Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

June 2020

Terms under which this information is provided.



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


Architecture

Charles P. Jordan; Glen Ridge, NJ
Profession: Architech; Lic. No. 030353; Cal. No. 31760
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting six professionally certified applications to the New York City Department of Buildings that resulted in audit failures.

 

Chiropractic

John M. Maurello; Oceanside, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 004474; Cal. No. 30947
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Bank Fraud, a felony.

Thomas Marc Morgan; Gloversville, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 011051; Cal. No. 31983
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of stealing insurance money from Active and Well Family Chiropractor.

James J. Passero; Rochester, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 010366; Cal. No. 31733
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree.

 

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Paul Robert Chichester; Troy, NY
Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 006459; Cal. No. 31468
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Dentistry

Theresa McQueen; Rochester, NY
Profession: Dental Hygienist, Dental Hygiene Restricted Local Infiltration Anesthesia/Nitrous Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Oxide Analgesia; Lic. No. 023259, Cert. No. 003696; Cal. Nos. 30324, 30325
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Akram Ropeen Ahmad; Bridgeport, CT
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 076474; Cal. No. 30399
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 months actual suspension, 20 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, 100 hours public service.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing.

 

Massage Therapy

Stacy Asprion a/k/a Stacy A. Asprion; West Babylon, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 020882; Cal. No. 31665
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
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 Operating a Motor Vehicle with .08 of 1% or More Alcohol, an unclassified misdemeanor; and Driving While Intoxicated (2 convictions), class E felonies.

Ginamarie Iudica; Highland, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 029462; Cal. No. 31229
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
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 having been convicted of Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree.

John Albert Perestam; Endicott, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 021514; Cal. No. 31741
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
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 willfully failing to register.

 

Mental Health Practitioner

Eli Iskandar Kassis; Vestal, NY
Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 005760; Cal. No. 31716
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to create a short-term treatment plan for a patient; failing to properly document session notes; and failing to adequately seek assistance from another practitioner.

Kimberly A. Swan; Newark, NY
Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 000211; Cal. No. 31030
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020 (See also May 2011 and December 2011)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation to, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Nursing

Juanita Aikens; Geneva, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 237277, 547867; Cal. Nos. 31714, 31715
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
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 Assault in the 3rd Degree.

Wanda M. Alexander; West Henrietta, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 283892; Cal. No. 30398
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree.

Georgina Baratta a/k/a Georgina Fisher; Niagara Falls, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. Nos. 215505, 541780, Cert. No. 305089; Cal. Nos. 31207, 31208, 31209
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 months actual suspension, 12 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempting to Cause a Financial Institution to Fail to File a Transaction Report.

Sherry Lynn Boles; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 223601; Cal. No. 31592
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020 (See also June 2003)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Dane Ray Brown; Saint Cloud, MN
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 563393; Cal. No. 31982
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication errors and changing orders.

Valerie Marie Brown; Kirkville, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 571311; Cal. No. 30997
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree.

Suyun Cho; Castro Valley, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 504283; Cal. No. 31940
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of nursing as a registered professional nurse with gross negligence on a particular occasion in California.

Anthony Coletti; Buford, GA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 320111; Cal. No. 31852
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor, and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, a misdemeanor.

Jessica B. De Marree; Williamson, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 278026; Cal. No. 31669
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree; Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree; Endangering the Welfare of a Child; Driving While Intoxicated (2 counts) and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree.

Elizabeth Duquette; Latham, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 511235, Cert. No. 342684; Cal. Nos. 31755, 31756
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 yearss probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of documentation errors and inaccurate assessment of patient's condition.

Alicia Michelle Dyson; Tonawanda, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 540507; Cal. No. 31698
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
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 Assault in the 3rd Degree.

Thomas Paul Frontera; Centerville, TN
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 405536; Cal. No. 30674
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 years suspension, execution of last year of suspension stayed, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of a Tennessee discipline.

Dawn Gaynor a/k/a Dawn Michel Pallan; Peoria, AZ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 079589; Cal. No. 31819
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of making financial arrangements and occupying the home of a vulnerable adult patient in the State of Arizona.

Avion Phillip Gordon; Medford, NY; Coxsackie, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 286841; Cal. No. 31927
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Promoting Prostitution in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony; and, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, 2 counts, heroin and cocaine, a class B felony.

Janet M. Harding; Glens Falls, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 311868; Cal. No. 31723
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
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 medication administration errors.

Hiendy Grace Henriquez; Elmont, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 313265; Cal. No. 29178
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, a class E felony, and one count of Operating a Motor Vehicle with .08 of 1% percent or more, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Lisa Ann King; South Cairo, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 264703; Cal. No. 31759
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020 (See also July 2004)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration error and documentation errors.

Regina Kirisits; Webster, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 480457; Cal. No. 31745
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having failed to perform pain assessments after administering medication to patients.

Anderson Lee; Marcy, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 677455; Cal. No. 31521
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Unlawful Surveillance in the 2nd Degree.

Aaron E. McNey a/k/a Aaron Edward McNey; Fairport, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 700209; Cal. No. 30850
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Impaired by Drugs.

Dorothy Mensah a/k/a Dorothy Ewusie; Conroe, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 649233; Cal. No. 30893
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of leaving a patient unattended after administering intravenous antibiotics to said patient, while providing home health care as a registered nurse in the State of New Jersey.

Kristin Kent Parmeter; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 533471, Cert. No. 334171; Cal. Nos. 31703, 31704
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
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 failing to maintain accurate records.

Amber L. Pease; Rhinebeck, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 687008; Cal. No. 31739
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having failed to document patient care and having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Rodel Villarosa Placino; Hewlett, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 581846; Cal. No. 31691
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months 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.

Karen Carrington Ragozzino; Waterford, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 388752; Cal. No. 31757
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
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 giving an unauthorized medical diagnosis and aspirating serous fluid from a patient without a physician's order.

Randi Rae Rhodes; Oro Valley, AZ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 278181; Cal. No. 31764
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of intentionally adulterating the result of a drug test to avoid detection of substance use, in the State of Arizona.

Ashley Nicole Zuercher; Lockport, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 322329; Cal. No. 31054
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 

Pharmacy

Catherine Brennan; South Setauket, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 047660; Cal. No. 31631
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
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 failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Lorne James Gay; Warsaw, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 048762; Cal. No. 31604
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny and failing to properly supervise a pharmacy.

Lenlak Inc. d/b/a Best RX Pharmacy; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 034472; Cal. No. 31562
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of having been open without a licensed pharmacist in attendance and commingling food items with medications in the refrigerator.

Larisa Novodvorskaya; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 046324; Cal. No. 31561
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to provide adequate supervision of a pharmacy.

Nzone Pharmacy LLC d/b/a Elite Pharmacy; Ozone Park, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 033496; Cal. No. 30632
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of being open for thirty minutes without a pharmacist on site.

Frank A. Scariati; Scotch Plains, NJ
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041014; Cal. No. 30361
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to accurately perform a pharmacist's data review to ensure that a drug was accurately dispensed to a patient.

 

Physical Therapy

Philip George McCullough, Jr.; Waddington, NY
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 023455; Cal. No. 31948
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Florida Discipline.

 

Public Accountancy

Eric Adam Holzer; New York, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 080840; Cal. No. 31662
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
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 convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud, a class D felony; and Securities Fraud, a class C felony.

 

Respiratory Therapy

Philip Harrison Clarke; Leroy, NY
Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician; Lic. No. 004455; Cal. No. 31709
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020 (See also April 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 violating a term of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.

 

Social Work

Joseph Franklin Lyman; Ithaca, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 070375; Cal. No. 31194
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 4 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Harassment in the 2nd Degree.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Edward Osterman; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 002900; Cal. No. 31473
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to document in a patient chart all of the procedure that were performed and whether a physical examination was performed.

William J. Thonsen; Ridge, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 003978; Cal. No. 31917
Regents Action Date: June 8, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

 

 

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Last Updated: July 22, 2020