Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

November 2019

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Engineering and Land Surveying - Nursing - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work -


Architecture

Nischal Arjune; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 034339; Cal. No. 31283
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting five (5) professionally certified applications to the New York City Department of Buildings within a twelve (12) month period with audit failures that resulted in revocation of the associated permits.

Vatche Aslanian; Fort Lee, NJ
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 023788; Cal. No. 31223
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as an architect.

Matthew Justin Brady; Carlsbad, CA
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 037884; Cal. No. 31287
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension. Upon return to practice in the State of New York,  1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements of the State of Colorado to be registered to practice as an architect.

Paul Joseph Gallo; Riverdale, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 016966; Cal. No. 31316
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to prepare and maintain written evaluations of the professional services represented by documents signed and sealed by licensee and receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services.

Riccardo Sebastiano Vicenzino; Pompton Plains, NJ
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 026113; Cal. No. 31378
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as an architect.

 

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Grace Wesley Reid; Lima, NY
Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technician; Cert. No. 003047; Cal. No. 31126
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
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 Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Samuel Siuhan Choi; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 086577; Cal. No. 31282
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
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 submitting five (5) professionally certified applications to the New York City Department of Buildings within a six (6) month period with audit failures that resulted in revocation of the associated permits and providing engineering services through a business entity without a certificate of authorization.

Donald Dewolfe Ehre; Utica, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 059276; Cal. No. 31321
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having failed to thoroughly review plans he signed but did not prepare.

Umer A. Shah; Kew Gardens, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 070587; Cal. No. 31070
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
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 two (2) professionally certified applications with the New York City Department of Buildings that failed audits resulting in revocation of two (2) permits within a period of six (6) months.

Mingqiao Zhu; Sewickley, PA
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 080249; Cal. No. 31291
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professinal misconduct in the State of Oklahoma for affixing his signature and seal to documents for which the professional services were not performed or thoroughly reviewed by the licensee.

 

Nursing

Brandi Avent; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 324337; Cal. No. 31394
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to maintain accurate records.

Melissa Margaret Bennett-Carini; Weymouth, MA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 745539; Cal. No. 31120
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation , $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to report disciplinary action taken by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, on an application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York.

Fedor Vitalyevich Bilko; Red Lion, PA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 602152; Cal. No. 31557
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of abandoning a patient who was required to be accompanied at all times, for being at risk of a fall, by leaving said patient unattended in a bathroom at a rehabilitation hospital in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mary Gayle Botsford; Chittenango, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. Nos. 161242, 364139; Cert. No. 300701; Cal. Nos. 31483, 31484, 31485
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application to surrender licenses and certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of record keeping and failure to refer patient.

Linda Susan Brady; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 234715, 463432; Cal. Nos. 31513, 31514
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering controlled substances too close together and not following policies and procedures when the patient went into respiratory arrest.

Muriel S. Brown; Bath, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Gerontology); Lic. No. 292077, Cert. No. 340737; Cal. Nos. 31255, 31256
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing on patients out of her specialty.

Shakara M. Cooper a/k/a Shakara Marie Cooper; Schenectady, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 299192; Cal. No. 29625
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony, and one count of forgery in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Phyllis M. Corrigan; Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265228; Cal. No. 31605
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Martin Davis; Harris, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 454330; Cal. No. 31024
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019 (See also March 2014)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of violating any term of probation or condition or limitation imposed on the licensee by the Board of Regents pursuant to Education Law, Section 6511.

Victoria Chinyere Dimkpa a/k/a Victoria Chinyere Dimpka; Richmond, TX
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273858; Cal. No. 31649
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019 (See also January 2019)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity in the State of Texas, a felony in the 1st Degree; which in NYS constitute Enterprise Corruption, a class B felony.

Lindsay Marie Dyer a/k/a Lindsay M. Burkhalter; Ten Mile, TN
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 622742; Cal. No. 31265
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation , $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to properly document wastage of the controlled drug morphine on two occasions.

Matthew Louis Fisher; Mount Vernon, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 644696; Cal. No. 31354
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
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 falsely documenting the removal of an epidural catheter with an intact tip while caring for a patient.

Paul Vincent Ghigliotti; West Palm Beach, FL
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 216604; Cal. No. 31597
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Sale or Delivery of hydromorphone, in the state of Florida, a felony in the 2nd Degree; which in NYS would constitute Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree, a class D felony.

Sue Ann Gigunito; Williamsport, PA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 708572; Cal. No. 31579
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance (Highest Rate of Alcohol), a misdemeanor of the 1st Degree in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Jill Jackson; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 322734; Cal. No. 31548
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to report a narcotics count discrepancy and leaving the facility before the discrepancy could be reconciled.

Rochelle A. LaShomb; Norwood, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 126250; Cal. No. 29477
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
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 follow care plan.

Lena McKenzie-Smith; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 317292; Cal. No. 30290
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
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 altering a narcotics record, failure to inform the supervisor of a discrepancy in the narcotics record, failure to hand-off narcotic keys to oncoming nurse and failure to conduct the narcotics count with the on-coming nurse.

Dawn R. Nelson; Freeport, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 184685; Cal. No. 31599
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully harassing, abusing or intimidating a patient either physically or verbally.

Mary Andrea Panopoulos; Garden City, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 508008, Cert. No. 305486; Cal. Nos. 31363, 31364
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
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 Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and Fraud and Deceit Related to Controlled Substances, a class A misdemeanor.

Doren Pedregal Babista; Las Vegas, NV
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 710230; Cal. No. 31542
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
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 , $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of practicing the profession of nursing without a license in the State of Utah and falsely stating on her application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York that she had never been fined or otherwise disciplined by any licensing authority.

Carmen Roberts; Calcium, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 309488; Cal. No. 31351
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
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 medication administration errors.

Stacy L. Sawyer; Williamson, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 695666; Cal. No. 31113
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
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 two counts of Driving While Intoxicated.

Brenda Ann Smith a/k/a Brenda Ann Liskow a/k/a Brenda Ann Meyer a/k/a Brenda Ann Busekist; Cattaraugus, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 187962: Cal. No. 30415
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Nicole Marie Vargovich; Cheektowaga, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 279285; Cal. No. 31029
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: No further action.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Marcella M. Will; Lima, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 221292; Cal. No. 31303
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of triaging direct care without speaking to a registered nurse or medical doctor.

 

Pharmacy

139 Center Pharmacy, L.L.C.; New York, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 033068; Cal. No. 31138
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of failing to maintain proper refrigerator temperature; failing to provide facilities with adequate ventilation for the safe storage of drugs; and holding for sale adulterated drugs.

2027 Alico Pharmacy, Corp. d/b/a Alico Pharmacy; Bronx, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 028927; Cal. No. 29515
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of failing to have a supervising pharmacist for period of about five months and the pharmacy refrigerator was not equipped with a thermometer, the pharmacy was not equiped with a pestle, and the pharmacist on duty failed to display his license and registration.

Cutie Pharma-Care, Inc.; Greenwich, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 025438; Cal. No. 31133
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application to surrender registration granted.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of pharmacy violations.

Shawn Patrick Dunehew; Wildwood, MO
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 048253; Cal. No. 31606
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 1 year probation , $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of aiding or abetting unlicensed practice by a person who is not licensed, in violation of applicable Maine statutes.

Gail Glazer; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 049888; Cal. No. 31193
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest to the charge of grossly negligent failure to comply with substantial provisions of Federal laws, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA.

Fawei Huang; Columbia, MS
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 058753; Cal. No. 31137
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to provide adequate supervision of a pharmacy.

New York Pharmacy, Inc.; New York, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 027143; Cal. No. 31652
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application to surrender registration granted.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 1st Degree, a class B felony.

Brittany Alexandra Serrano; Hampton Bays, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 059450; Cal. No. 31121
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
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 dispensing a drug other than what was prescribed.

Yuri Alexander Sorochkin a/k/a Yuri Sorochkin; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 047229; Cal. No. 30058
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to run concurrently with suspension, $2,500 fine.  
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Introducing a Misbranded Drug into Interstate Commerce, a misdemeanor.

Hin Tat Wong a/k/a Hin T. Wong; New York, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 046744; Cal. No. 31540
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 1st Degree, a class B felony.        

Greg E. Zehner; North Bellmore, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 052171; Cal. No. 31655
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having conspired to acquire and obtain through misrepresentation, fraud, deceit and subterfuge a quantity of mixtures and substances containing a detectable amount of the controlled drug oxycodone.

 

Public Accountancy

Yvon Marc Joly; East Meadow, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 069196; Cal. No. 31377
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of signing a Certification of Employer form as a certified public accountant when not registered to practice as a certified public accountant in the State of New York.

Mary Andrea Panopoulos; Garden City, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 062062; Cal. No. 31362
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
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 haivng been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and, Fraud and Deceit Related to Controlled Substances, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Respiratory Therapy

Thomas Hendricks a/k/a Thomas E. Hendricks; Valley Stream, NY
Profession: Respiratory Therapist; Lic. No. 003625; Cal. No. 30380
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019 (See also July 2012)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

 

Social Work

Emanuel R. Petracca; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 026871; Cal. No. 31235
Regents Action Date: November 5, 2019
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 disclosed inappropriate information to a patient and failed to transfer a patient to another provider.

 

 

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Last Updated: December 10, 2019