Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
February 1998

Certified Social Work - Dentistry - Landscape Architecture - Nursing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy

Certified Social Work

Ann P. Smollon, Garden City, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 039137; Cal. No. 16937
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of willfully filing a false experiential report with State Education Department in support of an application to obtain an "R" number.


Dentistry

Karen Armour, Bronx, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 035369; Cal. No. 16292
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of last 6 months of suspension stayed, partial suspension in certain area until satisfactory proof of successful completion of certain course of retraining, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of allowing an unlicensed person to clean a patient's teeth and of inserting a crown with extremely poor retention on a patient's mouth.

William A. Peppiatt, Copaigue, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 039133; Cal. No. 16713
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of failing to properly fit a patient for dentures and failure to formulate an adequate treatment plan for said patient.

A. & I. Dental, P.C., 1723 Great Neck Road, Copaigue, NY 11726

Profession: Dentist; Cal. No. 16714
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Respondent admits charges of failing to properly fit a patient for dentures and failure to formulate an adequate treatment plan for said patient.

Shambhuprasad Mulshanker Mehta, Troy, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 035697; Cal. No. 16810
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee does not contest charge of practicing profession with negligence on more then one occasion (by redoing a bridge without redoing work on two teeth with perforations and by doing one crown with overhangs).

Olga Loseva, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 039766; Cal. No. 16834
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee does not contest charge of practicing profession with gross negligence (overdrilling a patient's tooth in preparing to perform a root canal therapy).

Pasquale Charles Gabriele, White Plains, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 021865; Cal. No. 16924
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of being convicted of crime of Conspiracy to Defraud the United States by evading taxes.

Timothy Slavin, Floral Park, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 041601; Cal. No. 16958
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998 (see also February 2002)
Action: Censure and Reprimand, probation 2 years, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of failing to repay his student loan for dental education.

William Joseph Peruso, Central Islip, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040180; Cal. No. 16968
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: $5,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of negligence on more then one occasion in insurance claim errors.


Landscape Architecture

Timothy Araiys Rumph, Hampton Bays, NY

Profession: Landscape Architect; Lic. No. 000852; Cal. No. 16970
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee does not contest charge of negligence on more then one occasion by preparing two preliminary landscape plans with errors.


Nursing

Kathleen Sarel, Carmel, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 149705; Cal. No. 16521
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of DWI, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Darryl Lynn Jebbett, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 234001; Cal. No. 16837
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: 2 year suspension, and thereafter probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of crime of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree.

Jacquiline M. Voorhees, Dudley, NC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 226991; Cal. No. 16000
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of medication administration errors.

Margaret R. Dolin, Rockville Centre, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 200539; Cal. No. 16051
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of being convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of A Forged Instrument in the Third Degree.

Collette S. Hart, Hastings, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 234184; Cal. No. 16535
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of medication administration errors.

Regina Lynn Marth, Lockport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 218287; Cal. No. 16749
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998 (see also June 1996)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of being convicted of Misuse of Food Stamps and violation of probation.

Monique Jeanty a/k/a Monique J. Henning, Uniondale, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 173013, 380347; Cal. Nos. 16856, 16857
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: $500 fine, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of being convicted of crime of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Patricia S. Hill, West Monroe, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 200336; Cal. No. 16879
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998 (see also September 2000)
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of diverting controlled drugs for her own use.

Sueanne Santiago a/k/a Sueanne Sheppard a/k/a Sue Sheppard Santiago a/k/a Sue Sheppard-Neidhammer, Gansevoort, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 200223; Cal. No. 16939
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998 (see also November 2003)
Action: 3 month suspension upon service of suspension, probation 1 year to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of being convicted of crime of Forgery In The Third Degree, Issuing A Bad Check, and Scheme To Defraud In The Second Degree.

Laura Tralongo, Manhasset, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 274989; Cal. No. 16957
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently by repeatedly indicating on a medication administration record that two tablets of medication had been administered when she knew only one tablet had been administered.

Rosa L. Stacker, Central Islip, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 373612; Cal. No. 16965
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of medication administration and charting errors on more then one occasion.

Robin Lee Marshall-Schmidt a/k/a Robin L. Marshall-Schmidt, Batavia, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 199236, 445913; Cal. Nos. 16983, 16984
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of practicing profession beyond its authorized scope by discontinuing medications and supportive measures from a patient in the absence of physician's order to do so.

Robert William Cross, Winston-Salem, NC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 230360; Cal. No. 16917
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee cannot successfully defend against charges of practicing profession with gross negligence and negligence on more then one occasion by committing several medication administration errors, including feeding a patient solid food when physician's order called for pureed food.

William A. Works, Horseheads, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 410040; Cal. No. 17015
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee does not contest charges of diverting a controlled substance for personal use.


Pharmacy

Craig Arthur Ritchko, Otego, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028119; Cal. No. 15828
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998 (see also October 2003)
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee does not contest charge of practicing profession with negligence on more then one occasion (having pharmacy violations during two inspections).

William A. Hogan, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 027480; Cal. No. 16640
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of being convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree.

Joseph John Leone, Manalapan, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035678; Cal. No. 16923
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of having been convicted of committing conduct constituting a crime under New York State law of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree and Offering A False Instrument For Filing in the First Degree.


Podiatry

Jeff Everett Robbins, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 004271; Cal. No. 16862
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: Revocation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of crime of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree.


Psychology

John R. Lick, Amherst, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 004902; Cal. No. 15900
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of failing to keep accurate patient records.


Public Accountancy

Camellia R. Pirrone a/k/a Camellia Pirrone Alico, Orchard Park, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 038028; Cal. No. 16949
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of having been convicted of committing conduct constituting a crime under federal law, to wit conspiring with a client to impede the lawful functions of the Internal Revenue Service.

Benjamin Louis Herskovich, Flushing, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 058171; Cal. No. 16636
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of having been convicted of committing conduct constituting a crime under New York State law, Grand Larceny.

Kenneth N. Alico, Bradford, PA

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 035629; Cal. No. 16888
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of having been convicted of committing conduct constituting a crime under federal law, conspiring with a client to impede the lawful functions of the Internal Revenue Service.


Respiratory Therapy

Aleyamma Kurian, Elmhurst, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 001938; Cal. No. 16708
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admits charges of failing to provide emergency care to an infant on a ventilator in a neo-natal intensive care unit.

David Lawrence Buchalter, Lindenhurst, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 000751; Cal. No. 16979
Regents Action Date: February 10, 1998
Action: $1,000 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee does not contest charge of permitting an unlicensed person to perform duties requiring a license.


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