Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

July 2020

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- Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Nursing - Physical Therapy - Psychology - Social Work - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Veterinary Medicine -


Dentistry

Philip Herbert Artenberg; New York, NY
Profession: Dentist, Certificate to Administer General Anesthesia; Lic. No. 040883, Cert. No. 000537; Cal. Nos. 31552, 31663
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of performing an unnecessary surgery without obtaining prior written consent from the patient.

Ricky Gonzalez-Lopez; Caguas, PR 00727, San Juan, PR
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 056529; Cal. No. 31962
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as a dentist.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Aaron Jason Ovios; Plattsburgh, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 077500; Cal. No. 31410
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
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 failure to maintain adequate documentation of tests performed and failure to adequately communicate with homeowner regarding fees and work to be completed.

 

Nursing

Annieamma Augustine; West Hempstead, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 210166, 439234; Cal. Nos. 31945, 31946
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Willful violation of Public Health Laws, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Patricia Judy Barrios; Oakhurst, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 498085; Cal. No. 31907
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of abandoning and failing to monitor a newborn patient in respiratory distress in the State of Oregon.

Linda Ann Barschefski; Trinity, NC
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 255164; Cal. No. 31781
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in North Carolina.

Lori Ann Duncan; West Seneca, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 256502, 502936; Cal. Nos. 31776, 31775
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors and documentation errors.

Tammie Renee Grant a/k/a Tammie R. Robert Grant; Malone, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 294295; Cal. No. 28612
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension until substance abuse-free and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing with negligence on more than one occasion, committing unprofessional conduct, and practicing the profession of nursing while her ability was impaired by drugs.

Catherine Marie Hanson; Arcade, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 181120, 401578; Cal. Nos. 31976, 31977
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, a class E felony; and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree, a class D felony.

Jonathan Forby Hosford; Richfield Springs, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 297832; Cal. No. 31979
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession with moral unfitness.

Francoise Consuela Jarvis; Arlington, TX
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 195754, 448090; Cal. Nos. 30926, 31906
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been employed as a registered nurse in the State of Texas without possessing a valid nursing license.

Dawn J. Kahler; Huntington, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Lic. No. 683329, Cert. No. 402310; Cal. Nos. 31711, 31712
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of accessing patient information without permission or legitimate reason.

Irena Madera; Selden, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 518580; Cal. No. 31770
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness.

Anthony Mastracco a/k/a Anthony Biaggio Mastracco; Baldwinsville, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 692395; Cal. No. 31799
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of possessing medication without authorization.

Brittany Rose McKean; Plattsburgh, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 674681; Cal. No. 31533
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument and filing a false report.

Suzanne J. McLean-Halberstadt; Webster, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 624590; Cal. No. 31094
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension until alcohol abuse-free and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Jean A. Meier a/k/a Jean A. Rouse; Hilton, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 322943; Cal. No. 31779
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Megan Renee Raster; New Orleans, LA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 767818; Cal. No. 31773
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to report a Louisiana misdemeanor conviction.

Jessica E. Rowe a/k/a Jessica E. Hoover a/k/a Jessica Hoover; Webster, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 313200; Cal. No. 29029
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing with gross negligence, negligence on more than one occasion, incompetence on more than one occasion, and committing unprofessional conduct.

Candice Elaine Rowley; Corning, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 694400; Cal. No. 29671
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of removing diphenhydramine and hydromorphone from the Pyxis without a physician order and administering diphenhydramine and hydromorphone to patients without a physician order.

Shane C. Sackett; Waverly, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 302580; Cal. No. 31761
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsely indicating, on a registration renewal application, that a licensing authority had not disciplined him.

Amy C. Salem; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 306136; Cal. No. 30372
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree.

Michael R. Stengl; North Babylon, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 319675; Cal. No. 31685
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of practicing while impaired by drugs.

Wildy Thelusmond; Huntington, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 659571; Cal. No. 31825
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of performing mouth to mouth resuscitation on a pediatric patient with a tracheostomy.

 

Physical Therapy

Gabriel Timothy Briggs; Camillus, NY
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 026816; Cal. No. 31766
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of moral unfitness in the practice.

 

Psychology

Autumn Lynn Porubsky; Springfield, MA
Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 020933; Cal. No. 31254
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

 

Social Work

Aimee Lynn Gales a/k/a Aimee Lynn Richards; Greenville, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 076148, 080867; Cal. Nos. 30015, 30014
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020 (See also May 2021)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Licensed Master Social Worker: 2 years probation, $500 fine; Licensed Clinical Social Worker: 3 months suspension to run concurrently, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of social work fraudulently, committing unprofessional conduct, and obtaining a license fraudulently.

Sharon L. Roberts; Apalachin, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 079934, 080764; Cal. Nos. 31718, 31717
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of moral unfitness and committing boundary violations.

 

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Lisa Anne Trent; Ithaca, NY
Profession: Speech-Language Pathologist; Lic. No. 013190; Cal. No. 31642
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
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 Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Veterinary Medicine

John Raymond Long; Batavia, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 002270; Cal. No. 32016
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020 (See also February 2015)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain adequate documentation, performing an elective surgery on a canine that had uncontrolled diabetes and failing to prescribe appropriate medication for a canine following surgery.

Camilo Bravo Sierra; Northport, NY 
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 006798; Cal. No. 31786
Regents Action Date: July 13, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to sign and indicate the performance of an exam, list medication administered and provide sufficient information to support diagnosis and treatment on the treatment records of an equine patient he treated in 2016.

 

 

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Last Updated: June 17, 2021