Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

September 2019

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Acupuncture - Architecture - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Optometry - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Social Work -


Acupuncture

Dahna Acupuncture, P.C.; Flushing, NY
Profession: Acupuncture; Cal. No. 30999
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of failing to maintain a record which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of a minor patient.

Robert Seungmin Lee; Syosset, NY
Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 004025; Cal. No. 30998
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain a record which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of a minor patient.

 

Architecture

Robert Alfred Lenahan; New City, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 026031; Cal. No. 31197
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019 (See also February 2003)
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 filing two Technical Reports for Periodic Inspection of Exterior Walls and Appurtenances with the New York City Department of Buildings classifying the chimneys on two (2) buildings as Safe, however a later inspection by an inspector found that the chimney should have been classified as Safe with a Repair and Maintenance Program.

Robert A. Lenahan Architect, P.C.; New City, NY
Profession: Architecture; Cal. No. 31198
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of filing two Technical Reports for Periodic Inspection of Exterior Walls and Appurtenances with the New York City Department of Buildings classifying the chimneys on two (2) buildings as Safe, however a later inspection by an inspector found that the chimney should have been classified as Safe with a Repair and Maintenance Program.

 

Dentistry

Michael Marcus; Calabasas, CA
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 034546; Cal. No. 31456
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Sexual Battery and Child Molestation, misdemeanors in the State of California, in 2010 for touching and/or rubbing patients’ breasts in 2004.

Eugene Paul Milford; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 037598; Cal. No. 28611
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Failure to File a Return or Report, Supply Information or Supply False Information, a class A misdemeanor.

Stanley Pinkus a/k/a Stanislav Pinkusovich; Valley Stream, NY
Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 047191; Cal. No. 31385
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to diagnose and chart a patient’s periodontal condition prior to placing a bridge; failing to obtain written informed consent regarding acceptance of the shade of color for the bridge; placing on a tooth a crown that had an open margin on the distal of the tooth; extracting a tooth and leaving a residual root tip; failing to remove the root tip when placing a bridge; and delivering crowns with unacceptable open margins in the State of Nevada.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

James A. Clancy; National Park, NJ
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 084288; Cal. No. 30800
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of sharing fees with a person not licensed to practice engineering and signing off on a letter of completion without thoroughly reviewing the work, which had been done by someone else.

Anthony Christopher Dangelo; Stewartsville, NJ
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 080961; Cal. No. 30949
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019 (See also June 2017)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of violating a term of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.

Keng Lee So; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 087737; Cal. No. 31359
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree, a class E felony.

 

Massage Therapy

Pierre Andre Henry; New York, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 008718; Cal. No. 31499
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of exhibiting immoral conduct by massaging the genital areas and breasts of a client who was also not properly draped.

Robert Seungmin Lee; Syosset, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 023434; Cal. No. 31000
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain a record which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of a minor patient.

Robert S. Lee Therapeutic Massage, P.C.; Flushing, NY
Profession: Massage Therapy; Cal. No. 31001
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of failing to maintain a record which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of a minor patient.

 

Nursing

Betsy Babukutty; Bayside Hills, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 576475; Cal. No. 31186
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Kathleen Baker; Sleepy Hollow, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 235997, 562500; Cal. Nos. 31508, 31509
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony, and submitting a registration renewal application which falsely stated that she had not been convicted of any crime.

Jayne Barry; Warrensburg, MO
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 532005; Cal. No. 31469
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in Arizona where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute willful verbal and physical abuse of patients and failure to maintain accurate patient records.

Danielle E. Barton; Buffalo, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 295616; Cal. No. 29626
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 years actual suspension. Upon return to  practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering.

Linda Jean Bialecki; Phoenix, AZ
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 119764; Cal. No. 31334
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of submitting a registration renewal application which falsely stated that no other licensing authority had previously refused to issue a professional license to her when in fact she had been denied practical nursing licensure by the State of Arizona.

Michelle Lynn Bitterman a/k/a Michelle Lynn Hazard; East Amherst, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 256286, 510422; Cal. Nos. 31080, 31081
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having removed vials of 50 mg Benadryl for her own personal use.

Holly Lou Cary; Farmersville, TX
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 252635; Cal. No. 31477
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019 (See also September 2016)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Jessica Lynne Charlebois a/k/a Jessica L. Carlson; Middletown, CT
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 566651; Cal. No. 31347
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being dependent on, or a habitual user of narcotics or other drugs having similar effects, in Connecticut.

Brandon Michael Coburn; Lewisburg, PA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. Nos. 280991, 571255; Cert. No. 305118; Cal. Nos. 31047, 31048, 31049
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019 (See also September 2012 and May 2019)
Action: Application to surrender licenses and to surrender certificate granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Crystal L. Conley; Putnam Valley, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 303765; Cal. No. 30914
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 6 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of removing medications from a facility without authorization; falsely answering the criminal conviction question on her 2010 New York State application for licensure as licensed practical nurse when she knew she had been convicted of the crime of Driving While Intoxicated in 2000 and having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.

Lorri J. Couse a/k/a Lorri Love; Watervliet, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 435639; Cal. No. 31340
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019 (See also July 2002)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practice errors.

Verna M. Davis; Syracuse, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 084152; Cal. No. 30390
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 year, with licensee  to submit to a mental health evaluation and if necessary, to participate in a course of therapy and treatment, until fit to practice.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Assault in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony. 

Gina Marie Dereme; Ronkonkoma, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 320270; Cal. No. 31541
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of stealing hydrocodone pills, a controlled substance, from her place of employment.

Kayla L. Drake; Kingston, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 307305; Cal. No. 30958
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 months actual suspension, 20 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Burglary in the 3rd Degree.

Sarah Marie Fackelman; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 292512; Cal. No. 30232
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having failed to document blood glucose and administered insulin to a patient without a witness and failure to maintain accurate records.

Helen Marie Finnila; North Chesterfield, VA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 144654, 335297; Cal. Nos. 30810, 30799
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of administering drugs incorrectly in the State of Virginia.

Kelly Galvin; Centereach, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 260217; Cal. No. 31423
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree, a class C felony; and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Stacey A. Grimes; Bemus Point, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Lic. Nos. 224768, 538142, Cert. No. 337336; Cal. Nos. 31128, 31129, 31130
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Violation of the Controlled Substance, Drug Device & Cosmetic Act, a felony in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which if committed in New York State would constitute Fraud and Deceit Related to Controlled Substances, a Class A misdemeanor.

Katelynn Marie Higgins; Caledonia, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 300750; Cal. No. 31153
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 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.

Walter A. Houston; Columbia, SC
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 270425; Cal. No. 31141
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of nursing as a licensed practical nurse for approximately nine (9) months while willfully failing to register in Pennsylvania.

Karlie S. Hveem; Glens Falls, NY 
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 312137; Cal. No. 29322
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: License was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

Lillian R. Johnson a/k/a Lillian Rebecca Johnson; Grand Prairie, TX
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 256531, 524594; Cal. Nos. 31060, 31061;
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain a record for each patient which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of the patient, and practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently in Texas.

Melissa E. Kotary; Oneida, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 299337; Cal. No. 30995
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, Criminal Possession of a Controlled substance in the 7th Degree, Petit Larceny and Burglary in the 3rd Degree.

Ana A. Lamson Pangilinam a/k/a Ana Amalia Lamson Pangilinan; La Mirada, CA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 182581, 421006; Cal. Nos. 30951, 30952
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of, in the State of California, failing to properly assess a patient’s pain and not determining its etiology, delaying discovery of the full extent of said patient’s injuries; failing to rule out a neck and spinal injury prior to moving said patient; failing to classify said patient’s head injury on the Glasgow Coma Scale; failing to activate Emergency Medical Services in a timely manner despite classifying said patient’s condition as “emergent”; and pre-writing a physician telephone order for continued one-to-one supervision of said patient and not documenting who gave the order.

Patricia Ann Makitra; Bath, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 310776; Cal. No. 31188
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration error.

Debra Lynn Mattoon a/k/a Debra L. Mattoon a/k/a Debra Mattoon; Oakfield, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 300437; Cal. No. 30020
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019 (See also September 2014 and March 2017)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Burglary in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony.

Shanika Marie Miles; Waldorf, MD
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 291366; Cal. No. 31435
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of finding of professional misconduct by the Florida State Board of Nursing for procuring a license with known misrepresentations on a Maryland nursing application.

Brittany A. Nuzzi a/k/a Brittany Nuzzi; Coram, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 307542; Cal. No. 30381
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Grace I. Oronce; Lakewood, CA
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 192225, 404594; Cal. Nos. 31459, 31460;
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in California, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute practicing the profession with gross negligence on a particular occasion.

Mary Ann Peck; Phelps, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 152424, 430666; Cal. Nos. 31159, 31160;
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of medication administration errors.

Nimfa R. Realeza a/k/a Nimfa Realeza Punzalan a/k/a Nimfa Reyes Realeza Punzalan; Vallejo, CA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 366648; Cal. 31507
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to formulate a nursing diagnosis, evaluate or assess a patient’s physical condition and act as an advocate for the patient, in the State of California.

Lori Marie Riley; Sharon, CT
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 212254; Cal. No. 31051
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 6 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being habitually drunk or being dependent on, or a habitual user of narcotics, barbiturates, amphetamines, hallucinogens, or other drugs having similar effects, and practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently in Connecticut.

Susan Gaye Riner; Elba, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 283425, Cert. No. 302526; Cal. Nos. 30935, 30936
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of moral unfitness in the practice of nursing.

Michele Pat Scanlan; Camillus, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 578271; Cal. No. 30897
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019 (See also June 2017)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 year and until fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of practicing the profession with moral unfitness and violating a term of probation.

Leslie A. Shinkman; Burnt Hills, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 277420; Cal. No. 31167
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019 (See also May 2017)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 6 months and until mentally fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to disclose a discipline on employment application and Violation of Probation.

Kimberly Ann Snipe; White Plains, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 277654; Cal. No. 31074
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 1 year probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of nursing as a licensed practical nurse for approximately 2 years while willfully failing to register in Connecticut.

Ann E. Starkweather; Odessa, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 212739; Cal. No. 31190
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs.

Sheila Marie Stokes; Richmond, VA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 487159; Cal. No. 31324
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having a history of alcohol abuse including failing to report to work with or without notice because of drinking in Virginia. 

Kimberly Jean Villie; Elmira, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 633498; Cal. No. 31203
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Pamela Weinstock; Centereach, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 632825; Cal. No. 31018
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of being dependent on the narcotic hydromorphone, a controlled substance.

Charlene Francis Wieczorek; Depew, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 531175; Cal. No. 30573
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of documenting that a dressing had been changed when it had not and leaving an uncapped syringe in a patient's bed.

 

Occupational Therapy

Konstantin Pigulsky; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Occupational Therapist; Lic. No. 014534; Cal. No. 30778
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $3,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Promoting the Sexual Performance by a Child, a class D felony.

 

Optometry

Nwanneka C. Udenta; Montclair, NJ
Profession: Optometrist; Lic. No. 007507; Cal. No. 31497
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to be registered to practice as an optometrist.

 

Pharmacy

Craig Joseph Balkon; Dix Hills, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 053325; Cal. No. 31135
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting controlled substances from a pharmacy for his own use.

Taehyun Kim; Hollis, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 061609; Cal. No. 30657
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of not adequately supervising a pharmacy as supervisising pharmacist.

 

Public Accountancy

Denise C. Wackowski; East Amherst, NY
Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 089171; Cal. No. 31007
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree and Arson in the 5th Degree.

 

Social Work

Justin Roger Barkley; Dannemora, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 077681, 079316; Cal. Nos. 30551, 30552
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Manslaughter in the 1st Degree, a class B felony, and Menacing a Police Officer, a Class D felony.

Melanie C. Miller; Hudson, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 078354; Cal. No. 30016
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
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 willfully filing a false report.

Eileen Ann Spong; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 015950; Cal. No. 30792
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 4 months and until mentally fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of fraudulent billing and documentation.

Sherman Sean Stovall, Jr.; Albany, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 078173, 078968; Cal. Nos. 30724, 30723
Regents Action Date: September 10, 2019
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 month and until mentally and physically fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of moral unfitness in the practice.

 

 

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Last Updated: October 15, 2019