Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

February 2022

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Midwifery - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Veterinary Medicine -


Dentistry

Kierian Kemjika Christopher Nwugwo; Attica, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043550; Cal. No. 32790
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Rape in the 2nd Degree; and Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree, both felonies.

Pamela Louise Wilson; New York, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040808; Cal. No. 31811
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of dentistry while not registered.

Changpae J. Yu; Commack, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042926; Cal. No. 32822
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 submitting insurance claims for reimbursement with incorrect information, including billing for services not supported in patient records, submitting the same lab invoice for two different patients to substantiate crowns billed to the insurance plan, using incorrect billing codes, under and overfilling root canals, and placing post and cores over decay.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Joseph Michael Petito; Middle Village, NY
Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 050335; Cal. No. 32643
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of sharing fees received for performing professional services with an individual not authorized to share professional fees.

Ko Shek Wong; Paramus, NJ
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 087243; Cal. No. 32758
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of submitting four professionally-certified applications for construction document approval, within a twelve-month period, to the New York City Department of Buildings, even though the applications contained errors, which resulted in permit revocations.

 

Midwife

Jennifer M. Bozza; Sherman, NY
Profession: Midwife; Lic. No. 001255; Cal. No. 32779
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to provide appropriate prenatal care; permitting a patient with two prior cesarean sections to attempt a vaginal birth at home; failing to disclose the patient’s surgical history when transferring the patient to the hospital; failing to properly assess the fetal heart rate during labor; and failing to transfer another patient after her labor lasted more than 24 hours and was not progressing.

Caring for Women Midwifery P.C.; Sherman, NY
Profession: Professional Services Corporation; Cal. No. 32780
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application to surrender certificate of incorporation granted.
Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of failing to provide appropriate prenatal care; permitting a patient with two prior cesarean sections to attempt a vaginal birth at home; failing to disclose the patient’s surgical history when transferring the patient to the hospital; failing to properly assess the fetal heart rate during labor; and failing to transfer another patient after her labor lasted more than 24 hours and was not progressing.

Jessica Glenn; Detroit, MI
Profession: Midwife; Lic. No. 001616; Cal. No. 32845
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to appropriately communicate a patient’s numerous complications during childbirth to a physician, in the State of Michigan.

 

Nursing

Esohe Agbonkpolor; Jamaica, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 303350; Cal. No. 32860
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to render appropriate care to or properly assess a patient after witnessing that patient fall to the hallway floor; and failing to properly document a patient’s fall.

Beverly Barclift; West Henrietta, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 230793, 591020; Cal. Nos. 32768, 32769
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 providing a patient with food not permitted in an ordered diet.

Maureen E. Bienko; Angola, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 317821; Cal. No. 32566
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

James J. Bothwell; North Syracuse, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 281412; Cal. No. 32731
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 withdrawing controlled substances without documentation.

Jeannettea Dashia Brown; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 538061; Cal. No. 32685
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 Attempted Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Richard Clayton Currier a/k/a Richard C. Currier; Ballston Spa, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 330599; Cal. No. 32722
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 Driving While Intoxicated.

Carson Fred Fanning; Richland, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 631638; Cal. No. 32740
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022 (See also May 2015)
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 did not contest the charge of documenting an assessment of a patient, when in fact, he never assessed the patient.

Jayne Figueroa; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 360666; Cal. No. 32744
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 falling asleep while on duty and failing to hand off responsibility for her patients to another nurse before falling asleep.

Susan Mae Layton; Brewerton, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 310831; Cal. No. 32761
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 having been convicted of Willful Violation of the Public Health Law, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Windy Maxine Lyon-Hampton a/k/a Windy Grant; Troy, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 286990; Cal. No. 30418
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree; Promoting Prison Contraband in the 2nd Degree; and Petit Larceny, all class A misdemeanors.

David Raymond Angel Mendez; Rensselaer Falls, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 335765; Cal. No. 32817
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of committing boundary violations with ex-patients.

Anthony J. Mezzacappa; Rhinebeck, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265558; Cal. No. 32683
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, class A misdemeanors.

Christopher Edward Morse; Mecklenburg, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 578381; Cal. No. 32518
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to follow a patient’s care plan requiring receipt of papers from the patient, and also failing to follow said plan regarding the justification for the use of a sedative.

Terry Lynn O'Hare; Weedsport, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 260920; Cal. No. 32735
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of giving a co-worker one tablet of medication from a patient's blister pack.

Shannon L. Pillion; Binghamton, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265569; Cal. No. 30486
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022 (See also February 2013)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently; unprofessional conduct in the practice of nursing; practicing the profession of nursing with negligence on more than one occasion; practicing the profession of nursing with incompetence on more than one occasion; and unprofessional conduct.

Jermaine Velentine Richards; Suffield, CT
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 310322; Cal. No. 31515
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Murder, a class A felony, in the State of Connecticut.

Katelyn E. Schiliro; Rochester, NY                                                                   
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 324815; Cal. No. 32425
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of medication administration errors; and having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Victor Shear; Canajoharie, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 500456; Cal. No. 32763
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 years and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Robbery in the 1st Degree, a class B felony.

Rosemary Charlene Speirs; Carmel, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 337987; Cal. No. 32291
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 failing to check a patient’s glucose level prior to administering insulin.

Cyrus Neal Walker; South Windsor, CT
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 216618; Cal. No. 32621
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of administering multiple doses of oxycodone to a patient who was prescribed Dilaudid, and administering Dilaudid to another patient who was prescribed oxycodone, in the State of Connecticut.

 

Occupational Therapy

James Matthew Herzog; Norwich, NY
Profession: Occupational Therapist; Lic. No. 003915; Cal. No. 32500
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 failing to adequately document patient diagnoses and failing to adequately document patient assessments.

 

Pharmacy

Robert F. Perrella; Floral Park, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036197; Cal. No. 32364
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022 (See also June 2007)
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 the charge of failing to disclose, on a New York Medicaid Provider Enrollment Form for Practitioners, that a Medicaid Program had previously excluded his participation.

 

Physical Therapy

Leila Ann Saguto a/k/a Leila Ann Kime; Manorville, NY
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 009576; Cal. No. 30894
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Kimberly A. Smith; Schenectady, NY
Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Cert. No. 005852; Cal. No. 32813
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application to surrender certification granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent Person in the 2nd Degree.

 

Podiatry

Pearce Sloan; Rochester, NY
Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 004432; Cal. No. 32338
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 prescribing pain medication to a patient for a period of time in excess of medical necessity.

 

Public Accountancy

Timothy Michael Daly; Stamford, CT
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 079294; Cal. No. 32729
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of improperly receiving answers to internal training exams.

Andrew L. Feldman; Mineola, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 061102; Cal. No. 32773
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in the area of auditing until licensee completes coursework, upon return to full practice, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of issuing an opinion that financial statements were prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles when they were not.

 

Social Work

Alicia Catherine Colangelo; Baldwinsville, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 062594; Cal. No. 31689
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class E felony.

Harris Michael Flug; Huntington, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 034623; Cal. No. 32034
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of leaving multiple messages on a former patient’s voicemail with inappropriate statements.

Denise Rae Fredette; New York, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 075314; Cal. No. 32636
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 Shoplifting, a class 1 misdemeanor, in the State of Arizona.

Rhonda Mara Segal; Syosset, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 086412; Cal. No. 32726
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of sending inappropriate text messages to a patient on more than one occasion, causing said patient to think that licensee and patient were friends.

 

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Jennifer L. Kelly a/k/a Jennifer L. Balliette; Seneca Falls, NY
Profession: Speech-Language Pathologist; Lic. No. 018283; Cal. No. 32696
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022
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 Petit Larceny and Falsifying Business Records.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Cassandra Fay Carvin; Herkimer, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 010048; Cal. No. 32746
Regents Action Date: February 15, 2022 (See also November 2016)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $3,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to fully remove the ovary and uterine horn while performing an ovarian hysterectomy, and failing to keep complete patient records.

 

 

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Last Updated: March 17, 2022