Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

September 11, 2012

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Public Accountancy -


Architecture

Richard Joseph Walsh, Maspeth, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 025292; Cal. No. 26211

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to register between April 2004 and July 2010.

Chiropractic

Richard A. Nebiosini, Medford, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 004815; Cal. No. 26186

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the 5th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Dentistry

Miryem Kandinov, Kew Gardens, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 045011; Cal. No. 25611

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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

Summary: Respondent admitted to charges of having failed to diagnose disease and to record an evalution of the patient’s teeth.

Craig Leonard Leshinger, Bayport, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043429; Cal. No. 26185

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year actual suspension with leave to apply for early termination upon service of 3 months of suspension and successful completion of certain coursework and certain examination, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine payable within 3 months.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of performing bridgework and implant dentistry that was well below accepted standards in the dental profession.

Sirilak Oudom, Poughkeepsie, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 054143; Cal. No. 26146

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing, on more than one occasion, to remove all decay prior to filling four teeth of a five-year-old patient.

Massage Therapy

Natalie N. Lugo, Shirley, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 019170; Cal. No. 26196

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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 having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Nursing

Karen Z. Alicea, Hempstead, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 279686, 582553; Cal. Nos. 25341, 25342

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of  failing to document on several occasions, documenting an incorrect amount of fluid for a patient, documenting that a patient was stable when the patient was in respiratory distress, documenting assessments that were not done, and failing to perform two assessments.

Edward Charles Altmann, Westbury, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 334036; Cal. No. 26088

Regents Action Date: September 11, 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 Attempted Criminal Contempt, a class B misdemeanor.

Deva Ashfaq, North Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 594649; Cal. No. 26128

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 5 month actual suspension, 19 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny and of having willfully filed a false report.

Stella A. Bonsu, Santa Rosa, CA

Profession:  Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 498555; Cal. No. 26256

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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 found guilty of professional misconduct in Vermont.

Nicole B. Bourdeau, South Glens Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 633050; Cal. No. 26118

Regents Action Date: September 11, 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 Possession of a Forged Instrument.

Kathleen J. Burke, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 373663; Cal. No. 26200

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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 Impersonation in the 2nd Degree, a misdemeanor.

Maureen T. Cardoso a/k/a Maureen Cardoso Flowers, Bedford Hills, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 474696; Cal. No. 26260

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in Pennsylvania of Identity Theft and Forgery, and having been convicted in New York of Petit Larceny, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree, and Attempted Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree.

Alice J. Clark, Wappingers Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 249616; Cal. No. 26219

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of diverting medication from a patient for her own use and administering another medication to the patient which was not prescribed by the patient’s physician.

Brandon Michael Coburn, Ellicottville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. Nos. 280991, 571255, Cert. No. 305118; Cal. Nos. 26288, 26289, 26290

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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 having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in the State of Arizona.

Julie G. Cosgrove, Shortsville, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 517299; Cal. No. 26224

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012 (see also September 2009)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree and failing to complete a term of probation.

Joan M. Cranmer, Lowman, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 590697; Cal. No. 26171

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Summary: Respondent did not contest charges that she made a record keeping error and failed to administer medication timely.

Debbie J. Cummings, Elmira, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 210431, 456843; Cal. Nos. 26254, 26255

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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  failure to document.

William Robert Dodd, Altamont, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 466301; Cal. No. 26218

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of lying on an application and filing a false report.

Thomas F. Dwyer, Mattydale, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 279190; Cal. No. 26242

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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 Willful Violation of Health Laws.

Kassandra Simone Fields, Perth Amboy, NJ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 294406; Cal. No. 26311

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Theft and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Edward Freely, Jr., Kenmore, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 249281, 543151; Cal. Nos. 26187, 26188

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having failed to perform a check on a patient.

Curtis W. Goyer, Schaghticoke, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 564543; Cal. No. 26201

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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 Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a misdemeanor.

Regina Griffin, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 231239; Cal. No. 26108

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012 (see September 2010)

Action: Found guilty of violation of probation; Penalty: Penalty supersedes penalty previously imposed under Order No. 25096, indefinite suspension until mentally fit to practice, $500 fine to be paid within 6 months, probation 5 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee did not dispute the facts alleging that she had violated probationary terms established in a 2010 disciplinary matter. It was recommended by the Regents Review Committee that her license be suspended until she is found to be fit to practice followed by 5 years probation and payment of her prior $500 fine.

Marina Cecilia John-Lewis, Huntington Station, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 537715; Cal. No. 26175

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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 having been convicted of Trademark Counterfeiting in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Stacey Anne Johnson, Troy, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 278273; Cal. No. 26287
Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting drugs for her own use.

Maudlin Bilkah Jones a/k/a Maudlin B. Jones, Piscataway, NJ

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 104483, 265036; Cal. Nos. 26227, 26228

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of directing staff to place a patient in a seclusion room when there was no physician’s order for the seclusion and of failing to document in the patient’s record that the patient was placed in seclusion.

Rita Khanimov a/k/a Rita Gavriyelova, Rego Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 265878, 525845; Cal. Nos. 25793, 25794

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of  falsely recording that home visits were made on a particular date when said visits were not made as recorded.

Stacy Elizabeth Koch, Averill Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 206566; Cal. No. 26243

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012 (see also September 2009)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of calling in false prescriptions and violating her probation.

Zafiro Lames Lemos, White Plains, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 166676, 365283; Cal. Nos. 26135, 26134

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of failing to properly assess a patient upon admission to the emergency room and failing to do a timely follow-up assessment.

Kevin Oliver Mickle, Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 552396; Cal. No. 26253

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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 writing an excuse of absence note for a third person.

Danielle M. Mitchell a/k/a Danielle M. Pryslopski, Painted Post, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 292195; Cal. No. 26079

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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 having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Noreen Haynes Mulzac, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 275679; Cal. No. 26195

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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 failing to inform a physician that a lab telephoned with a "critical lab result" for a resident.

Courtney Polasik, Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 291107, 602337; Cal. Nos. 26245, 26246

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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 committed documentation errors.

Christine Rodriguez a/k/a Christine Hengel, Wallkill, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 190583, 396979; Cal. Nos. 26234, 26233

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 months and until successful participation in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence when and if return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Attempted Tampering with Physical Evidence and Driving While Intoxicated, both misdemeanors.

Patricia Kathleen Rossetti, East Elmont, NY and Hollis, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 218808; Cal. No. 25996

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012 (see also June 2002)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Nuisance in the 1st Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Michelle Dawn Schug, Cicero, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 244553; Cal. No. 25488

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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 intentional filing of false claim forms electronically from her home indicating that she had provided nursing homecare services to a Medicaid patient on certain days and times when she had not provided the services and was paid $77,259.77 to which she was not entitled.

Suzan Mary-Elizabeth Sheldon, Syracuse, NY and Phoenix, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic, No. 220230; Cal. No. 25458

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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 intentional filing of false claims stating that she had provided nursing care to a Medicaid recipient on certain days and times in the recipient’s home when she had not done so and was paid $58,560 by Medicaid to which she was not entitled.

Catherine L. Stalker, Selkirk, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 237235; Cal. No. 26247

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Arson in the 3rd Degree.

Jennifer Ann Stiles, Hamlin, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 631816; Cal. No. 26263

Regents Action Date: September 11, 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 Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

Carl Thomas Valenti, Margate, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 506037; Cal. No. 26291

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of filing a false report.

Pharmacy

Gincy Abraham, Floral Park, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 047431; Cal. No. 26083

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of dispensing a different medication from that which was prescribed and failing to counsel a patient.

Burhan Pharmacy, Inc., 715 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 016030; Cal. No. 26205

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012 (see also June 2000 and June 2003)

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

Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of operating a pharmacy without a supervising pharmacist.

Gemini Pharmacy Inc., 86-12  37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 029424; Cal. No. 26240

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine payable within 5 months.

Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of being open for business on the afternoon of May 6, 2011, without a licensed pharmacist on duty.

William Frank Kania, Hamburg, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 024377; Cal. No. 26281

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Diversion of Prescription Medications.

Manhattanville Pharmacy, Inc., 567 West 125th Street, New York, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 028829; Cal. No. 26197

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of operating a pharmacy without a supervising pharmacist.

N&N Village Pharmacy, Inc., 537 South Main Street, Central Square, NY

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 020366; Cal. No. 26251

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of failing to maintain pharmacy records.

Rajendra Prasad Vavilala, Farmington, MI

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 055902; Cal. No. 26225

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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 found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in Michigan.

Howard Reid Wigdor, Merrick, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 046308; Cal. No. 26316

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the allegation that on or about and between August 1, 2008 and January 1, 2009, while employed as a pharmacist in a pharmacy located within the Eastern District of New York, he stole the schedule II controlled substance oxycodone from said pharmacy with the intent to distribute it to others.

Podiatry

Seth Stinehour, Rochester, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 006362; Cal. No. 26244

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in West Virginia.

Public Accountancy

Andrew Keith Charles, Old Westbury, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 060719; Cal. No. 26310

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

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

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of  committing errors during the audit of the financial statements of an employee benefit plan.

Anthony J. Cuti a/k/a Anthony Cuti, Lewisburg, PA

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 031974; Cal. No. 26220

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against charges of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud, Securities Fraud, False Filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (three counts), all felonies.

Randal L. Kase, White Plains, NY

Profession:  Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 047377; Cal. No. 26221

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Forging Endorsements on Treasury Checks of the United States, and of Frauds and Swindles, both felonies.

Frank R. Kincade, Jr. a/k/a Frank Kincade, Jr., Washingtonville, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 061792; Cal. No. 25775

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary:  Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree and False Return, Personal Income and Earnings Taxes, both felonies.

Allen Daniel Powerstein a/k/a Allen D. Powerstein, Dunnellon, FL

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 024506; Cal. No. 26049

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application to surrender license (certificate) granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree and False Return, Personal Income and Earnings Taxes, both felonies.

Barry Prichep, Peekskill, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 033559; Cal. No. 26273

Regents Action Date: September 11, 2012

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Tax Fraud Act in the 5th Degree, a misdemeanor.

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Last Updated: October 26, 2012