Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

January 2018

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Nursing - Pharmacy - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Veterinary Medicine -


Chiropractic

Maurice Daoud; Palm Desert, CA
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 010444; Cal. No. 29678
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
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, $2,500 fine payable within 3 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Health Care Fraud, a felony.

 

Dentistry

Ali John Jazayeri; Irvine, CA
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 053328; Cal. 27910
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018 (See also March 2015)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $3,000 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain records which accurately reflect the evaluation and treatment of patients.

 

Gilberto Apolinar Nuñez; Altona, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 050655; Cal. No. 29376
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of two counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree, Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, Insurance Fraud in the 3rd Degree, and five counts of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, and three separate charges relating to false statements. 

 

Michael Kevin Oros; Avon, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040155; Cal. No. 30170
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Md Shamim A. Akond a/k/a Shamim A. Akond a/k/a Shamin Akond; Astoria, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 083353; Cal. No. 28191
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of last 6 months of suspension stayed.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree.

 

Saiban Endra Mahamooth a/k/a Saiban Mahamooth; Somerset, NJ
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 082425; Cal. No. 30035
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Harassment in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Mohamed Omar Mohamed; Elmhurst, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 070642; Cal. No. 29841
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Forcible Touching, a class A misdemeanor, and Sexual Abuse in the 3rd  Degree, a class B misdemeanor.

 

Thomas Donald Reilly a/k/a Thomas D. Reilly a/k/a Thomas Reilly; Smithtown, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 043595; Cal. No. 28904
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of last 11 months of suspension stayed.
Summary: Licensee was convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing. 

 

Nursing

Paul Accordino; Chester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 512815; Cal. No. 29816
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, a misdemeanor.

 

Deborah Ann Ballou; Cheektowaga, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 574553; Cal. No. 29930
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018 (See also September 2014)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having diverted discontinued controlled substances for personal use.

 

Lori Ann Barber; Sayre, PA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 251401; Cal. No. 30144
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a misdemeanor.

 

David Timothy Baron; Jamestown, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 557041; Cal. No. 29877
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
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 9 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Ude Masaryk Calvaire; Livingston, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 671375; Cal. No. 29448
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Driving While Intoxicated and filing a false report.

 

Catherine Marie Castelli; Camden, DE
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 349090; Cal. No. 30125
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Delaware criminal convictions.

 

Shirley Vachon Celestin; Newport News, VA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 315855; Cal. No. 30185
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of finding of professional misconduct by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing for engaging in gross negligence, which if committed in New York State, would constitute professional misconduct for practicing the profession of nursing with gross negligence on a particular occasion, in violation of section 6509(2) of the New York Education Law.

 

Yvette Chouloute; Roosevelt, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 188383; Cal. No. 30080
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of making false entries in a patient record which a certified nurses aide had left blank.

 

Robert Joseph Couture, Jr.; Auburn, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 311529; Cal. No. 29898
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failure to check blood glucose levels for multiple patients as ordered and failure to maintain accurate records.

 

Kenneth Daniel Cross; Mobile, AL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 516890; Cal. No. 30145
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Actions: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of in the State of Mississippi, submitting fraudulent prescription receipts for reimbursement.

 

Kathleen M. Daniels; Cortland, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 433322; Cal. No. 30075
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and diversion of controlled substances.

 

Mindy L. Davis; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 303352; Cal. No. 30023
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018 (See also January 2017)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession while license suspended.

 

Carrie Marie Fitzsimons a/k/a Carrie M. Fitzsimons; Newport, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 595061; Cal. No. 29905
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
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 maintain accurate records.

 

Maun D. Flanagan a/k/a Maun Flanagan Hunsberger; Levittown, PA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 387743; Cal. No. 29952
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not 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 in the State of New York.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, a class 2 misdemeanor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Retail Theft, a class 1 misdemeanor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and Theft by Unlawful Taking Or Disposition, a class 1 misdemeanor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 

Desiree Ann Graziano; Stuyvesant, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 261029; Cal. No. 29983
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
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.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

 

Sharon Hart; Northport, FL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 444908; Cal. No. 30046
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of finding of professional misconduct by the Florida Board of Nursing for being unable to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients by a result of any mental condition, which if committed in New York State, would constitute professional misconduct for practicing the profession of nursing while the ability to practice is impaired by a mental disability, in violation of section 6509(3) of the New York Education Law.

 

Jean Hoeller; Saugerties, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 319341; Cal. No. 29780
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration error.

 

Brittani Lynne Johnson; Farmington, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 316584; Cal. No. 29714
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

 

Todd Kaufman a/k/a Todd S. Kaufmann; San Rafael, CA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 144631, 340012; Cal. Nos. 30048, 30059
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of falsely representing on the internet being a certified nurse practitioner and an independent nurse practitioner, where the conduct if committed in New York, would constitute committing unprofessional conduct, offering to practice beyond the scope permitted by law.

 

Christine Marie Martuscello; Elmira, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 648714; Cal. No. 29656
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to properly verify a patient's blood type prior to initiating his blood transfusion.

 

Katherine Merchant; Mastic, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 255969; Cal. No. 29890
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018 (See also September 2010)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month acual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

 

Marlene Claudette Roper; Saint James, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 316777; Cal. No. 29891
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

 

Andrea Winebarger Royall; Statesville, NC
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 570752; Cal. No. 30050
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of a California misdemeanor conviction for Driving While Intoxicated, which, if committed in New York, would also constitute the crime of Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

 

Matthew Michael Ryan; Deposit, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 280140, 625623; Cal. Nos. 28743, 28742
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed  suspensions, 2 years probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of boundary violations.

 

Robert T. Salisbury; Schenectady, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse;Lic. No. 313342; Cal. No. 29887
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of taking a patient's warfarin for personal use.

 

Lisa A. Saviano; East Chatham, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 643986; Cal. No. 29087
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 months stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

 

Schkera M. Smith; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 287234; Cal. No. 28608
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of medication administration errors and patient neglect.

 

Alana Thomas; Corpus Christi, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 507706; Cal. No. 29970
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in Texas, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute unprofessional conduct, practicing the profession of nursing while the ability to practice is impaired by mental disability.

 

Barbara Ann Trujillo; Spokane, WA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 448265; Cal. No. 29768
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of California, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently and unprofessional conduct, failing to maintain accurate patient records.

 

Lisa Vernon; Whittier, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 537877; Cal. No. 30126
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of California criminal conviction.

 

Nadia Ward; Middletown, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 302569; Cal. No. 29817
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 24 months probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

 

Kelly Anne Wescott; Albany, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273968; Cal. No. 29676
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
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, $250 fine payable within 4 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to keep accurate records and administering incorrect dosage.

 

Pharmacy

Demetrios Papanakios; East Meadow, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 053865; Cal. No. 29815
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, 50 hours public service, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Impaired By Drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor, and filing a false New York State pharmacy license renewal application.

 

Ralph Drugs, Inc. d/b/a Rio Drugs; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 023128; Cal. No. 28898
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018 (See also April 2015)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of operating a pharmacy in which food items were commingled with medication in the pharmacy refrigerator, failing to maintain a thermometer in the pharmacy refrigerator, maintaining outdated drugs in the pharmacy’s drug stock and failing to maintain a biennial controlled drug inventory.

 

Fayyaz Rasheed; Jamaica, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041233; Cal. No. 28897
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of while employed as a supervising pharmacist he allowed commingling of food items with medication in the pharmacy refrigerator, allowed outdated drugs to remain in the drug stock and failed to maintain a biennial controlled drug inventory.

 

Psychology

Kathleen McClear Hodgkiss; Pompton Lakes, NJ
Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 018223; Cal. No. 30153
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct by the New Jersey State Board of Psychological Examiners for sexual conduct with a client within 24 months after treatment which, if committed in New York State, constitute professional misconduct under Section 6509(9) of the Education Law and specifically Section 29.1(b)(5) of the Rules of the Board of Regents.

 

Justin Miller; Rivervale, NJ
Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 018518; Cal. No. 30079
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance, a class D felony; Attempted Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the 1st Degree (15 counts), a class E felony, and Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class B misdemeanor.

 

Public Accountancy

Eric Gino DeLuca; Guilderland, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 114955; Cal. No. 29967
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Unauthorized Use of a Computer.

 

William John Lidell; Binghamton, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 108436; Cal. No. 29883
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018
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 two convictions of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Danielle M. Gomes a/k/a Danielle Gomes a/k/a Danielle Gomez a/k/a Danielle Melegos a/k/a Danielle M. Gomes-Pierce; Warwick, NY
Profession: Veterinary Technician; Lic. No. 003162; Cal. No. 28915
Regents Action Date: January 23, 2018 (See also April 2003)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until sucessful participation in treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of a 2006 conviction for Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; a 2006 conviction for Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor; a 2007 conviction for Aggravated Harassment in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; a 2007 conviction for Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and a 2010 conviction for Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

 

 

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Last Updated: February 26, 2018