Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

October 2021

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Dentistry - Dietetics and Nutrition - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Doron Bracha; Chestnut Hill, MA
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 034366; Cal. No. 32569
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
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 failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as an architect.

Bruce Eugene Fisher; New York, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 033364; Cal. No. 32540
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
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 failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as an architect.

Keri Ann Kazel; Yaphank, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 029743; Cal. No. 32466
Regents Action Date: October 19, 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 Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, an unclassified misdemeanor; Operating a Motor Vehicle with .08 of 1% or More Alcohol, an unclassified misdemeanor; Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger Under Sixteen, a class E felony; and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with .18 of 1% or More Alcohol, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Henry Myerberg; New York, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 015453; Cal. No. 32565
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
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.

 

Dentistry

Amanda L. Hiatt; Endicott, NY
Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 027276; Cal. No. 32080
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 months actual suspension, 20 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to complete continuing education.

Benjamin Neal Metrick; New York, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 036806; Cal. No. 32534
Regents Action Date: October 19, 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 Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree, a class B misdemeanor.

Sherese T. Sweeney a/k/a Sherese Leonard; West Babylon, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 046808; Cal. No. 32616
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
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 failing to retain a patient record for the required six years.

 

Dietetics and Nutrition

Nicole Mae Smith; Apalachin, NY
Profession: Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist; Cert. No. 008834; Cal. No. 32107
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Sohel Ahmed; Latham, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 093179; Cal. No. 32474
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 5 years stayed suspension, 5 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting professionally certified applications to the New York City Department of Buildings, with audit failures, which resulted in the revocation of associated permits; and submitting professionally certified applications to the New York City Department of Buildings, which contained violations of the Rules of the City of New York, thereby demonstrating incompetence or lack of knowledge of said rules.

Akm Ashraful Hoque; Hollis, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 083278; Cal. No. 32485
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 10 years stayed suspension, 10 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting ten professionally certified applications to the New York City Department of Buildings that resulted in audit failures, demonstrating incompetence or lack of knowledge of applicable laws; negligently making false statements on five professionally certified applications submitted to the New York City Department of Buildings; and submitting professionally certified applications to the New York City Department of Buildings within a 12-month period with audit failures that resulted in the revocation of the associated permits.

Francisco D. Perez; North Bergen, NJ
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 083397; Cal. No. 32572
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine. 
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of filing a professionally certified application to the New York City Department of Buildings that contained violations of the code and rules.

Stroh Engineering Services, PC; Lindenhurst, NY
Profession: Professional Service Corperation; Cal. No. 32429
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of engineering services.

Peter James Stroh; Babylon, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 072184; Cal. No. 32428
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of engineering services.

 

Massage Therapy

Elizabeth Mary McCann; Mechanicville, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 020088; Cal. No. 32372
Regents Action Date: October 19, 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 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

Alana Marie Shaw; Canandaigua, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 022439; Cal. No. 32481
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been twice convicted of Petit Larceny.

 

Nursing

Norman Chanin Bloom; Eugene, OR
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 497556; Cal. No. 32516
Regents Action Date: October 19, 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 admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of nursing while the ability to practice is impaired by alcohol, drugs, physical disability, or mental disability, in the State of Oregon.

Isaiah J. C. Bush; Pinebush, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 717189; Cal. No. 31849
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until mentally fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation. 
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Burglary in the 3rd Degree.

Shazad Ahmad Ghannie; Queens Village, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 287705; Cal. No. 32475
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021 (See also February 2012)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
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.

Marissa C. Halvorson; Bayport, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 279317; Cal. No. 32320
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
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 administering insulin to the wrong patient.

Susan Horton; Greenwich, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 474175; Cal. No. 32037
Regents Action Date: October 19, 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.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to provide appropriate care to a patient and failing to document an assessment.

Casara Jean King; St. Albans, VT
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 680397; Cal. No. 32038
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
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 medication administration resulting in an interaction, and culture of a wound without a doctor's order.

Cheryl Lynne Kiss; Poughkeepsie, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 507284; Cal. No. 32593
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021 (See also December 2006 and October 2016)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of withdrawing controlled substances for her own use.

Tracey Louissaint; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 320546; Cal. No. 32457
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsely stating on her application for licensure as a licensed practical nurse that there were no criminal charges pending against her in any court.

Gennifer D. Mayo; Walden, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 315564; Cal. No. 32458
Regents Action Date: October 19, 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 having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

Kelsey Ann Mulvey; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 715631; Cal. No. 32211
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of substituting Dilaudid, kept in vials, with water; and of having been convicted of Tampering with Consumer Products.

Kathy Marie Persell; Lees Summit, MO
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 691099; Cal. No. 32649
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to accurately document home visits to patients, in the State of Missouri.

Duane Joel Powers; Broadalbin, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 464218; Cal. No. 32682
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021 (See also April 2019)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to complete continuing education coursework in documentation, ethics, and critical thinking skills; and failing to submit quarterly update reports to the department, as was required by an Order of the Board of Regents.

Kim M. Redden; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 294795; Cal. No. 32547
Regents Action Date: October 19, 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 failing to provide ordered treatments.

Stephanie Lee Scherrer a/k/a Stephanie Lee Swanson; Fort Worth, TX
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. Nos. 219983, 466497, Cert. No. 334028; Cal. Nos. 32519, 32520, 32521
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently, in that she filled a prescription for the controlled substance Adipex, written for a patient, for her own personal use, in the State of Texas.

 

Pharmacy

CRM-Canandaigua, LLC; Victor, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 031319; Cal. No. 32397
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $20,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest charges of failing to meet criteria for cleanliness and sterility; and selling high-risk sterile compounded drugs with extended beyond-use dates without having conducted sterility testing.

 

Podiatry

Nemaan Ghuman; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 006146; Cal. No. 32586
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
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 admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Health Care Fraud in the 3rd  Degree, a class D felony.

 

Public Accountancy

Raymond Gustav Preusser; Craryville, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 054271; Cal. No. 31036
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until mentally fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Nicholas Ricci; Utica, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 058499; Cal. No. 32542
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in the area of auditing for no less than 1 month and until licensee completes coursework in senior auditing and regulatory ethics, upon return to the practice of auditing, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to reveal that subordinated debt of an audit had been recorded as equity rather than as liability.

Lawrence Jay Ringer; Queensbury, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 061953; Cal. No. 32592
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021 (See also July 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 failing to timely pay a $500 fine, failing to complete continuing education coursework in ethics, and failing to submit quarterly update reports to the Department, as was required.

 

Social Work

Jerrold Salley; Far Rockaway, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 091755; Cal. No. 32469
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
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 entering duplicate notes in the patient progress notes for multiple patients.

Sarah Faye Thorn; Carmel, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 096992; Cal. No. 31452
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge of engaging in a personal relationship with a patient and not seeking professional guidance as to whether this relationship was appropriate.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Lyndsey Ann Travis; Huntington, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 010376; Cal. No. 32568
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain adequate treatment records in that patient records did not have any dental or anesthesia records, physical examinations were not documented, and a patient referral to a specialist was not documented.

 

 

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Last Updated: November 29, 2021