Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

July 2017

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Podiatry - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Pasquale M. Pulitano; Greenwich, CT

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 010713; Cal. No. 29470

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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 meet the required continuing professional education credits as a condition for triennial license renewal of his license to practice architecture in the State of New York.

Chiropractic

Jonathan Aaron Donath; White Plains, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 011368; Cal. No. 29445

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of permitting two unlicensed individuals to treat patients with a spinal decompression machine while he was absent from his professional office.

Dentistry

Brandon Allan Bahret; Arcade, NY

Profession: Dentistry; Lic. No. 051698; Cal. No. 29418

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Nomaan Tariq; Rochester, NY

Profession: Dentistry, Dental Enteral Conscious Sedation; Lic. No. 054208, Cert. No. 000697; Cal. Nos. 29162, 29163

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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 inaccurate record keeping and failing to wear appropriate protective clothing.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Bruce David Boswell; Albany, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 067219; Cal. No. 29451

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Driving While Intoxicated and filing a false report.

 

Sarfraz Hussain Kathawala; Germantown, TN

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 088715; Cal. No. 29682

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $2,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of engineering without a license in the State of Tennessee.

 

David Joseph Mantone; Manasquan, NJ

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 092743; Cal. No. 29681

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Operating a Motor Vehicle During Period of License Suspension, 2nd Violation, a crime of the 4th Degree, in the State of New Jersey.

Massage Therapy

Justin K. Cornell; Virginia Beach, VA

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 016352; Cal. No. 29541

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges having been convicted of Murder in the 2nd Degree in the State of Virginia.

Nursing

Carolyn Golub Bacha; New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 308493; Cal. No. 29195

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017 (See also March 2004)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year stayed suspension, 3 years probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of making errors in charting medication administration to several patients.

 

Marla J. Ballard a/k/a Marla Snider a/k/a Marla J. Snider a/k/a Marla J. Ballard Snider; Staffordsville, VA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 212852; Cal. No. 29755

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to disclose a prior discipline on a West Virginia nursing license application.

 

Lois Ann Boyd a/k/a Lois A. Boyd a/k/a Lois Ann Foray; Wantagh, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 424208; Cal. No. 28117

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017 (See also November 1997)

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension for a minimum of 6 months and until fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree and three counts of Petit Larceny. 

 

Donald Alan Buchinger; Canisteo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 223524; Cal. No. 29653

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Rita C. Cabatac; Baltimore, MD

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 218263; Cal. No. 29786

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct, in the State of Maryland.

 

Michael Roy Chase; Iuka, MS

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 517399; Cal. No. 29689

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Willful Physical Abuse and Assault in the 3rd Degree in the State of Colorado.

 

Elaine Joyce Coddington; Canisteo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 275333; Cal. No. 29427

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication errors.

 

Eddye Jo Coleman; Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 114059; Cal. No. 29587

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny and Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree.

 

Purvalene Coleman; Gary, IN

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 651073; Cal. No. 29788

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to submitting a prior tuberculosis test that was fraudulently altered to reflect a more current date, in the State of Indiana.

 

Constance Colter-Leonick a/k/a Constance Colter; East Williston, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Pediatrics); Lic. Nos. 147473, 349201, Cert. No. 380531; Cal. Nos. 29109, 29110, 29111

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of unauthorized access of a patient's record.

 

Carol A. Farnsworth; Canandaigua, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 429584; Cal. No. 29502

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree.

 

Keri Ann Ferro; St. James, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 475238; Cal. No. 29026

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of withdrawing medication from an automated dispenser for patients but diverting it for her own use.

 

Krisztina Lotey Gers; Albion, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 174313; Cal. No. 29602

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

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

 

Kelly Lynn Griffin a/k/a Kelly Lynn Krupp a/k/a Kelly Lynn Klock; Cicero, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 228778; Cal. No. 29519

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017 (See also September 2007)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until mentally and physically 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 Petit Larceny.

 

Robert C. Hartnett; Utica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 313338; Cal. No. 29505

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Willful Violation of the Health Laws.

 

Susan Dawn Hochman; Anthem, AZ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 232468, 512590; Cal. Nos. 29483, 29484

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Arizona where the conduct if committed in New York State would constitute practicing the profession of nursing beyond its authorized scope.

 

Dante T. Hooker; Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 315222; Cal. No. 29416

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and Resisting Arrest.

 

Fadege Riviere Jean a/k/a Fadege R. Jean a/k/a Fadege Jean; Hempstead, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 270620, 606014; Cal. Nos. 28551, 28552

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension until fit to practice, probation 4 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Custodial Interference in the 2nd Degree. 

 

Shawna G. Johnson; Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 321557; Cal. No. 29442

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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 having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Davor Jovanovic; Buffalo, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 661196; Cal. No. 29367

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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 failing to maintain accurate records.

 

Sarah A. King a/k/a Sarah A. Ubriaco; Watertown, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 216637; Cal. No. 29506

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree.

 

Molly Ruth McDermott; Yonkers, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 531152; Cal. No. 28382

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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 administering medication to a patient by the incorrect route and failing to assess a patient before administering medication.

 

Cindy Anne Merrill; Carmel, IN

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 545414; Cal. No. 29610

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct or improper professional practice in the State of Texas.

 

Terri Marie Miller; Rensselaer, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 528961; Cal. No. 29595

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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 4 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of taking controlled substances for her own use.

 

Robin Sutherland Nichols; Newbury, NH

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 357103; Cal. No. 29748

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct or improper professional practice in the State of New Hampshire.

 

Darlene Connie Okeefe a/k/a Darlene Lew; Clarksburg, WV

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 177385; Cal. No. 29594

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct or improper professional practice in the State of West Virginia.

 

Wendi J. Oliver; Lockport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 275673, 567736; Cal. Nos. 29447, 29446

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of improperly documenting home care visits.

 

Paula Lynn Patrick a/k/a Paula Lynn Kissinger; Troy, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 518586; Cal. No. 29529

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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 admitted to the charge of taking medication.

 

Cheryl Denice Patterson a/k/a Cheryl D. Patterson a/k/a Cheryl D. Fortson; Buffalo, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 385181; Cal. No. 29482

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree.

 

Maria Susan Perilli a/k/a Maria Susan Ryan; Yaphank, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 263386; Cal. No. 28900

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017 (See also January 2014)

Action: Found guilty of violation of probation; Penalty: Penalty supersedes penalty previously imposed under Order No. 26969, 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 4 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having failed to comply with the terms of probation of a prior Board of Regents determination in which she was found to have practiced the profession of nursing beyond its authorized scope.

 

Cassandra Ann Ruggiero-Sley a/k/a Cassandra Sley; Cheektowaga, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 202753; Cal. No. 29490

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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 having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree.

 

Stacy Lee Rynders; Webster, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 289817; Cal. No. 29746

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Firearm in the 3rd Degree and Failure to Administer morphine.

 

Cherie Gayle Savage; Endicott, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 495156; Cal. No. 29507

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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 3 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having three convictions of Driving While Intoxicated and one conviction of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

 

Mary G. Schmidt; Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 425286; Cal. No. 28727

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice in the State of New York.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting codeine tablets, a controlled substance, for her own use.

 

Danielle Lee Scott; Dyersburg, TN

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 616447; Cal. No. 29772

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct or improper professional practice in the State of Florida.

 

Lennox P. Seymour; Nanuet, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273071; Cal. No. 28136

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Ira I. Siev; Coral Springs, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 512783; Cal. No. 29774

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Florida which conduct would be considered practicing the profession of nursing with gross negligence if committed in New York State.

 

Marla Gayle Taylor; Cape Girardeau, MO

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 685127; Cal. No. 29718

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct or improper professional practice in the State of New Jersey.

 

Carla Lynn Viola; Henrietta, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 312531; Cal. No. 29462

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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 revealing personally identifiable information obtained in a professional capacity without prior consent of a patient.

 

Deborah E. Wright a/k/a Deborah B. Wright; Louisburg, NC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 226699; Cal. No. 29756

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of nursing without a license in the State of North Carolina.

 

Marla Jeanne Zimpleman; South Bend, IN

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 590914; Cal. No. 29665

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

 

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct or improper professional practice in the States of Arizona and Indiana.

Podiatry

Kathleen Skelly; Lachine, Quebec

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 006515; Cal. No. 29760

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to maintain accurate patient Records.

Public Accountancy

Steven A. Koenig; Syosset, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 049811; Cal. No. 29705

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area until successful completion of course of retraining in said certain area, following termination of said partial actual suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of errors committed during the audit of the financial statements of a union welfare benefit fund.

Social Work

Maritza Juliet Santos; E. Patchogue, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 078754; Cal. No. 29527

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Veterinary Medicine

Attlee Gabriel Douglas; Bronx, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 006047; Cal. No. 29025

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017 (See also July 2010)

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of taking a sample of a dog's spleen for a biopsy when it should have been from the dog's liver.

 

Amy Jeanette French; Johnstown, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 007647; Cal. No. 28744

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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 the charge of negligent treatment and recordkeeping.

 

Jane Margaret Lewis; Torrington, CT

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 007124; Cal. No. 29692

Regents Action Date: July 18, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of instructing her staff to tell a good samaritan that a cat was returned to its owner when it was actually euthanized; and falsely stating on two separate New York registration renewal application forms that no licensing or disciplinary authority had ever disciplined her.

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Last Updated: August 23, 2017