Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

January 2022

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Engineering and Land Surveying - Mental Health Practitioner - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Roderick John Etzel; Dewitt, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 023765; Cal. No. 32513
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child.

Qiang Su; Flushing, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 030112; Cal. No. 32673
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022 (See also December 2014)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of submitting five professionally-certified applications for construction document approval, within a twelve-month period, to the New York City Department of Buildings, even though said applications contained errors, which resulted in permit revocation.

 

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Ravinder; New York, NY
Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 016022; Cal. No. 32576
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Unlawful Surveillance in the 2nd Degree, a class E felony.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Kenneth Philogene; Plainfield, NJ
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 062895; Cal. No. 32501
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of submitting two professionally-certified applications for construction document approval, within a twelve-month period, to the New York City Department of Buildings, even though both applications contained errors, which resulted in permit revocation.

 

Mental Health Practitioner

Andrew Frank Schildhaus; Massapequa Park, NY
Profession: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Lic. No. 000346; Cal. No. 32627
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to document a treatment plan.

 

Nursing

Nia Faerron Bottoms; Jeffersonville, IN
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 195498; Cal. No. 32858
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of, in the State of Indiana, having been convicted of Use of a Communication Facility to Facilitate the Distribution of Cocaine, a felony.

Lori Marie Canfield; Kirkwood, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 579542; Cal. No. 32664
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022 (See also February 2020)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a misdemeanor.

Tracey Lee Christoffersen; Bay Shore, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 326877; Cal. No. 32631
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
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 administering medications to the wrong patient.

Richard Castillo Corpuz; Daly City, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 638123; Cal. No. 32717
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree, a misdemeanor, in the State of California.

Olivia Rachel D'Amico; Webster, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 647712; Cal. No. 32570
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
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 failing to document the administration or wasting of controlled substances; and using a patient's debit card to purchase personal items for said patient.

Marina Carol Davis; Avoca, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 224368, 719197; Cal. Nos. 32367, 32368
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
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 medication errors.

Wendy Ann DeFruscio a/k/a Wendy Ann Mason; Waterford, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 159385, 487063; Cal. Nos. 32432, 32030
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022 (See also November 2003)
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 administering medications earlier than prescribed, failing to document removal of discontinued medications, and failing to be relieved as a charge nurse.

Kylie Morgan DeWilde; Clifton Springs, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 339459; Cal. No. 32680
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failure to comply with privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and revealing a patient’s first name, phone number, and medical diagnosis on social media.

Bettyann Dyber a/k/a Bettyann Honce; Patchogue, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 240449, 477544; Cal. Nos. 32486, 32487
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
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.

Alexandra Grajko; Smithtown, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse;Lic. No. 700657; Cal. No. 32050
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Attempted Burglary in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony; and failing to inform a patient's physician of the status of the patient, failing to document administration of medications, and failing to make visits to a patient and/or failing to document that the visits were made.

Michael W. Jamieson; Central Islip, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse;Lic. No. 752523; Cal. No. 32727
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
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 ordering a medication for a patient without a physician’s order.

Manju Joseph; Edinburg, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 561594; Cal. No 32786
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of, in the State of Texas, incorrectly documenting that a patient had refused medication and that the medication was wasted.

Stormy Jeanne Lake a/k/a Stormy Jones; Schenectady, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 228786; Cal. No. 32532
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022 (See also December 2001)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of a medication administration error.

Shirley Marcelo Musngi; Charlottesville, VA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 441084; Cal. No. 32693
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to document a patient’s refusal of medication in the State of Virginia.

Kimberly Lynn Ransom; Allegany, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 322402; Cal. No. 32655
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
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 having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree, and Attempted Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree, both misdemeanors.

Jean Marie Riley; North Tonawanda, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 467867; Cal. No. 32622
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
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 Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Robert Anthony Rivera; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 687181; Cal. No. 32530
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
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 Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, both misdemeanors.

Jasjit Singh; Yonkers, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 728763; Cal. No. 32472
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
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.

Kimber Leah Spencer; Hornell, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 726974; Cal. No. 32605
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to scan narcotic medication transactions and failing to scan patients who received narcotic medications; and failing to document, in patient records, the administration of narcotic medications.

Anna Monica Suska a/k/a Anna M. Catlin; Ransomville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 280889, 575837; Cal. Nos. 32490, 32471
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of documentation errors and accessing a patient’s record without legitimate medical necessity.

Gary Benjamin Thurston; Cayuga, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 248438; Cal. No. 31659
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022 (See also February 2005)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument; Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd  Degree; and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.

Lakia Shanise Tunstall; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 684762; Cal. No. 32657
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor.

Gary Lee Washington; Cincinnati, OH
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 334169; Cal. No. 32201
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to establish and maintain professional boundaries with a patient by posting, without authorization of said patient, pictures and captions on Facebook showing activity purportedly depicting said patient on her death bed, in the State of Ohio.

Caitlin Jean Wing; Hornell, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 326576; Cal. No. 32646
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
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 comply with privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

 

Pharmacy

Shafqat A. Mir; Warren, NJ
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029262; Cal. No. 32525
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of ordering and dispensing drugs from an establishment that did not have a valid pharmacy registration.

 

Physical Therapy

Chaolin Fu; Hicksville, NY
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 015151; Cal. No. 32446
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of billing a patient for treatment not provided.

Dianne S. Raney; Mendon, NY
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 011523; Cal. No. 32560
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of administering medication to a patient.

 

Podiatry

Hal F. Abrahamson; Melville, NY
Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 004608; Cal. No. 31939
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Health Care Fraud, a felony.

 

Public Accountancy

Richard Steven Gross; Yonkers, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 054535; Cal. No. 32809
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree, a class E felony.

Deirdre Clare Morrison; Fuquay-Varina, NC
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 048468; Cal. No. 32702
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to timely file tax returns and failing to timely respond to the State Board, in the State of North Carolina.

 

Social Work

Kathy Neily; Newcastle, ME
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 049732, 071770; Cal. Nos. 32606, 32607
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of sending abundant text messages, which were not therapy-related, to a patient’s cell phone, outside of their normally scheduled therapeutic meeting times, over a period of six months, and inviting, via text, said patient to accompany her to the movies.

 

Veterinary Medicine

William H. Marienberg; Bronx, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 004398; Cal. No. 31968
Regents Action Date: January 10, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to maintain adequate records.

 

 

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Last Updated: February 22, 2022