Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

June 2012

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Chiropractic - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Dietetics and Nutrition - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Social Work -


Architecture

Warren Bohn, New York, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 016336; Cal. No. 26091

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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 willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as an architect.

Chiropractic

Christopher Fronczak; Victor, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 009579; Cal. No. 26117

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Health Care Fraud.

Gregory P. Richardson, Rochester, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 010866; Cal. No. 26043

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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 did not contest the charge of treating or attempting to treat a patient's daughter for depression.

John Ernest Weisberg, East Aurora, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 003440; Cal. No. 24472

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine to be paid within 6 months, 1 year suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Willful Failure to File Income Tax Returns, a misdemeanor, based on his failure to file income tax returns for the years 2000, 2001 and 2003.

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Gregory John Burnell, Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technician; Cert. No. 001934; Cal. No. 26162

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until mentally 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 been convicted of Attempted Arson in the 3rd Degree.

Paul R. Chichester, Middleburgh, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 006459; Cal. No. 25750

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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.

Philip John Newby, Penn Yan, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 002202; Cal. No. 25703

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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

Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, a felony.

Dentistry

Pascale Regine Chery, Ocoee, FL

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 050132; Cal. No. 26139

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine payable within 3 months.

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

Robert Allen Convissar, New York, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 035183; Cal. No. 25384

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $2,500 fine payable within 1 month. 

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of revealing personally identifiable facts, data, or information about a patient, obtained in a professional capacity, without the patient’s prior consent, and not as authorized or required by law.

Eddy Alberto Ferreira-Popa, Jackson Heights, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043295; Cal. No. 26232

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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 failing to take a diagnostic periapical radiograph of the area of the mouth for which a patient reported pain, and failing to maintain treatment records for two patients which accurately reflect his evaluation and treatment of those patients

Scott D. Geise, Newfane, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042088; Cal. No. 25951

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation. 

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Making False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters and of Filing a False Tax Return.

Yuri Krainov, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046221; Cal. No. 25987

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Juan G. Mesa, Chicago, IL

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 053729; Cal. No. 25997

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been disciplined in the State of Illinois.

Suzanne R. Resseguie, Lockport, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 019512; Cal. No. 26131

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine to be paid within 6 months, indefinite suspension until alcohol abuse-free and until fit to practice, subsequent to termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence 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, a Class A misdemeanor based on her writing of a check that was drawn from another person’s account, without their authority, with the intention of defrauding the owner.

Shahryar Sedgh, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 047141; Cal. No. 25969

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012 (see also December 2006)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area until successfully complete course of retraining in said certain area, 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine. 

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges that he improperly constructed a full upper denture, partial lower dentures, and two porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns for a patient.

Dietetics and Nutrition

John Ernest Weisberg, East Aurora, NY

Profession: Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist; Cert. No. 003840; Cal. No. 24473

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine to be paid within 6 months, 1 year suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon actual return to practice. 

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Willful Failure to File Income Tax Returns, a misdemeanor, based on his failure to file income tax returns for the years 2000, 2001 and 2003.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Pedro J. Flaquer, Blooming Grove, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 065024; Cal. No. 26099

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Accepting Bribes, a felony.

Tahseen Haider Syed, Richmond Hill, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 072187; Cal. No. 26176

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Wire Fraud, a felony.

Massage Therapy

Clara Misook Cho, Flushing, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 020777; Cal. No. 26006

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $2,500 fine.  

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges that, on two occasions, she delegated professional responsibilities as a massage therapist to people she knew were not licensed as massage therapists.

Nursing

Sandra Diane Anscombe, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 248040; Cal. No. 26062

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 10 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny and of having lied on her re-registration.

Marie C. Barta a/k/a Marie Christine Ronca, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 208926, 485273; Cal. Nos. 26143, 26144

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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

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

Grace Elizabeth Beauchamp, Medford, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 276356, 563730; Cal. Nos. 26064, 26065

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 35 month stayed suspension, 3 years probation to commence upon return to practice. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges that she changed physicians' orders regarding patient medications and treatments when she was not authorized to do so.

Jacqueline L. Brasie, Chittenango, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 256871; Cal. No. 26116

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 10 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Donna Brown-Joerg, Willsboro, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 282553; Cal. No. 26066

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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 having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Kimberly Burlingame a/k/a Kimberly Sable, Williamsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 235414, 483991; Cal. Nos. 26071, 26070

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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.

Susan Lyn Case, Broadalbin, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 419787; Cal. No. 25981

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to check DNR status and failing to notify a doctor.

Timothy Alan Courtney, Ayers, MA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 559596; Cal. No. 26137

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Advertising for the Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography.

Danielle M. Devito, Stillwater, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No.  265248; Cal. No. 25907

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012 (see also May 2006)

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Identity theft in the 2nd Degree, a Class E felony, based on her assuming the identity of another person by using their credit card to receive items worth more than $500 and Criminal Impersonation in the 2nd Degree, a Class A misdemeanor based on her provision of a false name and date of birth to a police officer.

Timothy John Doyle, West Islip, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 267898, 566442; Cal. Nos. 26150, 26151

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of inappropriately communicating with two eighth/ninth grade girls through Facebook and texting.

Elyse J. Flader, Stony Brook, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 266800; Cal. No. 26067

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012 (see also March 2009)

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  dispensing the wrong dose of insulin to a 10-year-old child.

Gillian Fiona Foster, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 598860; Cal. No. 25920

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsely Reporting an Incident in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Robin Jennings Huff, Dadeville, AL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 514817; Cal. No. 26109

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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 in State of New York. 

Summary: Licensee did not contest that she surrendered her license of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in Alabama.

Kimberly Michelle Keiffer, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 291053; Cal. No. 26041

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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 committed medication errors involving controlled substances.

Delores Gallop Laverpool, Hempstead, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 084956; Cal. No. 26076

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administering an eye ointment to a patient for nine days, when the physician’s order had expired and of inserting an altered medication administration record in said patient’s chart.

Kathy A. Lopez, Matawan, NJ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 202161, 418328; Cal. Nos. 26089, 26090

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successful participation 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 State of New York.

Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge of being impaired by alcohol while on duty.

Robin J. Masse, Santa Cruz, CA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 505007; Cal. No. 26159

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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 found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in California.

Jeanne Marie McNeely, Nesconset, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 584356; Cal. No. 26080

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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 administering an incorrect dose of medication to a patient; administering a medication to a pediatric patient intravenously, against hospital policy; and failing to pick up a physician's order for a patient.

Anna M. Medina a/k/a Anna M. Reid-Covington a/k/a Anna M. Reid, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos.  128029, 309859; Cal. Nos. 26160, 26154

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation. 

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a Class E felony based on her filing of false claims stating that she had provided home nursing services to a patient who was a Medicaid recipient for days and times when she had actually provided no services and for which she was paid by the New York State Department of Health for those services.

Andrea Gyl Mele, Elmira, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 411137; Cal. No. 26163

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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

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

Kathleen Dymes Miller a/k/a Kathleen Dymes, Cortlandt Manor, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 222187, 467602; Cal. Nos. 25956, 25955

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012 (see also June 2002)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, Attempted False Written Statement, and Petit Larceny, all misdemeanors.

Toni M. Miller, Troy, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 269804; Cal. No. 25318

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months, execution of last 18 months of probation tolled to commence upon actual return to practice. 

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree and Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person based on her failure to provide a patient with the 250cc’s of water flushed through a gastronomy tube to hydrate the patient but recording in the treatment record that she had done so; and failing to take the patient’s apical pulse before giving them Digoxin and making up an apical pulse reading that she placed in the medication administration record.

Melinda L. Monk a/k/a Melinda L. Rich, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 261094; Cal. No. 26158

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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  a criminal conviction in Colorado.

Joseph Nvayo Ndongwa, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health), Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 468215, Cert. Nos. 302487, 334735; Cal. Nos. 26140, 26141, 26142

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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, a felony.

Sharon Anne Peters, Patchogue, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 308789; Cal. No. 26152

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been dependent on the narcotic Vicodin.

Tina M. Vanschaffel, Marion, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 280393; Cal. No. 26157

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 1 year of suspension stayed. 

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a Class A misdemeanor based on that while she was providing home care to a patient, she stole a credit card owned by the patient’s father and made charges on it for her own personal use, without permission.

Occupational Therapy

Cynthia D. Edwards, Bronx, NY

Profession: Occupational Therapist; Lic. No. 006190; Cal. No. 25994

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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 having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Pharmacy

Hyman Abramchick, Cornville, AZ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030667; Cal. No. 26178

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $500 fine payable within 3 months. 

Summary: Licensee did not contest that he had been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in Arizona.

Timothy Michael Dannehy, Slingerlands, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 042130; Cal. No. 25737

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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 payable within 6 months. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to provide adequate supervision of a pharmacy.

Douglas Neil Kassan, Saint Petersburg, FL

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 042407; Cal. No. 26110

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $500 fine payable within 3 months. 

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

Michael E. Odre, Orchard Park, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035812; Cal. No. 26115

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of  Driving While Intoxicated as a misdemeanor on two occasions and of failing to report the criminal convictions.

RVK Pharmacy Ltd., 170 Dyckman Street, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No.  029272; Cal. No. 25398

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $10,000 fine payable within 30 days. 

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge that the pharmacy was opened on two dates in 2009 with no pharmacist on duty and that the pharmacy was operating without a supervising pharmacist for approximately nine months.

Donald Rossi, Smithtown, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028335; Cal. No. 26042

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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 form of a medication

Mohammed Zulfikar Somji, Levittown, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 053276; Cal. No. 26078

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree and Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, misdemeanors.

William Wong, New Hyde Park, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 048327; Cal. No. 25879

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of dispensing a drug to a patient and placing, or causing to be placed, on the drug vial a label that did not bear the directions for use of the drug as given on the prescription.

Physical Therapy

Amadika Bienta Hospedales, Mount Vernon, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 024372; Cal. No. 26061

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that she willfully made a false report.

Podiatry

David Elliott Shaffer, Flushing, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003318; Cal. No. 25966

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $10,000 fine. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of failing to file a New York State personal income tax return within the time required for six consecutive years, 2002 through 2007, in violation of New York Tax Law section 1801, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Psychology

Andrew G. Adler, Scarsdale, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 014088; Cal. No. 26111

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $3,000 fine. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of, on more than one occasion, submitting professional bills which were erroneous in that sessions were billed which were not done and signatures were falsified.

David J. Funari, Granville, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 004986; Cal. No. 25980

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 years and until mentally fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $1,500 fine payable within 6 months. 

Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of  moral unfitness in the practice of psychology.

Public Accountancy

Franklin H. Bromberg, Plainview, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 030699; Cal. No. 26216

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of errors committed while performing an audit of the financial statements of an entity's savings and profit sharing plan.

Emil S. Rufolo, Staten Island, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 046774; Cal. No. 26213

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of errors committed while performing an audit of financial statements.

Social Work

Geetanjeellie Devi Gopi, Elmhurst, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 076563; Cal. No. 26074

Regents Action Date: June 19, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of compromising the appropriate boundary limitations with a former client on numerous occasions by participating in various telephone communications with him and visiting him two times after he had been transferred to an in-patient mental health facility in another state.

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Last Updated: July 11, 2012