Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Social Work -


Architecture

John Peter Knauth; Kenmore, NY

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 011762; Cal. No. 29171;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017 (see also June 1997)

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of architecture without being registered to practice and while having failed to satisfy mandatory continuing education requirements.

Chiropractic

Bradley S. Leader; Auburn, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 008312; Cal. No. 27609;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017 (see also November 2009)

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension for no less than 2 years and until alcohol and substance abuse-free and until fit to practice, 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 Filing a False Tax Return. 

Dentistry

Ian Jacob Walker; Amherst, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 049040; Cal. No. 28880;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017 (see also November 2008)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $3,000 fine payable within 1 month.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of documentation errors and moral unfitness in the practice of dentistry.

 

Robert C.Y. Wang; Cupertino, CA

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040628; Cal. No. 29347;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017 (see also April 2009)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsely stating on an application for licensure as a dentist in the State of California that he had never had charges filed against a dental license, including charges that were still pending.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Jose Antonio Velasquez Blanco a/k/a Jose A. Velasquez; South Ozone Park, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 064348; Cal. No. 26559;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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 filing four jobs with the New York City Department of Buildings pursuant to Professional Certification which failed to comply with all applicable codes, resolutions and regulations.

 

Joe Lieberman; Jamaica Estates, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 059515; Cal. No. 29214;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month actual suspension, 12 month stayed suspension, 5 years probation, $20,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services; and failing to prepare and retain written evaluations of professional services represented by documents the licensee signed and sealed which were not prepared by an employee under his direct supervision.

Massage Therapy

Denise Tripodi; Bronx, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 029036; Cal. No. 29244;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Annulment of massage therapist license in the State of New York.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to disclose prior licenses and prior disciplinary actions to the New York State Education Department to obtain a license to practice as a massage therapist.

Nursing

Carolyn Anita Calderaro; Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 258644, 543400; Cal. Nos. 29206, 29207;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, 20 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

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

 

Crystal Patricia Davis; Catskill, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 593440; Cal. No. 29193;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and failure to maintain accurate patient records.

 

Mindy L. Davis; Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 303352; Cal. No. 29237;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication administration errors.

 

Richard Mack Duggan; Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 303833; Cal. No. 29224;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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 3 months.

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

 

Cordella Ursula Edgehill; Tulsa, OK

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 267913; Cal. No. 29311;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct by a duly authorized professional disciplinary agency of another state when the conduct upon which the finding was based would, if committed in New York State, constitute professional misconduct under the laws of New York State, Oklahoma discipline.

 

Janelle Marie Hawkins; Lockport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 633100; Cal. No. 28888;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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 having been convicted of Misprision of Felony.

 

Carol Lynn Hissin; Port Crane, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 275094; Cal. No. 29251;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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 report a patient fall.

 

Sue A. Huling; Port Gibson, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 245754; Cal. No. 29187;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017 (see also November 2011)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree and Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Ronald E. Huntone; Clifton Springs, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 232342; Cal. No. 29287;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Willful Violation of Health Laws.

 

Michael Kaszynski; Kenmore, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 390555; Cal. No. 28852;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of drug diversion  and record keeping.

 

David James Lince; Largo, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 282938; Cal. No. 27454;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, indefinite suspension for a minimum of 1 year and until fit to practice and until substance abuse-free, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice in the State of New York.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing with negligence on more than one occasion in violation of Education Law Sec. 6509(2).

 

Linda D. Macdonald; Crescent City, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 370646; Cal. No. 29327;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Florida, which conduct would be considered practicing the profession of nursing with gross negligence, if committed in New York State.

 

S. Brianne Maclellan; Tuscon, AZ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 662988; Cal. No. 29275;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Trespass, 3rd Degree-Property, a misdemeanor, in violation of Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) §13-1502A1 which, if committed in New York State, would have constituted the crime of Criminal Trespass in the 3rd Degree, a misdemeanor, in violation of New York Penal Law §140.10(a).

 

Donna D. Mason; Walton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 302760; Cal. No. 29155;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having accessed patient information without permission or legitimate reason.

 

Danielle Nicole McKeown; Mooresville, NC

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 632500; Cal. No. 29324;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsely stating on a renewal application for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut that  she had not had any disciplinary action taken against her nursing license.

 

Brian Joseph McNally; Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 159465, 495356; Cal. Nos. 29215, 29216;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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 found guilty of professional misconduct in another state where the conduct upon which the finding was based would, if committed in New York state, constitute professional misconduct under the laws of New York State (Vermont discipline).

 

Cynthia A. Montag; Waterloo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 238271; Cal. No. 29201;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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.

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

 

Antoinette Muhl; Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 240967; Cal. No. 29232;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of medication administration errors and having been convicted of Willful Violation of Health Laws and Petit Larceny.

 

Julie Ann Murphy; Castleton-on-Hudson, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 298484; Cal. No. 29233;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully making false reports.

 

Blessing Okon Oliver; Schenectady, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 615412; Cal. No. 29222;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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 medication administration and record keeping.

 

Irma L. Ramos a/k/a Irma Luisa Ramos; Del Valle, TX

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 152539; Cal. No. 29313;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge having been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Texas Board of Nursing for careless or repetitive conduct that may endanger a client’s life, health or safety, which, if committed in New York State, would constitute professional misconduct for practicing with negligence on more than one occasion, in violation of §6509(2) of the New York Education Law.

 

Kimberly Denise Rodriguez a/k/a Kimberly D. Rodriguez; Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 291304; Cal. No.

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to run concurrently with period of suspension.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Matthew Karl Schroeder; North Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 622361; Cal. No. 28701;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Aiding and Abetting in the Fraudulent Dispensing of Phenazepam While Misbranded and without a Prescription. 

 

Meaghan Lara Stanton a/k/a Meaghan Lara Salz; Apex, NC

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 586236; Cal. No. 29338;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 3 years probation to commence if and when return to practice in the State of New York.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of violating the terms of a sobriety contract she entered into with the North Carolina Board of Nursing by relapsing into drug use in violation of 21 North Carolina Administrative Code 36.0217(c)(20).

 

Nicolle L. Stinson a/k/a Nicolle Stinson; Fort Plain, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 264083, 561689; Cal. Nos. 29188, 29189;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year actual suspension, upon termination of actual 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 Tampering with Physical Evidence.

 

Katie J. Struebing a/k/a Katherine Struebing; West Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 589216; Cal. No. 29168;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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 willful failure to comply with federal and state law.

 

Aleyamma Thomas; Everett, WA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 343087; Cal. No. 29339;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of a finding of professional misconduct by the Texas Board of Nursing for fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license to practice professional nursing by lying about a prior professional disciplinary record, which, if committed in New York State, would constitute professional misconduct for obtaining the license fraudulently, in violation of §6509(1) of the New York Education Law.

 

Wendy Jo Thompson; Tupper Lake, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 248291, 496061; Cal. Nos. 29225, 29226;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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 having been convicted of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree.

 

Catherine Twyford; Staten Island, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 477429; Cal. No. 28926;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to administer the correct medication to a patient.

 

Dennis Arthur VanZandt; Elbridge, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 304597; Cal. No. 28887;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension of no less than 30 days and until fit to practice, probation 3 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child.

 

Peter Joshua Whitehouse; Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 287051; Cal. No. 29247;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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.

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

 

Lesley Ann Wilcox; Belmont, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 216249; Cal. No. 29183;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

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 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of a Wisconsin Criminal Conviction.

 

Susan M. Yannetti; Las Vegas, NV

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 263071; Cal. No. 29276;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Practicing Nursing without an Active License in violation of Nevada Administrative Code 632.890(37), which, if committed in New York State, would have constituted Practicing the Profession of Nursing Without Being Licensed in violation of Education Law §6903.

Pharmacy

Mohamed Hassan Ahmed; Flushing, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 057049; Cal. No. 29310;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

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

 

Monesh Hanoman; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 056097; Cal. No. 27407;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension with leave to apply for a stay of execution of any unserved portion thereof after service of a minimum of 3 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment as to mental fitness and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend the charge of performing a clinical breast examination on a patient, who agreed to the examination. A clinical breast examination is not within the scope of practice of a licensed registered pharmacist.

 

Amy Sue Herman; Medina, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 049704; Cal. No. 29154;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, upon termination of 4 month actual 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 Petit Larceny.

 

Vicki Sue Highet a/k/a Vicki Sue Frydrych; North Salt Lake, UT

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 042487; Cal. No. 29334;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing pharmacy in the State of Oklahoma without a license.

 

Mary Bridget Murphy; Ballston Spa, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041919; Cal. No. 29261;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 9 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine payable within 10 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of filling fraudulent prescriptions for her own use.

 

New SNS Corp. d/b/a Junction Pharmacy; 2109 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 033864; Cal. No. 29182;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $2,500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of holding for sale outdated and misbranded drugs.

 

Glenn George Schabel; Dix Hills, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036226; Cal. No. 29320;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Diversion of Prescription Medicine in the 1st Degree, a class C felony; and Commercial Bribery Receiving in the 1st Degree, a class E felony.

 

Christine Busuttil Uzcategui a/k/a Christine Busuttil Parker; Wilmington, NC

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 045457; Cal. No. 29315;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of stealing controlled drugs from a pharmacy in the State of North Carolina.

Physical Therapy

Samuel Badas Ignacio; Yonkers, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 011119; Cal. No. 29136;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $4,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain records which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of patients.

Social Work

Ward V. Halverson; Dolgeville, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 062108, 071284; Cal. Nos. 27350, 27351;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month actual suspension, 12 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of boundary violations and having been convicted of Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

 

Lucy Marie Notaro-Salvo; Little Neck, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 075277; Cal. No. 29228;

Regents Action Date: January 10, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 12 months and until successfully complete course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of submitting records of home visits for patients receiving early intervention services, which inaccurately indicated dates of treatment.

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Last Updated: March 3, 2017