Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

February 2012

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Acupuncture - Architecture - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Ophthalmic Dispensing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Psychology - Social Work - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Veterinary Medicine -


Acupuncture

Terence Francis McCormick, Casper, WY

Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 001396; Cal. No. 26048

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having obtained his license fraudulently, having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree, and having filed a false report.

Architecture

Stephen J. Parrish, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 028935; Cal. No. 26008

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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 been convicted of  Driving While Intoxicated.

Dentistry

Marshall Bruce Golan, Manhasset Hills, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 028942; Cal. No. 25918

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of prescribing medications outside the scope of dentistry and failing to maintain records of medications prescribed.

Patti Ann Heisler, Blauvelt, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 041505; Cal. No. 25917

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in New Jersey.

Frank Izzo, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042826; Cal. No. 26038

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012 (see also November 2010)

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree and Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree.

Jan Eric Kaplan, Fort Myers, FL

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042424; Cal. No. 26018

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in Florida.

Raymond Leo Pacholec, Bayville, NJ

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 030538; Cal. No. 26017

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $500 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in New Jersey.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Nancy Elizabeth Phillips, Peekskill, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 083539; Cal. No. 25716

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month actual suspension, 12 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Facilitation in the 4th Degree.

Massage Therapy

Stephanie M. Jacobs, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 020822; Cal. No. 25890

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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 having been convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.

Nursing

Marie Flore Beauduy, Baldwin Harbor, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 257764, 515258; Cal. Nos. 25262, 25260

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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 failing to document a patient's pain assessment when administering pain medication; failing to document a patient's non-compliance, which consisted of the patient pulling off his own blankets, with a physician's order to keep the patient warm; and failing to acknowledge and complete a physician's order to change the intravenous flow rate of patient.

Kim A. Bracey, Morrisonville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 220382, 449341; Cal. Nos. 25884, 25885

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain an accurate patient record.

Thomas Burlingame, Bloomfield, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 592393; Cal. No. 26012

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Possession of Child Pornography.

Sophia Loreen Clarke, New Hyde Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. Nos. 224316, 449625, Cert. No. 303738; Cal. Nos. 24888, 24886, 24887

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Sarah Denoto, Rush, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 257636; Cal. No. 25708

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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 Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree.

Sean Dolan, Marcy, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 454456; Cal. No. 25924

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, a class D felony and Vehicular Assault in the 1st Degree, a class D felony.

Stephen George Donohue, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 241237, 503326; Cal. Nos. 25961, 25962

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny, a class E felony; Attempted Burglary in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony; Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor; and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Mercy Thomas George a/k/a Mercy Thomas Karakattu, Westwood, NJ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 276540, 561446; Cal. Nos. 24794, 24792

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 6 month suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, perform and complete within 1 year public service not to exceed 100 hours as set forth in terms of probation, pursue and complete a plan of continuing education and training consisting of 3 courses as set forth in hearing panel report.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of gross negligence based on her failure to perform standard of care procedures and improper use of a nasal canula to deliver oxygen, failure to use an ambu bag to deliver oxygen and failure to perform chest compressions in an emergency situation.

Shazad Ahmad Ghannie, Levittown, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 287705; Cal. No. 25828

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of two counts of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree, unclassified misdemeanors; one count of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, an unclassified misdemeanor; one count of Aggravated Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, a class E felony.

Graciela Olga Giorgelli, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 480272; Cal. No. 25733

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of removing Benadryl from the automated dispensing system in the absence of a written order for said drug to be administered to a patient and of failing to document either the administration or wastage of said drug.

Tabitha L. Hearn, New Paltz, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 284262; Cal. No. 25978

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, thereafter 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of  withdrawing controlled substances but failing to administer them.

Tara Lynn Jennings, Rocky Point, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 273235, 554993; Cal. Nos. 25896, 25897

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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 signing out controlled substances for patients for whom there was no order and self-using said medications.

Kathleen Elizabeth Kane, Walton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 245802, 489136; Cal. Nos. 24459, 24015

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 9 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 3 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee did not contest  charges that she withdrew four doses of Morphine 10 mg, one dose of Dilaudid 2mg, and one dose of Diazepam, all controlled substances, from a Pyxis machine, when there were no doctors' orders for said doses.

Kathleen Carolyn Kennedy, Glen Head, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 234579, 501510; Cal. Nos. 25992, 25993

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, a class E felony, and Willful Violation of Health Laws, a misdemeanor.

Zoe Ellen Kingsley, Granville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 385624; Cal. No. 25979

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

Lalu Mathew Kochumannil, New Milford, NJ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 570355; Cal. No. 24793

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 6 month suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, perform and complete within 1 year public service not to exceed 100 hours as set forth in terms of probation, pursue and complete a plan of continuing education and training consisting of 3 courses as set forth in hearing panel report.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of gross negligence based on not following the standard of care and failing to sustain CPR compressions before another practitioner arrived in an emergency situation.

Patrice Ruby Lewis a/k/a Patrice R. Long, Cambria Heights, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 123043, 304226; Cal. Nos. 24611, 24610

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 years suspension, execution of last 30 months of suspension stayed, probation 18 months to commence subsequent to service of first six months of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession fraudulently and unprofessional conduct for willfully making a false report, failing to maintain a record which actually reflected the treatment of the patient, and for practicing the profession with moral unfitness.

Alicia Lindo a/k/a Alicia J.S. Mohan, Bay Shore, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 229089, 597006; Cal. Nos. 25510, 25509

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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 documenting that a patient self-administered two consecutive doses of her own medication, when said patient had not done so.

Jennie Maria Lipari, Flushing, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 365306, Cert. No. 302113; Cal. Nos. 25945, 25946

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that on or about April 21, 2010, while employed as a nurse practitioner in adult health at The Zucker Hillside Hospital (Hospital) in Glen Oaks, New York, she altered the dates of validity on her American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) re-certification and submitted it to the Hospital in connection with her re-appointment application, indicating that she was re-certified from September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2012, when in truth and in fact, and as she well knew, she had not completed the requirements for ANCC re-certification.

Keisha McLeod, Clifton Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 299893: Cal. No. 25923

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having committed medication and documentation errors.

Bridget McNulty, Salt Point, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 502423; Cal. No. 25895

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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 having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, a misdemeanor.

Karen Elizabeth Morris, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 253983; Cal. No. 26059

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

Juanita Orji, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 237433; Cal. No. 25742

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony based on her unlawfully and knowingly taking money from the New York State Medicaid Assistance program that she was not entitled to.

Persio Bienvenido Pereyra, New Hyde Park, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 550894; Cal. No. 24889

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class E felony based on his filing of false billing claims with the Medicaid program for services he had not rendered.

Martin S. Schoen, Marianna, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 376712, Cert. No. 336112; Cal. Nos. 26028, 26029

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 years and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of a crime in the State of Florida and of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in the State of Arizona.

Jill M. Schrader, Wayland, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 281734; Cal. No. 25687

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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 failed to comply with the rules and regulations governing the practice of nursing.

Janet Lohmann Sharpley, Westerlo, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 392875; Cal. No. 25932

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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 Overdriving, Torturing or Injuring Animals and Failure to Provide Proper Sustenance.

Autumn Cecelia Thabet, Cortland, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 167937, 557117; Cal. Nos. 26033, 26034

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 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.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having committed medication errors involving controlled substances and of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree, a felony.

Vanessa G. Woych, Red Bank, NJ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 295093; Cal. No. 25922

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of removing a prescription-required medication for her own use from a Pyxis machine without consulting a physician.

Ophthalmic Dispensing

Patrick Hayes Alden, South Glens Falls, NY

Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 006558; Cal. No. 25483

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated as a misdemeanor and as a felony, and Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child; and of failing to report a criminal conviction.

Pharmacy

Abdul Hameed Anayoor, Howell, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037709; Cal. No. 25983

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, upon termination of suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted in New Jersey of Medicaid Fraud and of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in New Jersey.

Babak Bamdad, Great Neck, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 052426; Cal. No. 25921

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having  been convicted in New Jersey of the crime of Medicaid Fraud in the 3rd Degree, a felony.

CVS Caremark d/b/a CVS Albany, LLC d/b/a CVS Store #2067, 2580 East Henrietta Drive, Rochester, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 023256; Cal. No. 25912

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of failing to notify the State Board of Pharmacy of a change in identity of the supervising pharmacist.

Gerald Stanton Levy, Dewitt, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 027907; Cal. No. 25854

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges that he closed his pharmacy without notifying the State Board of Pharmacy, failed to adequately safeguard controlled drugs, and failed to supervise the pharmacy.

John Scott Shellock, Westbury, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 040109; Cal. No. 25740

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Fraudulently Acquiring a Controlled Substance, a felony and Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Lawrence Anthony Tocci, Holbrook, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041643; Cal. No. 25853

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $3,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to clarify with a physician in what form a medication should be dispensed.

Physical Therapy

Leila Ann Saguto, Center Moriches, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 009576; Cal. No. 25934

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, an unclassified misdemeanor, and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Psychology

Paul Schienberg, New York, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 007504; Cal. No. 25938

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, concurrent 24 months probation, $3,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of abruptly terminating treatment of a patient without properly preparing the patient for said termination, and of failing to maintain a record for a patient which accurately reflects his evaluation and treatment of that patient.

Social Work

Mark E. Eastwood, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 073132; Cal. No. 25929

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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 Driving While Intoxicated.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Julie A. Bailey, Spencerport, NY

Profession: Speech-Language Pathologist; Lic. No. 012887; Cal. No. 26013

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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 Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree.

Veterinary Medicine

Paul George Schneible, Perry, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 002996; Cal. No. 25926

Regents Action Date: February 14, 2012

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 having been convicted of Firearm License Violation.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012