Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

March 2019

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Chiropractic - Dentistry - Dietetics and Nutrition - Nursing - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Veterinary Medicine -


Chiropractic

Robert Scott Small; Orient, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 011146; Cal. No. 30865
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession while the ability to practice was impaired by alcohol, drugs, physical disability, or mental disability in the State of Colorado.

 

Dentistry

Richard Robert Charlap, Jr.; Lackawana, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046452; Cal. No. 30609
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to diagnose a condition, failure to use a dental dam, failure to inform a patient of a perforation and inappropriate documentation.

Angel Cipriano; Sayville, NY
Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 021907; Cal. No. 30807
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as a dental hygienist; and practicing the profession of dental hygiene in the State of New York with an expired registration.

 

Dietetics and Nutrition

Thomas Charles Petrie; Stillwater, NY
Profession: Dietitian-Nutritionist; Cert. No. 003560; Cal. No. 30791
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Nursing

Rhana Leann Balousek a/k/a Rhana Leeann Geiger; Mesa, AZ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 517885; Cal. No. 31010
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving or Actual Physical Control While Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Drugs, in Arizona, a class 6 felony and which, if committed in this state, would constitute Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, a misdemeanor.

Brigid Marie Bennett; Ballston Spa, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 313003; Cal. 30744
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of not documenting a reason for accessing medical records.

Tasha Rose Borys; Berne, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 626391; Cal. No. 30739
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to administer medications, failing to document assessments and improperly accessing a hemodialysis catheter.

Karen Leila Fleig; Allenwood, PA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 686610; Cal. No. 30826
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of medication administration errors and being dependent on and a habitual user of narcotics or drugs.

Michael Pableta Hinds; Mount Vernon, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 319951; Cal. No. 30811
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
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 fraudulently representing on his application for licensure that he had never been convicted of a crime.

Kimberly A. Holmes a/k/a Kimberly A. Layton; Stuart, FL
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 262492; Cal. No. 30700
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 2 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being dependent on the controlled substance oxycodone while employed as a licensed practical nurse in the State of Arizona.

Anne Marie Kuerzdorfer a/k/a Anne M. Barker a/k/a Anne M. Kurzdorfer; Cheektowaga, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 191685, 450363; Cal. Nos. 29576, 29577
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, four counts; Attempted Petit Larceny, one count; Forgery in the 2nd Degree, one count.

Patrice Laureen Martin a/k/a Patrice Martin; Huntington Station, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 475149; Cal. No. 30793
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 3 months and until successful participation in a course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of diverting morphine, a controlled substance, for her own use and violating a term of probation under Order #28003.

Debra Jean Maxwell; Olivet, MI
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 673147; Cal. No. 31083
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in Michigan, which if committed in New York State would constitute practicing the profession of nursing with gross negligence.

Jodia Peta-Gay Miles-Williams; Watervliet, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 327486; Cal. No. 30743
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to provide care.

Julie A. Miller; Niagara Falls, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 299797; Cal. No. 30288
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Leanora E. Mosher; Oriskany, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 304003; Cal. No. 30831
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Marie Bayrotie Pierre; Las Vegas, NV
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 229655; Cal. No. 31108
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in Nevada which if committed in New York State would constitute failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Tracy A. Pollack; Byron, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 291198; Cal. No. 30416
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice. 
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

David G. Rabbani; Fort Lauderdale, FL
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 046591; Cal. No. 30883
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Introduction and Delivery into Interstate Commerce of Prescription Drugs which were Misbranded and Dispensed without a Valid Prescription, a misdemeanor.

Ronnette Kim Renford; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 268477; Cal. No. 30757
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 3 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of taking from hospital supplies the controlled substances morphine and hydrocodone on sixty (60) or more occasions for her own personal use.

Susan K. Robbins; North Bennington, VT
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 343881; Cal. No. 30796
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of accessing and revealing, without authorization, the confidential medical record of a patient.

Karen J. Schonleber; Holley, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 573364; Cal. No. 30834
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to perform an assessment of a patient and failing to maintain an accurate record for a patient.

Beverly Paula Slater; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 103630, 271779; Cal. Nos. 30271, 30275
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 6 months and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to administer medication to patients.

Arnold Senador Sta Rosa a/k/a Joseph Arnold Senador Sta Rosa; Miami, FL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 652384, Cert. No. 337266; Cal. Nos. 30512, 30513
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Felony Battery, a felony of the 3rd Degree in the State of Florida which, if committed in New York State, would have constituted Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Rachel M. Stearns; Fairport, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 564940; Cal. No. 30829
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Tammy Michelle Thayer a/k/a Tammy Michelle Shreve; Ashville, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 476752, Cert. No. 303679; Cal. Nos. 28565, 28566
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:  2 years suspension, execution of suspension stayed, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently; unprofessional conduct; failure to maintain an accurate patient record; and practicing the profession with negligence on more than one occasion.

Juria Spencer Trabulsi; Ithaca, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 585663; Cal. No. 30589
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree, Promoting Prison Contraband in the 2nd Degree and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree and filing a false report.

Lenora M. Venezia; East Meadow, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 231554; Cal. No. 30843
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of pre-pouring medication and pre-documenting the administration of said medication for three patients.

 

Pharmacy

Albany Medical Center Warehouse; Menands, NY
Profession: Pharmacy Wholesaler; Reg. No. 032225; Cal. No. 30780
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $4,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of failure to notify the pharmacy board of change of supervisor.

Patrick Ross McQuade; North Tonawanda, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 056845; Cal. No. 30882
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 year and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of stealing controlled substances for fictitious patients.

 

Public Accountancy

Edward R. Engels; Pelham, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 045577; Cal. No. 30690
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the  charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

 

Respiratory Therapy

Will S. Frazier, Jr.; Bronx, NY
Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 007738; Cal. No. 30827
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as a respiratory therapist.

 

Social Work

Frank Anthony Amoruso; Poughquag, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 073691; Cal. No. 29333
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of engaging in an inappropriate communication with a patient during the course of therapy.

Joseph D. Mattes; Palmyra, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 086565; Cal. No. 30429
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 6 months and until fit to practice, 3 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Possession of Sexual Performance by a Child.

 

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Michael Jerome Lazik; Batavia, NY
Profession: Speech-Language Pathologist; Lic. No. 004703; Cal. No. 30772
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Janet Ficarra; New York, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 005116; Cal. No. 30702
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of prescribing a medication without having properly tested for the disease it helps prevent.

Janet Ficarra DVM P.C. d/b/a Downtown Veterinary Clinic; New York, NY
Profession: Veterinary Clinic; Cal. No. 30768
Regents Action Date: March 11, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of prescribing a medication without having properly tested for the disease it helps prevent.

 

 

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Last Updated: April 11, 2019