Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

May 2021

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


Dentistry

William George Eliades; Roslyn, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 037540; Cal. No. 32135
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021 (See also September 2000, July 2004, and October 2014)
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 failing to timely provide patient records to the State Education Department.

Christopher Anthony Evola; Durham, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic No. 041580; Cal. No. 32356
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Insurance Fraud in the 4th Degree.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Irving B. Prus; Forest Hills, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 060428; Cal. No. 32447
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
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 submitting one professionally certified application with the New York City Department of Buildings, that failed an audit, resulting in revocation of permit.

 

Landscape Architecture

Richard F. Webb; Jaffrey, NH
Profession: Landscape Architect; Lic. No. 000860; Cal. No. 32492
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as a landscape architect.

 

Massage Therapy

Christa Marie DiMarco; Waverly, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 020224; Cal. No. 31954
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
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 Burglary in the 3rd Degree.

 

Nursing

Elizabeth Ellen Amerman; Saugerties, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 234729; Cal. No. 32055
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of medication administration errors with controlled substances and having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records, a misdemeanor.

Rachel Ann Beck a/k/a Rachel A. Cush; Westminster, CO
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 592934; Cal. No. 32113
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsely stating on an Action: Application for licensure as a registered professional nurse that she had never been terminated from any hospital or licensed facility.

Kevin R. Black; Selden, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 165148, 384749; Cal. Nos. 32160, 32078
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
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 timely waste a controlled substance; and failing to document a patient’s medication refusal.

Edmund Albert Bouley; Agawam, MA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 388501; Cal. No. 32279
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
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 State, would constitute professional misconduct for practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently.

Sharon Lia Conklin; Nicholson, PA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 261430; Cal. No. 30892
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a misdemeanor.

Erin Rebecca Diven; Fairport, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 316951; Cal. No. 32215
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and until substance and alcohol abuse free and fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct for having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony; two counts of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Sandra Marie Drake a/k/a Sandra Marie Kelly; Rutherfordton, NC
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 442636; Cal. No. 32473
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Receiving Stolen Goods or Property, a class H felony, in the State of North Carolina.

Jeanne Kathryn Gauthier; Pleasant Valley, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 592382; Cal. No. 32186
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of stealing controlled substances in the State of North Carolina.

Chastity Leslie Joseph; Medford, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 291991, 712287; Cal. Nos. 32318, 32319
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering two bolus feedings to a patient, when only one such feeding should have been administered.

Kaysha Kiner; Cheektowaga, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 757218; Cal. No. 32148
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
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 Attempted Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class B misdemeanor.

Tracy Ann Koblinski; Veneta, OR
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 700352; Cal. No. 31905
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of providing false information to the Oregon State Board of Nursing in the State of Oregon.

Melanie Faith Lajuett; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 273811, 586636; Cal. Nos. 32189, 32190
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021 (See also March 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, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class D felony; and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, a class E felony.

Jeanette Lynn Lopez; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 627121; Cal. No. 32197
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to document, in a patient record, whether she completed a final skin assessment of a wound upon discharge.

Hope Ann Mosher; Porter Corners, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 716203; Cal. No. 31969
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication administration errors and improper programming of a pump.

Joan Marie Parulski a/k/a Joan M. Parulski; Cameron Mills, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 296947; Cal. No. 32233
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
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 documenting nursing tasks that had not been done.

Ann Marie Pellman; Rochester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 491134; Cal. No. 31987
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to discuss with a doctor before advising a patient about medication interaction, and copying notes from another provider into a patient's chart.

Linda Marie Starr; Geneva, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 504790; Cal. No. 32108
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
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 admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree; and Driving While Intoxicated.

Sandra M. Walker; Albany, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 285161; Cal. No. 32216
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 6 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary:  Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct for having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

Linda Lee Young a/k/a Linda Derks; Waterloo, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 279003, 620834; Cal. Nos. 31335, 31336
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 4 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of engaging in a personal relationship with an incarcerated patient.

 

Pharmacy

Robert Wallace Kendzia; Niagara Falls, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 022673; Cal. No. 31732
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021 (See also March 1995)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of requiring three female clients to undress prior to filling their prescriptions.

MacLeods Prescription Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a MacLeod’s Pharmacy; Niagara Falls, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 011689; Cal. No. 31164
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application to surrender registration granted.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of requiring three female clients to undress prior to filling their prescriptions.

Michael E. Stearns; Ellenville, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 032257; Cal. No. 32427
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of stealing medication for personal use.

Gary G. Vinbaytel; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041730; Cal. No. 32232
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 5 years stayed suspension, 5 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance of oxycodone.

 

Public Accountancy

Robert Keith Stewart; Blue Point, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 043442; Cal. No. 32366
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud and Fraud in Connection with a Tender Offer.

 

Social Work

Hym Tobias Katz; Baldwin, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 021094; Cal. No. 32498
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as a licensed clinical social worker.

Aimee Lynn Richards; Greenville, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 076148, 080867; Cal. Nos. 32460, 32461
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021 (See also July 2020)
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of sexual involvement with a client.

 

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Therezabeth Garcia; New Windsor, NY
Profession: Speech-Language Pathologist; Lic. No. 015023; Cal. No. 31960
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
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 Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Christina Lee Lopez a/k/a Christina Crabb; Hauppauge, NY
Profession: Veterinary Technician; Lic. No. 005105; Cal. No. 32207
Regents Action Date: May 10, 2021
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 admitted to the charge of having been convicted of one count of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, and the charge of accessing a controlled substance without an order.

 

 

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Last Updated: June 17, 2021