Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

March 2022

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Mental Health Practitioner - Midwifery - Nursing - Physical Therapy - Psychology - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Askon Architect PC; Jamaica, NY
Profession: Professional Services Corporation; Cal. No. 32825
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of submitting four professionally-certified applications for construction document approval within a twelve-month period, to the New York City Department of Buildings, even though said applications contained errors, which resulted in permit revocations.

Akeeb Bamidele Shekoni; Jamaica, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 028575; Cal. No. 32824
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of submitting four professionally-certified applications for construction document approval within a twelve-month period, to the New York City Department of Buildings, even though said applications contained errors that resulted in permit revocations.

 

Dentistry

Suzanne B. Ahn; Clifton Park, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 044148; Cal. No. 30033
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
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 failing to notify a patient of a perforated tooth and improperly drilling a post hole.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Arnold F. Fleming; Mahwah, NJ
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 050411; Cal. No. 32522
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of receiving fees for performing engineering services as an individual, independent practitioner, who is also a minority shareholder in a general business corporation that is not authorized to perform engineering services; and sharing said fees with the majority shareholder, who is not a licensed professional.

 

Massage Therapy

Calvin Canales; Farmingdale, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 027107; Cal. No. 32808
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a class D felony.

 

Mental Health Practitioner

Daphne C. Denis; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 006266; Cal. No. 32862
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of permitting an intern to provide counseling to a client under supervision.

 

Midwife

Simone Memaniye Cinque; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Midwife; Lic. No. 000801; Cal. No. 32445
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to identify high risk factors prior to homebirth for three patients, and failing to timely refer these patients to a hospital for care.

 

Nursing

Eileen Arnau; Rochester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 580806; Cal. No. 32784
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
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 class E felony.

Sheryl Anne Draper; Hamlin, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 270189, 697129; Cal. Nos. 32839, 32838
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
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 failing to follow the proper procedures for a verbal order; and improperly dispensing the non-controlled substance Wellbutrin on four occasions.

Tina Marie Fetty; Cairo, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265292; Cal. No. 32806
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022 (See also April 2011)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of stealing medications from a patient.

Alicia Sade Flood; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 339239; Cal. No. 32796
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
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 Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Brandy Marie Green a/k/a Brandy M. Green-Rookey; Leicester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 720995; Cal. No. 31427
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 months stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to have a second nurse double check the vaginal exam of a patient; failing to remain with a patient after an epidural and a bolus was administered; and failing to remove a patient’s gravity IV tubing.

Lucas Joseph Herrman; Green Island, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 673404; Cal. No. 32224
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Animal Cruelty.

Sherri Lynn Hipkens-Viggiano; Auburn, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 311637, Cert. No. 330481; Cal. Nos. 32771, 32772
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of a Florida Board of Nursing discipline that, if committed in New York State, would constitute practicing the profession fraudulently.

Michelle Lynne Jacobson; Ontario, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 654285; Cal. No. 32495
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to administer medication to a patient and failing to document that additional medication supply was needed; and failing to document administering medication and failing to provide detailed written notes of patient care.

Lauren Christine Keese; Penfield, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 684957; Cal. No. 32807
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; and Driving While Intoxicated: Previous Conviction of Designated Offense Within 10 Years, a class E felony.

Justin L. Mark; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 636183; Cal. No. 32755
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
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 failing to accurately document the administration, waste, or return of controlled substances.

Bruce W. Martin; Rockville Centre, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 636507; Cal. No. 32760
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of conducting a history and physical examination, and writing a seclusion order that were not countersigned by a physician.

Marie Erica Mullings; Kingston, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 332651; Cal. No. 32828
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Welfare Fraud, a class A misdemeanor.

Lisa Marie Reeves; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 249545; Cal. No. 32764
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
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 two counts of Driving While Intoxicated, both class E felonies.

Marie Carmeline Rene; Far Rockaway, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 236170, 487908; Cal. Nos. 32811, 32812
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
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 complete resident assessments and execute a scheduled room change.

Lisa Santiago; New River, AZ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 494355, Cert. No. 303568; Cal. Nos. 32887, 32888
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application to surrender license and to surrender certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of prescribing the controlled drugs hydromorphone and oxymorphone, monthly, to a patient with multiple comorbidities and shortness of breath, in the State of Arizona.

Arlethia Smith a/k/a Arlethia Delrio; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 257684; Cal. No. 32747
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022 (See also February 2004)
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 having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Liane Patrice Tomlinson; Hamburg, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 288884; Cal. No. 31091
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 years actual suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of charges of having been convicted of Welfare Fraud in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony; and Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class E felony.

 

Physical Therapy

Ahmed Mohamed Wahsh; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 037503; Cal. No. 31611
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Assault in the 2nd Degree, a class E felony.

 

Psychology

Lee Michael Vance; Watertown, NY
Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 021263; Cal. No. 32795
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 years and until mentally fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: License did not contest the charge of having a sexual, intimate relationship with a client.

 

Social Work

Janet M. Hundertmark; Leeds, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 079255, 080671; Cal. Nos. 32792, 32791
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of boundary violations and failing to respond to the Office of Professional Discipline of the New York State Education Department.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Kenneth James Nicolson; Yonkers, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 006777; Cal. No. 32697
Regents Action Date: March 15, 2022
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain adequate records of visits, diagnoses, and prescribed treatments for one patient.

 

 

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Last Updated: April 21, 2022