Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

October 2012

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Acupuncture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Podiatry -


Acupuncture

Yu Shu Wong, Little Neck, NY

Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 002484; Cal. No. 26275

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of delegating professional responsibilities to a person when the licensee delegating such responsibilities knew, or had reason to know, that such person is not qualified by licensure to perform them.

Chiropractic

Simone Avril Vilaire, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 010054; Cal. No. 26100

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having having been convicted of Making False Statements Relating to Health Care Fraud Matters, a felony.

Dentistry

Robert F. Andrus, Denver, CO

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 053310; Cal. No. 26120

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to ensure, as the owner of a dental practice, that records accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patients.

Andrew S. Hechtman, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040536; Cal. No. 25674

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

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 writing a prescription for Vicodin, a schedule III controlled substance, for a patient without conducting an examination of said patient.

Kenneth E. Knott, Las Cruces, NM

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 053148; Cal. No. 26121

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to ensure, as the owner of a dental practice, that records accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patients.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Harry Charalambos Fosteris, Howard Beach, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 067467; Cal. No. 26284

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 33 month stayed suspension, 3 years probation, $10,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to thoroughly review plans and to prepare and retain a written evaluation of the professional services represented by the stamped and sealed documents; receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services; and failing to independently review documents submitted to the New York City Department of Buildings, which contained his seal and signature on duplicates of the original design professional's documents which contained gross errors.

Edward M. Guterman, New York, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 061893; Cal. No. 25952

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual suspension, 15 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Possession of Child Pornography.

Massage Therapy

Julianna Green, Congers, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 017107; Cal. No. 26266

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Respondent admitted to charges of having been convicted on two occasions of Driving While Intoxicated, both misdemeanor convictions; and failing to disclose the earlier of the two convictions in her massage therapy re-registration document.

Nursing

Donna Wallace Adair, West Palm Beach, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 421898; Cal. No. 26327

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Florida.

Julia J. Basher, Franklin Square, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 202464; Cal. No. 26318

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Melinda L. Clarke, Mastic, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 294629; Cal. No. 26309

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year 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, a class A misdemeanor.

Nadine Marie Collins, Baldwin, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 238246; Cal. No. 26204

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence upon service of Order.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Attempting to Provide a Prohibited Object to an Inmate, a class B misdemeanor, and Conspiracy, a class B misdemeanor, based on  her conspiracy agreement and attempt to bring in to a federal institution, prohibited over-the-counter substances.

Sandra E. Crauwels. Valley Stream, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 201356, 415695; Cal. Nos. 25416, 25417

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing on three occasions to adequately document for three patients various patient assessments; intravenous access sites; administration of intravenous fluids, including input and output; and transcriptions of medications, lab results and physicians' orders on their patient charts.

John Gallogly, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 471495; Cal. No. 26265

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted twice of Driving While Intoxicated and once of Prohibited Use of a Weapon, all misdemeanors, and of having failed to disclose two of the three convictions in his nursing re-registration document.

Patricia Ann Heavey, East Meadow, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 497081; Cal. No. 24715

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing with negligence on more than one occasion.

Keyna T. Jackson, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 281986; Cal. No. 26123

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, subsequent to termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor based on her making false claims to the New York State Department of Labor, which qualified her for unemployment insurance benefits, while failing to report her employment as a licensed practical nurse.

Gail Robin Klein, Mechanicville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 089919; Cal. No. 26346

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records and of Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person.

Ingrid Annmarie Marisin, Fort Benning, GA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 284009; Cal. No. 26319

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of  having been convicted in Alabama, Russell County Circuit Court, of the crime of Perjury in the 1st Degree, a class C felony.

Tami Rae Parsons, Albany, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 623545; Cal. No. 26324

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that she took propherol from a patient for her own use.

Kathleen Melissa Pritchard, Caledonia, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 275277; Cal. No. 25698

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

John R. Schultz, Blossvale, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 234623; Cal. No. 26155

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual  suspension, 15 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $750 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd degree.

Yvette D. Spearman, Kingston, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 274482; Cal. No. 26262

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Jessica Lynn Zajesky, Latham, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 277250, 566978; Cal. Nos. 25904, 25905

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension until substance abuse-free and until fit to practice, subsequent to termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud and Deceit, an unclassified misdemeanor based on her unlawfully obtaining a prescription for the controlled substance Oxycodone by deceiving physicians.

Pharmacy

Express Drugs, Inc., 126 Dyckman Street, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 021397; Cal. No. 26060

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $7,500 fine, 2 years probation.

Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of allowing its pharmacy to be open for business without a licensed pharmacist being present, and of failing to timely notify the State Board of Pharmacy of a change in its supervising pharmacist.

Megan Brigid Harwood, Los Angeles, CA

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 051349; Cal. No. 26306

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty by the California State Board of Pharmacy of professional misconduct.

Podiatry

Daniel E. Ogwo, Bronx, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 005958; Cal. No. 26304

Regents Action Date: October 9, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Medical Provider Prohibited Practice (Kickback), a class E felony.

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Last Updated: February 12, 2013