Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

November 2020

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Acupuncture - Engineering and Land Surveying - Mental Health Practitioner - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Public Accountancy - Veterinary Medicine -


Acupuncture

Sufen Gong; Vestal, NY
Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 003061; Cal. No. 30608
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of inaccurate record keeping and failure to properly monitor a patient.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Anthony Cecil Reneaud; New York, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 072822; Cal. No. 31859
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020 (See also March 2010)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of signing and sealing plans not prepared by him or by an employee under his direct supervision; failing to prepare and maintain a thorough written evaluation of the professional services represented by said plans; and receiving fees from a third party in connection with his performance of professional services.

Christopher Kendall Wilkins; Burlington, VT
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 076195; Cal. No. 32180
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
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 professional engineer.

 

Mental Health Practitioner

Jennifer M. Scott; Shrewsbury, NJ
Profession: Creative Arts Therapist; Lic. No. 000073; Cal. No. 32210
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of developing a friendship with a patient outside of therapy and failing to maintain accurate records.

 

Nursing

Amanda Louise Andersen; Brentwood, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 718588; Cal. No. 31887
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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 failing to record administration of insulin to a patient.

Virginia Bambina; Saugerties, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 634109; Cal. No. 31772
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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 taking medication for personal use.

Amy Lynn Bertolina a/k/a Amy Lynn Kolesar-Bertolina; Bethel Park, PA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 556083; Cal. No. 32271
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Norlito Shu Bunal, Jr.; Rockaway Park, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 566595; Cal. No. 31895
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully harassing a patient verbally by using foul language while interacting with said patient.

Gregory Allen Bush; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 283217, 592394; Cal. Nos. 32048, 32049
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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.

Brittney Leann Christensen; Dundee, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 691920; Cal. No. 31978
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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 dispensed a non-controlled substance to patient without physician's order and provided personal contact information to two patients.

Youbraj Deonarine; New York, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 262013; Cal. No. 31893
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of documenting incorrect dates in three patient records.

Marcella Deuel; Albany, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 653643; Cal. No. 32022
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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 having been convicted of Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree.

Kerry Lynn Donohue; Albany, NY 
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 304026; Cal. No. 30463
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension until substance-abuse-free and fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing with negligence on more than one occasion, practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently, and failing to maintain an accurate patient record. 

Alec G. Drucker; Peru, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 673776; Cal. No. 29779
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of exam without doctor’s order and records.

Stephanie Lynne Hicks a/k/a Stephanie Burley; East Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 277642; Cal. No. 31860
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020 (See also December 2014)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of taking medication for her own personal use; medication administration errors; and failing to comply with the standards of professional conduct.

Alicia P. Johnson; Parlin, NJ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 305604; Cal. No. 32267
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, a crime of the 3rd Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the 2nd Degree, in the State of New Jersey.

Christian J. Lopez; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 627234; Cal. No. 31861
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of administering an incorrect dose of medication to a patient.

Denise A. Maiorana; Saint Paul, MN
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 528405; Cal. No. 32270
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of diverting the controlled substances Dilaudid and fentanyl for her own personal use, in the State of Minnesota.

Netzi Jenys Montano; Hilton, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 717841; Cal. No. 31914
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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 calling in a prescription for herself without permission and/or proper credentials.

Nancy D. Munnelly; Weston, CT
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 288644; Cal. No. 31928
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020 (See also June 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 practicing the profession of nursing while the license is suspended.

Katherine Marie Norman; North Chesterfield, VA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 587815; Cal. No. 32245
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to accurately document the administration or wasting of medication in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Nicole Marie Presutti; Lewiston, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 297188; Cal. No. 31985
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Cocaine Base.

Virginia Rempe a/k/a Virginia Pavese; Kings Park, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 152562, 461407; Cal. Nos. 31888, 31889
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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 failing to record administration of insulin to a patient.

Kathleen Marie Saccone; North Syracuse, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 539037; Cal. No. 32026
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of moral unfitness in the practice of nursing.

Sarah E. Walts a/k/a Sarah Ellen Walts; Fredericksburg, VA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 326464; Cal. No. 31747
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to document administration and/or administer medication.

 

Pharmacy

Walgreen Eastern Co. Inc. d/b/a Walgreens; Hicksville, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 029160; Cal. No. 31862;
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of three unlicensed assistants present with one pharmacist.

 

Physical Therapy

Chad Michael Meagley; Sayre, PA
Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Sayre, PA Cert. No. 005926; Cal. No. 32054
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Public Accountancy

Alan Goldberger; New York, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 042677; Cal. No. 31869
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Tax Fraud in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

David Joseph Middendorf; Marietta, GA
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 115975; Cal. No. 32200
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud; and Wire Fraud (3 counts).

 

Veterinary Medicine

John Alton Inkley; Randolph, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 009146; Cal. No. 32014
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of delegating professional responsibilities to a person who is not qualified by licensure to perform them; and failure to maintain accurate records.

 

 

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Last Updated: December 18, 2020