Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

March 2014

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Engineering and Land Surveying

Joseph A. Bohinsky, Katy, TX

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 077997; Cal. No. 27218

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $2,500 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of allowing an engineering company to offer and/or practice engineering in the State of Oklahoma without a Certificate of Authorization.

Massage Therapy

Arleen J. Sokol a/k/a Arleen Russo, Bay Shore, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 015072; Cal. No. 27064

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014 (see also January 2007)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for a minimum of 6 months and until fit to practice and until successfully participate in alcohol use program, as necessary, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, and Operating a Motor Vehicle with .08 of 1% or more alcohol, class E felonies.

Nursing

Sandra Jayne Alloway, Albany, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 629428; Cal. No. 26836

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

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 did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

William Joseph Bergen, Montgomery, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 608009; Cal. No. 26112

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

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 in California of Driving While Having a Measurable Blood Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

Deanna Brady, Deerfield, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 525139, Cert. No. 335541; Cal. Nos. 26899, 26900

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension with 4 month actual suspension from June 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014 and 20 month stayed suspension, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of writing prescriptions for a person who was not a patient.

Paul David Corbett, Hoosick Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 412111; Cal. No. 27045

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

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 Driving While Intoxicated.

Martin Davis, Harris, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 454330; Cal. No. 26939

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of placing a patient into a five-point restraint without proper authorization.

Ann M. Dougherty a/k/a Ann Dougherty Buckland a/k/a Ann Dougherty Smith, Cazenovia, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 497228; Cal. No. 26826

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine to be paid within 6 months, indefinite suspension until fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted by plea to the crime of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument.

Danielle Faublas, West Hempstead, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 214220; Cal. No. 27160

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree.

Kelly Patricia Flaherty, Mastic, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 293162; Cal. No. 26956

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

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 adminstering an antibiotic medication through a PICC line, which should only be done by a registered professional nurse.

Patricia A. Freck, Ransomville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 147986, 339207; Cal. Nos. 27041, 26927

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

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.

Gloria N. Gonyeo, Webster, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 297836; Cal. No. 27158

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of abandoning a professional employment.

Ellen Hansen, Pomona, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 340669; Cal. No. 26740

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

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 having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

Lisa Spencer Kirschner, Roosevelt, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 388466; Cal. No. 27039

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of withdrawing a controlled substance from the hospital Pyxis, without authorization, for her own use.

Joanne M. Lindquist, Corning, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 663494; Cal. No. 26975

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

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 that she did not comply with infection prevention techniques.

Sherry L. Montanari a/k/a Sherry L. Yantz, Albion, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 179748, 382592; Cal. Nos. 27211, 27210

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of willful or grossly negligent failure to comply with a rule governing the profession of nursing.

Christopher Ryan Olson, Saratoga Springs, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 592649; Cal. No. 27129

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having committed medication administration errors.

Vicki Price, Freeport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 287750; Cal. No. 27082

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administering morphine sulphate, a controlled drug, to a patient who did not have a physician’s order for said drug, and upon discovering this error, failing to both document it in the patient’s chart and inform the patient’s physician or her supervisor about the error.

Marion Samuels a/k/a Marion E. Samuels, Elmont, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 321754; Cal. No. 27075

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsely Reporting an Incident in the 3rd  Degree, a misdemeanor.

Taylor Jamerson Tice, Oswego, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 304600; Cal. No. 26982

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Kenneth James Van Norton, Johnson City, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 254521; Cal. No. 27137

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Doreen M. Varrichio-Prine, Hicksville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 279417; Cal. No. 27200

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014 (see also September 2014)

Action: Application for reconsideration granted: New hearing granted before a new Regents Review Committee, Vote & Order under Cal. No. 26641 each vacated.

Summary: Respondent was granted reconsideration of the Board’s previous determination in her case.

Cynthia Lee Whitehouse a/k/a Cynthia Whitehouse, Rock City Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 614568; Cal. No. 26895

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine to be paid within 6 months, indefinite suspension until fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of twice having been convicted by plea of Driving While Intoxicated.

Heather L. Young-Reed a/k/a Heather L. Young, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 297299; Cal. No. 26896

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted by plea to the crime of Theft of Public Money.

Pharmacy

Inna Ichtchenko, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 045788; Cal. No. 26928

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $10,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to provide adequate supervision of a registered establishment, failing to prevent unlicensed persons from receiving oral prescriptions from prescribers, and failing to have the pharmacy under the immediate supervision and management of a licensed pharmacist at all hours when open.

Emilee M. Mazur, Penfield, NY

Profession:  Pharmacist; Lic. No. 051051; Cal. No. 27078

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

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.

Old Town Pharmacy Inc., Pharmacy; 1250 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY

Profession: Phamacy; Reg. No. 027270; Cal. No. 26947

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month stayed suspension, 12 months probation, $10,000 fine.

Summary: Registrant admitted to charges of failing to provide adequate supervision of a registered establishment, failing to prevent unlicensed persons from receiving oral prescriptions from prescribers, and failing to have the pharmacy under the immediate supervision and management of a licensed pharmacist at all hours when open.

Jennifer M. Silk, Freehold, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 043836; Cal. No. 26924;

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated on two occasions.

Podiatry

Enrico P. Caprioni, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 005043; Cal. No. 27157

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest allegations that, between January 23 and April 10, 2013, he sold 19 prescriptions, each for 150 tablets of oxycodone, to an undercover officer in exchange for U.S. currency, and that, on February 7, 2013, he sold heroin to an undercover police officer in exchange for U.S. currency.

Michael G. Thompson, Pleasant Valley, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002881; Cal. No. 27023

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted on two occasions of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, both misdemeanors.

Respiratory Therapy

Jack Edward Gala, Potsdam, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 004726; Cal. No. 26122

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Driving while Intoxicated.

Social Work

Christopher Mitchell Rice, Riverhead, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 069670; Cal. No. 27244

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of becoming sexually involved with a patient, including, but not limited to, kissing the patient.

K. Melissa Waterman, New Paltz, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 056648; Cal. No. 27136

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 9 months.

Summary: Licensee admited to the charge of moral unfitness in the practice of social work.

Veterinary Medicine

Lino D. Cedeno, Bronx, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 009669; Cal. No. 27056

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area for not less than 3 months and until successful completion of certain course of retraining in said certain area, 24 months probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that he failed to properly remove all affected organs in performing a canine ovariohysterectomy, said incomplete surgical procedure resulting in severe infection and the need for additional surgery.

Lino Cedeno DVM PC d/b/a Riverdale Animal Hospital, 3619 Kingsbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY

Profession: Veterinary Medicine; Cal. No. 27057

Regents Action Date: March 11, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Respondent admitted to in the charge that its principal, acting on behalf of respondent, failed to properly remove all affected organs in performing a canine ovariohysterectomy, said incomplete surgical procedure resulting in severe infection and the need for additional surgery.

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Last Updated: December 30, 2015