Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

November 2021

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- Architecture - Dentistry - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Pharmacy - Social Work - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Christian Stanton Duerr; Rochester, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 025101; Cal. No. 32753
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing as an architect while not registered or otherwise authorized to practice architecture.

 

Dentistry

Richard Robert Charlap, Jr.; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046452; Cal. No. 32573
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021 (See also March 2019)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to complete continuing education coursework in documentation and risk management, and failing to submit quarterly update reports to the Department as was required.

Joseph Seabrook; Bronx, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046985; Cal. No. 32433
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of performing improper bridge work, crowning teeth and root canal procedures in the State of Florida; and falsely answering questions about professional misconduct cases in another jurisdiction on registration renewal applications.

 

Massage Therapy

Nigel Ian Hunt; New York, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 023040; Cal. No. 32536
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to obtain a signed patient consent and patient medical history and failing to prepare and maintain patient treatment notes.

Andre N. Walls; Bayside, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 024063; Cal. No. 31547
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of placing his head too close to a client’s crotch, and allowing his groin area to make contact with the client’s head during a massage session.

 

Nursing

Mary T. Browne; Highland, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Lic. No. 336226, Cert. No. 401063; Cal. Nos. 31988, 31995
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree; and Fraud and Deceit Related to Controlled Substances.

Andrew C. Catalone; Oswego, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health), Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Lic. No. 512284, Cert. Nos. 303888, 400935; Cal. Nos. 32411, 32412, 32413
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to document reviewing records and prescribing medication without conducting an examination.

Stacie Lynn Collette; Dickenson Center, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 280881, 579751; Cal. Nos. 31175, 31176
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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 did not contest the charge of possessing a fraudulent prescription.

Lisa E. Comfort-Blocker; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 226487; Cal. No. 32571
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated; Driving While Intoxicated, with a Previous Conviction Within Ten Years; and Driving While Intoxicated; Per Se, with a Previous Conviction Within Ten Years.

Theresa Anne Hom; Hauppauge, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 654764; Cal. No. 32624
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
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 administering, to a patient, medication that was still in the narcotic box but had been discontinued.

Robert J. Houlihan a/k/a Robert Houlihan; Astoria, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 307545, 669655; Cal. Nos. 32656, 32587
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
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 engaging in a personal and unprofessional relationship with a patient.

Gina Marie Louissaint; Yonkers, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 318876; Cal. No. 32509
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to follow the approved care plan for patients; reusing a photocopied nurse’s note, changing nothing but the date; and failing to obtain vital signs from patients.

Bobbi Jo Marcy; Hermon, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 274382, 637162; Cal. Nos. 32514, 32515
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Carolyn McCloskey a/k/a Carolyn D. McCloskey; Mastic Beach, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 276131, 694243; Cal. Nos. 32611, 32612
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; and Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

William Emanuel Mingo a/k/a William E. Mingo; New Rochelle, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 292059; Cal. Nos. 29014, 27175
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct for obtaining a license fraudulently.

Ohonbamu Ejiro V. Odeka a/k/a Ohonbamu Ejiro Odeka; Mansfield, TX
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 287679, 618028; Cal. Nos. 32479, 32480
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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 did not contest charges, in the State of Texas, of acting without a physician’s orders by using a Coban wrap to secure a condom catheter to a patient’s penis, and by administering potassium chloride at double the rate ordered to another patient; and falsely documenting having conducted neurovascular and respiratory assessments on a patient, in the State of Texas.

Paola Joan Rivera; Wantagh, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 534771; Cal. No. 32526
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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 properly record the dispensing of medication.

Philip M. Schrade; Massapequa Park, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 634191; Cal. No. 32585
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of accessing the medical records of neighbors and family members without their consent.

Ila Anne Sharko; Medford, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 307375; Cal. No. 32613
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of performing tasks without washing her hands, not offering a patient any verbal stimulation, administering back-to-back feedings to the patient, which increases the risk of aspiration, attempting to administer an extra dose of medication to the patient, and treating the patient roughly.

Stephanie Ellen Snide; Saranac Lake, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 338662; Cal. No. 32590
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of no documentation of treatment.

Richard Stevens Jr. a/k/a Richard J. Stevens; Saratoga Springs, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 622090; Cal. No. 32508
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021 (See also May 2017)
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 withdrawing narcotics without administering them and failing to document wasting of narcotics; diverting narcotics for personal use; and having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Selina N. Uche; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 268564; Cal. No. 32552
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021 (See also December 2006)
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 inaccurately documenting that medication was administered.

 

Occupational Therapy

Jeanbaptiste Cleeford Bataille a/k/a Cleeford Bataille; Elmont, NY
Profession: Occupational Therapy Assistant; Lic. No. 007427; Cal. No. 29289
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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 Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, Attempted Assault in the 3rd Degree, and Harassment in the 2nd Degree, misdemeanors.

 

Pharmacy

Jeremy Zvi Boim; Woodmere, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 045912; Cal. No. 32581
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of filling prescriptions for a patient but incorrectly entering the wrong doctor's name as the prescriber.

Gregory Konny; Woodmere, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 047323; Cal. No. 32619
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics and Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, both felonies.

L & C Drug Corp. d/b/a Bethpage Medical Pharmacy; Bethpage, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 029018; Cal. No. 32582
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of filling prescriptions for a patient but incorrectly entering the wrong doctor's name as the prescriber.

 

Social Work

David Brian Moskowitz; Goshen, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 047956; Cal. No. 31808
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having a sexual relationship with a patient.

Michael R. Penn; New York, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 041172; Cal. No. 32692
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to maintain an accurate record for a patient for at least six years and crossing professional boundaries with said patient.

 

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Michelle Herbst; Ridge, NY
Profession: Speech-Language Pathologist; Lic. No. 011976; Cal. No. 32467
Regents Action Date: November 16, 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 meeting a young child who suffered from attention deficit disorder in a Dunkin’ Donuts; and, thereafter, preparing an evaluation/report that contained several errors, including the name of the child.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Stephen Donn Laudermilch; Rome, PA
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 011944; Cal. No. 32417
Regents Action Date: November 16, 2021
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 allowing unlicensed staff to perform tasks that were supposed to be restricted to licensed veterinary technicians.

 

 

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Last Updated: December 20, 2021