Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

May 2010

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Emily Ng Lin, Kew Gardens, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 022512; Cal. No. 24854

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

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 affixing her signature and professional seal to architectural plans which were neither prepared by her nor by an employee under her supervision and for which she had not prepared a thorough written evaluation of the professional services represented by said plans.

Chiropractic

Glenn Richard Kelly, Ashburn, VA

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 009320; Cal. No. 24921

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010 (See also January 2005)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 18 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York; Order to supersede Deputy Commissioner Order No. 21863.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and of having violated probation based on a prior Regents action.

Dentistry

Donna Altmann Campanella, Webster, NY

Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 010031; Cal. No. 25030

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to complete mandatory continuing education credits. 

Allison Dorothy Napoli, Huntington, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 049882; Cal. No. 24686

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of  filling tooth 18  for a patient with a composite filling,  leaving the gingival margin and contact portion of the tooth open; and, on another occasion, refilling tooth 18 with an amalgam filling, without entirely removing the prior composite filling, and again leaving the gingival margin and contact portion of the tooth open.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Tore E. Hansen, Boca Raton, FL

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 047155; Cal. No. 24932

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of affixing his seal and signature to a letter to the New York City Department of Buildings stating that a scaffold erected as a second means of egress in lieu of a fire escape at a job site was safe, properly anchored and adequate for emergency egress when he had no first-hand knowledge of the condition of the scaffold; and of failing to maintain for at least 6 years the preliminary plans, documents, computations, records and professional evaluations prepared by him in connection with the aforesaid scaffold.

John Mikuszewski, Forest Hills, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 051885; Cal. No. 25031

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Make Unlawful Labor Payments and Commit Mail Fraud, a felony.

Massage Therapy

Mark E. Boice, Weedsport, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 012631; Cal. No. 25023

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Unlawful Surveillance in the 2nd Degree.

Kelly Ann Calabrese, Raleigh, NC

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 015637; Cal. No. 24577
Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence when and if return to practice in State of New York, $1,500 fine payable within 5 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of splitting fees with a member of another profession.

Rebecca Stade Lorang, Owego, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 020517; Cal. No. 24920

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated as a felony, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, a felony, and Driving While Intoxicated as a misdemeanor.

Nursing

Fritza Rose Charles, Wheatley Heights, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 548398; Cal. No. 24984

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

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

Heather A. Colarusso-Kosinski, Williamsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 169506, 375326; Cal. Nos. 24943, 24944

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

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 Use of a Communication Facility to Commit a Drug Felony.

Catherine E. Constantinou, Oyster Bay, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 538494; Cal. No. 24929

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010 (See also February 2009)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 3 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $1,500 fine payable within 9 months; Order to supersede Associate Commissioner Order No. 24243.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of willfully making a false report by failing to disclose on an employment application that she had been convicted of crimes, and of practicing as a registered professional nurse while her license to practice was suspended.

Sheryl E. Dixon, Far Rockaway, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 272241; Cal. No. 24802

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 1 month and until fit to practice, 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 Assault in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree; and of willfully making and filing a false report by failing to disclose on a registration renewal application that she had been convicted of a crime.

Tina Marie Ganschow, Springville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 261679; Cal. No. 24477

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of committing medication errors and of having been convicted of altering postal money orders.

Carmen R. Guity, Bronx, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 263923, 545297; Cal. Nos. 24963, 24964

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree.

Denise Elizabeth Krapf, Craryville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 460757; Cal. No. 23550

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

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 failing to perform a patient assessment and notify the physician.

Kevin Nowell, Malone, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 233768; Cal. No. 25010

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Rape in the 1st Degree.

Dino Frances Nuzzi, Coram, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 261025; Cal. No. 24844

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension to commence August 1, 2010 and to terminate November 30, 2010, 20 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

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

Colleen M. Pepper, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 604657; Cal. No. 24937

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010 (see also July 2013)

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of medication and documentation errors and failure to maintain accurate patient records.

Colleen Irene Petrie, Caroga Lake, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 150371; Cal. No. 24612

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Obtaining Public Assistance by Fraud, a class A misdemeanor and for two convictions of Issuing a Bad Check, a class B misdemeanor.

Anne T. Riley, Amsterdam, NY

Profession:  Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 282109; Cal. No. 25015

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

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 diverting controlled substances for her own use.

Elizabeth Lucille Sharlow, Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 268461, 541207; Cal. Nos. 24870, 24871

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to identify an incorrect dose of medication and failing to appropriately assess a patient.

Amy L. Stone, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 337296; Cal. No. 24985

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to be tolled until return to practice, $500 fine payable within 1 year.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in August 2007 of Driving While Intoxicated.

William Douglas Vannice, New York, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 206106, 427004, Cal. Nos. 24922, 24923

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of reporting for duty and practicing while impaired by alcohol.

Pharmacy

Abu Mahammad Fazlul Kabir, Muttontown, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035063; Cal. No. 24986

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010 (See also April 2003)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

Podiatry

Michael L. Akyuz, Rochester, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 005241; Cal. No. 25082

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting false insurance vouchers for treatment to Medicare and Excellus. 

Psychology

Maria Magdalena Sanchez a/k/a Magdalena Sanchez, New York, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 016263; Cal. No. 24636

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 1 year 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 Making a False Statement to a Special Agent of the Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General.

Public Accountancy

Roy Hoffmann, Woodmere, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 080239; Cal. No. 24935

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of issuing 2 different reports on the same set of financial statements.

Martin Seeley Nowak, Jr., Middletown, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 055023; Cal. No. 24980

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

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

Social Work

Bonnie E. Hallett, Wellsville, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 045218; Cal. No. 24207

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

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, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of continuing to treat a patient when there was a conflict of interest.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Heather Dawn Geel, Loudonville, NY

Profession: Speech-Language Pathologist; Lic. No. 013381; Cal. No. 24781

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last year of suspension stayed, concurrent probation 2 years, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony based on her possession of a forged monthly home visit log with which she intended to commit fraud.

Veterinary Medicine

Scott S. Blond, Wyoming, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 004517; Cal. No. 24677

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to maintain accurate treatment records, failing to examine a canine at release, and failing to double ligate.

Roy Sadovsky, Greenwich, CT

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 002994; Cal. No. 21527

Regents Action Date: May 17, 2010 (See also December 1997)

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, a federal felony.

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Last Updated: August 23, 2013