Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Acupuncture - Architecture - Chiropractic - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Optometry - Pharmacy - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work -


Acupuncture

John Allen Crawford, Rochester, NY

Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 005567; Cal. No. 29265

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 Possession of Marijuana in the 4th Degree.

Architecture

David L. Businelli, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 025074; Cal. No. 29112

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of filing six professionally certified jobs with the New York City Department of Buildings which resulted in audit objections being issued.

 

Jock DeBoer, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 029623; Cal. No. 29268

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of preparing architectural plans based upon an outdated survey of the subject property, and incorrectly calculating the square footage of an attic included in a structural addition to the premises on that property.

 

William Robert Mitchell, Westhampton Beach, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 026530; Cal. No. 29175

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, following service of 6 month actual suspension, 2 years probation.

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

 

Studio 16 Architecture PLLC, 16 Flagg Place, Staten Island, NY

Profession: Architect; Cal. No. 29113

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of filing six professionally certified jobs with the New York City Department of Buildings which resulted in audit objections being issued.

Chiropractic

John Allen Crawford, Rochester, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 012576; Cal. No. 29264

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 4th Degree.

 

Constontino Charles Giordano, Clifton, NJ

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 009151; Cal. No. 29393

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of inappropriately touching a female patient.

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Matthew Mashurov a/k/a Dimitry Mashurov a/k/a Matteo Mashurov, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 015140; Cal. No. 28720

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While the Ability was Imparied by the Combined Influence of Drugs or of Alcohol and any Drug or Drugs, as a felony; and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, as a felony; and Obtaining the License Fraudulently.

 

Jyotika Parikh, North Woodmere, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 000861; Cal. No. 26497

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, after service of actual suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to disclose on her application for licensure that she had been convicted of a crime.

Dentistry

Gilbert Y. Kim, Oakland Gardens, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 037981; Cal. No. 28173

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017 (see also February 1994)

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct, Penalty: 3 year suspension, probation 3 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud.

 

Hugh Morton Musof, East Setauket, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 023867; Cal. No. 29235

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of prescribing controlled substances to family members to treat conditions outside the scope of dentistry.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Maqsood Ahmed Faruqi, Jackson, NJ

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 071297; Cal. No. 29419

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 12 month actual suspension, 48 month stayed suspension, 5 years probation, $10,000 fine.

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.

 

Gregory Mazur, Alameda, CA

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 084297; Cal. No. 29410

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or higher in the State of California.

 

Fruma Narov, Forest Hills, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 057977; Cal. No. 28390

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, following service of 6 month actual suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Massage Therapy

Krystal Leigh Conlan, North Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 022412; Cal. No. 28881

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 of Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

 

Erich Arthur Gruhne, Bronx, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 027542; Cal. No. 29048

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of inappropriately touching and kissing a female client without her consent.

 

Robert John Miccoli, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 027482; Cal. No. 28834

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct, Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing.

Nursing

Janet Agbaku a/k/a Janet A. Agbaku, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse; Lic. Nos. 261018, 563575, Cal. Nos. 29159, 29160

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to maintain a record which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of a patient and failing to write, as per facility policy, a progress note documenting a resident's agitation and restlessness who also expressed wanting to leave; failing to do a risk assessment; failing to place said resident on the high risk of elopement list; and failing to order said resident a wanderguard.

 

Yousef Mohd Abu Ajamieh, Anaheim, CA

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 528110; Cal. No. 29422

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to document, in a patient’s medical record, an incident of patient-initiated sexual misconduct.

 

Kimberly Melissa Altaro, Franklin Square, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 622528; Cal. No. 29151

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 taking four oxycodone pills to give to a family member.

 

Myriam Aristilde-Bernard, Elmont, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 464463; Cal. No. 29174

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 administering the wrong dosage of medication to a patient and failing to report a possible error in a prescribed patient order.

 

Aisha M. Babilonia, Brooklyn, NY 11233

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 673136; Cal. No. 29371

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Stalking, a felony.

 

Barbara Ann Bain, Vallejo, CA

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 354040; Cal. No. 29441

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Sending a Controlled Substance to a Prisoner in California, a felony, which, if committed within this state, would have constituted a crime under New York State Law, Attempting to Promote Prison Contraband in the 1st Degree, a class E felony, and stealing controlled drugs from medical facilities in the State of Washington.

 

Corinne L. Barnett, Wellsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 298764; Cal. No. 29040

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 accessing patient information without permission or legitimate reason.

 

Kristen Marie Bogdon, Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 231502; Cal. No. 29384

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Attempted Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, and Criminal Trespass in the 3rd Degree.

 

Michele A. Case, Akron, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 527222; Cal. No. 28840

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct, Penalty: $2,500 fine, 1 year suspension, 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 of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree.

 

Melissa Ann Clayton a/k/a Melissa Ann Van Duser, Pawleys Island, SC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse; Lic. Nos.249095, 527302, Cal. Nos. 26625, 26626

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct, Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing with negligence on more than one occasion in violation of Education Law Sec. 6509(2) and unprofessional conduct in violation of Education Law Sec. 6509(9).

 

Paul M. Colton, King George, VA

Profession: Registered Nurse; Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry), Lic. No. 504869, Cert. No. 401313, Cal. Nos. 29439, 29440

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license and to surrender certificate granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of prescribing approximately 33 controlled medications without holding an authorization to prescribe in Virginia.

             

Maria Isabel Cruz, Newburgh, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 223962; Cal. No. 29211

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $500 fine.

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

 

Beth Renee DeCorte, Macedon, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 275541; Cal. No. 29241

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to follow care plan and failure to assess patient.

 

Christina Marie Deisenroth, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 667725; Cal. No. 29166

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine payable within 6 months.

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.

 

Laura Ann DeLauder a/k/a Laura Ann Daly, Willis, TX

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 209714; Cal. No. 29434

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of diverting narcotics while employed as a licensed practical nurse in the State of West Virginia and submitting a registration renewal application which falsely stated that she had not had any disciplinary action taken against her license.

 

Doreen Marie Devlin, Brightwaters, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse; Lic. Nos. 218280, 659299, Cal. Nos. 29209, 29208

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Ronda Earl, Elmira, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 276846; Cal. No. 29352

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of physical abuse of a patient and having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree.

 

Dorothy I. Faulkner, Nassau, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 635882; Cal. No. 27123

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct, Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing with incompetence on more than one occasion, in violation of Education Law Sec. 6509(2); and unprofessional conduct in violation of Education Law Sec. 6509(9).

 

Nicole Marie Forster, Glen Head, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 609138; Cal. No. 29180

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of accessing patient records without the prior consent of the patient or patient’s physician for a purpose unrelated to the patient’s health.

 

Elizabeth Sanchez Funtanilla, Harlington, TX

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 214039; Cal. No. 29398

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of unprofessional conduct in the State of Texas, which conduct would be considered practicing the profession of nursing with negligence on more than one occasion, if committed in New York State.

             

Stephanie Lynn Gammon, Lisbon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse; Lic. Nos. 277178, 657457, Cal. Nos. 29077, 29078

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 boundary violations.

 

Maria Luisa S. Guzman, Chula Vista, CA

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 478989; Cal. No. 29368

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to document an assessment of a patient and the patient’s response to medications after they were given.

 

Maryann P. Hanlon a/k/a Maryann Noble a/k/a Mary Ann Scagel, Riverhead, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 548287; Cal. No. 28894

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct, Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year concurrent with stayed suspension.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2ndDegree.  

 

Thani Harripersaud, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 284777; Cal. No. 29302

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual suspension, 15 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to report the fall of a resident.

 

Bridget Antoinette Hay a/k/a Bridget A. Hay, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse; Lic. Nos. 260259, 547557, Cal. Nos. 29092, 29093

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 being convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, an Unclassified Misdemeanor.

 

Y-Juian Claudia Hui, Fresh Meadows, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 586683; Cal. No. 29090

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of knowingly and falsely answering "no" to a question on a re-registration application regarding termination from professional employment.

 

Lisa D. Hurley, Haynesville, LA

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 520115; Cal. No. 29392

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of, in the State of Mississippi, obtaining a controlled substance by unauthorized means.

 

Anna Maria Iannello, Englewood, CO

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 457544; Cal. No. 29412

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of excessive use or abuse of habit forming drugs, controlled substances in the State of Colorado, which conduct would be considered being a habitual user of narcotics, if committed in New York State.

 

Stacey Ingram, Madison, MS

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 600967; Cal. No. 29396

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct by a duly authorized disciplinary agency of another state (Mississippi).

 

Maureen E. Jackman, Westminster, CO

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 293192; Cal. No. 29433

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of nursing as a Registered Nurse while having an expired license in the State of Colorado.

 

Tanya Marie Johnson, Greene, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 310619; Cal. No. 29192

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual suspension, 15 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

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

 

Audra Elizabeth Jones, Cincinnati, OH

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 641909; Cal. No. 29330

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of a crime in the state of Ohio.

             

Nasreen Khan, New York, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 295831; Cal. No. 29254

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree.

 

Crystyna Kobyleckyj, Washingtonville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse; Lic. Nos. 244335, 512360, Cal. Nos. 29381, 29382

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of withdrawing medications for patient administration when there was no physician’s order for said medications, on more than one occasion, and failing to account for the disposition of said medications by administration, wastage or otherwise.

 

Lisa L. Kullack a/k/a Lisa Lynn Kullack, Islip, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse; Lic. Nos. 232548, 542972, Cal. Nos. 29096, 29097

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 administering Saline intravenously to a colleague when there was no physician’s order or any authorization.

 

Andrise F. LaDouceur, Elmont, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 459948; Cal. No. 28966

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records, administering medication without a doctor's order and failing to report to a physician that a patient's arterial line was not functioning.

 

Marie Carmel Loiseau, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 192149; Cal. No. 28513

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017 (see also June 2002)

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Welfare  Fraud in the 4th Degree, a class E felony, and Welfare fraud in the 5th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Deborah K. Lynch, Babylon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse; Lic. Nos. 126382, 360143, Cal. Nos. 29217, 29218

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain a record for a patient which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

 

Tara Christine Marsala a/k/a Tara Christine Peat, White City, OR

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 270148; Cal. No. 29369

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to properly conduct CPR while working as a nurse in the State of California, by not making greater efforts to clear a patient’s airway, not performing mouth-to-mouth breathing, and by stopping compressions without directing another staff person to assist with continuing compressions.

 

Andrea Jessica Martin, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 639997; Cal. No. 29331

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of medication administration errors and having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

 

Debra Lynn Mattoon, Oakfield, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 300437; Cal. No. 28305

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017 (see also September 2014)

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct, Penalty: $1,000 fine, indefinite suspension for a minimum of 12 months and 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 of Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) by drugs, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Attempted Petit Larceny.

 

Angela Pauline McNeill, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 673958; Cal. No. 29091

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 administering the wrong medication to a patient.

 

Meghan Nora Menart, Bay Shore, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 687241; Cal. No. 29103

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 permitting a colleague to administer a medication  intramuscularly and attempting to start an intravenous line on her when there was no physician's order or any authorization.

 

Margarita R. Mendoza, Massapequa, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 579431; Cal. No. 28977

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 placing a rebreather mask on a patient without contacting a physician to assess the patient or obtaining a physician’s order.

 

Patricia T. Minni, Spencerport, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 653938; Cal. No. 29170

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017 (see also April 2015)

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 24 months and 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 the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Funmilayo Omobola Momoh, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 318368; Cal. No. 29176

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to timely report an alleged patient fall.

 

Kerwin Dominick Napoles, Freeport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse; Lic. Nos. 269673, 540027, Cal. Nos. 29088, 29089

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 causing a delay in patient surgery by administering food to a pre-operative patient that was not to receive food and failing to place a remote telemetry unit on a patient as ordered.

 

Kimberly Johanne Nicholoff, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 314742; Cal. No. 29198

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 medication errors.

 

Donna Marie Obrien, Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse; Lic. Nos. 130756, 327696, Cal. Nos. 29114, 29157

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 willfully making a false report by pre-documenting patient vital signs.

 

Cinda Romano Ogden a/k/a Cinda D. Reid, Geneva, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 558534; Cal. No. 28460

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 medication administration errors.

 

Jacqueline M. Osuch, Port St. Lucie, FL

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 634732; Cal. No. 28815

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 in the State of New York.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

 

Megan A. Pedagno, Mastic, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 284746; Cal. No. 29389

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Gloria Ann Ponce De Leon, Tulsa, OK

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 327392; Cal. No. 29340

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been disciplined in the state of Oklahoma.

 

Melissa L. Pileggi, Albion, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 292248; Cal. No. 29246

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for a minimum of 3 months and until successful participation in course of therapy and treatment and 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 having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (drugs).

 

James Singh, Olathe, KS

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265685; Cal. No. 29397

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct by a duly authorized disciplinary agency of another state (Kansas).

 

Robin Maya Soto, Newfield, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 536113; Cal. No. 29185

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 failure to maintain accurate records.

 

Gloria Marie Stark a/k/a Gloria M. Stark, Oceanside, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse; Lic. Nos. 186897, 396373, Cal. Nos. 29098, 29099

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of providing patients Botox cosmetic injections without a physician or nurse practitioner examining the patient and providing an order for said treatments.

 

Constance Theresa Sullivan a/k/a Constance T. Sullivan, Baldwin, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse; Lic. Nos. 117115, 405544, Cal. Nos. 29146, 29147

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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, an unclassified misdemeanor.

 

Melissa Tejada, Manorville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse; Lic. Nos. 275343, 632246, Cal. Nos. 28885, 28886

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 starting an intravenous line on and administering intravenous fluids to nursing colleagues and permitting a colleague to start an intravenous line on her, when there was no physician order or any authorization.

             

Catherine Vitello, Palm Coast, FL

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 501954; Cal. No. 29277

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Possessing with the Intent to Distribute and Distributing Fentanyl and Hydrocodone.

 

Rachel L. Waltz, Phelps, NY

Profession: Registered Nurse; Lic. No. 648480; Cal. No. 28522

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to maintain accurate patient records.

Optometry

Norman Sadowsky, Rego Park, NY

Profession: Optometrist; Lic. No. 002546; Cal. No. 29366

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of permitting an unlicensed individual to practice the profession of optometry in his office.

Pharmacy

CAF Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a Caribbean-American Family Pharmacy, 3424 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 032476; Cal. No. 29042

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine, 1 year probation.

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

 

Henry P. Cunningham, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035353; Cal. No. 29213

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $7,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to notify the State Board of Pharmacy of a change in supervising pharmacist within 7 days of said change and abandoning the premises of a registered establishment.

 

Divino Pharmacy Corp., 30 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 030525; Cal. No. 29024

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of failing to have someone designated as the supervising pharmacist for almost four months.

 

James B. Ehrlein, Franklin Square, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 042904; Cal. No. 28384

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct, Penalty: Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud.

 

Abraham Harooni, Great Neck, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 036725; Cal. No. 29181

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of dispensing the wrong medication to a patient.

 

Fakhrul Huda, Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 043566; Cal. No. 29043

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

 

Valerie Lee, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 048637; Cal. No. 29388

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of stealing drugs, mainly controlled substances, while employed as a staff pharmacist at two pharmacies, from each of the pharmacies, totaling approximately 3,800 pills.

 

Phillip E. Petoniak, East Aurora, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030288; Cal. No. 28661

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017 (see also May 2007)

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, following service of actual suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to properly supervise a pharmacy.

 

Syntho Pharmaceuticals, Inc, 230 Sherwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 026828; Cal. No. 29184

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine, 1 year probation.

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of failing to notify the State Board of Pharmacy within seven days of a change in the identity of the supervising pharmacist.

Psychology

Elizabeth Louise Beauchamp, Rexford, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 012034; Cal. No. 29260

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 Driving While Intoxicated.

Public Accountancy

MD Hyder Alam, Jamaica, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 101483; Cal. No. 28039

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Andrew Kent Loggia, New York, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 080261; Cal. No. 29344

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 the Pennsylvania misdemeanor of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol which, if committed in New York, would have constituted the crime of Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

 

Stacey C. Manuel, Yonkers, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 092468; Cal. No. 29142

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to timely complete continuing education credits and failure to timely respond to correspondence from the State Education Department.

 

Joseph Karl Muller, Ayer, MA

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 061066; Cal. No. 28754

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Financial Institution Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft, both felonies.

 

Paritz & Company, PA P.C., 15 Warren Street - Suite 25, Hackensack, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountancy; Cal. No. 29312

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: Censure & Reprimand, $4,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of auditing the financial statements of New York entities without being registered to do so by the State Education Department.

 

John B. Renda, North Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 052313; Cal. No. 29229

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being responsible for his CPA firm's issuance of an audit report which erroneously stated that the financial statements of a governmental entity for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011 were prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Respiratory Therapy

Shelton Earl Kimmons, Port Jervis, NY

Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 000362; Cal. No. 29138

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

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 practicing the profession of respiratory therapy while the ability to practice was impaired by alcohol.

Social Work

Benjamin P. Clark, Holtsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 078914; Cal. No. 28978

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application for consent order granted, Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, following service of actual suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of providing and pouring alcohol for a patient/client.

 

Keith L. Herbert, Kingston, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 024623; Cal. No. 29332

Regents Action Date: March 13, 2017

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of boundary violations with a client and negligent care and treatment.

For further information: dplsdsu@mail.nysed.gov

Last Updated: April 13, 2017