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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 17, 2018
For More Information Contact:

JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

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Regents Actions in 47 Professional Discipline Cases

October 15 - 16, 2018

 

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 1 license, surrender of 8 licenses and 2 certificates, and 35 other disciplinary actions. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case. 

I. REVOCATION AND SURRENDERS

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

Paul Mok; Professional Engineer; Flushing, NY 11354-2712; Lic. No. 038550; Cal. No. 30692; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of negligently certifying on forms submitted to the New York City Department of Buildings that work was performed according to approved plans when said work did not conform.

Paul Mok P.E., P.C.; Whitestone, NY 11357; Cal. No. 30693; Application to surrender certificate of incorporation granted. Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of negligently certifying on forms submitted to the New York City Department of Buildings that work was performed according to approved plans when said work did not conform.

Nursing

Annet Joy Rawlins a/k/a Annet Rawlins; Licensed Practical Nurse; New Rochelle, NY 10805; Lic. No. 304289; Cal. No. 27610; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Cheryl Leigh Watson; Registered Professional Nurse; Wellsboro, PA 16901; Lic. No. 690561; Cal. No. 29240; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of stealing Hydrocodone and Percocet.

Lois Marie Kiefel; Registered Professional Nurse; Bismarck, ND 58502; Lic. No. 532253; Cal. No. 30495; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being chemically dependent and needing treatment for said dependency in the State of Alabama.

Mathew H. Zarzycki; Licensed Practical Nurse; Putnam, CT 06260; Lic. No. 319715; Cal. No. 30655; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of violating the terms of probation imposed by the Board of Regents.

Iris Yvette Moreno a/k/a Iris Moreno Parra; Registered Professional Nurse; San Jose, CA 95118; Lic. No. 588007; Cal. No. 30687; 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 practicing the profession of nursing with gross negligence.

Natasha Nicole Lane; Registered Professional Nurse; Phoenix, AZ 85013; Lic. No. 663880; Cal. No. 30703; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: License admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Carrying a Loaded Firearm In Public in the State of California, a misdemeanor, and which, if committed within this state, would have constituted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Karen Lynn Malcomson; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107; Lic. No. 208247, Cert. No. 400251; Cal. Nos. 30786, 30787; Application to surrender license and certificate granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of allowing an unlicensed person to access patient records and view personally identifiable facts, data and information, without patient consent or authorization.

Ophthalmic Dispensing

Joseph Vishnevetsky; Ophthalmic Dispenser; Brooklyn, NY 11224-4046; Lic. No. 006037; Cal. No. 30809; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of submitting claims to Medicaid for services that were never performed.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

Gordon Kong Sung; Architect; Coquitlam V3B0N2, Canada; Lic. No. 032300; Cal. No. 30221; 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, $1,000 fine.

Peter Hagemann; Architect; Oyster Bay, NY 11771; Lic. No. 020386; Cal. No. 30470; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Enzo Pavese; Architect; Clark, NJ 07066; Lic. No. 032190; Cal. No. 30514; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Mental Health Practitioners

Lauren B. Rizel; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Far Rockaway, NY 11691-1707; Lic. No. 000907; Cal. No. 29252; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Edwardo Rodriguez; Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Nanuet, NY 10954-3344; Lic. No. 004751; Cal. No. 30219; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 2 years and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 3 years probation.

Nursing

Norah Marie Bieniewicz a/k/a Norah M. Bieniewicz a/k/a Norah Bieniewicz; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Vestal, NY 13850-6220; Lic. Nos. 248357, 516772; Cal. Nos. 28346, 28347; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Suspension for no less than 6 months and until alcohol and substance abuse-free and fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.

Lisa M. Reid-Wallace; Registered Professional Nurse; Hollywood, FL 33020; Lic. No. 534705; Cal. No. 28912; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and reprimand.

Valerie Schwinn; Registered Professional Nurse; New York, NY 10029; Lic. No. 621847; Cal. No. 30190; 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.

Lisa Marie Schaaffe; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Brooklyn, NY 11223; Lic. Nos. 233101, 468370; Cal. Nos. 30321, 30318; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Mary Jo Fazio; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Williamsville, NY 14221; Lic. Nos. 232089, 459944; Cal. Nos. 30383, 30384; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Kristin C. Fiaschetti; Licensed Practical Nurse; Liverpool, NY 13088; Lic. No. 292030; Cal. No. 30410; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Annamarie Favarolo; Registered Professional Nurse; West Islip, NY 11795; Lic. No. 504036; Cal. No. 30444; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Terasa A. Jordan Galle; Registered Professional Nurse; Williamson, NY 14589; Lic. No. 537185; Cal. No. 30472; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Colleen A. Naylor; Registered Professional Nurse; Vestal, NY 13850; Lic. No. 546579; Cal. No. 30494; 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.

Teresa Jennie Carlin; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Oxford, NY 13830-0601; Lic. Nos. 235604, 467279; Cal. Nos. 30496, 30497; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Marie Mirtho Lindor; Licensed Practical Nurse; Amityville, NY 11701; Lic. No. 255855; Cal. No. 30500; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Kristy Marie Hammonds; Registered Professional Nurse; Rome, NY 13413; Lic. No. 535049; Cal. No. 30511; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 years and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Marrianne Abellana Borromeo; Registered Professional Nurse; Woodside, NY 11377; Lic. No. 597549; Cal. No. 30541; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Carla M. Keeler; Licensed Practical Nurse; Lexington, SC 29072; Lic. No. 268332; Cal. No. 30607; 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, $250 fine.

Occupational Therapy

Kristen Beth Wisniewski; Occupational Therapist; Staten Island, NY 10314-5336; Lic. No. 015518; Cal. No. 30445; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Pharmacy

RXUSAPBM INC; Pharmacy; Port Washington, NY 11050; Reg. No. 025934; Cal. No. 29893; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $15,000 fine.

PBM AMERICA INC; Pharmacy; Port Washington, NY 11050; Reg. No. 025933; Cal. No. 29894; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $15,000 fine.

Tatyana Ruvinova; Pharmacist; Woodmere, NY 11598; Lic. No. 054853; Cal. No. 30184; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Public Accountancy

PKF O'Connor Davies LLP; Public Accountancy Partnership; New York, NY 10022; Reg. No. 069980; Cal. No. 30457; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000.

Donald R. Valane; Certified Public Accountant; New Hyde Park, NY 11040; Lic. No. 042337; Cal. No. 30629; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

Social Work

Larissa Anne Filipp; Licensed Master Social Worker; Albany, NY 12203; Lic. No. 079587; Cal. No. 29588; 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, $500 fine.

Helen Schwartz; Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Brooklyn, NY 11220-6006; Lic. Nos. 039133, 072681; Cal. Nos. 30172, 30173; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Laura Hunziker Lokenberg; Licensed Master Social Worker; Schenectady, NY 12303; Lic. No. 083359; Cal. No. 30554; 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.

Michael Anthony Ryan; Licensed Master Social Worker; Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706-1066; Lic. No. 070388; Cal. No. 30635; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for a minimum of 1 month and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Dagmar Rachel Alvarado-Ojeda; Speech-Language Pathologist; Bronx, NY 10465; Lic. No. 020634; Cal. No. 29813; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

 

 

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