Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
July 2007

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

Architecture

Kenneth L. Kaefer, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 012119; Cal. No. 23248
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that in 1995, he enabled an individual to obtain his professional stamp and thereafter failed to secure it.


Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Lourdes Amanda Batallan, Bronx, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technician; Cert. No. 000352; Cal. No. 23397
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Annulment of certificate to practice as a clinical laboratory technician.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that on or about September 13,  2006, with fraudulent intent, she submitted an application for certification as a clinical laboratory technician to the Division of Professional Licensing Services of the New York State Education Department in which she certified that she had 28,800 hours of experience as a clinical laboratory technician, and was thereafter granted a certificate to practice as a clinical laboratory technician in the State of New York on or about December 4, 2006, based on the aforesaid experience when, in truth and in fact, and as she well knew, she did not have said experience as a clinical laboratory technician.

Gladys Beltran, Bronx, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 003924; Cal. No. 23415
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Annulment of license to practice as a clinical laboratory technologist.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that on or about September 11, 2006, with fraudulent intent, she submitted an application for licensure as a clinical laboratory technologist to the Division of Professional Licensing Services of the New York State Education Department in which she certified that she had at least five (5) years (20,020 hours) of experience as a clinical laboratory technologist, and was thereafter granted a license to practice as a clinical laboratory technologist in the State of New York on or about December 7, 2006, based on the aforesaid experience when, in truth and in fact, and as she well knew, she did not have said experience as a clinical laboratory technologist.

Kaushik S. Bhatt, Union, NJ

Profession: Clincal Laboratory Technician; Cert. No. 000450; Cal. No. 23414
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Annulment of certificate to practice as clinical laboratory technician.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that on or about September 15, 2006, with fraudulent intent, he submitted an application for certification as a clinical laboratory technician to the Division of Professional Licensing Services of the New York State Education Department in which he certified that he had at least 5 years (26,500 hours) of experience as a clinical laboratory technician, and was thereafter granted a certificate to practice as a clinical laboratory technician in the State of New York on or about December 11, 2006, based on the aforesaid experience when, in truth and in fact, and as he well knew, he did not have said experience as a clinical laboratory technician.

Sonia Bonilla, Maspeth, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technician; Cert. No. 000505; Cal. No. 23398
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Annulment of certificate to practice as a clinical laboratory technician.
Summary:  Licensee did not contest the charge that on or about September 11, 2006, with fraudulent intent, she submitted an application for certification as a clinical laboratory technician to the Division of Professional Licensing Services of the New York State Education Department in which she certified that she had 25,480 hours of experience as a clinical laboratory technician, and was thereafter granted a certificate to practice as  a clinical laboratory technician in the State of New York on or about December 13, 2006, based on the aforesaid experience when, in truth and in fact, and as she well knew, she did not have said experience as a clinical laboratory technician.


Dentistry

Evan Stuart Barbakoff, Mt. Sinai, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043888; Cal. No. 23315
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to perform an apicoectomy on a patient’s tooth concurrently with the performance of root canal therapy.

William Patrick Bauer, Williamsville, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 044496; Cal. No. 23296
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Contempt and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Christopher Michael Bougopoulos, Merrimack, NH

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 051048; Cal. No. 23385
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that he was found guilty of unprofessional conduct in the State of Maine.

Pamela Ann Michalski, Rochester, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 011642; Cal. No. 23253
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 1 month and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licenseeadmitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated in 1995, Petit Larceny in 2006, and Attempted Petit Larceny in 2006.

William C. O’Donnell, Pittsfield, MA

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 033194; Cal. No. 23144
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge ofof having been found guilty of professional misconduct in Massachusetts.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Henry W. Hessing, Babylon, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 053797; Cal. No. 21986
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to prepare and retain for at least six (6) years a written evaluation of the professional services represented by plans signed and sealed by him and not prepared by him or under his supervision.

Ronald William Staub, Webster, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 044621; Cal. No. 23214
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007 (see also May 2005)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary:  Licensee did not contest charges of practicing land surveying when not registered, failing to comply with State laws, rules, and regulations governing the practice of land surveying, and violating a term of probation imposed upon him by the New York State Board of Regents.


Massage Therapy

Earlayne E. Castronova a/k/a Lannie B. Castronova a/k/a Lannie E. Castronova a/k/a Lannie E. Thoman, Albion, NY and Honeoye, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 013806; Cal. No. 23373
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007 (see also February 2005)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 9 months, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoixcated and of not reporting a criminal conviction on her re-registration.

Donna J. Gillespie, Bluepoint, NY and Ocean Beach, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 002452; Cal. No. 22772
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension 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 class A misdemeanor.


Nursing

Karleen Bordonaro, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 553740; Cal. No. 23407
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of False Statements to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Mary J. Brazier, Phoenix, AZ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 284760; Cal. No. 23395
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been disciplined in Arizona.

Jeannette Brisco, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 074929; Cal. No. 23010
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007 (see also March 1996)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to record the administration of a medication, administering medication at the wrong time and at the wrong frequency, and administering medication after an order had been discontinued.

Anthony Jerome Butler, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 254701; Cal. No. 23286
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Intimidating a Witness.

Jean Renee Coté, Clifton Park, NY and Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 238799, 469344; Cal. Nos. 23177, 23178
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of no less than 3 months with leave to apply for a stay of the suspension upon submission of satisfactory proof of fitness to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of disposing of a controlled substance without a witness and committing medication errors.

David J. Derry, Rensselaer, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 541145; Cal. No. 23095
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action:Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 24 months.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Menacing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Jessica Lee DiMartin, Frankfort, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273409; Cal. No. 23320
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge failing to appropriately treat a patient with low blood glucose.

Sandra G. Draves, Lackawanna,NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 499723; Cal. No. 23337
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree on two occasions.

Vivienne A. Esty-Fenton, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 169926, 394320; Cal. Nos. 23363, 23364
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree.

Beatrice A. Goodman, Bayshore, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 191890, 517212; Cal. Nos. 23371, 23372
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 18 month actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 3 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, Insurance Fraud in the 3rd Degree, Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree, and Workers Compensation Fraudulent Practices.

Catherine Holly Gürsel, Pensacola, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 445126; Cal. No. 23310
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge of unlawfully possessing controlled substances.

Deanna L. Haller, Fairport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 493488; Cal. No. 23294
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
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 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Robert Henn, Massapequa, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 221534, 445097; Cal. Nos. 22861, 22860
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges ofhaving been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor; Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; and Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and of willfully misrepresenting his criminal history to the Education Department’s Division of Professional Licensing Services on his 1998 and 2004 license registration renewal applications.

Gail M. Jubak, Catskill, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 268101; Cal. No. 23018
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007 (see also June 2004)
Action:Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension as set forth in Regents Review Committee report, upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of the charge of having been found in violation of Article 33 of the Public Health Law.

Gena Laferiere, Queens Village, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 225978; Cal. No. 21838
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
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 failing to document a patient's fall or to inform a nursing supervisor or the on-coming shift that the patient had fallen.

Robin Louise Lancaster, East Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 228806; Cal. No. 23333
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 30 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 3 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge ofadministering to a patient an incorrect dose of Oxycodone.

Jody Lebentritt, Troy, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 316179; Cal. No. 23318
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension 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 Assault in the 3rd Degree.

Ginae A. Lee, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 254562; Cal. No. 23350
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action:Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension until successfully participates in a course of treatment, upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years upon return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crimes of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree, Criminally using Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Sandra Marie Lubinski, Bullhead City, AZ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 452731; Cal. No. 23366
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been disciplined by the Arizona Board of Nursing.

Tracey Louise Napoli, Stanfordville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 545066; Cal. No. 23370
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of no less than 2 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted twice for the crime of Driving While Intoxicated.

Nelia Pares, Teaneck, NJ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 366380; Cal. No. 23136
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that on six separate occasions, she administered insulin to patients without following physician’s orders to obtain readings of patients’ blood glucose levels prior to their meals.

John Herbert Penner, Malverne, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 408932; Cal. No. 23324
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering an injection and supplying medication to a patient without a prescriber’s order.

Magalie R. Remy, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 167444, 365930; Cal. Nos. 23433, 23434
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007 (see also February 2004)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary:   Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny in the  4th Degree and practicing the profession of nursing in the State of New York while her New York State nursing licenses were suspended.

Frank Rivera, Islip, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 399062; Cal. No. 23289
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; and having failed to report said conviction on his New York State registered professional nurse re-registration application and on a nursing employment application.

Chester N. Rothenberg, Flushing, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 099288, 353555; Cal. Nos. 23119, 23114
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully making a false report by failing to perform an assessment of a patient who presented to the emergency room with complaints of chest pain, yet documenting that the assessment had been performed.

Loretta M. Schneider, Long Beach, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 088206; Cal. No. 23179
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of making fraudulent entries in a patient record, indicating that she had administered medication to a patient when she had not done so.

Joyce H. Teal, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 352008; Cal. No. 23288
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
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 committing medication administration and documentation errors.

Myrtle Ruth Webster, Millerton, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 137973; Cal. No. 23314
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary:   Licensee admitted to the charge of committing medication errors.

Karen Wollam, Patchogue, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 255220; Cal. No. 23365
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty by the Florida and Illinois Boards of Nursing of professional misconduct.


Pharmacy

Advance Pharmaceutical Inc., 2201-F Fifth Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY

Profession: Manufacturer; Reg. No. 020005; Cal. No. 22885
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Stayed revocation, 2 years probation, $50,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to file reports with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration regarding the shipment of extraordinary amounts of pseudoephedrine as required by federal law.

Tracy S. Heaton, New York Mills, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 038686; Cal. No. 21681
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to supervise.

Martin H. Leff, Syosset, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029567; Cal. No. 23308
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year actual suspension, upon return to practice, 3 years probation with respondent not to work as a supervising pharmacist during the first year of probation, $2,000 fine.
Summary:Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to register to practice as a pharmacist in the State of New York for the period of August 2004 through January 2006.

Lakhram Mangar, New Hyde Park, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 038379; Cal. No. 23462
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary:   Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Diversion of Prescription Medications and Prescriptions in the 1st Degree, a class C felony.

Salvatore M. Motisi, Farmingdale, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030938; Cal. No. 23322
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007 (see also May 2006)
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 grossly negligent failure to counsel a patient or the person authorized to act on behalf of the patient.

NCS Healthcare of New York, Inc.; 8378 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 023591; Cal. No. 21682
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $15,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to ensure proper documentation and review of partial dispensing of medications.


Podiatry

Daniel W. Merk, Hamburg, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002755; Cal. No. 23452
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007 (see also October 2003)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary:   Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of three (3) counts of Attempted Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance.


Psychology

Jeffrey A. Lipner, Commack, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 006354; Cal. No. 23362
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007 (see also November 1995)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual suspension, 15 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the 4th Degree.

Marc L. Miller, Plainview, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 005705; Cal. No. 22968
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary:   Licensee admitted to charges of, from late August 2001 until late September 2001, engaging in inappropriate physical contact with a person who was then a psychotherapy patient in his psychology practice, and telling said patient that he loved her; and, from late September 2001 until late December 2001, engaging in intimate physical contact of a sexual nature with the same person.


Public Accountancy

Patrick John Monachino, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 088854; Cal. No. 23332
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of no less than 2 years and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony.


Respiratory Therapy

Stephen Joseph Dzierzanowski, West Seneca, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 000679; Cal. No. 23302
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year actual suspension with leave to apply for early termination after not less than 2 months, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having failing to provide respiratory preventative treatments on two patients.

Ramiro Villarreal, Jr., Falconer, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 005752; Cal. No. 23338
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Attempted Petit Larceny, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.


Social Work

Francine R. Walsh, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 035556; Cal. No. 23059
Regents Action Date: July 25, 2007
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of commencing a personal relationship with a former patient of the facility where she had been the director.


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Last Updated: October 14, 2009