Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

October 2019

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Public Accountancy - Respiratory Therapy - Social Work -


Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Mariana Binkiwitz; Fredonia, NY
Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 004326; Cal. No. 29764
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

 

Dentistry

Miriam R. Lampert; Delmar, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 053784; Cal. No. 30934
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
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 practicing in Florida while impaired.

Neal F. Vallins; New York, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 033241; Cal. No. 31172
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to document in a patient’s chart, the area or condition he treated using Botox.

John W. Wolf; Butner, NC
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 038642; Cal. No. 31345
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine; and Possession of Child Pornography, both felonies.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Charly Fares Ayoub; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 080182; Cal. No. 31317
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
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 Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Terrence Thomas Mroczkowski; Otego, NY
Profession: Land Surveyor; Lic. No. 049959; Cal. No. 29950
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
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 complete mandatory continuing education.

Scott Leslie Schnall; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 075316; Cal. No. 30473
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of knowingly making three material false statements with regard to proposed project applications filed with the New York City Department of Buildings which falsely certified that said applications and work proposed by said projects conformed to all applicable laws or regulations; negligently making four material false statements with regard to various proposed projects applications filed with the New York City Department of Buildings; and, between 2010 and 2014, filing six limited supervisory check applications with the New York City Department of Buildings that professionally certified that the proposed project complied with all applicable laws when said proposed projects failed to conform to the relevant Zoning Resolution.

John Cosmo Valerio; Mineola, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 064012; Cal. No. 31248
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of placing his title block on another professional's plans without specifying that the plans were altered and how they were altered.

Valerio Associates Consulting Engineers PC; Mineola, NY
Profession: Engineering; Cal. No. 31249
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $500 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of placing its title block on another professional's plans without specifying that the plans were altered and how they were altered.

 

Massage Therapy

Matthew Thomas Widener; Farmingville, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 027130; Cal. No. 31433
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness.

 

Nursing

Mary E. Barselle a/k/a Mary E. Cahan; Georges Mill, NH
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 336693; Cal. No. 31202
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of New Hampshire, where the conduct if commited in New York would constitute practicing the profession of nursing while the ability to pratice is impaired by alcohol.

Kellianne Marie Billins; Utica, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 258913; Cal. No. 31258
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019 (See also January 2019)
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 return to practice, 2 years probation. Order to supersede Order No. 30345.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in Virginia, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitiute practicing the profession while the ability to practice is impaired by drugs.

Jessica Lynn Bosch; Mandeville, LA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 568875; Cal. No. 31491
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in Louisiana, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute practicing the profession while the ability to practice is impaired by drugs.

Emma Mulloy Cerasoli; Glenmont, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 279257; Cal. No. 31224
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication error and failure to use gloves.

Jerry Matthew Cook; Rome, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 280521; Cal. No. 31055
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 3 months, until licensee is substance abuse-free and fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, in the 7th Degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and one count of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a Class A misdemeanor. 

Chantiel Ashanique Cox; Huntington Station, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 313537; Cal. No. 31182
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Promoting Prison Contraband in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Nora Esther Cummings; Altamont, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 544200; Cal. No. 30012
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
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 been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Deja Jantel Davis; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 323990; Cal. No. 31150
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
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 having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree.

Diane T. Davis; Tarrytown, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 107109; Cal. No. 31525
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019 (See also February 2010)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing while the ability to practice was impaired by fentanyl.

Moira Frances Deneen Canty; Rockville Centre, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 491804; Cal. No. 31365
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
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 having been convicted of a Connecticut misdemeanor conviction for Larceny in the 4th Degree, which if committed in New York, would constitute Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor.

Timothy J. Dublynn; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 625567; Cal. No. 31015
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of neglecting a resident in need of immediate care by leaving the resident unattended while toileting.

Amanda D. Engle; Middleburgh, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 285459; Cal. No. 31286
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree and Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree.

Kristin Marie Fralick; Albany, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 645877; Cal. No. 31439
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 6 months 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 and Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree.

Mary C. Freytag; Hubberdsville, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 567567; Cal. No. 31154
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
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 failure to follow orders for dialysis treatment.

Shirley Gauthier; Rockville Centre, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 298680; Cal. No. 31100
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to timely report and document that she lowered a resident onto the floor.

Dymphna Gilhooley; New York, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 454595, Cert. No. 302574; Cal. Nos. 31275, 31276
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of signing a patient’s name to a pre-surgical toxicology screening consent form without consent to do so and failing to obtain patient signatures on pre-surgical toxicology screening consent forms.

Laurie Ann Guererri a/k/a Laurie Ann Chelenza Guererri; Phelps, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 151643, 444869; Cal. Nos. 31289, 31290
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of drug diversion and having been convicted of Official Misconduct.

Tonya Lee Helmer; Castile, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 312611; Cal. No. 31144
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Kara Ann Irvin; East Meadow, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265309; Cal. No. 31139
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
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 Driving With .08 of 1% or More Alcohol, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Diana L. Katzenberger; Liberty, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 294022; Cal. No. 31475
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Willful Violation of Health Laws, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Paula Marie Kelly; San Antonio, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 529318; Cal. No. 31572
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to accurately and completely document the administration of medication in a patient’s Medical Administration Record.

Brittani Lynne Johnson; Farmington, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 316584; Cal. No. 31064
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019 (See also January 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 violating a term of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.

Daniel Leon; Williamsville, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 733758; Cal. No. 31119
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
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 medication administration errors.

Yahchika Capri Leonard; Cleveland, OH
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 698134; Cal. No. 31246
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 year and until mentally fit to practice. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Assault, in the State of Georgia, a felony, which if committed in New York would constitute Assault in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony.

Candace F. Love; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 266160; Cal. No. 31217
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 month and until fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of writing a false prescription.

Louise M. Munson; Stuyvesant, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 226618; Cal. No. 31082
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to maintain accurate patient records.

James Palomado Pabelonia; Valley Stream, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 666373; Cal. No. 31181
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree, a class B misdemeanor.

Maria Lei Perry; Fort Edward, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 281895; Cal. No. 30977
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
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 Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree and Driving While Intoxicated.

John Richard Reta; Fuquay Varina, NC 27526; Raleigh, NC 27603; Catskill, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 658899; Cal. No. 29562
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree.

Joseph James Saccaro a/k/a Joseph J. Saccaro; Middle Island, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 271659; Cal. No. 30388
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
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 two convictions for Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Jack L. Ssemanda; Silver Spring, MD
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 301877; Cal. No. 31123
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Maryland, where the conduct if commited in New York would constitute being habitually drunk or being dependent on, or a habitual user of narcotics, barbiturates, amphetamines, hallucinogens, or other drugs having similar effects.

Julie Ann Stokley; Westhampton Beach, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 265093, 580162; Cal. Nos. 31319, 31320
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019 (See also November 2012 and September 2015)
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 having been convicted of Criminal Possesssion of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor; Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor; and, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Neeroopa Davi Surendranath; North Baldwin, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 654004; Cal. No. 31339
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine, 25 hours public service.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having taken a patient’s credit card to make personal purchases totaling $231.28.

Maria A. Tavarez; New York, NY
Prodession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 250801, 494396; Cal. Nos. 31253, 31185
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to maintain accurate patient records and administering Juvéderm to a patient while not authorized and not under a doctor’s supervision.

Marvellous Otaigbe Umheni; Houston, TX
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 299273; Cal. No. 31157
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Texas, where the conduct if commited in New York would constitute failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Tammy Lynn Vermilling; Yorkville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 125802; Cal. No. 31355
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully filing a false form.

Tracey Patrice Walker a/k/a Tracey P. Bailey; Brockport, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265600; Cal. No. 31056
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
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 having failed to follow patient's advanced directive.

 

Pharmacy

Margaret Chen; Rego Park, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 052405; Cal. No. 31161
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend the charge of compounding an infant patient's prescription for Flecainide to a strength substantially greater than the prescribed strength.

Glen Cove Pharmacy LLC d/b/a Glen Cove Chemists; Glen Cove, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 025220; Cal. No. 31127
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of compounding drugs from a basement area and clean room that was not registered with the State Board of Pharmacy.

 

Physical Therapy

Dahlia Fahmy; Northbrook, IL
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 014062 Cal. No. 31553
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been employed in the position of a physical therapist in the State of Florida without possessing a valid license to practice the profession of physical therapy.

Josue Santiago; Miami, FL
Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Cert. No. 005884; Cal. No. 30374
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, and willfuly filing a false physical therapy assistant registration renewal application with the New York State Education Department for the period of June 1, 2008 through May 31, 2011.

 

Public Accountancy

Leo Berg; Glen Cove, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 115046; Cal. No. 31038
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
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 Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

 

Respiratory Therapy

Connianne Marie Wendell; West Sand Lake, NY
Profession: Respiratory Therapy Technician; Lic. No. 004711; Cal. No. 31201
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
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 having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Social Work

Charles W. Rhynhart; Albany, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 035922; Cal. No. 31379
Regents Action Date: October 8, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of boundary violations.

 

 

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Last Updated: November 15, 2019