Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

January 2012

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Nursing - Optometry - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Chiropractic

Paul David Ravener, Glen Cove, NY 

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 003502; Cal. No. 24505

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months to commence upon service of the Order and run concurrent with suspension.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of unprofessional conduct for willfully abusing a patient both verbally and physically.

Dentistry

Tracey Lee Ambrister, Westbury, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 048023; Cal. No. 25927

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to ascertain what medications a patient was taking and to advise said patient to cease taking aspirin prior to extractions and failing to suture the extraction sites of said patient who was a diabetic.

Scott Bruce Amer, Hewlett, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 035525; Cal. No. 24719

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012 (see also October 2001)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to take initial and periodic panoramic x-rays of a patient for diagnosis and treatment; failing to conform a mold of a patient's teeth into proper occlusion to determine accurate diagnosis and plan of treatment; failing to provide sufficient information to the parent of said patient to make an informed consent for treatment; and failing to diagnose the existence of severely impacted teeth in a timely manner.

Philip Yi-Pu Kuo, Smithtown, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045754; Cal. No. 25867

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend charges of falsely filing claims for dates when a patient was not treated and for work not done on said dates.

Shreekant Mauskar, Latham, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045092; Cal. No. 25429

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree based on his receipt of Medicaid overpayments for dental services rendered for claims that were not properly reimbursable.

Elliott Silverman, Linwood, NJ

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043750; Cal. No. 25971

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year 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

Shawn M. Bray, Churchville, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer;; Lic. No. 071383; Cal. No. 25963

Regents Action Date: January 10, 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.

Nursing

Michael P. Allen, Malone, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 200913; Cal. No. 26010

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Arson in the 3rd Degree.

Scott P. Broderick, Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 492664; Cal. No. 25937

Regents Action Date: January 10, 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 found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in Vermont and of having failed to disclose out-of-state discipline on registration renewal.

Jessica L. Burger, Hannibal, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 592389; Cal. No. 25894

Regents Action Date: January 10, 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 committing acts constituting the crime of Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree.

Amy M. Cole, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 108410; Cal. No. 25942

Regents Action Date: January 10, 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 committed medication administration errors involving Oxycodone.

Karen R. Conklin a/k/a Karen C. Wilbanks a/k/a Karen Ruth Morais, Spencerport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 131338; Cal. No. 25724

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Rebecca L. Ferguson, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 567488; Cal. 25943

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 12 months.

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

Eileen C. Fox, Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 292795; Cal. No. 25886

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of removing drugs from the facility's drug supply for administration to patients and failing, on more than one occasion, to indicate the disposition of said drugs by wastage, administration or otherwise.

Eileen E. Philipps, Lake Carmel, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 229532, 458364; Cal. Nos. 25940, 25939

Regents Action Date: January 10, 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 failing, on more than occasion, to document the administration or wasting of medication removed from the facility's drug supply for administration to patients.

Elizabeth Lacey Roberts, Olean, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 290363; Cal. No. 25670

Regents Action Date: January 10, 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 pled guilty to violating Article 33 of the NYS Public Health Law.

Lisa G. Sousie, Troy, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 285821; Cal. No. 25949

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual suspension, 15 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree.

Billie Jo Timmerman, Walworth, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 262288; Cal. No. 25731

Regents Action Date: January 10, 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 Failure to File Personal Income Tax Returns, a misdemeanor.

Andre Williams, Newark, NJ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 259517; Cal. No. 25846

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Annulment of licensed practical nurse license.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of falsely indicating on his application for licensure as a licensed practical nurse in the State of New York that he had not been convicted of a crime (felony or misdemeanor) in any state or country and of falsely indicating on said application that he had never been charged with a crime (felony or misdemeanor) in any state or country.

Optometry

Jason Kelsey MacLaughlin, Clarence Center, NY

Profession: Optometrist; Lic. No. 006542; Cal. No. 25706

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Theft in Connection with a Health Care Benefit Program, a misdemeanor based on his engaging in a double billing scheme.

Pharmacy

Marina Mavromatis, Whitestone, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 047187; Cal. No. 25968

Regents Action Date: January 10, 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 the charge of having been convicted of a crime in New Jersey.

Physical Therapy

John Michael Henry, Port Jefferson, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 022487; Cal. No. 25887

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of recording false vital signs for a patient.

Psychology

Alisa R. Kasachkoff, New York, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 006499; Cal. No. 26002

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend the charge of knowingly submitting false claims for payment to the New York State Medical Assistance Program.

Public Accountancy

Pincus Lieberman, Wyckoff, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 021202; Cal. No. 25842

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having issued an audit report certifying that the financial statements were in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) when they were not.

Joseph Gabriel Mayo, Holly Hill, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 058774; Cal. No. 25910

Regents Action Date: January 10, 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 Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor and of having been convicted in Florida of Driving While Intoxicated, Issuing a Worthless Check, and Petit Theft, misdemeanors.

Respiratory Therapy

Anthony William Zirino, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 006596; Cal. No. 25751

Regents Action Date: January 10, 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 Driving While Impaired by Drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor, and Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Social Work

Steven B. Hauptman, Rocky Point, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 049411; Cal. No. 25911

Regents Action Date: January 10, 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 the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Veterinary Medicine

Kendra Ellen Stauffer, Hawthorne, FL

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 008268; Cal. No. 25970

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year 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 Pennsylvania.

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Last Updated: February 14, 2012