Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

May 2020

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Chiropractic - Dentistry - Massage Therapy - Mental Health Practitioner - Midwifery - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Chiropractic

Craig A. Nelson; Clifton Park, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 010445; Cal. No. 31648
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation,  $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to maintain appropriate boundaries with a client.

 

Dentistry

Randolf A. Holly; Endicott, NY
Profession: Dentist, Dental General Anesthesia; Lic. No. 036990, Cert. No. 000066; Cal. Nos. 27217, 27216
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:  Dentist: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine; Dental General Anesthesia: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of negligence on more than one occasion and of engaging in unprofessional conduct by failing to maintain a record for a patient which accurately reflects the evaluation of the patient.

Eliaz Kaufman; New York, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 049860; Cal. No. 31472
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of inaccurately recording pocket depth measurements; and performing osseous and bone graft surgery without bone loss and calculus being visible on the x-rays taken.

 

Massage Therapy

Carla Elizabeth Collucci; Little Falls, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 026111; Cal. No. 31687
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020 (See also January 2014)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree and failing to disclose criminal conviction on registration renewal form.

 

Mental Health Practitioner

June M. Conboy; Dix Hills, NY
Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 003025; Cal. No. 31607
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
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 revealing personally identifiable facts, data, or information, obtained in a professional capacity without the prior consent of the patient or client, except as authorized or required by law.

 

Midwife

Jennifer K. Houston; Catskill, NY
Profession: Mifwife; Lic. No. 000440; Cal. No. 31680
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of documentation errors.

 

Nursing

Lorraine Marie Bagnoli; Old Tappan, NJ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 264413; Cal. No. 31805
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to ensure aides were properly certified and that delegated tasks were satisfactorily performed; failing to document whether care provided was within the delegated scope; and falsely stating on her registration renewal application that a licensing or disciplinary authority had not disciplined her.

Christine V. Bignell; Grafton, NH
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 371003; Cal. No. 31920
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of, performing wound care on a patient without first consulting a physician, in the State of New Hampshire.

Ameanthea Blanco a/k/a Ameanthea Blanco-Knezovich; Virginia Beach, VA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 656939; Cal. No. 31943
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of entering into a personal and sexual relationship with two patients in the State of Virginia.

Meredith A. Brayton; Neptune, NJ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 121824, 296313; Cal. Nos. 31949, 31950
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of, in the State of New Jersey, misrepresenting her employment history on an employment application to work in a health care facility.

Kristin M. Clark a/k/a Kristin Piper; Webster, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 284465; Cal. No. 31623
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, uponreturn to practice, 2 years probation  $500 fine.     
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Obstructing Governmental Administration in the 2nd Degree and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

Marie Claudie Collin; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 207384, 472200; Cal. Nos. 30474, 30314
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to report to a patient's physician that a patient's x-ray revealed a fracture, resulting in delayed care to said patient.

Pamela Marie Courtney; Keeseville, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 524943; Cal. No. 31702
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020 (See also April 2011)
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 having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Marianela Crann; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 258317; Cal. No. 31767
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 month and until fit to practice, upon  return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to document or waste morphine; failing to properly dispose of medication.

Jennie E. Damon; Cortland, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 283612; Cal. No. 31462
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Attempted Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

Kelly Lee Evoy; Derby, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 267729; Cal. No. 31518
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation,  $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication admistration errors.

Renee M. Falzolare; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 270575; Cal. No. 30560
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020 (See also May 2007)
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 did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Christopher Wayne Handy; Penn Yan, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 241136, 480865; Cal. Nos. 30764, 30763;
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020 (See also October 2009)
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of taking medication for his own personal use; removing medication without an order and a nurse present, administering medication without reassessment and failing to administer medication to a patient; and violating terms of a Commissioner’s Order.

Traci Jo Elizabeth Harris; Heuvelton, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 314939; Cal. No. 31596
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
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 accessed patient records without permission.

Rafael Hung; Oakland Gardens, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 606979; Cal. No. 31678
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Cynthia Roslyn Hytmiah; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 254273, 531915; Cal. Nos. 31322, 31323
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
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 failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Kristin L. James; Lakewood, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 315704; Cal. No. 31294
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors and documentation errors.

Cynthia Lane Kinsey; Gautier, MS
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 526663; Cal. No. 31706
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of in December 2012, diverting the controlled substance Dilaudid from her place of employment for her own personal use, in the State of Mississippi.

Cara Elise Lefever; Franklin, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 311082, 699205; Cal. Nos. 30615, 30616
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
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 diversion of controlled substances.

Lisa M. Lyng; Albany, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 715496; Cal. No. 31731
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
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.

Patricia Susan McArthur; Niagara Falls, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 704620; Cal. No. 30740
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
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 documentation errors.

Joseph Meus; Hudson, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 520949; Cal. No. 31719
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020 (See also October 2003)
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 did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Katherine Marie Miles a/k/a Katherine M. Shannon; Caledonia, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 264184; Cal. No. 31743
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, upon  return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

Rodney Monteiro; Riverhead, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 225294; Cal. No. 31958
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of testing positive for marijuana while on duty.

Suzanne Bryan Newton a/k/a Suzanne Bryan a/k/a Suzanne B. Hagar; Scooba, MS
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 517250; Cal. No. 31302
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to document the administration of medications in patient records in the State of Tennessee.

Samantha Lynne Perez a/k/a Samantha Lynne Thompson; Richburg, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 647466; Cal. No. 31402
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
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 medication administration errors.

Susan Diane Poppenger; Skaneateles, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 138061; Cal. No. 31526
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
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 making an assessment that a patient who had fallen was not injured.

Jessica Leigh Proia; Spencerport, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 301098; Cal. No. 31590
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, uponreturn to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree.

Sara A. Reszetucha; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 616207; Cal. No. 31299
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
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 medication administration errors and documentation errors.

Nikki Lyn Roe a/k/a Nikki Roe a/k/a Nikki Lyn Olszewski; Lockport, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 284745; Cal. No. 30393
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation,  $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of moral unfitness in the practice of nursing.

Lillian Sheppard; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 255582; Cal. No. 31864
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to provide complete documentation, on multiple occasions, of the administration of controlled drugs to patients.

Mara Tanchez; Fresh Meadows, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 301217; Cal. No. 31661
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
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 Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Kermit R. Wallace; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 278832; Cal. No. 31749
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to maintain accurate records.

Severine Marie Whittier; Whitney, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 729819; Cal. No. 31522
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation , $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of moral unfitness in the practice of nursing.

 

Pharmacy

Albany Welding Supply Co., Inc. d/b/a Noble Gas Solutions, Inc.; Albany, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 021534; Cal. No. 31638
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of failure to notify Pharmacy Board of address change.

Bharatkumar Kantilal Patel a/k/a Bharat Patel; Plainsboro, NJ
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041852; Cal. No. 29401
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:  Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of petit larceny.

 

Physical Therapy

Aleksandr Kharkover; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 022064; Cal. No. 30087
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:  Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of five counts of Health Care Fraud.

 

Psychology

Nechama L. Sorscher; New York, NY
Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 011844; Cal. No. 31744
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of improper delegation of testing services.

 

Public Accountancy

Salvatore Anthony Graziano; East Greenbush, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 087050; Cal. No. 31768
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to file tax returns.

 

Social Work

Richard J. Smith; Gardiner, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 033880; Cal. No. 31769
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
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 Maryland crime.

Donald White; East Patchogue, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 033970; Cal. No. 31636
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of revealing of personally identifiable facts, data or information obtained in a professional capacity to a clinical social worker in another school building.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Julie M. Cornell; Bennington, VT
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 011240; Cal. No. 31736
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
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 delegated responsiblities to an unlicensed person.

Karen Anne Wiley; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Veterinary Technician; Lic. No. 004727; Cal. No. 31708
Regents Action Date: May 4, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of accessing a controlled substance without an order.

 

 

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Last Updated: June 18, 2020