Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

January 2019

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Nursing - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work -


Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Jamila Akter; Queens Village, NY
Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 014045; Cal. No. 29668
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to carefully check pertinent instructions in the medical chart before dispensing a blood product to the patient, and on another occasion failing to properly verify all identifiers before dispensing a blood product to a patient.

Aaron Lim; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 008433; Cal. No. 30651
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 2 years and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 5 years probation to commence upon actual return to practice, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of placing a video recording device in an unisex restroom at his place of employment.

 

Dentistry

Russell George Edman; Pine Plains, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042542; Cal. No. 30251
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $4,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to diagnose and treat multiple teeth with carious lesions, on one patient.

Alla Nikolaevna Tkachenko; Jackson Heights, NY
Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 025422; Cal. No. 30650
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class B misdemeanor.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Daniel C. Kaufman; Clifton Park, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 086813; Cal. No. 30681
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
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 permitting a non-engineering firm to share in fees for professional services.

Luigi-Claudio Sciandra; Smithtown, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 060935; Cal. No. 30698
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to retain documents related to a project for which he had affixed his signature and seal.

James Robert Watson; Ortley Beach, NJ
Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 050196; Cal. No. 30916
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to obtain the required corner marker waiver and/or set the corner markers in connection with surveys; failing to properly stake-out the location of a foundation on a property; failing to properly show corner markers, both found or set, on the surveys; and failing to show the dimensions between the foundation and property lines on the property.

 

Nursing

Carol Elna Angelone; Unadilla, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 357714; Cal. No. 30664
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Michele Ann Baker; Binghamton, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 569787; Cal. No. 30590
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
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.

Kellianne Marie Billins; Utica, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 258913; Cal. No. 30345
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019 (See also October 2019)
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 medication administration errors.

Kanta Bist; Elmont, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 184210; Cal. No. 31033
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Virginia Marie Blair a/k/a Virginia Marie Sordetto; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 382107; Cal. No. 30628
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
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 did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

Nadine Annmarie Bowie; Bronx, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 715743; Cal. No. 30482
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsely stating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse that she had not been disciplined by any licensing or disciplinary authority.

Sunday Jean Caldwell; East Setauket, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 406737, Cert. No. 301526; Cal. Nos. 30247, 30248
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: R.N. license: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation; N.P. certificate: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation; R.N. license and N.P. certificate: $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of prescribing medication to her son for a period of time when he was not her patient and her certification was not in pediatrics.

Maria May Chaves Gevero; San Bernadino, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 549757; Cal. No. 30656
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Nevada, where the conduct if committed in New York State would constitute practicing the profession of nursing beyond its authorized scope.

Margo Yvonne Clark; Elmira, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 308924; Cal. No. 30397
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Petit Larceny, a Class A misdemeanor.

Jaime Cuartas; Newport, VT
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 281889; Cal. No. 30957
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, a class E felony; and, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Victoria Chinyere Dimkpa a/k/a Victoria Dimpka Chinyere; Richmond, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 556940; Cal. No. 30859
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019 (See also November 2019)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity in the State of Texas, a felony in the 1st Degree which in New York would constitute Enterprise Corruption, a class B felony.

Sarah C. Egert; Utica, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 277858, 578725; Cal. Nos. 29642, 29624
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Found guilty of having been convicted of two counts of Petit Larceny; Penalty: $500 fine, suspension for a minimum of 3 months and until abuse-free and fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted twice of Petit Larceny, a Class A misdemeanor.

Debra Sue Faucher; Bradford, PA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 338175; Cal. No. 30832
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having a Pennsylvania conviction.

Nicole Marie Fetzer; Pennellville, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 543801; Cal. No. 30524
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
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 Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree.

Frank Hernandez; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 324028; Cal. No. 30599
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
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 administer numerous medications to eight patients as ordered.

Mary J. Hicks a/k/a Mary Ridley; Panama City, FL
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 229399; Cal. No. 30502
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
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 in the State of New York, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsely documenting, in a patient’s record, a triage note for a patient who had been discharged from a facility a week earlier in the State of Texas.

Sung Sil Kim; Albertson, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 457732; Cal. No. 30695
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of pre-charting the administration of medications to patients and pre-charting input and output for patients.

John Brian Lester; North Las Vegas, NV
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 572001; Cal. No. 30857
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of being a habitual user of the controlled substance amphetamine while working as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.

Stephanie Leung; Fort Lee, NJ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 692438; Cal. No. 30633
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
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 did not contest the charge of pre-charting the administration of fifteen (15) medications to eight (8) patients, including three (3) narcotics, when said medications had not been administered to said patients.

Courtney Elaine Lewis; Lockport, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 324708; Cal. No. 30610
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
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.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willful failure to follow federal, state or local law.

Andrea Maklari; Elmira, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 306438; Cal. No. 30352
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge having been convicted of Menacing in the 2nd Degree.

Scott O’Conner; Manteca, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 610809; Cal. No. 30877
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of California discipline.

Dawn Marie O'Donnell; Utica, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 463273; Cal. No. 30563
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
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 being under the influence of alcohol while caring for patient.

Marcie Jean Rowe; Schenectady, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 309038; Cal. No. 30570
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to maintain an accurate patient record.

Michael J. Palmo; Phenix City, AL
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 279125, 581024; Cal. Nos. 30637, 30638
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months 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 falsely stating on a registration renewal application that he had not had any disciplinary action taken against his license.

Miriam Claire Rollock a/k/a Miriam C. Martin; Moriches, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 491005; Cal. No. 30639
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
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, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Carolyn Silverthorn; Ladson, SC
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 271843, 545060; Cal. Nos. 30783, 30784
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being impaired while practicing the profession of nursing and being an alcoholic.

Dorian Leigh Stewart; Unadilla, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 233309, 463799; Cal. Nos. 30669, 30659
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree and Petit Larceny.

Michael Robert Vincelette; Ogdensburg, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 457037; Cal. No. 30983
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of conduct in the practice which evidences moral unfitness to practice and Forcible Touching.

Ariana Marie Weaver; Rochester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 725499; Cal. No. 30458
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
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 did not contest charges of stealing controlled substances and medication administration and/or documentation errors.

George A. Weber; Ridge, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 280413, 599865; Cal. Nos. 30679, 30680
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspensions, 22 months stayed suspensions, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of sleeping during his shifts, removing a dressing from a patient’s catheter when instructed not to do so, and leaving prior to the end of a shift.

Stephanie Webster a/k/a Stephanie Stewart; Grand Prairie, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 680405; Cal. 30640
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Texas, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute practicing the profession of nursing beyond its authorized scope.

 

Pharmacy

Philip Cherian; Syosset, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 049414; Cal. No. 30618
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019 (See also October 2011)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $4,000 fine, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of holding for sale numerous medications that were either misbranded or expired.

Jericho Pharmacy Corp; Syosset, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 030920; Cal. No. 30619
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine, 1 year probation.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of holding for sale numerous medications that were either misbranded or expired.

Stephen W. Kalinoski; Middletown, NJ
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037405; Cal. No. 31006
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, a felony.

Gail Breen Rubinstein a/k/a Gail Ann Breen; Saratoga Springs, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 040642; Cal. No. 30113
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of taking medication.

 

Public Accountancy

James Andrew Ellor; Wilton, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 080120; Cal. No. 30600
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as a certified public accountant.

Ha Ming Ong; White Plains, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 100769; Cal. No. 30960
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to complete required continuing education credits.

 

Respiratory Therapy

Ian Douglas McGrath; Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician, Respiratory Therapist; Lic. Nos. 004825, 009228; Cal. Nos. 30677, 30678
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
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 failure to maintain accurate patient records.

 

Social Work

Ilana Lizabeth Kiley; Garnerville, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 076806; Cal. No. 30569
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 1 year and until mentally fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having an inappropriate relationship with a former client.

Brian R. Scholl; Ossining, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 019915; Cal. No. 30646
Regents Action Date: January 15, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of, while conducting professional interviews of couples during a home evaluation adoption process, he asked inappropriate personal questions.

 

 

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Last Updated: December 10, 2019