacy

Hugh D. Bryan, Clifton Park, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 026948; Cal. No. 21772
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been the subject of an adjudication of unprofessional conduct by the State of Vermont Board of Pharmacy.

Scott Martin Stanislaw, Parkland, FL

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035705; Cal. No. 21794
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 year suspension, execution of last 2 years stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Wire and Mail Fraud, a felony; Mail Fraud, a felony; and Wire Fraud, a felony.

Kenneth Martone, Amityville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 046518; Cal. No. 22439
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of diverting drugs from his employer for his personal use.

John Santiago, Jackson Heights, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 025054; Cal. No. 22531
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006 (see also October 2002)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully dispensing prescription-required drugs without a prescription in that, on several occasions between August 2004 and September 2005, he dispensed prescription-required non-controlled substances without prescriptions or any other authorization.

Edward Joseph Yablecki, Spring Hill, FL

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041519; Cal. No. 22423
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 12 months and until fit to practice - upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree, Forgery in the 2nd Degree, and Falsifying Business Records.


Physical Therapy

Sally Ann Clark, Lockport, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 011924; Cal. No. 22462
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of unauthorized practice of the profession; willfully failing to register; and knowingly altering her certificates of registration.

Brenda Sue Korabek, Stafford, NY and Virginia Beach, VA

Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Cert. No. 001931; Cal. No. 22427
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of certificate until fit to practice – upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.


Public Accountancy

Robert Friemann, Huntington Bay, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 031423; Cal. No. 22460
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006 (see also May 2007)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Filing a False Tax Return, a felony.

Scott D. Sullivan, Boca Raton, FL

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 052147; Cal. No. 22544
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud, Securities Fraud, and False Filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Howard J. Weinstein, East Meadow, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 026870; Cal. No. 22422
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license (certificate) granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering.


Respiratory Therapy

Hoover Jean-Louis, Bronx, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 001891; Cal. No. 22359
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to ambu-bag a ventilator-dependent patient prior to leaving the patient in the care of nursing assistants.


Social Work

Bernell Ming, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 064132; Cal. No. 21227
Regents Action Date: February 14, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Sexual Misconduct, a class A misdemeanor.


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