Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

June 2021

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- Chiropractic - Dentistry - Dietetics and Nutrition - Engineering and Land Surveying - Nursing - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Veterinary Medicine -


Chiropractic

Russell Anthony Perez; Liverpool, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 009040; Cal. No. 32165
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully failing to register.

 

Dentistry

Marcrid Ardashes Garjarian; Sunnyside, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046197; Cal. No. 32262
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
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 failing to document the diagnosis and explanation for orthodontic treatment, the treatment modality, treatment plan, and expected outcome, in a patient record.

 

Dietetics and Nutrition

Mary Elizabeth McGowan; Rochester, NY
Profession: Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist; Cert. No. 001149; Cal. No. 32275
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application to surrender certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

MD Ashraf Ali; New York, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 084178; Cal. No. 32246
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of filing six professionally certified applications, with the New York City Department of Buildings, that resulted in audit failures, demonstrating that the applications were not in compliance with all applicable provisions of law.

 

Nursing

Deana Kay Benefield; Franklin, TN
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 570343; Cal. No. 31909
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of forging prescriptions for controlled substances, in the State of Alabama.

Elizabeth Mary Bleistein; Monroe Township, NJ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 213895, 433304; Cal. Nos. 32350, 32351
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
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 failing to accurately document the administration of medication for three patients in the electronic medication administration record.

Jesse D. Boyce; Clifton Park, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 284392, 573839; Cal. Nos. 32184, 32185
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Marijuana-2nd: Aggregate Weight More Than 16 Ounces.

Lori Emma Cevallos; Lynbrook, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 227541, 588051; Cal. Nos. 32442, 32441
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to make a home visit to a patient and then recording an assessment that was never performed.

Marcia M. Clayton; Hempstead, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 094405; Cal. No. 32305
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021 (See also September 1999)
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 having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Anthony Joseph Cutolo; Lindenhurst, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 285105, 616633; Cal. Nos. 32482, 32483
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021 (See also September 2015)
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 having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Lisa Ann Davis; Scotia, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 487075; Cal. No. 31868
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and Assault in the 3rd Degree; and medication administration errors.

Joanne Elise Denny; Rochester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 684553; Cal. No. 32115
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
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 been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a felony.

April E. Diles; Lowville, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Lic. No. 509924, Cert. No. 401513; Cal. Nos. 32195, 32196
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
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 documentation errors.

Christy Howard Dolbey; Glendale, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 494042, Cert. No. 331992; Cal. Nos. 31106, 31105
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York Sate, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in the State of Vermont of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance-Oxycodone; and Health Care Fraud, both felonies.

Maureen Theresa Ehret; Harriman, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 368799; Cal. No. 32371
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, a felony.

Cynthia L. Flemming; Verona, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 631015; Cal. No. 32282
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
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 document patient assessments.

Priscilla Ying-Ngai Fung; Bayside, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care); Lic. No. 426517, Cert. No. 430895; Cal. Nos. 32208, 32209
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administering albumin without a valid physician’s order; and practicing the profession of nursing with moral unfitness.

Victoria Ann Gondar; Schenectady, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 575784, Cert. No. 305055; Cal. Nos. 32313, 32314
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021 (See also July 2014)
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.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of inaccurate patient records, billing records, and prescribing records.

Diamond Hinton; Wynantskill, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 327969; Cal. No. 32257
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to complete a skin care check and failure to complete a skin care treatment.

Amanda Renee Kane; Saranac Lake, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 319805; Cal. No. 32304
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication administration errors.

Laura Jean Kerns; Hauppauge, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 185673; Cal. No. 30013
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension until alcohol and substance abuse free and fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct for violating a term of probation imposed upon her by the Board of Regents.

Lisa Maffei; Tucson, AZ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 530411; Cal. No. 32369
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of habitually using cocaine, in the State of Arizona, from approximately 2004 through 2006.

Ashley Marie McIlhenny a/k/a Ashley Marie Lotz; Coxsackie, NY, Athens, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 717043; Cal. No. 30933
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct for having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Morgan Janessa Neilon; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Lic. Nos. 279688, 562262, Cert. No. 401348; Cal. Nos. 32462, 32463, 32464
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
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, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of fraudulently filling out and transmitting an electronic prescription; and charging a patient unreasonable fees for copies of said patient’s records.

Lateesa Thamani Posey; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Nurse Practitioner (Pediatrics); Cert. No. 382299; Cal. No. 32465
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
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 providing an adult with a medical note for work although she is only certified to practice as a nurse practitioner in pediatrics.

Thomas A. Powers; Ballston Spa, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 281881; Cal. No. 32252
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to change a dressing, and medication administration errors.

Marjorie Messerle Russell; Saratoga Springs, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Lic. No. 436167, Cert. No. 401959; Cal. Nos. 32361, 32362
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
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 failing to document collaboration with physician, failing to document clinical reasons for changing medications, and failing to adequately document a treatment plan.

Charlene M. Sclafani a/k/a Charlene Mary Sclafani-Ickes; Carmel, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 175759, 382180; Cal. Nos. 32263, 32269
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 9 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting medication from a patient.

Barry Wayne Smoot Jr.; Worcester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 757366; Cal. No. 32303
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
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 failing to adequately document patient visits and failing to adequately document patient assessments.

Vinetta Rose Thompson-Scott; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 321427; Cal. No. 32025
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to report that a resident fell.

Jenice N. Walker; Niagara Falls, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 283674; Cal. No. 30392
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
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 Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree.

Amanda J. Wiedrick a/k/a Amanda Jean Kendt; Newark, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 292741, 656505; Cal. Nos. 32220, 32219
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
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 Criminal Facilitation in the 4th Degree.

 

Pharmacy

Magda George Ibrahim; Holmdel, NJ
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039866; Cal. No. 32251
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of dispensing a drug other than what was prescribed.

 

Public Accountancy

Peter G. Neuberg; Chester, NJ
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 104287; Cal. No. 30289
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 90 days suspension.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct for failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice certified public accounting in New York State.

 

Respiratory Therapy

Nadine Marie Nestor; Hempstead, NY
Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician; Lic. No. 003984; Cal. No. 32451
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
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, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Diana May Haight; Poughkeepsie, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 007263; Cal. No. 32394
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
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 failing to include an adequate explanation of the evaluation, prognoses, and plan for a canine patient.

Curtis Peter Halsted; Athens, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 007371; Cal. No. 31672
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to adequately document physical examinations.

Timothy Mann; Media, PA
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 010198; Cal. No. 30875
Regents Action Date: June 7, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to record diagnoses for two dogs and that surgery was performed for a third dog.

 

 

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Last Updated: July 9, 2021