Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

October 2016

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Chiropractic - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Daniel Jacques Gerdes; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 022175; Cal. No. 28890

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to prepare and retain a thorough written evaluation of the professional services represented by the documents signed and sealed by the licensee which were not drawn by him or by an employee under his direct supervision.

Robert Dunlop Harris; East Aurora, NY

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 009885; Cal. No. 29028

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully failing to re-register.

Charles Amadi Isiofia; Elizabeth, NJ

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 029036; Cal. No. 28835

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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 receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services.

Nestor Popowych; Chicago, IL

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 026950; Cal. No. 28861

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Unlawful Practice of Professional Engineering in violation of Minnesota Statute §326.02(1) which, if committed in New York State, would have constituted Unlicensed Practice of Professional Engineering in violation of New York State Education Law §7202.

Wynn Loring Warner; Acworth, GA

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 022028; Cal. No. 29179

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of architecture in the States of Louisiana and Tennessee without a license.

Chiropractic

Michael Nabil Rouhana; Johnson City, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 011245; Cal. No. 28971

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $3,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to complete mandatory continuing education requirements.

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Syed M. Hashmi; Bethpage, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technician; Cert. No. 002496; Cal. No. 28872

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated as a misdemeanor and Driving While Intoxicated as a felony.

Dentistry

IK Dental, P.C.; 4405 Broadway, New York, NY

Profession: Dentistry;  Cal. No. 27812

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $3,000 fine, 1 year probation.

Summary: The registrant, did not contest the charge of failing to maintain a record which accurately reflected the evaluation of a patient; recommending a treatment plan when a patient’s records did not support the need for treatment; and failing to indicate in a patient’s record that an assessment was made and there was an independent conclusion that the treatment set forth in the treatment plan was required.

Igor Klebanov; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045540; Cal. No. 27811

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016 (see also March 2010)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $7,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain a record which accurately reflected the evaluation of a patient.

Flora Mounessa; Hollis, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 049216; Cal. No. 28211

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 12 months probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Timothy Jay O'Keefe; Lewiston, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045544; Cal. No. 28801

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, Obstructing Governmental Administration,  Offering a False Instrument; and filing a false report.

Robert Lee Scott; San Diego, CA

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 035583; Cal. No. 29205

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to perform a detailed periodontal evaluation and diagnostic testing; failing to adequately perform restorative procedures; and failing to completely remove caries, all with respect to one patient; and falsify financial records and failing to obtain informed consent form another patient.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Hakime Altine; Cambria Heights, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 052143; Cal. No. 28824

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 5 year suspension with leave to apply for early termination after service of at least 1 year thereof and upon submission of certain proof, upon termination of suspension, 3 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $2,500 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of practicing while legally blind, receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services, and failing to prepare and retain a written evaluation of the professional services represented by drawings not prepared by him or by an employee under his direct supervision.

Joseph Michael Fusillo a/k/a Joseph M. Fusillo; Mineola, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 091213; Cal. No. 29027

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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

Summary: Licenseee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Firearm, a class E felony.

Roy Alexander Hunt; Sacramento, CA

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 075354; Cal. No. 29047

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $2,500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements of the State of Iowa to be registered to practice as a professional engineer and misrepresenting on a New York State registration renewal application that he had not been previously disciplined in any other jurisdiction.

Easa Moulana; Roslyn, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 063192; Cal. No. 27554

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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 receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services; and failing to prepare and retain a written evaluation of the professional services represented by the plans signed and sealed by him which were not prepared by him or by an employee under his direct supervision.

Ghanshyam C. Patel; Marlboro, NJ

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 048329; Cal. No. 29054

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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 receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services.

Jashmin A. Patel; Iselin, NJ

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 092740; Cal. No. 28072

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Annulment of professional engineer license in the State of New York.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of negligently submitting an application for licensure which did not accurately state his work experience.

Jesse Pekkala; Telluride, CO

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 084416; Cal. No. 28956

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing and/or offering to practice as a professional engineer in Colorado without a valid Colorado license in grossly negligent failure to comply with substantial provisions of Colorado law governing the practice of professional engineering  between November 1, 2009 and February 7, 2012.

James R. Skowronski; Lodi, WI

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 084845; Cal. No. 29120

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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 practicing the profession of professional engineering in the State of Iowa without a license.

Michael Paul Waters; Rome, NY

Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 050027; Cal. No. 28822

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to document legible field notes, failing to correctly plot survey and failing to insure survey mathematically closed.

Massage Therapy

Marian Kraeling; Bethpage, NY

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 010196; Cal. No. 28212

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs, with a Child, a class E felony.

Nursing

Joseph Isaiah Akpabio a/k/a Joseph I. Akpabio a/k/a Joseph Akpabio; Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 433275; Cal. No. 28352

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree. 

Kelly J. Baker; Cortland, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 279078; Cal. No. 28883

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

Laura Grace Belanger; Center Moriches, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 619720; Cal. No. 29015

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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 Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (twice), unclassifed misdemeanors, and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drug or Alcohol, an unclassifed misdemeanor.

Annette Blair; North Little Rock, AR

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 187786; Cal. No. 29125

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance in violation of Arkansas Code Annotated §5-64-401, which, if committed in New York State, would have constituted the crime of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree in violation of New York Penal Law §220.03.

Melissa Anne Marie Caruso; Wilton, CT

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 201102, 415177; Cal. Nos. 29045, 29046

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month 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 having been convicted of Fraud or Material Deception in the Course of Professional Services of Activities in violation of Connecticut General Statute §20-99(b)(6), which, if committed in New York State, would have constituted Practicing the Profession of Nursing Fraudulently pursuant to New York State Education Law §6509(2).

Catherine Clesi; Levittown, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 612232; Cal. No. 28917

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Victoria C. E. Crawley; Oswego, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 613456; Cal. No. 28833

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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 maintain accurate records.

Verna Sherman Davis a/k/a Verna S. Age; Aliceville, AL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 410438; Cal. No. 29116

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud; and Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and to Receive and Pay Health Care Kickbacks, both felonies.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud; and Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and to Receive and Pay Health Care Kickbacks, both felonies.

Linda J. Destefano; Utica, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 470985; Cal. No. 27666

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

Jason David Dillon; Seattle, WA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 647483; Cal. No. 28952

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of falsely representing on an application for licensure that he had not pleaded guilty to a crime, felony or misdemeanor, in any court.

Victoria L. Fogal; New Rochelle, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 635953; Cal. No. 28098

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.  

Shelby L. Genest; Fort Edward, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 507229; Cal. No. 28968

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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 failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Patricia Ann Irby; Mobile, AL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 264825, 552940; Cal. Nos. 28958, 28957

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016 (see also March 2002)

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, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsely denying on an application for licensure as a registered nurse in Alabama, having been subject to professional discipline.

Dawn Marie Kelly a/k/a Dawn M. Kelly; Monroe, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 199097; Cal. No. 28989

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a felony.

Cheryl Lynne Kiss; Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 507284; Cal. No. 28726

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016 (see also December 2006)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of ordering medications and an x-ray for a patient without a physician's order.

Janie Herring Long a/k/a Jane Long; Henrico, VA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse Lic. Nos. 108358, 287886; Cal. Nos. 28865, 28863

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges that, on her May 9, 2012 application for delayed registration of her registered professional nursing license, she falsely denied that she had been convicted of a crime since her prior application for registration.

Robin Lee Mangel; Lockport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 081984; Cal. No. 29102

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of patient abuse.

Heidi Ann Marolf; Castorland, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 275371; Cal. No. 28239

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, 2 month suspension, probation 2 years to commence concurrently with suspension.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing negligently on more than one occasion in violation of Education Law Sec. 6509(2).

Michele Jeanne McKee a/k/a Michele Romano; Hampton Bays, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 515874; Cal. No. 29153

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016 (see also July 2010)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor; Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class E felony; Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony; and, Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony.

Starr Iola Nelson; Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 601552; Cal. No. 28858

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 3 years probation to commence if and when return to practice in the State of New York.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Making or Giving any False Statement or Information in Connection with the Application for Issuance of a Certificate or License in violation of California Business and Professional Code §2761(e) which, if committed in New York State, would have constituted Failing to File a Report Required by Law or the Education Department within the purview and meaning of New York Education Law §6509(9), in specific violation of 8 NYCRR §29.1(b)(6).

Denise Elizabeth Parr a/k/a Denise Elizabeth Mallon; Long Beach, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 221937; Cal. No. 28120

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016 (see also June 2013)

Action: Found guilty of violation of probation; Penalty: Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of violating probation terms established by the Board of Regents.  

Gregory John Pearl; Burt, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 628854; Cal. No. 28934

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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 having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Marijuana, in the 4th Degree.

Lunie Pierre a/k/a Lunie Germain; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 201671; Cal. No. 28927

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016 (see also December 2005)

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 providing medication to a patient when there was no physician’s order for the medication and failing to document the administration of said medication.

Michelle Purville; Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 633354; Cal. No. 27550

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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 refusing to administer Ativan to a patient as ordered by the patient's physician.

Alexandra Melissa Rigos; Deer Park, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 660524; Cal. No. 28878

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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 starting an intravenous line on and administering intravenous fluids to a nursing colleague and permitting that same colleague to start an intravenous line on her when there was no physician's order or any authorization.

Nancy A. Roth; Carthage, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 409315; Cal. No. 27547

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor; Criminal Trespass, a class A misdemeanor; Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; Attempted Petit Larceny, a class B misdemeanor; Attempt to Commit the Crime of Burglary in the 3rd Degree, a class E felony.

Julia Turner; Barneveld, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 655510; Cal. No. 28572

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 6 months and until mentally and physically fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Assault, 2nd Degree.

Brian P. Wasielewski; Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 589150; Cal. No. 28407

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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  conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness.

Occupational Therapy

Christopher A. Syrewicz; Southold, NY

Profession: Occupational Therapy Assistant; Auth. No. 000770; Cal. No. 29086

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application to surrender authorization granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Pharmacy

Mark Wendell Barashick; Willington, FL

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039118; Cal. No. 29124

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge ofhaving  violated the Drug Laws or Rules and Regulations of This State, any Other State of the Federal Government in violation of §338.055.2 of the Revised statutes of Missouri which, if committed in the New York State, would have constituted Unauthorized Distribution or Dispensing of a Prescription Drug pursuant to New York State Education Law §6810(1).

Andrew Louis Barrett; New City, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 033949; Cal. No. 29129

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully filing a false form.

Nasreen Dharsee-Dungersi; West Hempstead, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 054109; Cal. No. 29130

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree, a felony.

Vladimir Kleyman; Otisville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 046393; Cal. No. 29140

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Bribery and Health Care Fraud, a felony.

Lucille Mary Leone a/k/a Lucille M. Leone-Walker; Manalapan, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 042710; Cal. No. 28798

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 1 year and until successfully 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 in the State of New York, $1,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of creating forged prescriptions to cover thefts of the controlled drug oxycodone.

Maurice I. Malin; Tappan, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 021473; Cal. No. 28983

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of filling mail order prescriptions from a third party and not directly from the prescriber; placing back in stock prescription medications returned by patients; failing to label pre-packed vials and failing to supervise the prepacking as well as maintaining a pre-pack log including manufacturer, lot number and expiration; failing to exercise professional judgement in the filling of electronic prescriptions; and, permitting more than two unlicensed persons to assist in the dispensing of medications.

Maged Ibrahim Shalaby; Lynn Haven, FL

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 047484; Cal. No. 28856

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of, filling a prescription for an infant in which he changed the dosing directions from those prescribed, effectively doubling the dose of the medication administered to the infant, a grossly negligent violation of a substantial provision of Florida laws, rules or regulations governing the practice of pharmacy.

Physical Therapy

Mahmoud Ali; Staten Island, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 022872; Cal. No. 28806

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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 complete mandatory continuing education credits in the District of Columbia and Filing a False or Misleading Statement with the Board of the District of Columbia, which, if committed in New York State, would have constituted Willful Failure to Comply with Substantial Provisions of Federal, State or local Laws, Rules or Regulations Governing the Practice of the Profession and Willfully Making or Filing a False Report pursuant to the Rules of the Board of Regents, 8 NYCRR 29.1(b)(1) and (6) Regulations of the Commissioner of Education §77.10(c)(1)(i) and pursuant to Education Law §6509(9).

Podiatry

Amira Mantoura; Old Greenwich, CT

Profession: Podiatry; Lic. No. 004117; Cal. No. 29196

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Making a False Statement Relating to a Health Care Fraud Matter, a felony, in violation of 18 United States Code, Section 1035(a)(2).

Elenora Aimee Williams; Mendham, NJ

Profession: Podiatry; Lic. No. 005297; Cal. No. 29167

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $1,500 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements of the State of New Jersey to be registered to practice as a podiatrist; and altering a certificate of attendance for a continuing education course in the State of New Jersey.

Social Work

Craig Devon Bethea; St. Albans, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 087941; Cal. No. 29034

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

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 Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), a misdemeanor.

Kevin Cole Costin; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 060697; Cal. No. 28759

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon:  Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession while the ability to practice was impaired by bipolar disorder.

Veterinary Medicine

William Donald Farmer; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 009858; Cal. No. 28496

Regents Action Date: October 18, 2016

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to communicate a dog’s condition to the owner.

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Last Updated: November 21, 2016