Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

May 2018

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Landscape Architecture - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Public Accountancy - Social Work -


Chiropractic

Christopher Thomas Foglia; Ronkonkoma, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 007116; Cal. No. 30210
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
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 willfully failing to register, while practicing the profession of chiropractic.

 

Dentistry

Sandra L. Yost; Gloversville, NY
Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 023875; Cal. No. 29697
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $1,000 fine, 2 years suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to run concurrently with period of suspension.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny, a Class E felony. 

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Ghusalal L. Patel; Alpine, NJ
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 047571; Cal. No. 30426
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud the United States; and Wire Fraud, Federal felonies.

 

Landscape Architecture

William W. Johnson; Ocala, FL
Profession: Landscape Architect; Lic. No. 000758; Cal. No. 30443
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as a landscape architect.

 

Nursing

Amy Maria Brandlin; Penn Yan, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 463060; Cal. No. 30279
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
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 Aggravated Harassment in the 2nd Degree.

Rebecca Carrozo; Webster, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 544225; Cal. No. 30291
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
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 revealing personally identifiable information, obtained in a professional capacity, without prior consent of a patient.

Lisa M. Dangerfield a/k/a Lisa Marie Miller a/k/a Lisa Heitkamp; Glendale, AZ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 236561; Cal. No. 30281
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of while working as a licensed practical nurse in the State of Arizona, following the removal of larger quantities of the controlled substance oxycodone than was removed during other shifts for administration to a patient, failing to document said patient’s assessment for possible cause of a supposed increase in pain, and failing to accurately document, or account for, all of the doses of said patient’s oxycodone.

Amanda Kim Gavan a/k/a Amanda K. Cobb; Kirkville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 240297, 590083; Cal. Nos. 30062, 30063
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession with moral unfitness.

Naomi A. Hess; Fillmore, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 262175; Cal. No. 30195
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
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 Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree.

Mary Ann Holt a/k/a Mary A. Davis; Boulder, CO
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 422308; Cal. No. 30332
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of nursing as a registered nurse in the State of Colorado while having an expired license.

Rita Iliakhs; Denver, CO
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 365068; Cal. No. 30164
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to disclose on her New York registration renewal application that she was disciplined by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.

Jacqueline M. Johnson; Philadelphia, PA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 560885; Cal. No. 30205
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Retail Theft in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on three (3) occasions, a misdemeanor, Petit Larceny, a Class A misdemeanor and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, being dependent on and a habitual user of cocaine.

Josefina Santos Kumaran; San Antonio, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 586392; Cal. No. 30438
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in Texas, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute unprofessional conduct, practicing the profession of nursing with gross negligence.

Jeannene D. Lawrence; Scottsville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 324664; Cal. No. 30261
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
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 medication administration errors.

Daniel Edward MacNeill; Rochester Hills, MI
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 677147; Cal. No. 30449
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of stealing a blank prescription from the prescription pad of a physician for his personal use.

Asuncion Aguinaldo Maloney; Lawrence, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 304288; Cal. No. 30108
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to assess a patient in a timely manner after he had fallen.

Winsome Madena McNeish; Bloomfield, NJ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 211580, 430634; Cal. Nos. 30359, 30360
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found not capable, for medical or any other good cause, of discharging the functions of a licensee in a manner consistent with the public’s health, safety and welfare, where the conduct if committed in New York, would constitute practicing the profession of nursing while impaired by mental disability.

Regina M. Mott; Levittown, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 357218; Cal. No. 30246
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsifying a resident accident/incident form.

Darcelle L. Moyer; Addison, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 276886; Cal. No. 30207
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Resisting Arrest.

Debra Ann Mulqueen; West Islip, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 400311; Cal. No. 30211
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
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 being dependent on the narcotic Dilaudid, a controlled substance.

Eleanor A. Newtown a/k/a Eleanor Newtown Bruce; Wells, ME
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 075240; Cal. No. 30427
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of nursing in the State of Maine after her license expired.

Dominica T. Ojibe; Avenel, NJ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 306413; Cal. No. 30006
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting an application for licensure as a registered professional nurse that included a fraudulent Certification of Professional Education.

Amanda Rae Pero a/k/a Amanda R. Pero; Long Beach, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 633442, Cert. No. 338999; Cal. Nos. 30216, 30217
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
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 Ability Impaired by Drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Allison Rossi; Walnut Creek, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 642056; Cal. No. 30269
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice in the State of New York.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of California where the conduct if committed in New York would constitue unprofessional conduct: failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Eris N. Shakesphere; Hudson, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 298716; Cal. No. 27771
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, 2 years suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to run concurrently with period of suspension.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, a class B felony.   

Linda Sue Sperow; Amsterdam, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 392352; Cal. No. 30266
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018 (See also June 2010)
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 maintain accurate records.

Janet Mary Tillotson; Islip, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 115918, 332847; Cal. Nos. 30227, 30228
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
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 the wrong medication to a pediatric patient.

Gail Linda Titelbaum; Canastota, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 576541; Cal. No. 30189
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of failing to maintain accurate records.

Julio Torres; Stratford, NJ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 309111; Cal. No. 30294
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of nursing in the State of New Jersey when his license to practice nursing had expired.

Kevin Lamont Travis; Kingston, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 301824; Cal. No. 30230
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018 (See also May 2014)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of nursing during a one-month actual suspension.

Heather Lynn Tucker; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 281132; Cal. No. 29931
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 5 months actual suspension, 19 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.

Samantha Jo Vallese; Lockport, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 300747; Cal. No. 30223
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
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, $250 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having documented that she administered medication to a patient when she had not done so.

Ellen Wilson a/k/a Ellen Wilson-Dorsey; Burlington, NJ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 249164; Cal. No. 30423
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsely stating on an application for renewal of licensure as a nurse in the State of New Jersey that no action had been taken or was pending against her license by any other licensing authority.

Leslie E. Witt a/k/a Leslie E. Powell; Bellmore, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 325866; Cal. No. 29827
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.
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.

 

Pharmacy

Kian Gohari; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 047530; Cal. No. 30440
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone, a felony and Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, a felony and pharmacy violations.

Rite Aid of New York, Inc. 3496; Lockport, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 021801; Cal. No. 30069
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine payable within 2 months.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of failing to notify the State Board of Pharmacy of a change in identity of the supervising pharmacist.

Matthew J. Talbot; Poughkeepsie, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 044251; Cal. No. 30091
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee could not defend charges of having been convicted of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree and Attempted Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree. 

 

Physical Therapy

Donna A. Gulick; East Amherst, NY
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 008276; Cal. No. 29701
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 months actual suspension, 12 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having failed to perform a sufficient evaluation of a patient and failed to provide constant supervision of a patient during aqua therapy.

Donna A. Gulick and Peter H. Young Physical Therapy, P.C., a/k/a Orthosports Physical Therapy; East Amherst, NY
Profession: Physical Therapy; Cal. No. 29737
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $7,500 fine, 1 year probation.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of by its agent and employee failing to sufficiently evaluate a patient and for leaving a patient unsupervised during aqua therapy.

Eugene McGloin; Huntington Station, NY
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 007085; Cal. No. 30389
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in New Jersey, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute unprofessional conduct, conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness and willfully filing a false report.

 

Public Accountancy

Rosenberg Rich Baker Berman PA, P.C.; Somerset, NJ
Profession: Public Accountancy; Cal. No. 30253
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $4,000 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of having rendered a professional service, an audit of the financial statements of a New York entity, through an individual not authorized by law in New York to render such a professional service.

Thomas J. Trumeter, C.P.A.; Rochester, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 061605; Cal. No. 30254
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of violating the audit standards, specifically the independence rule, of the PCAOB for both preparing and auditing the financial statements of a broker-dealer for each of two years; if committed in New York, would constitute professional misconduct.

Thomas J Trumeter; Rochester, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant (Sole Proprietorship); Reg. No. 102947; Cal. No. 30255
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of violating the audit standards, specifically the independence rule, of the PCAOB for both preparing the auditing the financial statements of a broker-dealer for each of two years; if committed in New York, this would constitute professional misconduct.

 

Social Work

Mary E. Collins; Skaneateles, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 054493, 070953; Cal. Nos. 30084, 30085
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018 (See also December 2014)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 8 months actual suspension, 16 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of hiring a patient to work at her office and failing to refer a patient and violating a term of probation.

Kelsey Anne Jacoby; New York, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 096025; Cal. No. 30312
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Forcible Touching, a class A misdemeanor.

Denise Marie Metzger; Post Falls, ID
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 059644; Cal. No. 30425
Regents Action Date: May 8, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing as a licensed master social worker while her registration had lapsed in the State of Idaho.

 

 

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Last Updated: June 11, 2018