Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

October 2018

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Engineering and Land Surveying - Mental Health Practitioner - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Ophthalmic Dispensing - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology -


Architecture

Peter Hagemann; Oyster Bay, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 020386; Cal. No. 30470
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018

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 willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as an architect.

Enzo Pavese; Clark, NJ
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 032190; Cal. No. 30514
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
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 willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as an architect.

Gordon Kong Sung; Coquitlam V3B0N2, Canada
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 032300; Cal. No. 30221
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to meet the required continuing professional education credits as a condition for triennial license renewal of his license to practice architecture in the State of New York.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Paul Mok; Flushing, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 038550; Cal. No. 30692
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of negligently certifying on forms submitted to the New York City Department of Buildings that work was performed according to approved plans when said work did not conform.

Paul Mok P.E., P.C.; Whitestone, NY
Profession: Professional Engineering P.C; Cal. No. 30693
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application to surrender certificate of incorporation granted.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of negligently certifying on forms submitted to the New York City Department of Buildings that work was performed according to approved plans when said work did not conform.

 

Mental Health Practitioner

Lauren B. Rizel; Far Rockaway, NY
Profession: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Lic. No. 000907; Cal. No. 29252
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of providing reports to a court in a marital/family custody case without permission or authorization to do so and failing to maintain treatment records for a patient.

Edwardo Rodriguez; Nanuet, NY
Profession: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Lic. No. 004751; Cal. No. 30219
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 2 years and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 3 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of during the treatment of one client from 2012 to 2013, he concluded that there was only slight improvement of the client’s depressive disorder but did not obtain a medical evaluation or consultation; he discharged the client with no mention of a referral or sending the client a letter with a referral or suggestion for continued treatment; and had an inappropriate relationship with the mother of the client in May 2014.

 

Nursing

Norah Marie Bieniewicz a/k/a Norah M. Bieniewicz a/k/a Norah Bieniewicz; Vestal, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 248357, 516772; Cal. Nos. 28346, 28347
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Suspension for no less than 6 months and until alcohol and substance abuse-free and fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Marrianne Abellana Borromeo; Woodside, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 597549; Cal. No. 30541
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Teresa Jennie Carlin; Oxford, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 235604, 467279; Cal. Nos. 30496, 30497
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
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 apply cream and failing to change dressing.

Annamarie Favarolo; West Islip, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 504036; Cal. No. 30444
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness and failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Mary Jo Fazio; Williamsville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 232089, 459944; Cal. Nos. 30383, 30384
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
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 falsely documenting that a patient evaluation was conducted.

Kristin C. Fiaschetti; Liverpool, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 292030; Cal. No. 30410
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
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 Failure to Provide Proper Sustenance to Animals.

Kristy Marie Hammonds; Rome, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 535049; Cal. No. 30511
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 years and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of practicing the profession with moral unfitness, Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree and Petit Larceny and failing a false report.

Terasa A. Jordan Galle; Williamson, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 537185; Cal. No. 30472
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and medication administration errors.

Carla M. Keeler; Lexington, SC
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 268332; Cal. No. 30607
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to document the administration of medications to residents.

Lois Marie Kiefel; Bismarck, ND
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 532253; Cal. No. 30495
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being chemically dependent and needing treatment for said dependency in the State of Alabama.

Natasha Nicole Lane; Phoenix, AZ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 663880; Cal. No. 30703
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: License admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Carrying a Loaded Firearm In Public in the State of California, a misdemeanor, and which, if committed within this state, would have constituted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Marie Mirtho Lindor; Amityville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 255855; Cal. No. 30500
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018 (See also March 2015)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to change a patient's dressing as ordered but entering in the patient record that she had changed it.

Karen Lynn Malcomson; Cape Elizabeth, ME
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Lic. No. 208247, Cert. No. 400451; Cal. Nos. 30786, 30787
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018 (See also April 2018)
Action: Application to surrender license and certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of allowing an unlicensed person to access patient records and view personally identifiable facts, data and information, without patient consent or authorization.

Iris Yvette Moreno a/k/a Iris Moreno Parra; San Jose, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 588007; Cal. No. 30687
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in California, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute practicing the profession of nursing with gross negligence.

Colleen A. Naylor; Vestal, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 546579; Cal. No. 30494
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administered morphine without a physician's order and falsely documented that a verbal physicians order existed.

Annet Joy Rawlins a/k/a Annet Rawlins; New Rochelle, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 304289; Cal. No. 27610
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering, a felony.

Lisa M. Reid-Wallace; Hollywood, FL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 534705; Cal. No. 28912
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and reprimand.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Lisa Marie Schaaffe; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 233101, 468370; Cal. Nos. 30321, 30318
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to notify the physician of a patient’s elevated blood pressure; failure to re-assess the patient and failure to recheck the patient’s blood pressure.

Valerie Schwinn; New York, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 621847; Cal. No. 30190
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to document the administration of morphine in patients’ electronic medication administration record.

Cheryl Leigh Watson; Wellsboro, PA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 690561; Cal. No. 29240
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of stealing Hydrocodone and Percocet.

Mathew H. Zarzycki; Putnam, CT
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 319715; Cal. No. 30655
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018 (See also November 2016)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of violating the terms of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.

 

Occupational Therapy

Kristen Beth Wisniewski; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Occupational Therapist; Lic. No. 015518; Cal. No. 30445
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
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 failing to maintain accurate patient records.

 

Ophthalmic Dispensing

Joseph Vishnevetsky; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 006037; Cal. No. 30809
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of submitting claims to Medicaid for services that were never performed.

 

Pharmacy

PBM AMERICA INC; Port Washington, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 025933; Cal. No. 29894
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $15,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of on  more than one occasion held for sale the medication Opdiva, a cancer medication, without maintaining it in a refrigerator with the proper temperature control.

RXUSAPBM INC; Port Washington, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 025934; Cal. No. 29893
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $15,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of on more than one occasion selling Opdiva, a cancer medication, without maintaining it in a refrigerator with the proper temperature control.

Tatyana Ruvinova; Woodmere, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 054853; Cal. No. 30184
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Public Accountancy

PKF O'Connor Davies LLP; New York, NY
Profession: Public Accountancy Partnership; Reg. No. 069980; Cal. No. 30457
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) based on a violation of auditing standards.

Donald R. Valane; New Hyde Park, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 042337; Cal. No. 30629
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of not sufficiently documenting their understanding of the internal controls of the audited entity and suggesting corrective journal entries to the client before the client composed the financial statements based on journal entries.

 

Social Work

Larissa Anne Filipp; Albany, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 079587; Cal. No. 29588
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, upon termination of actual suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing.

Laura Hunziker Lokenberg; Schenectady, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 083359; Cal. No. 30554
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of committing boundary violations.

Michael Anthony Ryan; Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 070388; Cal. No. 30635
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for a minimum of 1 month and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of two New York State convictions for Driving While Impaired by Drugs, and failure to promptly notify the Office of Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) of the second conviction.

Helen Schwartz; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 039133, 072681; Cal. Nos. 30172, 30173
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to provide a patient record in a timely manner and failing to maintain an accurate patient record for said patient.

 

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Dagmar Rachel Alvarado-Ojeda; Bronx, NY
Profession: Speech-Language Pathologist; Lic. No. 020634; Cal. No. 29813
Regents Action Date: October 16, 2018
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 a record for a patient that accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

 

 

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Last Updated: November 27, 2018