Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
March 2001

Acupuncture - Certified Social Work - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Land Surveying - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Respiratory Therapy - Veterinary Medicine

Acupuncture

De Ren Chen, Flushing, NY

Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 000544; Cal. No. 18986
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of receiving fees for the performance of acupuncture from a business corporation not authorized to practice acupuncture.


Certified Social Work

Geraldine G. Berrios, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 052340; Cal. No. 19181
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of entering into a physical and social relationship with a client.

Maria Carmen Pena, Fair Lawn, NJ

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 050147; Cal. No. 18918
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Attempted Insurance Fraud in the Third Degree.

Edythe Quasha, New York, NY

Profession: Certified Social Worker; Lic. No. 004294; Cal. No. 19034
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain a record that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of a patient.


Chiropractic

Robert A. Strange, Hopewell Junction, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 004397; Cal. No. 18605
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.


Dentistry

Alan H. Wilner, Greenvale, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 031976; Cal. No. 18805
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony.

Calixto Manuel Barrueco, Richmond Hill, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046354; Cal. No. 18674
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001 (see also April 2009)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension of not less than 3 months and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree.

Julianne Golden a/k/a Julianne Wolovnick, Oceanside, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 035889; Cal. No. 18699
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Donald Rexford Barber, Williamsville, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 019128; Cal. No. 18944
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Robert Sacco, Tallahassee, FL

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 028489; Cal. No. 19022
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.


Land Surveying

Mark A. Fenter, Williamsville, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 049810; Cal. No. 18955
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,200 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of performing inadequate fieldwork by not fully inspecting the property, failing to locate existing corner monumentation, failing to record such monumentation on the survey map, and failing to note an existing structure on the survey map.


Nursing

Jane M. Hunter a/k/a Jane Hunter, Cohoes, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 084590; Cal. No. 18504
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Forgery in the Second Degree, a class D felony.

Ellyn Elizabeth Algarin, Lawrenceville, VA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner; Lic. No. 384318, Cert. No. 330504; Cal. Nos. 18232, 18233
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license and certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of being convicted of committing a crime, Prescription Fraud, in another jurisdiction which if committed in New York would have constituted a crime under New York State law.

Katherine Elizabeth Ilaiyan, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 195050; Cal. No. 18879
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Criminally Negligent Homicide.

Deborah A. Carney, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 169367, 499884; Cal. Nos. 18934, 18936
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001 (see also July 16, 1999)
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to record in patient records the administration of medication on four occasions and failing to administer medication on two occasions.

David W. Miller, Pendleton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 208556, 425812; Cal. Nos. 18958, 18959
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of willful physical abuse of a patient.

Mary Gardner Evans, Fairport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 359206; Cal. No. 19215
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Lori Anne Oathout, Catskill and Leeds, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 225446; Cal. No. 18641
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony.

Roberta James, Mt. Vernon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 249276; Cal. No. 19036
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics.

Diane L. Reisert a/k/a Diane Izzo a/k/a Diane Riner a/k/a Diane River, Ronkonkoma, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 241311; Cal. No. 18409
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of the Crime Petite Larceny.

Sandra Susan Stopani-Barber, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 136312; Cal. No. 18587
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of willful verbal abuse of a patient.

Susan Jean Miller, Selden, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 195506; Cal. No. 18790
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001 (see also July 2001)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of allowing an elderly patient to go out in the cold weather in only her pajamas.

Ellen Mary Amyot, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 490982; Cal. No. 18813
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001 (see also October 2005)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 25 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to making medication errors and failing to maintain an accurate record for each patient.

Dianne E. Zinszer, Manlius, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 377846; Cal. No. 18833
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of drawing Ketamine 500 mg. for administration to a patient, pursuant to a physician's order for Ketamine 100 mg.

Cynthia Morrison, Ithaca, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 112501, 310034; Cal. Nos. 18870, 18867
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001 (see also June 2004)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension of not less than 1 year and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of diverting the non-controlled drug Fioricet from a hospital's supply for her own use.

Maureen Rita Doran, Holtsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 151859; Cal. No. 18876
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of while under treatment for manic depression, she began to curse, scream and yell at another nurse who refused to allow her to take a patient out of her home.

Kathleen Slosek Pitt, Troy, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 272642; Cal. No. 18890
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of giving patient substances without a physician's order.

Rachel Julia Bradley, Penn Yan, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 231410, 459568; Cal. Nos. 18896, 18895
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to report her March 23, 1984, Driving While Intoxicated conviction on her July 24, 1993 license application to practice as a licensed practical nurse and on her November 8, 1993 license application to practice as a registered professional nurse.

Theresa Armstrong, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 242303; Cal. No. 18906
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial suspension in certain area until terminated as set forth in consent order application, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of incorrectly transcribing a physician's order in a patient's medication record and administering the wrong medication to a patient.

Dawn Marie Hoffman, Pittsford, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 480602; Cal. No. 18907
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001 (see also June 1999 and June 2005)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, the above shall supersede prior Order No. 17740.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of willful failure to comply with New York State laws and regulations governing the profession.

Gregory Maurice Williams, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 195263; Cal. No. 18908
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of last 9 months of suspension stayed, probation 1 year to commence if and when return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of falsely documenting home care visits and failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Pauline Hackett Peck, Waverly, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 225742; Cal. No. 18932
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Nancy Karen Laux, North Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 129425, 425554; Cal. Nos. 18938, 18937
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of failing to follow infection control policy and failing to reconnect an oxygen tube after a patient complained that her oxygen tube was disconnected.

Kevin Patrick Roberts, Fort Edwards, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 246982; Cal. No. 18991
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001 (see also March 2001)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to administer medications and a dressing to patients.

Catherine A. Mills, Beacon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 214977, 441011; Cal. Nos. 19020, 19021
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Suspension for no less than 1 year and until terminated as set forth in consent order application - upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class D felony.

Minnie Mikel Alexandre, Central Islip, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 092444; Cal. No. 19040
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to observe proper infection control techniques.

Melissa J. Rubin, Oneonta, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 239887; Cal. No. 19052
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001 (see also July 2003)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, 50 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of conduct in the practice of nursing which evidences moral unfitness and committing forgery in applying for a nursing position by fabricating a reference and signing the name of a former supervisor to the reference.

Barbara A. McNally, New York, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 246420; Cal. No. 19058
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month suspension with leave to apply for early termination of suspension after service of one month of said suspension as set forth in consent order application - upon service or early termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of willfully making a false report.

Valerie Forrest, Uniondale, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 162012; Cal. No. 19098
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001 (see also June 2002)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month suspension, execution of last 23 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of leaving forty patients unattended in a geriatric unit for one hour without letting anyone know they would be unattended.

Marlene Maria Watson, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 240109; Cal. No. 19160
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month suspension with leave to apply for early termination of suspension after service of three months of said suspension as set forth in consent order application - upon service or early termination of suspension, probation 2 years, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of willfully making a false report.


Pharmacy

Tamgid Tawfik Mohamedolwan, Smithtown, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 037188; Cal. No. 18745
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crimes Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class C felony; Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a class D felony; Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, a class D felony (five counts); and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First degree, a class E felony (nine counts).


Physical Therapy

Christopher Kevin Carden, Lake Grove, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 013841; Cal. No. 18910
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charge of having been found guilty of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.


Podiatry

Thomas F. Davies, East Islip, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 003229; Cal. No. 17414
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, probation 1 year.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of failing to maintain accurate medical records for treatment rendered.


Respiratory Therapy

Brian Thomas Burns, Auburn, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician; Lic. No. 000750; Cal. No. 16845
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to appropriately suction and provide treatment to patients and failing to accurately record treatments rendered.


Veterinary Medicine

Kent Thomas Kay, Millerton, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 002152; Cal. No. 18777
Regents Action Date: March 20, 2001
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charge of failing to maintain an adequate patient record.


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Last Updated: April 23, 2010