Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

June 2015

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Acupuncture - Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Veterinary Medicine -


Acupuncture

Paul Poznansky; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Acupuncture; Lic. No. 001540; Cal. No. 28036

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action:  Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Health Care Fraud, felonies.

Architecture

Edward M. Hogan, Jr. a/k/a Edward Hogan; Massapequa, NY

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 014068; Cal. No. 27958

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Bank and Wire Fraud, a class B felony.

Jay Lockett Sears; East Quogue, NY

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 009933; Cal. No. 27947

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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

Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Possession of Child Pornography.

Philip Joseph Silvestri; Amherst, NY

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 015518; Cal. No. 28141

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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 practicing the profession of architecture without a Certificate of Registration in the State of Nevada.

Chiropractic

Joseph Vincent Olejak a/k/a Joseph V. Barile; Delmar, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 006011; Cal. No. 27759

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Attempt to Evade and Defeat the Payment of Tax.

             

Constantine Voytenko; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 008974; Cal. No. 28006

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Health Care Fraud.

Dentistry

Diahann Julia-Mae Huie; Bronx, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 023238; Cal. No. 28044

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Welfare Fraud in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

Janet Elaine Jordon; Saylorsburg, PA

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 015401; Cal. No. 28219

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to complete the required continuing professional education credits as a condition for biennial license renewal of her license to practice as a dental hygienist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey Thomas Loftus; Rapid City, SD

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 055450; Cal. No. 28202

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of providing care with unacceptable results related to the provision of full mouth reconstruction for a patient.

Nursing

Jennifer Lynne Auerhahn; Cape May, NJ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 418665; Cal. No. 28144

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated-Repeat Offender, a class E felony.

Renato Lagidao Balitian; Oxnard, CA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 557466; Cal. No. 28201

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to accurately complete a final lap sponge count, identify the loss of a lap sponge, and notify the surgeons of the incorrect sponge count.

Elizabeth Katherine Barnes; Coxsackie, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 512988; Cal. No. 27707

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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 stealing drugs for her own use.

Angela H. Beers; Newport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 293780; Cal. No. 27581

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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 committed medication errors.

Jerry J. Belden a/k/a Jerry James Belden; Reno, NV

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 482216; Cal. No. 28196

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in California of Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

James Francis Buckley; Niagara Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 250742, 521861; Cal. Nos. 27944, 27943

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspensions until fit to practice, upon termination of suspensions, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payble within 3 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted on three occasions of Driving While Intoxicated.

Jonathan George Cardoza; Atlanta, GA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 606861; Cal. No. 28167

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Virginia Board of Nursing for the use of alcohol or drugs to the extent that such use renders one unsafe to practice nursing.

Christina M. Chapman; Queensbury, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 209709; Cal. No. 26997

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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

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

Lisa Diane Clark a/k/a Lisa D. Rumsmoke; Watkins Glen, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 295534; Cal. No. 27889

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015 (see also December 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 admitted to the charge of failing to abide by standards of conduct of the profession.

Debbie Jean Cummings; Elmira, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 210431, 456843; Cal. Nos. 27829, 27830

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015 (see also September 2012)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 25 hours public service within 90 days of the effective date of Order, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of violating a term of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.

Shari D. DeGraw; Horseheads, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Pharmacist; Lic. Nos. 362782, 041194; Cal. Nos. 27345, 27346

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: R.N. – 24 month suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed; Pharmacist – Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Minochy Delanois; Billerica, MA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 619011; Cal. No. 28156

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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 accessing a patient’s medical record without authorization or lawful professional reason to do so in violation of the patient’s right to confidentiality of that record pursuant to section 2803-c(3)(f) of the New York State Public Health Law.

Rools Deslouches; Waymart, PA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. Nos. 260886, 528794, Cert. No. 305163; Cal. Nos. 28229, 28230, 28231

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application to surrender licenses and certificate granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Distribution of Oxycodone, a felony.

Denise Lynn Dyke; Saugerties, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 293278; Cal. No. 27978

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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 charges of having been convicted of Misuse of Food Stamps and Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree.

Julia M. Eimert; Agra, OK

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 605287; Cal. No. 27107

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having failed to follow physician's order and of having committed medication errors.

Peggy J. Ferrantelli; Vestal, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 282542; Cal. No. 27986

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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 having committed a medication documentation error, and of  having failed to maintain an accurate patient record.

Andrew Gerald Grzeskowiak; Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 492127; Cal. No. 28004

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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 Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a misdemeanor.

Sherry Halas a/k/a Sherry Devlin; Hamburg, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 265576, 552826; Cal. Nos. 27981, 27980

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015 (see also September 2016)

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 committed medication administration errors and a documentation error.

Lynn Marie Keith; Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 205217, 420438; Cal. Nos. 27937, 27938

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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 altering three patients' physician orders without physician approval.

Allison Marie Kornahrens; Bay Shore, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 563042; Cal. No. 27591

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of accessing patient records while on duty as a registered professional nurse without the prior consent of the patient and revealing information to a third party.

Erik Lannen; Alden, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 611331; Cal. No. 28014

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 4 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree.

Andrea Clayton Larkin; Boonville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 519186; Cal. No. 27831

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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 accurate records.

Denise Michel; Greenville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 464757; Cal. No. 28045

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015 (see also November 1998)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 4 months and 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 Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.              

Richard Joseph Nadan; Bayside, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care); Lic. Nos. 244654, 481910, Cert. No. 430088; Cal. Nos. 27989, 27990, 27991

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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 altering his infection control certificate and submitting the altered document to the credentialing department of his facility.

Cassandra Johanna Picard; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 656511; Cal. No. 27838

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsely documenting a home visit to a patient.

Paul Poznansky; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 575251; Cal. No. 28035

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Health Care Fraud, felonies.

Julio Prew; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 472729; Cal. No. 27985

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of abusing a patient and willfully filing a false report.

Kain C. Rider; Rensselaer, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 572141; Cal. No. 27930

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 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 withdrawing a controlled substance in the amount more than needed for a patient and failing to account for the portion not administered on multiple occasions.

Jean M. Rzeznik a/k/a Jean Stanton; Albion, NY and Depew, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 295606; Cal. No. 27873

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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

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

Richard Dennis Sterry; New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 645899; Cal. No. 28017

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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 Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Kimberly Ann Vossler; Copake, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 313552; Cal. No. 27635

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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 taking controlled substances.

Occupational Therapy

Mary-Kaye Quinne a/k/a Mary Kay Quinne a/k/a Mary Kaye Williamson; Inyokern, CA

Profession: Occupational Therapy Assistant Auth. (Cert.) No. 005587; Cal. No. 28168

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application to surrender authorization (certificate) granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of a California misdemeanor conviction for Driving While Intoxicated, which, if committee in New York, would also constitute the crime of Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Pharmacy

Shari D. DeGraw; Horseheads, NY

Profession: Pharmacist, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 041194, 362782; Cal. Nos. 27346, 27345

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: R.N. – 24 month suspension, execution of last 22 months of suspension stayed; Pharmacist – Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Diana Khasin-Urin; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 047607; Cal. No. 27951

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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 Petit Larceny, a class B misdemeanor.

Mitchell G. Migden; Stamford, CT

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 034841; Cal. No. 27975

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Connecticut, which conduct would be professional misconduct if committed in New York State: to wit, committing professional misconduct for grossly negligent failure to safeguard controlled substances.

Dimytry Paul; Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 051538; Cal. No. 27502

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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.

Public Accountancy

Liana Tskhadaia; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 095194; Cal. No. 27843

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

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, upon termination of partial actual suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine payable within 2 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the  charge of having committed errors during the audit of the 2008 financial statements of a not-for-profit entity.

Respiratory Therapy

Raid Matthew Rabadi; Massapequa, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 004530; Cal. No. 28207

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015 (see also May 2009)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, a felony.

Veterinary Medicine

Myron Loyal Dimon; Oswego, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 001636; Cal. No. 27999

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of performing a procedure in an inadequate/unsanitary facility and committing recordkeeping errors.

Luis Andres Tarrido; Eden, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 010657; Cal. No. 27739

Regents Action Date: June 16, 2015

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine payable within 4 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having committed a medication administration error and adocumentation error.

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Last Updated: October 3, 2016