Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
November 2005

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

Architecture

Robert N. Deronde, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 013251; Cal. No. 21993
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain for six years the required written evaluation of the work for professional services represented by plans signed and sealed by him, but not prepared by him or by an employee under his direct supervision.

Peter C. Kurth a/k/a Peter Kurth a/k/a Peter Christian Kurth, Mount Kisco, NY

Profession:
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree.


Dentistry

Asugman Atam, Potomac, MD

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 038259; Cal. No. 22327
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.

Timothy A. Augustine, West Seneca, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 031535; Cal. No. 22347
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation and fit to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted in 2003 of Forgery in the 3rd Degree and of having been found by the New York State Commissioner of Health to have obtained a controlled substance by fraud.

Jordan Bluth, Sunrise, FL

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 026313; Cal. No. 22398
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty by the Florida State Board of Dentistry of professional misconduct.

Santa LoCascio, Ridgewood, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 042722; Cal. No. 21815
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of failing to chart the periodontal condition of a patient and recommending and inserting for said patient a four-unit bridge that inappropriately included a tooth with a poor prognosis.

Bruce Jay Schneider, Matawan, NJ

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 038756; Cal. No. 22234
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Mark L. Welles, Hinsdale, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 049632; Cal. No. 22238
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of failing to properly supervise an employee in the preparation of a survey map and the setting of proper boundary lines, and of failing to perform adequate fieldwork and to locate proper boundary lines.


Massage Therapy

Donald J. Erickson, Panama, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 012379; Cal. No. 22297
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 6 months and until respondent provides proof of psychological fitness to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree, a class B misdemeanor.


Nursing

Regina Desthers-Rykert, Islip, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. 492473; Cal. No. 22171
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
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 administering intravenous fluids and medication to a patient without a physician’s order.

Yolette Pygeol Fanfan, Freeport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 234365; Cal. No. 21220
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Annul license under third specification, revoke license under each of first and second specifications, revocations deemed merged into above annulment, in event annulment is, in any manner, rejected, modified, or overturned upon review in any forum, revocations not merged into annulment and each revocation to stand as independent recommendations under first and second specifications.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of violating a term of probation previously imposed upon her by the New York State Board of Regents; stealing medications from her employer and fraudulently obtaining her license to practice as a licensed practical nurse by falsely indicating on her application that she had never been convicted of a crime, felony or misdemeanor, in any state or country and that she had never been charged with a crime, felony or misdemeanor, in any state or country, the disposition of which was other than by acquittal or dismissal.

Gil P. Fitz, Glenmont, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 369279; Cal. No. 22300 Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation.
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges that he committed medication administration and documentation errors.

Ellen M. Gleason, Olean, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 137830; Cal. No. 22291
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Unlawful Use of a Communication Facility to Commit a Drug Felony.

Robert Anderson Harris, Niagara Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 224254; Cal. No. 22266
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of willfully physically intimidating a patient and of having been convicted in 1993 of Misuse of Food Stamps.

Lisa M. Kretzmon, Lancaster, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 237784; Cal. No. 22348
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005 (see also April 2000)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 9 months and until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Lisa Marie Layne, Los Angeles, CA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 528783; Cal. No. 21503
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of knowingly submitting falsified payroll timesheets on three separate occasions in order to receive payment for hours not actually worked, and of knowingly submitting a falsified job performance evaluation.

Karen Leviner, Massapequa, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 228947; Cal. No. 22198
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than one year and until respondent is found fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that she was convicted of two counts of Promoting Prison Contraband in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Evelyne Mathelier, Charlotte, NC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 157468, 503816; Cal. Nos. 19209, 19768
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005 (see also July 2001)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Annul Registered Professional Nurse license, 24 months suspension of Licensed Practical Nurse license, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of submitting an application to be licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in which she intentionally misrepresented her nursing education and licensure application history and practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently.

Kylle-Jean Medeiros a/k/a Kylle Jean Kosner, North Babylon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 138296, 329946; Cal. Nos. 22086, 22087
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that she was dependent upon narcotics, namely Percocet.

Margarette Mompoint, Rosedale, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 246509; Cal. No. 18710
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of submitting an application to be licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in which she intentionally misrepresented her nursing education and licensure application history.

Deborah Alice Quinn, Pomona, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 189824; Cal. No. 22191
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges that on eight occasions she withdrew a drug from the hospital’s drug supply and after administering it to the patient, she failed to indicate on the patient Medication Administration Record that she had administered the drug.

Lolita D. Ribley, Ghent, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 532196; Cal. No. 22301
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of committing medication administration and documentation errors.

Joseph Rotolo, Hauppauge, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 513441; Cal. No. 22409
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Burglary in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony.

Barbara Amanda Spooner, Plattsburgh, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 271243; Cal. No. 22249
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge that she was convicted of Forgery in the 3rd Degree.

Linda Tay Terwilliger, Camden, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 534410; Cal. No. 22280
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
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 committing medication errors and omissions.

Jo-Anne Elizabeth Williams a/k/a Jo Anne E. Davis, Inwood, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 164317, 375055; Cal. Nos. 22040, 21692
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to properly coordinate the care of a diabetic patient.

Anzhella Yagudayeva, Flushing, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 515198; Cal. No. 22220
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to properly check an infant's identification wrist band to insure that the right infant was circumcised.


Pharmacy

Genovese Drug Stores, Inc., d/b/a Eckerd, 178-13 Union Turnpike, Flushing, NY 11366

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 021497; Cal. No. 22282
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of having the pharmacy open without a licensed pharmacist on duty.

Blair Arthur Johnson, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035438; Cal. No. 21799
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005 (see also June 2002)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation and fit to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree and Driving While Intoxicated.

Paul P. Politoski, Manhasset, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 035198; Cal. No. 22281
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
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 that a pharmacy of which he was the supervising pharmacist was open for business when it was not under the immediate supervision and management of a licensed pharmacist.

Kenneth John Rizzo, Montvale, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 041261; Cal. No. 22410
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree.


Physical Therapy

Andrew Quasha, Glen Cove, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 006648; Cal. No. 22274
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 6 months and until fit to practice – upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that during two physical therapy sessions with female patients, he engaged in physical contact of a sexual nature without medical justification or necessity.


Public Accountancy

Perry Mario Colletti, North Massapequa, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 051423; Cal. No. 22192
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension – upon licensee’s return to full practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having made several documentary errors in a single audit report.

Linda Liwei Wang, Manhasset, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 083215; Cal. No. 22209
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, upon licensee’s return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child.


Social Work

Allen Steven Levy, Fairfield, CT

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 031114; Cal. No. 22412
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005 (see also March 2005)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree.

Steven Arie Wittner, New York, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 051126; Cal. No. 22296
Regents Action Date: November 3, 2005
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 falsely documenting a single home visit which he did not make.


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