Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

September 2018

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Acupuncture - Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Massage Therapy - Mental Health Practitioner - Nursing - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Acupuncture

Ying Li; Oakland Gardens, NY
Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 001336; Cal. No. 27653
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 years suspension, execution of last 12 months of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Money Laundering in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony. 

 

Architecture

Edward C. Hicks; Flushing, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 016413; Cal. No. 30533
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018 (See also March 2020)
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 prepare and maintain written evaluations of the professional services represented by documents signed and sealed by the licensee; and receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services.

 

Chiropractic

Scott Joseph Keller; Ronkonkoma, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 007598; Cal. No. 30308
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 30 months and until fit to practice, 3 years probation to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice, $10,000 fine payable within 2 years.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of engaging in consensual romantic relationships with two female patients.

Shimon J. Metz; West Hempstead, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 008102; Cal. No. 29164
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, a felony.

 

Dentistry

John Thomas Gordon; Islip Terrace, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 044635; Cal. No. 29951
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone, a felony.

Honey Ojha; New Hartford, NY
Profession: Dentist, Dental Enteral Conscious Sedation; Lic. No. 054720, Cert. No. 000601; Cal. Nos. 29962, 29963
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspensions, 2 years probation, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having performed crowns with open margins, performed incomplete/underfilled root canals and failed to check treatment plan.

Jin Wook Song; Carthage, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 048707; Cal. No. 28074
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Partial indefinite suspension in specified areas for a minimum of 2 years and until completion of retraining in each of these specified areas, probation 4 years concurrent with commencement of partial indefinite suspension, terms of probation include requirements that, during period of probation, respondent be prohibited from practicing dentistry in the specified areas to which her suspension applies until such time as respondent has been duly notified of the termination of such suspensions in these specified areas and that, in addition, respondent be required to successfully complete coursework in Risk Management and in Ethics during period of probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of fraudulently practicing the profession of dentistry; practicing the profession of dentistry with negligence on more than one occasion; engaging in unprofessional conduct by failing to comply with 8 N.Y.C.R.R. §29.2(a)(7); and unprofessional conduct in violation of 8 N.Y.C.R.R. §29.2(a)(3).

Shakera Zelawar; Clifton Park, NY
Profession: Dental Hygienist; Lic. No. 025875; Cal. No. 30527-8403
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
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 practicing the profession of dental hygiene while willfully failing to register.

 

Massage Therapy

Ilya Arnopolskiy; Owego, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 029833; Cal. No. 30654
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of touching sexual parts of female clients while rendering massage therapy in or about between February 2, 2017 and April 7, 2017.

 

Mental Health Practitioner

Steven M. Marsh; West Islip, NY
Profession: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Lic. No. 001267; Cal. No. 30508
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness, willful verbal and physical abuse, and practicing the profession of licensed marriage and family therapy while the license was suspended.

 

Nursing

Marie A. Anders; Orland Park, IL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 414547; Cal. No. 30714
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to properly document according to facility policy in Arizona.

Kelly A. Aragona a/k/a Kelly Ann Osier; Clay, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 253984, 509907; Cal. Nos. 30037, 30038
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspensions, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been  convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

Norine Edith Barnett; Beaver Dams, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 236641, 491272; Cal. Nos. 30242, 30243
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspensions, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

Jereme Eugene Beers; Reseda, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 662888; Cal. No. 30545
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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, $500 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to accurately document the handling, administration and destruction of controlled substances in Massachusetts.

Jonathan William Biggar; Tully, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 190611, 443311; Cal. Nos. 30109, 30110
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspensions, 23 months stayed suspensions, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to properly assess a patient.

Kristin Marie Bolduc; Freehold, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 666126; Cal. No. 29943
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018Action: 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 did not contest charges of medication administration, failure to maintain accurate records and Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree.

Deborah Ann Casale; North Babylon, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 414702; Cal. No. 30135
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, a class E felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and, Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Lisa Marcelle Cederbaum; Truckee, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 532399, Cert. No. 304324; Cal. Nos. 30546, 30547
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspensions, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or more in the State of California, a misdemeanor; Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor in New York State.

Sharon L. Clements; Hollywood, FL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 347860; Cal. No. 30036
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of failing to meet minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing nursing practice including engaging in acts for which the licensee is not qualified by training or experience in the State of Florida, where the conduct if committed in New York, would constitute practicing the profession of nursing with negligence on more than on occasion.

Noelle Croal; Hempstead, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 207302; Cal. No. 30467
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to report and document that a patient rolled onto the floor mat from her bed.

Cheryl Ann Edmondson; Buford, GA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 165818, 375095; Cal. Nos. 30641, 30642
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of the finding of professional misconduct by the Florida State Board of Nursing for making deceptive, untrue, or fraudulent representations in or related to the practice of a profession, which if committed in New York State, would constitute professional misconduct for willfully making or filing a false report in violation of section 6509(9) of the New York Education law and section 29.1 (b)(6) of the Rules of the Board of Regents (8NYCRR).

Jamie Van Etten; Tully, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 315308; Cal. No. 30382
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $750 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree and violating a term of probation.

Francine Paulette Francioli a/k/a Francine P. Whittaker; Youngstown, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 289365; Cal. No. 29696
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of refusal to administer medication; failure to administer medication and failure to administer and/or document administration of medications.

Jeanine B. Fogarty; Buckhannon, WV
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 180171, 389909; Cal. Nos. 30543, 30542
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspensions, 11 months stayed suspensions, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing as a licensed nurse without a current, valid license to practice nursing in North Carolina.

Greg Stafford Gaba; Marshall, MO
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 503169; Cal. No. 29974
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of diverting controlled substances and dangerous drugs for his personal use by the Board of Registered Nursing Department of Consumer Affairs, State of California, which conduct if committed in New York State would constitute practicing nursing fraudulently.

Katherine Louise Gallup; Howes Cave, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 677875; Cal. No. 30356
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 4 months.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to immediately contact physician and/or EMS.

Kimberly Marie Gordon; Moriches, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 290903; Cal. No. 30313
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 diverting Seroquel 50mg, Abilify 20 mg, and Wellbutrin 450 mg, all non-controlled substances, for her own use.

Michele Ann Goss; Miller Place, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 479079; Cal. No. 30199
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 not adhering to narcotics waste procedures, medicating patients without proper medical orders, and inconsistent narcotic documentation.

Eleni Marie Green; Rochester, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 720462; Cal. No. 30336
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 medication administration errors.

Donna Maria Hanna; Santa Barbara, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 537882; Cal. No. 30706
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Colorado habitual user.

Wendy Harbinger; Saugerties, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 355417; Cal. No. 30355
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of false entry in patient records.

Jessica Leigh Hardy; Dana Point, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 708781; Cal. No. 30717
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of in the State of Tennessee, obtaining unauthorized prescriptions under the names of providers in order to obtain controlled substances.

Debbie Hicks a/k/a Debbie Buckley; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 416023; Cal. No. 30307
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Federal Program Fraud.

Kyle Ray Holman; Etna, WY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 232231; Cal. No. 30490
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of suturing the finger of an Urgent Care Center patient in the State of California.

Christine Denise Howard; Savannah, GA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 541998; Cal. No. 29496
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $250 fine, suspension until substance abuse-free and fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and if and when return to practice in the State of New York.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having committed of various instances of professional misconduct under the laws and regulations of the State of Arizona.

Krystal Ann Jarrett a/k/a Krystal McQuown; North Rose, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 293116; Cal. No. 30160
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of documentation errors.

Darryl Lynn Jebbett; Rochester, NY 
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 234001; Cal. No. 29583
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018 (See also February 1998)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Patricia C. Joseph; Stafford, TX 
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 290759; Cal. No. 30636
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of finding of professional misconduct by the Texas State Board of Nursing for creating an inaccurate medical record, which if committed in New York State, would constitute professional misconduct for failing to maintain a record for each patient which accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of the patient in violation of section 6509(9) of the New York Education law and section 29.2 (a)(3) of the Rules of the Board of Regents (8 NYCRR).

Lisa Marie Kiernan; Williston Park, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 508698; Cal. No. 30167
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 unauthorized access to patient records, in grossly negligent violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Lori Jean Klees; Los Angeles, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 545392; Cal. No. 30715
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or more in the State of California, a misdemeanor, and which if committed within this state, would have constituted Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Holly Rose Knaus; Orchard Park, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 238519; Cal. No. 30260
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
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: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Ramesh Efran Kola; Albany, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 243724; Cal. No. 29623
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 having been convicted of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree.

Thosha Korynn Labate; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 259048, 530063; Cal. Nos. 28939, 28940
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspensions, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Kristen Davis Landry; Elmira, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 689820; Cal. No. 30544
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successful participation in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of from approximately 2014, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, being dependent on and a habitual user of alcohol.

Andrell J. Leppanen; Dannemora, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 285829; Cal. No. 30598
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018 (See also January 2016)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Murder in the 2nd Degree and Assault in the 1st Degree.

Cynthia Renee Lucas; Pascagoula, MS
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 725000; Cal. No. 30660
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in Mississippi, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute unprofessional conduct; practicing the profession of nursing with gross negligence; and being dependent on or a habitual user of narcotics.

Matthew Michael MacLeod; Rensselaer, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 621796; Cal. No. 30442
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 timely administer medications to two (2) patients.

Sosamma K. Mani; New Hyde Park, NY
Professions: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 264842, 650879; Cal. Nos. 30431, 30432
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspensions, 23 months stayed suspensions, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to follow a physician's order regarding the taking of glucose levels, thereby placing the patient's safety and well-being in jeopardy.

Salvatore Mattaliano; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 205138, 447931; Cal. Nos. 30357, 30358
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspensions, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to administer a scheduled dose of Coumadin.

Ellen Gale Matzer; Wantagh, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 310914; Cal. No. 30471
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 removing a patient’s ring from the hospital’s premises without authorization.

Kelly Ann Marie Mayerhofer a/k/a Kelly Ann Marie Tokarz; Chicago, IL
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 302617; Cal. No. 30648
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of, in the State of Connecticut, diverting one .25 mg tablet of the controlled substance alprazolam, for her own personal use.

Cindy Ann Martin; Seneca Castle, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 342238; Cal. No. 30274
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to implement an appropriate nursing plan for a patient and failing to document that patient progress notes had been reviewed.

Stacy Eleanor McAdams; Pawling, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 229013; Cal. No. 30697
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of 3 counts of Willful Violation of Health Laws, a misdemeanor.

Debra A. McGurrin a/k/a Debra A. Luckett a/k/a Debra M. Luckett; Walton, KY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 374161; Cal. No. 30712
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of being habitually drunk in that she was habitually dependent on alcohol.

Kerri Jo McIntosh; Crown Point, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 265466; Cal. No. 30316
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 finding of professional misconduct by the Vermont Board of Nursing for practicing beyond the scope of licensed practical nurses, which if committed in New York State, would constitute professional misconduct for practicing the profession of nursing beyond its authorized scope, in violation of section 6509 (2) of the New York Education law.

Luke D. Meissner; Saranac Lake, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 642035; Cal. No. 29634
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree and filing a false report.

Alana Parker; Watertown, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 323039; Cal. No. 30385
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 medication administration errors.

Cindy Ann Parmelee; North Las Vegas, NV
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 277668; Cal. No. 30574
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to properly document the administration of controlled substance medications in patient medication administration records while practicing as a licensed professional nurse in the State of Nevada.

Kristi Leigh Planick; Mansfield, OH
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 627077; Cal. No. 30614
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Vehicular Assault in the State of Ohio, a felony of the 4th Degree, which in New York would constitute Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Sophie Pride; Philadelphia, PA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 489768; Cal. No. 30631
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in Pennsylvania, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute unprofessional misconduct; being habitually drunk or being dependent on, or a habitual user of narcotics, barbiturates, amphetamines, hallucinogens, or other drug having similar effects.

Kimberly Jean Ratajczak; Lockport, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 255428, 532907; Cal. Nos. 30386, 30387
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspensions, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Laurie Gay Reich; Powell, WY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 528762; Cal. No. 30529
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting narcotics for his own use while practicing as a registered nurse in the State of Colorado.

Tammy Lee Robinson; Rensselaer, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 267759; Cal. No. 29250
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 years suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

Silvio Jesus Ruiz; Miami, FL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 600398; Cal. No. 30661
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud and False Statement in Florida.

Teresa Marie Ruiz; Portland, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 606045; Cal. No. 30375
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny and stealing controlled substances.

Carmen M. Santiago; Tivoli, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 308469; Cal. No. 30350
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering medication to the wrong patient and failing to timely administer medication to three patients.

Nancy Anne Sargus; Bronx, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 436729; Cal. No. 30456
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 properly document the administration of narcotic medications in the State of Louisiana.

Jessie Elizabeth Marie Skiff a/k/a Jessie Doughty; Ellenville, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 270568; Cal. No. 30484
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for a minimum of 1 month and until successful participation in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of two (2) New York State misdemeanor convictions for Petit Larceny.

Kimberly L. States; Painted Post, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 527982; Cal. No. 29593
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
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.

Karli C. Sydor; Wynantskill, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 633528; Cal. No. 30365
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Lizbeth Tamayo; Islip Terrace, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 323660; Cal. No. 30501
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
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 initiate CPR or call a code on a patient who had expired.

Gloria Vasquez; Bay Shore, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 245484, 488910; Cal. Nos. 30215, 30214
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspensions, 23 months stayed suspensions, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering a CT oral contrast scan to a patient without a physician’s order.

Christine Vigneau; Gulfport, FL
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 542074; Cal. No. 30713
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of up until in or about March 2011, being dependent on and a habitual user of the controlled substances Percocet and Demerol.

 

Pharmacy

Zam Zam Pharmacy, Inc.; Bronx, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 031333; Cal. No. 30283
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $10,000 fine payable within 30 days.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of being open without a pharmacist on duty.

 

Podiatry

Perrin Edwards; Hudson, NY
Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002903; Cal. No. 30643
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Health Care Fraud.

 

Public Accountancy

James Christopher Conery; Albany, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 064873; Cal. No. 30129
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 the charge of practicing the profession of certified public accountancy while willfully failing to register.

Daniel Leon Rothbaum; Stamford, CT
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 069422; Cal. No. 30485
Regents Action Date: September 18, 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 consenting to the revocation of his authority to appear and practice as an accountant before the SEC where the conduct charged resulting in said revocation would, if committed in New York, constitute negligence on more than one occasion.

Judah Wernick; Woodmere, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 061181; Cal. No. 28480
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of five counts of Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud, Wire Fraud, and Commercial Bribery, all class D felonies. 

 

Social Work

Joseph L. Overlock; Siasconset, MA
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 073155; Cal. No. 30400
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of entering into a long-term intimate romantic relationship with a patient.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Mary B. Sykes; Mamaroneck, NY
Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 009065; Cal. No. 30376
Regents Action Date: September 18, 2018
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 failure to properly react clinically when presented with cardiac symptoms.

 

 

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Last Updated: April 13, 2020