Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
June 2006

Architecture - Dentistry - Dietetics and Nutrition - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Social Work

Architecture

Walter E. Blum, Great Neck, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 006928; Cal. No. 21988
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Nicholas Vero, Westhampton Beach, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 018461; Cal. No. 22638
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 9 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of architecture fraudulently, to wit: fraudulently using a stamp from the Department of Health on a site plan.


Dentistry

George M. Mantikas, East Hampton, CT

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042389; Cal. No. 22721
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being found guilty of professional misconduct by the Connecticut State Dental Commission.

Michael Anthony Pesiri, New Hyde Park, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 037695; Cal. No. 20037
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
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 making inappropriate telephone calls to two patients in 1992 and 2000.


Dietetics and Nutrition

Patricia Mary Lorenz a/k/a Patricia Mary Lorenz-Wells, Ticonderoga, NY

Profession: Dietitian; Cert. No. 000742; Cal. No. 22176
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being convicted of aggravated harassment in the 2nd Degree, a misdemeanor.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Kenneth J. Treiling, Catskill, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 066409; Cal. No. 22554
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
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 charges of being convicted of the crimes of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree and the charge of filing a false report about the criminal convictions.


Massage Therapy

Susan Joy Maksymowicz, Ridgefield Park, NJ

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 003528; Cal. No. 22349
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an Unclassified Misdemeanor.


Nursing

Maxine R. Anyanwu, Selden, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 263502; Cal. No. 21562
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of administering the wrong medication, failing to maintain an accurate count of a controlled substance, and failing to have the wastage of a controlled substance witnessed.

Sheryl L. Avery, Seneca Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 545003; Cal. No. 22630
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for a minimum of 1 year and until fit to practice, upon return to practice 5 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting narcotics from two hospitals for self administration.

Lois E. Barber, McGraw, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 083807; Cal. No. 21759
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation for last 18 months.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Offering a False Statement for Filing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Jill A. Bishop, Ticonderoga, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 350878; Cal. No. 22634
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of being convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and Issuing a Bad Check.

Marianne Cody, Selden, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 465050; Cal. No. 22658
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted guilt to the charges of leaving two patients experiencing shortness of breath and chest discomfort without making arrangements for their appropriate care, incorrectly administering both the morning and evening doses of medication to a patient, and failing to inform anyone of said medication error.

Jennifer L. Coon, Binghamton, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 499353; Cal. No. 22481
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of failing to administer controlled substances to the proper patients and failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Terry Ann Dehler, Troy, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 267530; Cal. No. 22323
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 36 month suspension, execution of four consecutive calendar days of each week of the first 15 months and of all of the calendar days of each week of the subsequent 21 months of suspension stayed, 36 months probation.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree.

Terrence Michael Denning, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 206562; Cal. No. 22330
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006  (see also April 2009)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 5 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Possession of Distribution of Heroin, a felony.

Lori A. Dorman, Ballston Spa, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 266921; Cal. No. 22199
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been in violation of Article 33 of the Public Health Law by the Commissioner of Health for failing to properly keep required records for controlled substances on four occasions, and failing to obtain a co-signer for the wasting of a controlled substance, and obtaining two controlled substance prescriptions from two separate practitioners while failing to advise them that she was under the continuous medical care of a third practitioner who was also prescribing controlled substances for her.

David Daniel Durling, Niskayuna, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 454834; Cal. No. 22138
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: No further action.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been in violation of Article 33 of the Public Health Law by the Commissioner of Health for destroying a total of approximately 32mgs. of Morphine Sulphate 10 mg. injectable liquid, on seven separate occasions, without the destruction being witnessed by a second practitioner.

Bonnie Marion Ferrone, Utica, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 228164; Cal. No. 22139
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 year suspension, thereafter 3 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Valentina Kryssina Follo, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 275266, 550107; Cal. Nos. 22644, 22645
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of recording in patients’ records the administration of medications which were not given, the values of vital signs that were not taken, and the results of blood tests which were not performed.

Bridget E. Grant, Albion, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 494312; Cal. No. 22733
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006 (see also July 2010)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for at least 1 year and until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Shirleen V. Henry, Mt. Vernon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 228369; Cal. No. 22664
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

Melissa LaGoy, Oneida, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 274028; Cal. No. 22572
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of failing to disclose a criminal conviction and of having committed medication errors.

John Robert Lash, Seneca Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 408264; Cal. No. 22172
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006 (see also October 2002)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony.

Rebecca A. Lockwood, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 489894; Cal. No. 22702
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of being convicted of Petit Larceny and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

Patricia Ann Lucas, Liverpool, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 218590; Cal. No. 22377
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of one count of Scheme to Defraud in the 1st Degree, a felony, two counts of Grand Larceny in 4th Degree, a felony, and three counts of Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor.

Deborah Ann Mastrodonato, Greensboro, NC

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 455868; Cal. No. 22654
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Evan Maza, Sound Beach, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 525364; Cal. No. 22518
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of failing to provide basic nursing care including giving a bath, properly assessing patients, properly hooking up an IV piggyback, and completing documentation.

Paulette V. McDonald-Emeh, Queens Village, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 225393, 460629; Cal. Nos. 22593, 22594
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 1 month and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of being convicted of Assault in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony.

Debra Louise Mercer-Sears, Far Rockaway, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 171263; Cal. No. 22303
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of failing to administer 7 medications on one occasion to a person receiving care and services in a residential health care facility and documenting in the patient’s record that said medication had been administered.

Kelly Owens a/k/a Kelly Schasel, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 182988, 436422; Cal. Nos. 22773, 22691
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006 (see also May 2005)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, if and when licensee returns to practice 1 year probation, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of failing to perform a complete assessment of a patient and failing to enter correct times and doses of medication administrations in patient records.

Gilbert Lenard Payne, Owings Mills, MD

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 270849; Cal. No. 22625
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension as stated in consent order application – upon licensee’s return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $250 fine payable by October 31, 2006.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of willfully failing to comply with substantial provisions of State law, rules or regulations governing the practice of the profession of nursing.

Cecilia Peppenelli, New Hartford, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 277811; Cal. No. 22653
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
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 failing to maintain an accurate record.

Linda Michele Scinta, Kenmore, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 241546, 496659; Cal. Nos. 22636, 22635
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of administering a dose of Keflex to a co-worker without a physician’s order.

Michael D. Simpson, Norwalk, CT

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner; Lic. No. 433120, Cert. No. 380419; Cal. Nos. 22714, 22715
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license and certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Possession of Child Pornography.

Stephanie L. Smith, Orchard Park, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 382093; Cal. No. 22633
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of failing to follow physician orders and instructing staff not to follow orders.

Sharman Vita, South Salem, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 235174; Cal. No. 22210
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month actual suspension.
Summary:Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony.

Patrick Walters, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 243669, 486146; Cal. Nos. 22610, 22609
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
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 failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Francis L. Watts, South Daytona, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 279582; Cal. No. 22187
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found to be guilty of having been convicted of Attempted Arson in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

Lori Anne Zuhlsdorf, Vestal, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 270455; Cal. No. 22338
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having committed medication errors.


Pharmacy

Nicholas Amaxas, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 045878; Cal. No. 22642
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
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 dispensing the wrong strength of Coumadin in a mislabeled vial to a patient.

Bardonia Drug, Inc., 4 Bardonia Mall Route 304, Bardonia, NY 10956

Profession: Retail Pharmacy; Reg. No. 019812; Cal. No. 22577
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of failing, for a period of one and one-half hours, to have a pharmacist on duty while the pharmacy was open.

Moushira Iskander, Piermont, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028926; Cal. No. 22576
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
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 failing to provide adequate supervision of a pharmacy in that, while the licensee was a supervising pharmacist, the pharmacy was open for one and one-half hours without a pharmacist on duty.

Samir Khaldi, Tripoli, Lebanon

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 042562; Cal. No. 22671
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
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 by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy.

Allyn Norman, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031872; Cal. No. 22626
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year stayed suspension, 3 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of failing to maintain adequate and accurate records relating to the use of investigational new drugs.

Toy & Novelty Workers Pharmacy, Inc., 147 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010

Profession: Retail Pharmacy; Reg. No. 026632; Cal. No. 22655
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of willfully failing to comply with substantial provisions of New York State law governing the practice of the profession of pharmacy, to wit: allowing its retail pharmacy to remain open without a licensed pharmacist present to supervise and manage the pharmacy.


Social Work

Emmet Charles Simpson, Oswego, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 058096; Cal. No. 22503
Regents Action Date: June 20, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 9 month stayed suspension, upon licensee’s return to practice, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain appropriate personal boundaries with a client and failing to maintain any records of treatment of the client.


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Last Updated: May 29, 2014