Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

September 2010

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Dentistry - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Dentistry

Thomas Peter Beague, Elmont, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 044776; Cal. No. 25169

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

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

Nursing

Soon Hee Baik, Flushing, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 580785; Cal. No. 25111

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to maintain records for three patients which accurately reflected her evaluation and treatment of the patients by pre-charting vital signs for 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. when she was not present on the Unit and fabricating assessments for these patients whom she had not seen.

Traci Renee Becker, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 578168; Cal. No. 24971

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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, as a misdemeanor, and Driving While Intoxicated, as a felony.

Carol L. Bringley, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 531663; Cal. No. 24860

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $1,000 fine to be paid within 3 months, indefinite suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, probation 3 years to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct based on her withdrawal of controlled substances from stock at the facility where she worked and her failing to administer the controlled substances, or properly document their disposal.

Jennifer Ann Burch, Hudson, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 287253; Cal. No. 25043

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and of obtaining a license fraudulently by failing to reveal a misdemeanor.

Purificacion Cristobal, Tivoli, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner - Pediatrics; Lic. No. 494527, Cert. No. 381809; Cal. Nos. 24533, 24534

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: R.N.: 9 month actual suspension, 15 month stayed suspension, probation 2 years, $2,500 fine payable within 5 months; N.P.:  2 year actual suspension with leave to apply for early termination after service of 9 months upon satisfaction of Commissioner’s Regulation ยง64.5(b) and (c), upon service or upon early termination of actual suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine payable within 5 months.

Summary: Licensee  did not contest charges of  prescribing medications to adults when not certified as a nurse practitioner in adult health and of failing to have a practice agreement and practice protocol which is required of every nurse practitioner.

Caprice Davis a/k/a Caprice Chaunell Davis a/k/a Caprice Chaunell Ayala, Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 517945; Cal. No. 25079

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of missing 2 home visits to a low-income teenage client in the third trimester of her first pregnancy.

Maria Golowaty, Saugerties, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 191692, 400848; Cal. Nos. 24946, 24947

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony, based on her actions as the proprietor of a home health care business, where she falsely claimed that nursing services were provided to Medicaid recipients.

Veronica R. Gordon, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 241916; Cal. No. 25054

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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 misdemeanor.

Regina Griffin, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 231239; Cal. 25096

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010 (see also September 2012)

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree.

Kathleen M. Lux, Fairport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 312114; Cal. No. 25074

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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 committed medication administration errors involving Cymbalta, Flomax, Sessa and MS Contin.

Jill E. Madden, Naples, NY and Canandaigua, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 181951; Cal. No. 25194

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010 (see also May 2006)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of  Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, Tax Crimes, and  Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree.

Lynn Denise Maxwell, Oswego, NY and Fulton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 180374; Cal. No. 24976

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor.

Deborah L. McBride, Lackawanna, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 519700; Cal. No. 25103

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being dependent on, or a habitual user of, alcohol.

Karen Stauffer McCarty a/k/a Karen J. McCarthy, Dansville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 218458, 493656; Cal. Nos. 25034, 25035

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence when and if return to practice, $500 fine payable within 4 months.

Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child.

Katherine Merchant, Mastic, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 255969; Cal. No. 25118

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of overriding a scanned identification bracelet and administering medication to the wrong patient.

Jungmi Nam, Fresh Meadows, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 542259; Cal. No. 23534

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administering 60 mg. of the controlled drug Methadone to a patient, when there was no physician's order for said drug, and of erroneously recording said administration on another patient’s Medication Administration Record.

Pamela B. Nelsen, Albany, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 524862; Cal. No. 25042

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated on 2  occasions; of filing a false report; and of failing to report a misdemeanor criminal conviction.

Zarmena Noorzai, Ridgewood, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 286635; Cal. No. 25168

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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 Operating a Motor Vehicle While Impaired by Drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Gary Paul Pagliaro, Newburgh, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 436401; Cal. No. 24711

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Commercial Bribe Receiving in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor, based on his acceptance of money from a law firm in return for providing the names of emergency room patients.

Vanmany Phichith, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner - Pediatrics; Lic. No. 519369, Cert. No. 381763; Cal. Nos. 25148, 25149

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted in 2009 of Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree.

Brenda Lee Prins, Pine City, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 456239; Cal. No. 24981

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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 payable within 6 months.

Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of failing to account for narcotic doses.

Susan M. Ravetti, Fishkill, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 331711; Cal. No. 25051

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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.

Summary: Respondent admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree, a felony, and Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor.

Tammie Ann Ringer, Queensbury, NY

Profession:  Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 487632; Cal. No. 24713

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $750 fine to be paid within 1 year, 2 year suspension, execution of last 1 year of suspension stayed, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of actual 1 year of suspension and upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Criminal Nuisance in the 1st Degree, a class E felony and Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor, based on her use of her premises for the purpose of the sale of controlled substances and her theft of six DVDs from a supermarket.

Richard Keith Stevens, Merrick, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 568552; Cal. No. 25155

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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 having been convicted of Criminal Trespass, a class A misdemeanor.

Eileen L. Van Essendelft, Holbrook, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 251251; Cal. No. 25114

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area until successfully complete course of retraining in said certain area, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of signing that she had administered medications to patients when, in fact, she had not; and of signing that she had administered a gastric tube feeding to a patient, when, in fact, she had not.

Kipper Van Stevens, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 240558; Cal. No. 25101

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010 (see also November 2009)

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of moral unfitness in the practice of nursing.

Rosina Estella Walwyn, Teaneck, NJ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 276151; Cal. No. 25102

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of administering to a patient a lesser amount of insulin than was ordered by the prescriber and of failing to note in the patient’s record the amount of insulin she actually administered to the patient.

Kathryn Wilson, Bay Shore, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 239801; Cal. No. 25120

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010 (see also April 2008)

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering the wrong dose of medication to a patient.

Occupational Therapy

Sean Shahin Farhadi, Glen Oaks, NY

Profession: Occupational Therapist; Lic. No. 009970; Cal. No. 24753

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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

Summary: Licensee admits to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree, a class B misdemeanor.

Pharmacy

Dinesh Kesharbhai Desai, Park Ridge, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 040014; Cal. No. 25070

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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 dispensing the wrong drug to a patient.

Genovese Drug Stores, Inc. d/b/a Eckerd Pharmacy; 18 Indian Head Road, Kings Park, NY 11754

Profession:  Pharmacy; Reg. No. 023257; Cal. No. 23399

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of willfully failing to have a supervising pharmacist oversee the operation of its pharmacy.

Genovese Drug Stores, Inc. d/b/a Eckerd Pharmacy, 397 Sunrise Highway, West Patchogue, NY 11772

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 015831; Cal. No. 23400

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of willfully failing to have a supervising pharmacist oversee the operation of its pharmacy.

Dimple Piyushkumar Lagdiwala, Morris Plains, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 047293; Cal. No. 25123

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

Joseph J. Liguori, Lynbrook, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 020099; Cal. No. 25048

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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 selling a misbranded drug.

John P. Maffucci, Briarcliff Manor, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 034821; Cal. No. 25094

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

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

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

Public Accountancy

Gregory M. Dearlove, Orchard Park, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 038440; Cal. No. 24933

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area for no less than 4 years and until successfully complete course of retraining in said certain area, upon termination of partial actual suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine payable within 5 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission determined that he had engaged in improper professional conduct which would constitute professional misconduct under the laws of New York State.

Martin Nissenbaum, New York, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 039081; Cal. No. 25217

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010 (see also April 2013)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud the United States, Tax Evasion, and Obstructing the Internal Revenue Service, all Federal felonies.

Richard Michael Stock, Lisbon, OH

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 074798; Cal. No. 25049

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Bank Fraud, a felony, and Grand Larceny. 

Social Work

Warren R. Levine, Commack, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 028495; Cal. No. 25129

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010 (see also May 2014)

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor, and Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Veterinary Medicine

Kent R. Marshall, Wolcott, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 003824; Cal. No. 25196

Regents Action Date: September 14, 2010

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of writing false prescriptions.

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Last Updated: November 13, 2014