Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

February 2020

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- Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Psychology - Veterinary Medicine -


Dentistry

Inderpal Singh Garcha; Guilderland, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 050067; Cal. No. 30711
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to provide appropriate dental diagnosis and treatment.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

John Dedyo; San Juan, PR
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 037298; Cal. No. 31763;
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to prepare and maintain written evaluations of the professional services represented by documents signed and sealed by him.

Just Consulting Engineering, PLLC; Forest Hills, NY
Profession: Professional Engineering; Cal. No. 31493
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of submitting two professionally certified applications, through its officer, to the New York City Department of Buildings within a 12 month period with audit failures that resulted in revocation of the associated permits.

John James Muldoon; West Palm Beach, FL
Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 049726; Cal. No. 31679
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of authorizing an unlicensed individual to conduct a land survey, in the State of New York, without directly supervising said individual and without making any site visits.

Xiaojun Wang; Jericho, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 090417; Cal. No. 31492
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting two professionally certified applications to the New York City Department of Buildings within a 12 months period with audit failures that resulted in revocation of the associated permits.

 

Massage Therapy

Lea Rose Sidari; Elmira, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 028960; Cal. No. 31591
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Nursing

Cheryl Beaton; Venice, FL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 468230; Cal. No. 31804
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in the State of Florida and falsely stating on her New York registration renewal application forms for registration as a registered professional nurse that she had not been convicted of a crime in any court.

Judith Vores Berghuis; Yarmouth, ME
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 234117; Cal. No. 31798
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of willfully failing to register in Maine.

Elisabeth Ann Bigwood; Naples, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 317369; Cal. No. 31464
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020 (See also November 2008)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of medication errors and having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

Brian Patrick Birner; Portsmouth, NH
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 317378; Cal. No. 31806
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of stealing controlled substances in the State of New Hampshire.

Kathryn Elizabeth Bluett; Canandaigua, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 255927; Cal. No. 31342
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation , $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having called in a prescription without a physician’s order and signing the name of a nurse practitioner on a Medicaid transportation form.

Nina Bohuslawsky; Verona, NJ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 572789; Cal. No. 31660
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Manslaughter, a 2nd Degree crime in the State of New Jersey; and two counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a 3rd Degree crime in the State of New Jersey.

Lori Marie Canfield; Windsor, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 579542; Cal. No. 31066
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Pennsylvania discipline.

Linda Lee D'Elia; Niagara Falls, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 464720, Cert. No. 333239; Cal. Nos. 30970, 30971
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020 (See also March 2016)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Driving While Intoxicated.

Elizabeth Mary Elliott; Caledonia, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 308574; Cal. No. 31535
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 month and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of withdrawing narcotics for a patient but failing to either administer or properly waste them and with having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Elliott Edward Fisher; Huntington Station, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 280495; Cal. No. 31574
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of obtaining a patient’s record without consent and uploading said record as an exhibit in a personal merit system protection board case in the state of Arizona.

Valerie Ann Fusco; Olean, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 211276; Cal. No. 31696
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having failed to complete a fifteen-minute check of a psychiatric patient and having documented that she completed the fifteen-minute check.

Mary K. Godin; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 308368; Cal. No. 31524
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to report a patient fall.

Lisa Erica Anne Helmer; Seneca Falls, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 269044; Cal. No. 31391
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
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 documenting incorrect glucose readings.

Denise Ann Hoag; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 261458, 514221; Cal. Nos. 31447, 31448
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until mentally fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having attempted suicide while at work.

Linsa Joseph; New Rochelle, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 680158; Cal. No. 31465
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
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, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Christine Elaine Madrigal; Centereach, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 297683; Cal. No. 31783
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person in the 1st Degree, a class E felony; and Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, a class E felony.

Theresa Marie McCartha; Rossie, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 592664; Cal. No. 31480
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Shana McDade; Atlanta, GA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 763749; Cal. No. 31568
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsely stating on an application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had never been disciplined by any licensing or disciplinary authority.

Mary Kathleen Miner; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 566369; Cal. No. 31707
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business records in the 1st Degree.

Shannon D. Rouguex a/k/a Shannon D. Rougeux a/k/a Shannon D. Clark; Hornell, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 271385; Cal. No. 31118
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Timothy William Schirmacher a/k/a Timothy Schirmacher; Bellmore, NY; Comstock, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 694209; Cal. No. 30982
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony, and Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Kendra Seyni-Souley; Spring Valley, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 312786; Cal. No. 31530
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
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 practicing the profession of nursing as a licensed practical nurse in the state of New Jersey for approximately eight months while willfully failing to register.

Eileen A. Smith; Rochester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 300936; Cal. No. 31432
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until mentally fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to maintain accurate records.

Tina Maria Smith; Constable, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 381712; Cal. No. 31616
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
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 inappropriately flushing a pic line.

Jill Marie Stilwell; Interlaken, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 615977; Cal. No. 31598
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
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 failure to maintain accurate records.

Kelly Ann Uzar; Grand Island, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 509284; Cal. No. 31438
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
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 having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Dmitry A. Wieber; Palmyra, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 307594; Cal. No. 31489
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
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 medication administration errors and having failed to check BG level.

Jean E. Wolf; North Tonawanda, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 103140, 608916; Cal. Nos. 29860, 29861
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
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 documentation errors, medication administration errors, improper set up and administration of a dialysis treatment, and failure to use proper isolation procedures.

 

Pharmacy

Bobbyrock, Inc. d/b/a Brooklyn Chemists; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Reg. No. 034874; Cal. No. 31046
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of having been open for business without a licensed pharmacist on duty.

Daniel J. Cutie; Greenwich, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039311; Cal. No. 31134
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 months actual suspension, 15 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of pharmacy violations.

Shamina Alihussein Dohadwalla; New Hyde Park, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 056928; Cal. No. 31567
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to provide adequate supervision of a pharmacy.

Healthways Worldwide, Inc. d/b/a Healthways Pharmacy & Surgicals; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 030364; Cal. No. 31566
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of having been open without a licensed pharmacist in attendance; commingling food items with medications in the refrigerator; and failing to have a thermometer in a medication refrigerator and the temperature in the refrigerator was not in the acceptable range.

Sam Kalapurackel Jacob; New York, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 054266; Cal. No. 31549
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to conspicuously display the pharmacy’s registration while practicing pharmacy; and obtaining the assistance of more than two unlicensed persons while filling prescriptions.

Michael Albert Lenz; Saratoga Springs, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 038811; Cal. No. 31581
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of pharmacy violations.

Victor M. La Perla; Plainview, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037050; Cal. No. 31771
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, a class C felony and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree, a class A-II felony.

Provident Pharma LLC d/b/a Morris Avenue Pharmacy; Bronx, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 033660; Cal. No. 31550
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of failing to notify the New York State Education Department about the change in pharmacy location; and having more than two unlicensed persons assisting the one pharmacist on duty in filling prescriptions

Rainbow Care Pharma, Inc. d/b/a Rainbow Care Pharmacy; Flushing, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 035813; Cal. No. 31563
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of holding for sale outdated drugs and drugs stored in refrigerators that were above the recommended temperature.

Robert Sabet; Elmhurst, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 049242; Cal. No. 31045
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to provide adequate supervision of a registered establishment.

 

Psychology

Kevin Thomas Barry; New Rochelle, NY
Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 010691; Cal. No. 31428
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area until successful completion of retraining in said certain area, upon termination of said partial actual suspension, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of striking an 11 year old minor patient on the buttocks with a wooden ruler during a treatment session on or about June 8, 2016.

Sarah Alaina Mitchell; New York, NY
Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 019679; Cal. No. 31517
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020
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 accepting gifts from a patient during the course of therapy.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Katherine Ann Demaree a/k/a Katherine A. Ryer; Binghamton, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 003772; Cal. No. 31360
Regents Action Date: February 11, 2020 (See also May 2009)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

 

 

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