Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

November 2018

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Dietetics and Nutrition - Massage Therapy - Mental Health Practitioner - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Ashlee Lynn Chmiel; Lewiston, NY
Profession: Certified Clinical Laboratory Technician; Cert. No. 003012; Cal. No. 30579
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having documented false internal quality control test results for an Accumetrics analyzer on the lab's manual log.

 

Dentistry

Michele Cahill; Beacon, NY
Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 020885; Cal. No. 30634
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a felony.

Amit Kiran Dhar; New Hyde Park, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045357; Cal. No. 30487
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 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.

Madelon Murphy; Scarsdale, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043027; Cal. No. 30351
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of committing an error on each of two root canal procedures on one patient in that the canal was not treated deeply enough.

 

Dietetics and Nutrition

Amy E. Konopka; Scottsville, NY
Profession: Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist; Cert. No. 006590; Cal. No. 30477
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
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 having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated

 

Massage Therapy

Abi’l-Khayr; Albany, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 024791; Cal. No. 30785
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of conduct in the practice of a profession which evidences moral unfitness to practice the profession.

 

Mental Health Practitioner

Binyamin Matisyahu Stimler; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 004486; Cal. No. 30448
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 months actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping, a class A Felony; and Attempted Kidnapping, a class C Felony.

Kimberly A. Mullineaux; Wilmington, NC
Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 004968; Cal. No. 30373
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than one year and until mentally fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having commenced a personal relationship without a formal termination of the professional relationship and failing to maintain accurate records.

 

Nursing

Denise Chretien a/k/a Denise Chretien Nelson; Glens Falls, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 094380; Cal. No. 30814
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of self-prescribing medication.

Rebecca Grace D'Amore; Massapequa, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Pediatrics); Lic. No. 488995, Cert. No. 381591; Cal. Nos. 30461, 30462
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Actual suspension for a minimum of 6 months and until sucessfully participate in course of therapy and treatment 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 calling in prescriptions for controlled substances in her name, her daughter’s and husband’s names that were for her use.

Ekwutosi Davis a/k/a Ekwutosi Davis Akintoye; Royse City, TX
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 256674; Cal. No. 30517
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
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 in the State of New York, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsely stating on her application for licensure as a licensed practical nurse that she had not been convicted of a crime (felony or misdemeanor) in any state or country.

Tammee Jo Horan-Seeley; Freeville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 233143; Cal. No. 30503
Regents Action Date: November 6, 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.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to register.

Deborah Hilton Lane; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 111527; Cal. No. 30469
Regents Action Date: November 6, 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, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failure to ascertain and/or follow patient care plan.

Phyllis La Russa; West Islip, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 279809; Cal. No. 30537
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension,2 years probation, 25 hours public service.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willful physical and verbal abuse of a patient.

Jennell R. LeBeau; Appleton, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 289434; Cal. No. 30515
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, years probation to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication administration errors and documentation errors.

James Hubert Lynch; Shortsville, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. No. 686629, Cert. No. 339233; Cal. Nos. 30505, 30506
Regents Action Date: November 6, 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 Intoxicated.

Crista Marrington; Gillette, WY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 388099; Cal. No. 30837
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Wyoming discipline

Robert Andrew Mulpagano; Baldwinsville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 218636, 463105; Cal. Nos. 30644, 30645
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of withdrawing controlled substances without a physician’s order and having been convicted of Fraud and Deceit Related to Controlled Substances, a class A misdemeanor.

Linda Robinson Nalty; Freeport, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 249512; Cal. No. 30480
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
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 failing to timely report a patient fall.

Kathleen OConnor McMurray; Houston, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 299838; Cal. No. 30825
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering an unscheduled dose of the controlled drug Morphine to an infant patient while employed as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.

Farrah Louise Ostrander; Odessa, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 274723; Cal. No. 30583
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Actions: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and until mentally fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Petit Larceny.

Siobhan Marie Pollock; Rochester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 667758; Cal. No. 30301
Regents Action Date: November 6, 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 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

Elizabeth M. Rodriguez; Henrietta, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 297183; Cal. No. 30468
Regents Action Date: November 6, 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 Driving While Intoxicated in 2010 and 2016 and filing a false registration statement.

Katherine Marie Rorick; Oneonta, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 311234; Cal. No. 30430
Regents Action Date: November 6, 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 two convictions of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

Candace A. Seelbinder; Albion, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 313688; Cal. No. 29761
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Rape in the 3rd Degree.

Monique R. Smith; Mattydale, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 286488; Cal. No. 30488
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of medication administration errors and filing a false report.

Kimberly Ann Spiteri; East Meadow, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 548052; Cal. No. 29019
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018 (See also May 2009)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Actual suspension until substance abuse-free and fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Attempted Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Amy Sue Swan; Moneta, VA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 156423; Cal. No. 30771
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of crying in the presence of residents, being unable to focus on providing care to residents and admitting to showing up for work hung over after consuming alcohol every evening in the State of Virginia.

Melissa L. Tomaski; Elma, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 269004; Cal. No. 28848
Regents Action Date: November 6, 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.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree.

Mercedes Francesca Wagstaff; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 265637, 549602; Cal. Nos. 30334, 30335
Regents Action Date: November 6, 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 Petit Larceny.

 

Pharmacy

Jennifer M. Silk; Baldwinsville, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 043836; Cal. No. 30285
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018 (See also March 2014)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Physical Therapy

Philip S. Pesce; Pottersville, NJ
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 018380; Cal. No. 30225
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of physical therapy without a license in the State of New Jersey.

 

Public Accountancy

George M. Cavooris; East Setauket, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 050986; Cal. No. 30575
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in auditing until successfully complete course of retraining in auditing, upon termination of partial actual suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of audit procedural errors committed during the audit of an employee benefit plan for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Domenick Frederick Consolo; Yorktown Heights, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 065338; Cal. No. 30803
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of consenting to an Order of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoking his right to appear or practice as an accountant before the SEC based on a violation of audit standards.

Renée C. Lee a/k/a Renée C. Lee-Guerrido; Jersey City, NJ
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 106638; Cal. No. 30536
Regents Action Date: November 6, 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 failure to timely complete required continuing education (CE).

Barry Popick; Moorestown, NJ
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 026780; Cal. No. 30623
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in auditing until successfully complete course of retraining in  auditing, upon termination of partial actual suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of audit procedural errors committed during the audit of an employee benefit plan for the year ended June 30, 2016.

Steve Rosenfeld; Woodbury, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 047841; Cal. No. 30564
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in auditing until successfully complete course of retraining in auditing, upon termination of partial actual suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of audit procedural errors committed during the audit of an employee benefit plan for the year ended June 30, 2015.

 

Social Work

Nicol Jenkins; Watervliet, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 067979, 079064; Cal. Nos. 30419, 30420
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

Gilberto Suero; Bronx, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 079954; Cal. No. 30481
Regents Action Date: November 6, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Mary Halcyone Jensen Fales; Falconer, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 007949; Cal. No. 30561
Regents Action Date: November 6, 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, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having failed to follow treatment plan for a canine and failed to perform and/or document the performance of a physical examination of canine.

 

 

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Last Updated: December 6, 2018