Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

June 2018

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Athletic Training - Chiropractic - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work -


Architecture

Bryce DiNunno; Pleasant Valley, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 021874; Cal. No. 30323
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of two Driving While Intoxicated convictions.

William Robert Mitchell; Westhampton Beach, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 026530; Cal. No. 30237
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018 (See also March 2017)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 18 months actual suspension, 6 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation after service of actual suspension.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of architecture while his license was suspended.

 

Athletic Training

Joshua William Cullins; Merrick, NY
Profession: Athletic Trainer; Cert. No. 001191; Cal. No. 30239
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated as a felony.

 

Chiropractic

Joshua William Cullins; Merrick, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 010956; Cal. No. 30238
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated as a felony.

 

Massage Therapy

Erica N. Bomberry; Rochester, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 018432; Cal. No. 30076
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Jill E. Edwards; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 015135; Cal. No. 29617
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
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 4 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree.

 

Nursing

Angela Rose Armstrong; Camden, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 301101; Cal. No. 30083
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
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 practicing the profession with moral unfitness, medication administration errors and fraud and deceit related to controlled substances.

Mona J. Bernstein Harley; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 495188; Cal. No. 30070
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of stopping a blood pressure medication without informing the patient’s physician, and failing to escalate hemodynamic changes in a patient’s vital signs to the physician or to clarify the priority of the patient’s orders.

Christopher E. Brown; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 321149; Cal. No. 30198
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
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 Insurance Fraud in the 5th Degree.

Suzanne Carol Clark a/k/a Suzanne Carol Carey a/k/a Susan Clark; Oneida, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 089711, 406875; Cal. Nos. 30349, 30346
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018 (See also July 1994 and November 1997)
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to contact the doctor and documenting the wrong medications and having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree.

Bernadette Teresa Elston; Johnson City, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 301238; Cal. No. 29806
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of supension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Arson in the 5th Degree, a Class A misdemeanor.

Kathleen Fitzgerald; Riverside, NJ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 299339; Cal. No. 30142
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
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 30 days.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on an expired license.

Tara Lynn Gardner-Labas; East Rockaway, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 534711; Cal. No. 30265
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
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 having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

George H. Hamilton; Jacksonville, FL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 286689; Cal. No. 30532
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of in the State of Nebraska, diverting the controlled substances Demerol and Dilaudid for his own personal use.

Kimberly Elaine Harrison; Troy, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 685950; Cal. No. 29132
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
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.

Mary Sprandel Howard; Rockville Centre, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 513538; Cal. No. 30235
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
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 administering the non-controlled substance phenylephrine, a sinus medication, to a patient without a physician’s order.

Jean Catherine Irizarry; Princeton, NJ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 666162; Cal. No. 29194
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
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 4 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of medication administration errors.

Ednerlande Jean; Shenandoah, PA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 313262; Cal. No. 30441
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Recklessly Endangering Another Person in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a misdemeanor in the 2nd Degree, which if committed in New York, constituted Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd   Degree, a Class A misdemeanor.

Donna Lee Kretschmer; Charlotte, NC
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 698984; Cal. No. 30509
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of forging a patient’s signature on a medical consent form.

Shante Fleechett Major; Albany, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 278340; Cal. No. 30342
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 months actual suspension, 15 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 4 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny and Attempted Petit Larceny.

Jennifer Ann McKeon a/k/a Jennifer Ann Kohlmeyer; Coxsackie, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 268449; Cal. No. 30531
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018 (See also December 2009 and October 2010)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and Willful Violation of Health Law.

Katelynne Ann Meyer; Holbrook, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 323488; Cal. No. 30151
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
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 abandoning a patient in need of immediate professional care by not making reasonable arrangements for the continuation of such care.

Natosha N. Miller; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 292913; Cal. No. 29832
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, 2 years suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently and of engaging in unprofessional conduct in the profession of nursing.

Oliviarose Nash; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 317108; Cal. No. 29994
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
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 Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug in the State of Connecticut.

James Ogden Norris, Jr.; Savannah, GA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 480539; Cal. No. 30280
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Georgia discipline.

Nicholas Petrella; North Babylon, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 603529; Cal. No. 30499
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Unlawful Surveillance in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Margaret Doris Pineda; San Antonio, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 573541; Cal. No. 30209
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 60 days.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of falsely stating on her New York State application for licensure as a registered professional nurse that no licensing or disciplinary authority had ever disciplined her; and falsely stating on a New York State registration renewal application form that no licensing or disciplinary authority had disciplined her since her last registration application.

Katherine N. Resen a/k/a Katherine N. Davidson; Austin, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 477303, Cert. No. 332378; Cal. Nos. 30303, 30304
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license and to surrender certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Texas discipline.

Joanne Marie Ricotta; Eden, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 273245; Cal. No. 30306
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and lying on her registration.

Anita Louise Seale a/k/a Anita Louise Dyet; Omak, WA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 551378; Cal. No. 30379
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Texas Board of Nursing discipline.

Shanell M. Starling; Bradenton, FL
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 263811; Cal. No. 30175
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of improper documentation and failing to change wound dressings and a Salonpas patch.

Todd Christopher Stockheimer; Middlebury, CT
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 614177; Cal. No. 30300
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 2 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon service of and then termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of abusing the controlled drugs Codeine and oxycodone to excess in the State of Connecticut.

Brittany Lynn Talbot; Latham, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 660841; Cal. No. 30284
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
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 4 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of withdrawing medication without authorization for personal use and documenting administration of medication without having administered them.

Nadiyah Zarinah Whitaker; Bedford Hills, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 324770; Cal. No. 30424
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Manslaughter in the 1st Degree.

Robin Denise Young a/k/a Robin D. Young-Curry; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 276184; Cal. No. 30476
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to failing to place a patient on his back with his head elevated for at least 30 minutes following a bolus feeding; falsifying a physician's order authorizing two injections of morphine, a controlled substance; and falsely stating on a New York State registration renewal application form that no licensing or disciplinary authority had disciplined her since her last registration application.

 

Pharmacy

Liberty Pharmacy, Inc.; Richmond Hill, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 031201; Cal. No. 30213
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine payable within 3 months.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of failing to have a supervising pharmacist for approximately four months.

 

Physical Therapy

Parijat Kumar; Uttar Pradesh-201306, India
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 035535; Cal. No. 30466
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having inappropriate sexual contact with a patient under my care in the State of Texas.

Judith A. Morale; Webster, NY
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 036935; Cal. No. 30369
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
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 having been convicted of Health Care Fraud, a felony.

 

Podiatry

Thomas Edward Couch; Troy, NY
Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002423; Cal. No. 28745
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
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 failure to maintain an accurate patient record.

 

Psychology

Eve D. Richer; Wantagh, NY
Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 009227; Cal. No. 30171
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of exercising undue influence on a patient.

John Michael Suozzi; Mattituck, NY
Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 014574; Cal. No. 30483
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of crossing boundaries by engaging in sexual relations with the mothers of two children I was counseling and which mothers I was training on how to deal with their children.

 

Public Accountancy

BDO USA LLP; Grand Rapids, MI
Profession: Public Accountancy Partnership; Reg. No. 022494; Cal. No. 30347
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of single non-significant error in the financial statements of a governmental entity for each of three audit years.

Sofia Lilas Blair; Massapequa Park, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 081083; Cal. No. 30348
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of single non-significant error in the financial statements of a governmental entity for each of three audit years.

William T. McCallum; New York, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 037228; Cal. No. 30174
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of violating the audit standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for failing to have an engagement quality reviewer on an audit of the financial statements of each of two broker-dealers; if committed in New York, this would be professional misconduct.

William T. McCallum, C.P.A., P.C.; New York, NY
Profession: C.P.A., P.C.; Cal. No. 30176
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of violating the audit standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for failing to have an engagement quality reviewer on an audit of each of two broker-dealers; if committed in New York, this would be professional misconduct.

 

Respiratory Therapy

Richard M. Lenyk; Latham, NY
Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician; Lic. No. 004648; Cal. No. 28706
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of two counts of Robbery in the 3rd Degree, convicted of issuing a bad check and found guilty of one specification of misconduct, for obtaining his license under fraudulent circumstances.

 

Social Work

Alicia Marie Stalker; Beacon, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 090139; Cal. No. 30492
Regents Action Date: June 12, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having an affair with a client.

 

 

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Last Updated: July 12, 2018