Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
July 2002

Architecture - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Midwifery - Nursing - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine

Architecture

Juan Carlos Defonseca, Garden City, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 019488; Cal. No. 20120
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to provide information on plans to indicate a one-story home could support a second-story, and indicating the wrong zoning code on plans.

Edna Guilor a/k/a Edna Guilor-Segal, Great Neck, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 016139; Cal. No. 19854
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain, for at least six years, a thorough written evaluation of plans that were not prepared by her or under her direct supervision, and to which she had affixed her signature and seal.

Michael L. Kirn, New York, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 015927; Cal. No. 19862
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Donald Rowe, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 011096; Cal. No. 19972
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of certifying that a dry well was installed in a dwelling under construction when, in fact, it had not been installed.


Dentistry

Marianne Beideman, Rochester, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 017432; Cal. No. 19837
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: No penalty be imposed upon respondent as to charge of which respondent was found guilty.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the Third Degree, a felony.

Eighth Avenue Dental Associates, P.C., 315 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Profession: Dentistry; Cal. No. 20004
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of failing to bond provisional restorations onto six teeth of a patient that would not be laminated for a one month period and failing to attend to the patient's complaints on several occasions.

Ralph A. Fusco, Albany, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046586; Cal. No. 19962
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to remove all decay from excavated teeth.

Alexander Kanevsky, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045140; Cal. No. 19992
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of receiving a fee from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services.

Vincent John Mandarine, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 044356; Cal. No. 20003
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to bond provisional restorations onto six teeth of a patient which would not be laminated for a one month period and failing to attend to the patient's complaints on several occasions.

Sikandar Hayat Mirza, Kingston, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 041243; Cal. No. 20007
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failure to maintain accurate patient records.

Michael Norman Stahl, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 048112; Cal. No. 20032
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of two counts of Assault in the Third Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Maureen A. Sullivan, Wappingers Falls, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 021770; Cal. No. 19971
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Alexander A. Urbanovich, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046915; Cal. No. 20069
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of permitting an unlicensed person to perform scaling and root planing on a patient.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Juan Manon, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 074171; Cal. No. 19981
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain, for at least six years, a professional evaluation of plans that were not prepared by him or under his direct supervision, but which he had affixed his signature and seal.

Lawrence A. Pacanowski, Hamburg, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 049737; Cal. No. 19749
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002 (see also March 1996 and November 2000)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to do adequate research in the public lands records, failing to properly locate the surveyed premises, failing to properly place the stakes on the property and failing to properly depict the location of a concrete foundation.


Landscape Architecture

Mark Damico a/k/a Mark F. D'Amico, Skaneateles, NY

Profession: Landscape Architect; Lic. No. 001042; Cal. No. 18921
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.


Massage Therapy

Joseph Anthony Craig, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 007045; Cal. No. 20251
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of improperly draping, touching and speaking to a female client.

Drew Scott Gandley, Montauk, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 006880; Cal. No. 19667
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than 1 year to commence on September 1, 2002 and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years, complete certain coursework as set forth in consent order application.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of delegating professional responsibilities to unlicensed persons, including allowing them to perform massages.


Nursing

Frank J. Berry, Rensselaer, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 477944; Cal. No. 20066
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence upon return to practice, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to administer medications when required and by erroneously administering a medication at the wrong rate.

Denise Casting, Rosedale, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 217594; Cal. No. 20109
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Lorri J. Couse a/k/a Lorri Love-Couse, Catskill, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 435639; Cal. No. 19906
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for no less than 3 years and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Simple Possession of Morphine, a misdemeanor; falsely signing out controlled substances at three different facilities; failing to document the administration in the patients' records; failing to administer the substances to the patients; and removing the controlled substance Roxanol from vials and substituting water.

Brenda Dionisio, Freeport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 110383; Cal. No. 20024
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to make entries of medication administered to various patients in their medication administration records.

Catherine A. Durham, Fine, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 318505; Cal. No. 20056
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of administering incorrect medications to patients and failing to administer medications to patients.

Karen A. Gayle-Winn, Pleasant Valley, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 241466, 496148; Cal. Nos. 20088, 20089
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month suspension, execution of last 11 months of suspension stayed, probation 12 months, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Galina Gorelik, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 260674; Cal. No. 20288
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Annulment of licensed practical nurse license.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of falsely indicating on her application as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of New York that she had received a diploma as a medical nurse.

Jeana M. Graziano, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 111991; Cal. No. 19975
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, following termination of partial suspension, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of administering one intravenous push medication to a patient while knowing that the hospital where she worked did not allow licensed practical nurses to administer such medications.

Kenneth Earl Greene, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 254403; Cal. No. 20064
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002 (see also November 2004)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of medication administration errors and inaccurate record keeping.

Keith Alan Haugan, Cicero, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 477318; Cal. No. 19996
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed, probation 3 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Public Lewdness, a class B misdemeanor, in 1996 and Attempted Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree, a class B misdemeanor, in 1998.

Kenneth Houston, Central Islip, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 243440; Cal. No. 20055
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of falsifying patient names on a controlled drug disposition record to obtain drugs for his own use.

Roberta L. Hunter, Yorkville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 218077; Cal. No. 19715
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for no less than 3 months and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of practicing the profession fraudulently by verbally ordering, and then receiving and signing for twenty-eight (28) Loratab, a controlled substance, for which there was no physician's order. Said Loratab was not inventoried into the medication cabinet, and was otherwise unaccounted for.

Rachel Sandra Isidore, Ozone Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 255429; Cal. No. 19002
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Paule Jean-Baptiste, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 219048; Cal. No. 19127
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Sherry Lynn Jones, St. Albans, VT

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 523829; Cal. No. 20311
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree.

Melanie Draxl Kirtland, Canandaigua, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 398075; Cal. No. 19729
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Third Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Alice Sue Kroll, Rye, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 494443; Cal. No. 19801
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of submitting reports to her employers indicating that she visited and treated or assessed certain patients at their homes when she did not visit or treat or assess said patients on said dates.

Dawn Marie LaMagna, Middlesex, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 455546; Cal. No. 20075
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of writing medication orders and/or administering medications to patients without authorization from a physician.

L. C. Lee, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 223309; Cal. No. 18933
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, probation 2 years to commence concurrently with suspension.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a felony.

Marie Pierre Louis, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 221289; Cal. No. 19125
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Jillian Marie Merwin, Jefferson, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 263200; Cal. No. 20063
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of medication administration errors.

Mary Lynne Mirville, Lynbrook, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 218929; Cal. No. 19987
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002 (see also September 2000)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of practicing nursing as a licensed practical nurse between September and October 2000 while her license was suspended.

Donna H. Nardone, North Chili, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 144918; Cal. No. 16419
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002 (see also June 1995)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of: diverting a controlled substance from the stock of her employer, replacing the diverted drug with Vitamin C tablets, and falsifying the drug inventory record of her employer to conceal the diversion; submitting employment applications for nursing jobs on three separate occasions and failing to disclose a prior employment from which she was terminated; having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records and Petit Larceny, both class A misdemeanors and not complying with terms of probation imposed by the Board of Regents pursuant to New York State Education Law.

Oladapo Bamidele Ojekunle, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 239440, 480412; Cal. Nos. 19758, 19764
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002 (see also May 2005)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of permitting unlicensed personnel to administer medication to a patient.

Tricia Onika Parris, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 246277, 487426; Cal. Nos. 20047, 20048
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension - upon service of suspension, probation 3 years to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree.

Deborah A. Ryan, Purchase, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 339872; Cal. No. 19771
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of forging prescriptions for Fastin, a controlled substance, on three occasions.

Christine J. Schneider, Babylon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 229979, 456623; Cal. Nos. 19756, 19757
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failure to maintain accurate patient records.

Kettly St. Surin, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 215736; Cal. No. 19120
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of falsely indicating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had received an Associate Nursing Degree.

Wendy Marie Stilwell, Slatehill, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 508841; Cal. No. 20057
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Dawn M. Tarbox, Maine, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 346611; Cal. No. 20183
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of medication administration errors and making false entries in hospital records.

Mary P. Trotter, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 165572; Cal. No. 20197
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony conviction.

Arlene Patricia Udeagha, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 240241, 478131; Cal. Nos. 20072, 20074
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: While employed as a home care nurse, licensee admitted to charge of willfully filing false reports with her employer indicating that she had visited a patient at home when she knew that she had not made such visits.

Natividad M. Abreu Vega, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 080621; Cal. No. 20015
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of slapping a patient on the face and committing medication transcription and documentation errors and omissions.

Joyce Williams-Kelly, Freeport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 239069; Cal. No. 20005
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Donna Marie Wilson, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 410177; Cal. No. 20084
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree.

Jessica Ann Zielinski, Westfield, NY, Stockton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 259229; Cal. No. 19055
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Suspension until terminated as set forth in Regents Review Committee report - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.


Pharmacy

Ashland Pharmacy, Inc., 123 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 020974; Cal. No. 19746
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002 (see also July 2008)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: probation 1 year, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent did not contest charge of dispensing, on three occasions, the non-controlled, prescription-required drugs Viagra and Buspar, not pursuant to prescription or other lawful authority.

Donald Barbakoff, Flushing, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 025157; Cal. No. 20112
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of dispensing numerous controlled drugs pursuant to facsimile transmitted prescriptions.

Colonial Drug & Surgicals, Inc., 100 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 019680; Cal. No. 19919
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of numerous violations of pharmacy rules and regulations, to wit: holding misbranded and outdated drugs in stock; placing back in stock part of a drug that had been dispensed and returned; dispensing pursuant to an invalid prescription; failing to enter required information on prescriptions; failing to maintain accurate records of controlled substances received and dispensed; and failing to maintain the pharmacy in a sanitary condition.

Rogelio Fernandez a/k/a Rogelio Oscar Fernandez, Fresh Meadows, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041854; Cal. No. 19857
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year suspension, probation 5 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to provide adequate supervision of a registered establishment, of which he was the supervising pharmacist.

Mark J. Fusco, Port Chester, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030790; Cal. No. 19487
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for not less than 3 months and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of stealing controlled drugs from a hospital pharmacy at which he was employed.

Edwin Omar Gbenebitse, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035394; Cal. No. 19745
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002  (See also July 2008)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 20 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of dispensing, on three occasions, the non-controlled, prescription-required drugs Viagra and Buspar, not pursuant to prescription or other lawful authority.

Frank Ingrao, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 023512; Cal. No. 20161
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002 (see also November 2001)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of being in supervision of a pharmacy that held outdated drugs for sale in regular stock and failing to wear identification with his name and title.

Grace Kim a/k/a Grace Kim Junghee, Woodside, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 038077; Cal. No. 19858
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of dispensing, on three occasions, the non-controlled prescription-required drugs, Neproxin and Amoxicillin, not pursuant to prescription or other lawful authority.

Joseph Kramer, Inc., 309 St. Ann's Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 015862; Cal. No. 19961
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of violation of pharmacy rules/regulations.

Jacobo Kubiliun, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028716; Cal. No. 19960
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of violation of pharmacy rules/regulations.

Rajesh Bhimjibhai Kumbhani, Jersey City, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 043052; Cal. No. 20079
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of dispensing the wrong medication and failing to offer to counsel a patient.

David Edward Lizor, Gloversville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 043275; Cal. No. 19605
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor.

Anthony J. Maneen, Ilion, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029584; Cal. No. 20065
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of dispensing and labeling deficiencies.

Myles Schneider, Southold, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 033070; Cal. No. 19920
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of numerous violations of pharmacy rules and regulations, to wit: holding misbranded and outdated drugs in stock; placing back in stock part of a drug that had been dispensed and returned; dispensing pursuant to an invalid prescription; failing to enter required information on prescriptions; failing to maintain accurate records of controlled substances received and dispensed; and failing to maintain the pharmacy in a sanitary condition.

Three J's Pharmacy, Inc., 90-12 Elmhurst Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 016904; Cal. No. 19856
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charge of dispensing the prescription-required drugs, Neproxin and Amoxicillin, non-controlled substances and Mebrobanate, a controlled substance, not pursuant to prescription or other lawful authority.


Public Accountancy

Jeffrey A. Schwartz, New City, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant, Lic. No. 032903; Cal. No. 20260
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice, and Obstruction of Justice, both Federal felonies.


Respiratory Therapy

Valera Lovishuk, Huntington, CT

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 004827; Cal. No. 19928
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $4,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of making entries into five patient records indicating that treatments had been rendered to patients when they had not been done.


Social Work

Kenneth Einbinder, Albany, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 019187; Cal. No. 19054
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of kissing and inappropriately touching a patient and failing to document information and a discussion with said patient.

Wayne Marcus, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 050105; Cal. No. 19841
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Commercial Bribe Receiving in the First Degree.

James Raymond Pancoast, Conklin, NY

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 045391; Cal. No. 20108
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of moral unfitness in the practice of social work.

Sam Sterk, Scottsdale, AZ

Profession: Social Worker; Lic. No. 013073; Cal. No. 19687
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002 (see also December 1999)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to secure patient records.


Veterinary Medicine

Stephen Richard Berghash, Scottsville, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 006291; Cal. No. 19615
Regents Action Date: July 19, 2002 (see also December 1999)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to properly diagnose diabetes and violating a term of probation.


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Last Updated: October 14, 2009