Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

March 2013

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Mental Health Practitioner - Midwifery - Nursing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Respiratory Therapy - Veterinary Medicine -


Chiropractic

Anthony Amabile, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 003781; Cal. No. 26483

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Tax Fraud in the 5th Degree.

Dentistry

Kyung Eun Sung, Edgewater, NJ

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 053404; Cal. No. 26477

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine, 50 hours public service.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor (2 counts).

Engineering and Land Surveying

Kwong T. Seung, New York, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 053953; Cal. No. 26447

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting TR-1 Technical Report Statements of Responsibility to the New York City Department of Buildings certifying that he had performed inspections and tests on properties when he had not.

Massage Therapy

Raymond H. Adasczik, Palisades Park, NJ

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 021123; Cal. No. 26453

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of permitting unlicensed persons to perform massage therapy.

Mental Health Practitioner

Karen J. MacDavid, Bowmansville, NY

Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 004189; Cal. No. 26451

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to admit to a previous misdemeanor conviction on a license application and of Driving While Intoxicated.

Midwife

Christine Fern Allison a/k/a Tioma Allison, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Midwife; Lic. No. 000471; Cal. No. 25456

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year  suspension with leave to apply for early termination after completion of at least 1 year and after satisfactory completion of certain courses, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to adequately manage a patient’s labor and of failing to recognize and respond to an infant’s respiratory distress during and following delivery.

Nursing

Miranda C. Ackerley, Liberty, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 304589; Cal. No. 26527

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person, a misdemeanor.

Kimbal J. Cavilee, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 216939; Cal. No. 26190

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 months suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having bee convicted of Petit Larceny based on false statements she made while receiving unemployment benefits from May to July of 2010 when she was actually employed by a health care facility as an L.P.N.

Paul Cohen, New York, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 070918, 281191; Cal. Nos. 26435, 26434

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

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 if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of recording the administration of medications and patients' blood pressure values when said medications had not yet been administered and said patients' blood pressure values had not yet been taken.

Kathleen A. Christofaro, Pine City, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 141887, 595860; Cal. Nos. 26441, 26442

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

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 inadequate supervision

Valerie Lee Chong, Massapequa, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 476417; Cal. No. 26550

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Lauren Ann Douglas a/k/a Lauren Ann Lemos, Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 292684; Cal. No. 26422

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

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 having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, Attempted Assault in the 3rd Degree and Aggravated Harassment in the 2nd Degree based on her actions during domestic disputes.

Melody J. Gerwin, Valley Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 130876; Cal. No. 26510

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of calling in a prescription without the physician’s authorization and failing to return a patient’s payment for future services in a timely manner.

Maya Glazynova, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 517390; Cal. No. 26164

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to record the administration of medication and the patient’s pain level on three occasions and of withdrawing controlled substances from a Pyxis machine, ostensibly for patients, on two occasions when there were no physicians’ orders.

Krysta M. Logsdon, Holley, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 599221; Cal. No. 26487

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

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.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having committed medication errors.

Jadranka Popovich a/k/a Jadraka Popovic, Carlisle, PA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 618370; Cal. No. 26406

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice in State of New York, $250 fine payable within 5 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to call code, failing to commence cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Christina Sieracki, Williamsville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 602047; Cal. No. 26354

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

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 failure to properly administer and document medications.

Andrew Aiden Stritzl, Greenlawn, NY and Bradenton, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 598529; Cal. No. 26278

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

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 patient records.

Pharmacy

Kenny Chun-Hui Ho, Little Neck, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 044058; Cal. No. 26574

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 1st Degree, a class A-1 felony; Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor; and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Evan A. Kowal a/k/a Evan A. Fleischman, Rochester, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 051824; Cal. No. 26475

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

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 Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

Podiatry

William A. Holley, Getzville, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 004933; Cal. No. 26272

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $2,500 fine, 2 years suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Theft from a Health Care Benefit Program based on his knowing conversion of Medicaid funds by submitting a claim for performing a wedge excision procedure on a patient when he had in actuality performed a different procedure.

Respiratory Therapy

Gerald M. Oberting, Albany, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 000909; Cal. No. 26377

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Veterinary Medicine

Evan Cary Blonder, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 006448; Cal. No. 26450

Regents Action Date: March 12, 2013

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of treating a 15-year-old cat for renal disease and diabetes and inappropriately prescribing Metacam which may exacerbate a kidney problem; failing to follow up on the cat's anemia; and failing to maintain adequate records that reflected the cat's condition and how the cat was treated.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2013