Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

July 2013

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Public Accountancy - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Henry Radusky, New York, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 015029; Cal. No. 26615

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of delegating professional responsibilities to a person who the licensee knew was not qualified by licensure to perform said duties.

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Karen L. Kryder, Rochester, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 000932; Cal. No. 26654

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

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 having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Hisashi Omichi, Bloomingston, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 069795; Cal. No. 26716

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until mentally fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree.

Massage Therapy

Hisashi Omichi; Bloomington, NY

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 001890; Cal. No. 26715

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree.

Nursing

Lisa M. Baker, Ogdensburg, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 269945, 553026; Cal. Nos. 26579, 26580

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, Forgery, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Deborah Carr Bernhard, Sodus, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 324192; Cal. No. 26573

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of being dependent on, and being a habitual user of, drugs.

Cherrie Pearl Bridgeman, Deer Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 241992, 566261; Cal. Nos. 26107, 26106

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of biting the hand of a law enforcement officer, a felony; failing to stop her vehicle when directed to do so by said law enforcement officer, a misdemeanor; and failing to comply with said law enforcement officer's commands, a misdemeanor.

Phyllis Marie Caldwell, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 134492; Cal. No. 26765

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of nursing with moral unfitness.

Thomas Casa, Bakersfield, CA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 328238; Cal. No. 26769

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in another jurisdiction of a crime, which, if committed in New York, would constitute Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a misdemeanor.

Marcie A. Conlon, Penn Yan, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 517428; Cal. No. 26631

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

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 admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument.

John M. Filapello, Ellenton, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 494610; Cal. No. 26543

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, 20 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, and Attempted Petit Larceny and of having failed to report a criminal conviction.

Maria Helen Gorman, Kingston, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 258486; Cal. No. 25874

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having failed to administer medications to five patients as ordered by the physician.

Elizabeth Ann Harris, Middletown, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 511489; Cal. No. 26722

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 2 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of removing medications from a facility's drug supply for patients who did not have a physician's order for the medications.

Lindsay A. Johnson, Penn Yan, NY

Profession:  Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 271160; Cal. No. 26524

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Mary Lynn Massonne, Charlton, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 397377, Cert. No. 332837; Cal. Nos. 26456, 26457

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $750 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Resisting Arrest and Driving While Intoxicated, both misdemeanors.

Amy Nicoll, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 280886, 571984; Cal. Nos. 26613, 26614

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found by the Commissioner of Health to have violated Article 33 of the Public Health Law.

Nancy Rae Nopper, Rensselaer, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 118190, 401111; Cal. Nos. 26719, 26718

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

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 having committed a medication administration error.

Colleen M. Pepper, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 604657; Cal. No. 26471

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013(see also May 2010)

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, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Respondent admitted to charges of having committed medication and documentation errors and having failed to maintain accurate patient records.

Robin Ann Perras, Oswego, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 279618; Cal. No. 26452

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree.

Mobeen Shirazi, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 587423; Cal. No. 26569

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

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 practicing the profession of nursing beyond its scope by writing orders.

Merritt L. Stuver, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 233308; Cal. No. 26553

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of moral unfitness.

Lauren Elizabeth Torres, Middletown, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 302977; Cal. No. 26707

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Assault in the 3rd Degree, a misdemeanor.

Cheryln Travers, Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265439; Cal. No. 26515

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny on three occasions and of having filed a false report.

Brittney Turner a/k/a Brittney Lynn Turner a/k/a Brittney L. Turner, Cold Spring, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 587000; Cal. No. 26627

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree.

Michelle Versluis, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273970; Cal. No. 26470

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

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.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having committed medication administration and documentation errors.

Occupational Therapy

Colleen M. Varney, Henrietta, NY

Profession: Occupational Therapist; Lic. No. 008179; Cal. No. 26695

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records.

Pharmacy

Scott Edward Brierton, Glens Falls, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 040039; Cal. No. 26643

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of a crime in Colorado.

Physical Therapy

Christopher T. Merk, Cheektowaga, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Cert. No. 004036; Cal. No. 26562

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $750 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to having committed boundary violations with a patient.

Public Accountancy

Marie S. O'Connor, Wyckoff, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 038208; Cal. 26802

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

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 of failing to complete the required continuing professional education credits as a condition for the triennial renewal of her license to practice as a certified public accountant in the State of New Jersey.

Veterinary Medicine

Levi Benjamin Bromley, Whitehall, NY

Profession: Veterinary Technician; Lic. No. 006474; Cal. 26720

Regents Action Date: July 22, 2013

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 admitted to the charge of having stolen drugs from his employer.

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Last Updated: August 23, 2013