Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

 

January 2016

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Acupuncture - Architecture - Chiropractic - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Social Work -


Acupuncture

Mark Alex Mandel a/k/a Mark A. Mandel; Commack, NY

Profession: Acupuncture; Lic. No. 001016; Cal. No. 28595

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Forcible Touching, a Class A misdemeanor.

Architecture

Warren Antonio James; New York, NY

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 023919; Cal. No. 28336

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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 failing to timely complete the continuing education credits required for registration as an architect in the State of New York.

Chiropractic

Mark Alex Mandel a/k/a Mark A. Mandel; Commack, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 002058; Cal. No. 28594

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Forcible Touching, a Class A misdemeanor.

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Richard De Leon; Bronx, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technician; Cert. No. 001709; Cal. No. 27684

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $1,250 fine.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

Dentistry

Jeffrey B. Kravitz; Lynnfield, MA

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 034860; Cal. No. 28652

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of extracting two of a patient’s teeth while failing to obtain informed consent for oral conscious sedation and failing to document the amount of anesthesia, patient’s responsiveness and condition; and performing bone grafting on another patient without ordering appropriate diagnostic imaging prior to treatment, and failing to assess the condition of another of this patient’s teeth and providing inappropriate treatment for a particular tooth.

Charles J. Lobel; Norwalk, CT

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 031042; Cal. No. 28651

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of inappropriately prescribing controlled substances and failing to maintain proper records in the State of Connecticut.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Richard Kasparian; Manhasset, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 049819; Cal. No. 28654

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having committed the grossly negligent failure to comply with a substantial provision of New York State local law governing the practice of the profession of professional engineering, in that, in his position as professional engineer and laboratory director, he certified to the New York City Department of Buildings the truth and accuracy of concrete testing reports prepared by his laboratory for properties in New York City despite the fact that the laboratory did not hold the Department of Buildings license required to conduct such tests and make such reports, in violation of New York City Administrative Code Article 28-406.

Massage Therapy

Daniel F. Lee; Ellicottville, NY

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 019601; Cal. No. 28559

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016 (see also January 2015)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Forcible Touching, a Class A misdemeanor and having practiced the profession of massage therapy with moral unfitness.

Brenna L. Osborn; Caledonia, NY

Profession: Lic. No. 025346; Cal. No. 28236

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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 Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

Nursing

Susan J. Abele; Charleston, SC

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 277590; Cal. No. 28663

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having twice been convicted of shoplifting in the state of Arizona; which if committed in New York State would constitute Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Amanda Joy Anderson; New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 623773; Cal. No. 28616

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year stayed suspension, 3 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing  nursing while her ability to do so was impaired by a manic episode of bi-polar disorder, causing her to behave erratically while on duty and to use poor judgment in the care she rendered a patient.

Raquel M. Bouton; Farmingville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 303300; Cal. No. 28613

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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, a misdemeanor.

Jennifer Ann Burch; Hudson, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 287253; Cal. No. 28434

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016 (see also September 2010)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a felony.

Allison Renee Cheverino; Medford, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 603346; Cal. No. 28406

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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 being unable to properly use bar codes so that patients were not given medication or were given a wrong dose.

Glenda Sue Christian; Town of Porter Youngstown, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 220516; Cal. No. 28261

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument to File in the 2nd  Degree.

Beth Marguerite Coleman; Athens, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 269759, 604800; Cal. Nos. 27014, 27015

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension for a minimum of six months and until fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspensions and upon actual return to practice, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently.

Dawn Marie Corrigan a/k/a Dawn M. Corrigan a/k/a Dawn Corrigan; Patchogue, NY; Baiting Hollow, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 260400; Cal. No. 27957

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of actual suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.  

Amy Elizabeth Deangelis-Martin a/k/a Amy Deangelis-Martin; Saugerties, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 285726; Cal. No. 28577

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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 2nd Degree, a misdemeanor.

Amy Victoria Dederich; Savannah, GA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 632063; Cal. No. 28389

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering saline to a co-worker without a doctor's order.

Robert James DeForge, Jr.; East Syracuse, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 517763; Cal. No. 26619

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 6 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

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

Maria Elizabeth Diute; Johnson City, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 604605; Cal. No. 27134

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, indefinite suspension for a minimum of three months and until fit to practice, partial suspension in certain area until completion of certain course in said certain area, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of actual suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession with negligence on more than one occasion and with failing to maintain an accurate medical record.

Charles William Hendrickson; Roscoe, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 499301; Cal. No. 28340

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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 committed conduct in the profession of nursing which evidences moral unfitness, for diverting morphine, a controlled substance, for his own use.

Margaret Jean Hurley; Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 303815, 667081; Cal. Nos. 28359, 28360

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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 Intoxicated.

Pierre R. Jeune; Hudson, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 554224; Cal. No. 28386

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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 Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree.

Mary I. Julian; Wales Center, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 238928; Cal. No. 28560

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to follow a physician order for morphine.

Steffan Kuttikadu; Queens Village, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 584348; Cal. No. 28105

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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 willful verbal and physical abuse of a patient.

Andrell J. Leppanen a/k/a Andrell Leppanen; Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 285829; Cal. No. 28254

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Assault in the 2nd Degree.

Linda J. Masse a/k/a Linda J. Graham; Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 281166; Cal. No. 28620

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of stealing prescriptions and obtaining narcotics and having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree.

Marcus Ortiz; Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 268699; Cal. No. 28121

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016 (see also February 2010)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having twice been convicted of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, a misdemeanor. 

Mikra Stacian Parchment; Sahuarita, AZ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 271129; Cal. No. 28441

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within six months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of documenting in a patient’s medical record that the patient’s neurological checks were within normal limits, when licensee had not actually conducted a neurological assessment of the patient.

Paula R. Pillo a/k/a Paula Recchio a/k/a Paula Kalmbacher; Byron, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 248161; Cal. No. 28617

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016 (see also May 2006 and March 2003)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree.

Stephanie Michelle Ratanski; Patchogue, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 614550; Cal. No. 28319

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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 diverted one dose of Zoloft, a non-controlled substance, for her own use.

Elizabeth Rodriguez; Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 209116; Cal. No. 28313

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of writing a physician order to treat a patient's skin tear.

Krista Ann Rule; Morrisonville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 577030; Cal. No. 28435

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of stealing needles.

Ryan Elizabeth Rupp; Buffalo, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 625755; Cal. No. 28333

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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 documenting in the patient chart that she performed home nursing visits when she did not.

Jay Franco Cruz Salazar; Taylors, SC

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 564856; Cal. No. 28656

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of, during the period of November to December, 2011, while employed as a nurse, he took Dilaudid from a hospital’s drug supply several times for his own use.

Linda Lou Saunders; Wellsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 229889, 456482; Cal. Nos. 28332, 28331

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of not providing documentation of treatment.

Dawn Marie Smith a/k/a Dawn Marie Czamara; Sugar Grove, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 230361, 478387; Cal. Nos. 28273, 28274

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspensions until fit to practice, upon termination of suspensions, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Forgery in the 2nd Degree.

Jessica Jean Tanner; Parish, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 534558; Cal. No. 28335

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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 failure to maintain accurate records.

Amy Lynn Teller; Marilla, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. Nos. 250743, 495688, Cert. No. 334925; Cal. Nos. 28264, 28265, 28266

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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 committed documentation errors.

Pharmacy

Cottage Pharmacy And Surgical Inc.; Pharmacy; 8285 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 030881; Cal. No. 28298

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine, 2 years probation.

Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of holding for sale outdated and misbranded drugs; not having prescriptions on serialized official New York State forms; using prescriptions that contained more than one drug and not having hot water.

Teare L. Korbul; Grand Gorge, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 048311; Cal. No. 28259

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until mentally and physically 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 been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Falsely Reporting an Incident in the 3rd Degree; having been convicted of a crime under the law of another jurisdiction, a Pennsylvania crime; and with having diverted controlled substances from a pharmacy.

Nageswara R. Maruri a/k/a Nageswara Reddy Maruri; West Orange, NJ

Profession: Pharmacy; Pharmacist; Lic. No. 032865; Cal. No. 28653

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Health Care Fraud, a felony.

Rite Aid of New York, Inc.; 226 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 016626; Cal. No. 28040

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of having held for sale, misbranded drugs.

Kenneth Villani; Woodbury, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029406; Cal. No. 28299

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016 (see also January 1994)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to provide adequate supervision of a registered establishment.

Gregory Winglosky; Mount Pleasant, SC

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 042949; Cal. No. 28442

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of generating eight (8) false prescriptions for non-controlled drugs for family members in the State of South Carolina, which, if committed in New York State, would constitute practicing the profession of pharmacy fraudulently.

Physical Therapy

Jay B. Kain; Great Barrington, MA

Profession: Physical Therapy; Lic. No. 023436; Cal. No. 28650

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with two patients in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Podiatry

Michael Joseph Ianniello; Sea Bright, NJ

Profession: Podiatry; Lic. No. 004395; Cal. No. 28334

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016 (see also June 1999)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; and, willfully filing a false form.

Social Work

Curtis Wayne Newsome; Binghamton, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 085756; Cal. No. 27914

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession with conduct evidencing moral unfitness; willfully abusing a patient and willfully intimidating a patient; and intimidating a patient

Evelyn Shirley Wilson; Rincon, GA

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 035525; Cal. No. 28658

Regents Action Date: January 12, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to keep adequate client progress notes and proper patient records over a period of at least five years; having billings that contained inaccurate dates of services; and failing to conform record keeping to appropriate practices in the State of New Jersey.

For further information: dplsdsu@nysed.gov

Last Updated: February 12, 2016