Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Mental Health Practitioner - Nursing - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Social Work -


Architecture

Michael Joseph Castro; Oakland, CA

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 022131; Cal. No. 29479

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of practicing the profession of architecture in Oregon with an expired license, failing to disclose on an Oregon State registration renewal application that he had been under investigation since his last renewal and failing to disclose Oregon disciplinary action on a registration renewal application for the State of Wyoming.

 

Karl D. Berg; Larchmont, NY

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 015280; Cal. No. 29351

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to complete his continuing education requirement for the registration period of November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2014.

Dentistry

James Joseph Kehoe; San Antonio, TX

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 028461; Cal. No. 29500

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of permitting an unlicensed person to perform an examination and prophylaxis, extract a tooth, place several buccal and occlusal sealants and administer anesthesia.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Daniel P. Thayne; Hartwell, GA

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 084687; Cal. No. 29300

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 4th Degree.

Massage Therapy

Mateusz M. Mostek; East Hampton, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 026610; Cal. No. 29285

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having an unlicensed person perform massage therapy on clients at the premises he maintained for the practice of massage therapy.

Mental Health Practitioner

Jimmy Philippe; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 001355; Cal. No. 28783

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon:  2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of signing psychological evaluations as a licensed psychologist and conducting mental status examinations and behavioral assessments when he was not licensed or otherwise authorized to practice any profession whose members could lawfully conduct such evaluations or claim to be a licensed psychologist.

Nursing

Oluyemisi Olayinka Adedotun; Las Vegas, NV

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 571939; Cal. No. 29512

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Nevada, which conduct would be considered wilfully failing to register, if committed in New York State.

 

Jamie Lynn Amery; Wappingers Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 663996; Cal. No. 29355

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree.

 

Colleen Mary Balko; West Seneca, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 640986; Cal. No. 28998

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 admitted to charges of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records and entering a false prescription for hydromorphone in a patient's medical record.

 

Tracey Diane Bythrow; Massapequa, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 655083; Cal. No. 29361

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 failing to maintain records for three patients that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patients.

 

Lisa L. Caicedo a/k/a Lisa Lee Caicedo; Peoria, AZ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 508628; Cal. No. 29548

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Extreme Driving Under the Influence, a misdemeanor, which, if committed within this State, would have constituted Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor, under New York State law.

 

Kim Marie Coveney; Seattle, WA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 494397; Cal. No. 29534

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of incorrectly documenting the administration of controlled substances.

 

Jacklynn Lee Dickert; Rensselaer, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 574770; Cal. No. 29399

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 having committed medication administration errors and having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

John Edward Dryfhout; Lancaster, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 566895; Cal. No. 29321

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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.

 

Kelly Ann Duffy; Buffalo, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 525375; Cal. No. 29286

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Kevin Andrew Egan; Rochester, MN

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 588658; Cal. No. 29532

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting for his own use the controlled substances Fentanyl, ketamine, morphine and Dilaudid, in the State of Minnesota.

 

Maria Sheila Galgo a/k/a Maria Sheila Galgo-Rashid; Union, NJ

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 654351; Cal. No. 29533

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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, $1,000 fine payable within 60 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of pre-charting the administration of the non-controlled medication Hectorol to four different patients on three separate dates when no inventory for Hectorol existed on those dates.

 

Anita Gendron; Schroon Lake, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 292115; Cal. No. 29466

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until mentally and physically fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of withdrawing controlled substances but failing to administer them.

 

Lori Ann Hughes a/k/a Lori-Ann Brown; Queensbury, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 198658, 477796; Cal. Nos. 29202, 29203

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspensions, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to keep accurate records and removing medications without a physician’s order.

 

Dorothy James; Port Jervis, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 293893; Cal. No. 29390

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to indicate on patients medication administration record that medications had been administered.

 

Danielle Tavia Jarrett; New Haven, CT

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 666266; Cal. No. 28828

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 in the State of New York, $1,000 fine payable within 9 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain a record for each patient which accurately reflected her evaluation and treatment of that patient in that she repeatedly failed to document medications administered to her patients.

 

Diana Lynn Klecar a/k/a Diana Lynn Coster; Unionville, VA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 181291, 417845; Cal. Nos. 29497, 29498

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Application to surrender licenses granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of withdrawing medication, including but not limited to the controlled substances Dilaudid and oxycodone, prior to the scheduled time of administration and prior to a patient requesting medication; and failing to document and/or perform pre-and/or-post-medication assessments.

 

Marilyn Kleiner; West Hollywood, CA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 298703; Cal. No. 29501

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Shoplifting and Theft in the State of California, which, if committed within New York State, would have constituted Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Dianne H. Layer-Kelly; Lindenhurst, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 543785; Cal. No. 29358

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 drawing blood from the wrong patient.

 

Kimberly Ann McDermott; Yonkers, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 250840, 494266; Cal. Nos. 28380, 28381

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 failing to maintain a record for three patients that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patients.

 

Lioudmila Grigoryevna Novikov; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 537713; Cal. No. 28279

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Obstruction of Federal Audit. 

 

Brian Michael O’Dea; San Jose, CA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 333180; Cal. No. 29538

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of manipulating access to the Acudose-Rx system to divert for personal use and without prescriber authorization, quantities of the controlled substances morphine, fentanyl and Dilaudid, in the State of California.

 

Amie M. Platt; Elbridge, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 307534; Cal. No. 29133

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 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 filing a false report.

 

Cheri Lynn Ray a/k/a Cheri Ray; Wasilla, AK

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 223230; Cal. No. 28738

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 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 Embezzlement from a Health Care Benefit Plan.

 

Travis Stephen Sayward; Peru, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 634672; Cal. No. 29375

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

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 the charge of medication administration errors.

 

Leslie A. Shinkman; Valley Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 277420; Cal. No. 29432

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 falsifying nursing flow sheets for care not performed for financial gain and failing to maintain accurate records.

 

Clifford Thomas Simmons; Canandaigua, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 502445; Cal. No. 29284

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 Mischief in the 4th Degree, and Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree.

 

Jennifer R. Snyder; Mohawk, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 290853; Cal. No. 27998

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 medication errors.

 

Richard Stevens, Jr.; Saratoga Springs, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 622090; Cal. No. 29299

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 Trespass in the 2nd Degree.

 

Danielle E. Sukman; Franklin Square, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 585186; Cal. No. 29379

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 being dependent on opiates.

 

Zoe Ryan Ventriglia; Kingston, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 281948; Cal. No. 29253

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017 (See also December 2013)

Action:  Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

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

Pharmacy

Barry Adelman; New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028429; Cal. No. 28631

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of permitting an unlicensed person to practice the profession of pharmacy at the pharmacy operated by Barmed Drugs, Inc and failing to supervise the pharmacy operated by Barmed Drugs, Inc.

 

Medical Gases Inc; 71 Swalm Street, Westbury, NY 11590

Profession: Pharmacy Wholesaler; Reg. No. 024857; Cal. No. 29306

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

Public Accountancy

Gennady Pomeranets; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 083518; Cal. No. 29417

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

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 committing errors during the audit of the financial statements of the employee retirement plan of an entity.

 

Steven Thomas Turynowicz; New Hartford, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 069256; Cal. No. 29517

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Preparation and Presentation of a False Tax Return, a felony.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Preparation and Presentation of a False Tax Return, a felony.

 

Matthew Glen Weber a/k/a Matthew Weber; Oceanside, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 070436; Cal. No. 27661

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of 3 counts of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree; Repeated Failure to File Personal Income and Earnings Taxes; and Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree.  

 

Marc Wieselthier; Otisville, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 044029; Cal. No. 29518

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

Action:  Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud.

Social Work

Dayle Alison Brenner; Plainview, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker,  Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 057894, 069317; Cal. Nos. 29391, 29106

Regents Action Date: May 9, 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 failing to maintain a record for a patient which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

 

Robert L. Schlachter; Pennellville, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 039445; Cal. No. 29076

Regents Action Date: May 9, 2017

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 the charge of boundary violations.

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Last Updated: May 31, 2017