Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

June 2016

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Chiropractic - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Landscape Architecture - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Chiropractic

Dominick Fiore; New Rochelle, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 005174; Cal. No. 28619

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016 (see also September 2011)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a misdemeanor.

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Jeremy Alan Frear; Avon, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 004934; Cal. No. 28731

Regents Action Date: June 14, 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 been convicted of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing.

Dentistry

Banmatie Motee; South Ozone Park, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist, Dental Hygiene Restricted Local Infiltration Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Analgesia; Lic. No. 023789, Cert. No. 004018; Cal. Nos. 28930, 28929

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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 the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony, and Welfare Fraud in the 3rd Degree, also a class D felony.

Marc Erik Weber; Staten Island, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 044210; Cal. No. 27140

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty in New Jersey of professional misconduct, which, if it had occurred in New York, would have constituted professional misconduct.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Steven Thomas Alvine; Omaha, NE

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 087559; Cal. No. 28932

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of permitting an unlicensed person to perform activities requiring a license in the State of Louisiana; and practicing the profession of professional engineering in the State of Oklahoma without a license.

Landscape Architecture

Martha Schwartz; Cambridge, MA

Profession: Landscape Architecture;  Lic. No. 002099; Cal. No. 28860

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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, $1,000 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements of the State of Texas to be registered to practice as a landscape architect and with falsely certifying on her Texas registration renewal form that she had completed her continuing education requirements.

Massage Therapy

Providence Hogan; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 006316; Cal. No. 28328

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, 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 Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree and 2 counts of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree.

Gregory Stephen Serdahl; Bronx, NY

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 004724; Cal. No. 28646

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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 did not contest the charge of permitting unlicensed persons to perform massage therapy on clients at the premises he maintains for the practice of massage therapy.

                                 

MA Massage Therapy P.C.; 32 Union Square East, Suite 603, New York, NY

Profession: Massage Therapy; Cal. No. 28647

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary:  Registrant did not contest the charge of permitting unlicensed persons to perform massage therapy on clients at the premises it maintains for the practice of massage therapy.

Nursing

Melissa Joan Albronda a/k/a Melissa Joan McManus; Oswego, NY

Profession:  Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 259613; Cal. No. 28253

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, 20 month stayed 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.

Margaret Diane Bielby; Blossvale, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 605447; Cal. No. 28628

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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 medication errors.

Candice C. Bradshaw; Baldwinsville, NY

Profession:  Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 663250; Cal. No. 28489

Regents Action Date: June 14, 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 failing to maintain accurate records.

Cheryl L. Daigle; Naples, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 304606; Cal. No. 28739

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of inaccurate patient records and failure to count controlled substances.

Tiffany Shenien Gathers; Staten Island, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 276221; Cal. No. 28505

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully filing a false report and abandoning a patient or client under and in need of immediate professional care, without making reasonable arrangements for the continuation of such care.

Latresa Hawkins; West Amherst, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 244421; Cal. No. 28678

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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 to be paid within 3 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, two convictions.

Casey Joe Houpt; Windsor, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 314077; Cal. No. 28622

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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 charges of stealing Oxycodone and having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Matthew W. Howe; Palmyra, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 294290; Cal. No. 28459

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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 improper documentation of patient records.

Kelly Elizabeth Hull; Troy, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 316267, 695606; Cal. Nos. 28689, 28690

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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 wilfully making a false report.

Eddie J. Lewis a/k/a Eddie Joseph Lewis; Sonyea, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 162790, 422780; Cal. Nos. 28248, 28249

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016 (see also April 2009)

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Suspensions for a minimum of 3 years and thereafter indefinitely until fit to practice, probation 3 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspensions and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

Terrie Stephens-Traverse a/k/a Terri Stephens-Traverse; Groveland, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 490688; Cal. No. 28893

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016 (see also November 2013)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

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

Jennifer Ann Tessena; Bradford, PA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 602582; Cal. No. 28740

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

Action:  Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until mentally and physically fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.

Deonna Chavonne Vick; Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 305356; Cal. No. 28503

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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 did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

Dale Ellen Walsh; Saint Albans, VT

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 482980; Cal. No. 28866

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $1,500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of documenting a nursing visit but not actually performing a physical examination of a patient; submitting 34 records for visits that did not comply with billing requirements; and revealing confidential information concerning patients.

Pharmacy

Shaheen Begum; New City, NY

Profession:  Pharmacist; Lic. No. 043530; Cal. No. 28349

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016 (see also January 2008)

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

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

Enclara Pharmacia, Inc. d/b/a excelleRX; Pharmacy; 2525 Horizon Lake Drive, Memphis, TN

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 026586; Cal. No. 27983

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice by a duly authorized professional disciplinary agency of another state.

The Heights Community Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a Santa Barbara Drugs; Pharmacy; 120 Audubon Avenue, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 028398; Cal. No. 28626

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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

Summary: Registrant admitted to the grossly negligent failure to comply with a substantial provision of New York State law governing the practice of the profession of pharmacy, allowing its pharmacy to be open for business without a licensed pharmacist being present.

Syed S. Rahman a/k/a Syed Rahman; Briarcliff Manor, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031928; Cal. No. 28351

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 year suspension.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree.

Richard James Redden; Anderson, SC

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037055; Cal. No. 28857

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting a quantity of hydrocodone, a Schedule III Controlled Substance, from a hospital and a pharmacy and distributing those drugs to a third party, in violation of substantial provisions of South Carolina law regarding the practice of pharmacy while employed as a pharmacist in South Carolina between January 2007 and May 2007.

Physical Therapy

David Andre Reavy; Chicago, IL

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 037336; Cal. No. 28823

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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, $500 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted that in his application for a license to practice physical therapy he falsely represented that there were no charges pending against him in any jurisdiction for professional misconduct.

Podiatry

Samuel Brechbill Rameas; Camillus, NY

Profession: Podiatry; Lic. No. 005639; Cal. No. 28484

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Public Accountancy

Thomas S. Abbott; Rochester, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 049787; Cal. No. 28931

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to comply with mandatory continuing education requirements.

David Anthony Johnson; Latham, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 053792; Cal. No. 28680

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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 Attempted Patronizing a Prostitute in the 3rd degree.

Bryan Nicholas Polozola; Richardson, TX

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 107481; Cal. No. 28891

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Making a False Statement, a felony.

Social Work

Braelynn Murphy; Collins, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 055287; Cal. No. 28610

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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

Louis Everett Bauslaugh; Deleon Springs, FL

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 008230; Cal. No. 28933

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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, $1,000 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing veterinary medicine in the State of South Carolina without a license.

Charles Patterson McCausland; Wilson, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 010036; Cal. No. 28688

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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.

Tryna Pruden; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 008570; Cal. No. 28681

Regents Action Date: June 14, 2016

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of prescribing excessive dosages of enalapril and Lasix for a dog and failing to maintain adequate patient records.

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Last Updated: July 5, 2016