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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 27, 2018
For More Information Contact:

Jonathan Burman or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

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Regents Actions in 73 Professional Discipline Cases

February 12 - 13, 2018

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the surrender of 19 licenses and 2 certificates, and 52 other disciplinary actions. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case.

I. SURRENDERS

Chiropractic

Seth G. Kohl; Chiropractor; Albany, NY 12208; Lic. No. 005269; Cal. No. 30120; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Criminal Sexual Act.

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

Robert John Sawmiller; Professional Engineer; Liverpool, NY 13088; Lic. No. 083551; Cal. No. 30149; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of Attempted Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree.

Nursing

Nathan D. Baum; Licensed Practical Nurse; Ayer, MA 01432; Lic. No. 321953; Cal. No. 29323; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempt to tamper with consumer product and Obtaining controlled substance by deception and subterfuge.

Dexter D. Clark; Licensed Practical Nurse; Oriskany, NY 13424; Lic. No. 309229; Cal. No. 29846; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of Petit Larceny, Driving While Intoxicated, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Burglary.

Denise Weisenfeld; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; New Port Richey, FL 34654; Lic. Nos. 078318, 366450; Cal. Nos. 29975, 29976; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Theft of the 3rd Degree, a 3rd Degree felony in the State of Florida, which, if committed within this state, would have been Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class E felony.

Carol Hickey Rhodes a/k/a Carol Marie Rhodes; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health), Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Taos, NM 87571; Lic. Nos. 229685, 456862, Cert. Nos. 301418, 331605; Cal. Nos. 29997, 29998, 29999, 30000; Application to surrender licenses and certificates granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Reckless Driving, a misdemeanor in the 2nd Degree, and Driving Under the Influence, an unclassified misdemeanor, in the State of Florida, and which, if committed within this state would have constituted as Reckless Driving, an unclassified misdemeanor, and Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Carl R. Lee; Registered Professional Nurse; Utica, NY 13502-1139; Lic. No. 591793; Cal. No. 30003; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of working as a nurse when their license was suspended and Unauthorized Practice.

Jennifer Frances Famighetti a/k/a Jennifer Famighetti; Licensed Practical Nurse; Long Beach, NY 11561; Lic. No. 275307; Cal. No. 30004; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of professional misconduct.

Gladys A. Cordova a/k/a Gladys Ann Cordova; Registered Professional Nurse; Homestead, FL 33033; Lic. No. 296818; Cal. No. 30045; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Florida discipline.

Donna Kelly; Registered Professional Nurse; Central Falls, RI 02863; Lic. No. 340041; Cal. No. 30130; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to make any notations in a patient’s record, in the State of Washington, about assessment or care of a Hickman catheter installed in said patient.

Pamela Jean Lee; Registered Professional Nurse; Virginia Beach, VA 23456; Lic. No. 637029; Cal. No. 30166; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in California, where the conduct of committed in New York would constitute practicing the profession of nursing while the ability to practice is impaired by drugs.

Colleen Mary Kenny; Registered Professional Nurse; Jackson, NJ 08527; Lic. No. 462222; Cal. No. 30186; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Florida Discipline.

Charity Ifeanyi Eleda; Registered Professional Nurse; Fort Worth, TX 76127; Lic. No. 458861; Cal. No. 30229; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud, Healthcare Fraud/Aiding and Abetting and False Statements for Use in Determining Rights for Benefit and Payment by Medicare, all felonies.

Linda P. Shay a/k/a Linda P. Pritchard a/k/a Linda Mary Parkin; Registered Professional Nurse; Purling, NY 12470; Lic. No. 254848; Cal. No. 30249; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of instructing patient to stop taking medication and moral unfitness in the practice.

Colleen A. Reynolds a/k/a Colleen A. Martin; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Bellevue, WA 98006; Lic. Nos. 200284, 413076; Cal. Nos. 30258, 30257; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of delegating responsibilities to a person who was not qualified to perform them.

Psychology

Jose Manuel Arcaya; Psychologist; White Plains, NY 10606; Lic. No. 007907; Cal. No. 30233; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to keep an accurate patient record of the evaluation and treatment of a patient, in that the numerical results of the psychological testing in the patient were not accurate and there were no verbatim responses from the patient recorded on the test form.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

Steven Tinkelman; Architect; Poughkeepsie, NY 12603; Lic. No. 016528; Cal No. 30138; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

Clinical Laboratory Technology

Robert A. Balistreri; Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Orchard Park, NY 14127; Lic. No. 010232; Cal. No. 29553; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Dentistry

Dmitry Epelboym, Dentist; Brooklyn, NY 11209; Lic. No. 045076; Cal. No. 28913 Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine.

Darina Jiriaeva; Dental Hygienist; Brooklyn, NY 11223; Lic. No. 025862; Cal. No. 30021; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

Steven David Williams; Professional Engineer; Cambria Heights, NY 11411; Lic. No. 077938; Cal. No. 29680; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.

Bryant Fields; Professional Engineer; Oakland, CA 94621; Lic. No. 080522; Cal. No. 29978; 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, $2,500 fine payable within 90 days.

David Scott Freeman; Land Surveyor; Glenwood, NY 14069; Lic. No. 050480; Cal. No. 29984; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years suspension with leave to apply for a stay of execution of any unserved portion thereof after service of first 2 months thereof, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.

Vincent T. Leahy a/k/a Vincent Leahy; Professional Engineer; Bronx, NY 10463; Lic. No. 076351; Cal. No. 30147; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Massage Therapy

Dorothy J. Karpien; Massage Therapist; Argyle, NY 12809; Lic. No. 010380; Cal. No. 29800; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Nursing

Roxanne Veronica Evans a/k/a Roxanne Veronica McKen; Licensed Practical Nurse; North Baldwin, NY 11510-1814; Lic. No. 202185; Cal. No. 28286; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine.

Maureen Dillon; Licensed Practical Nurse; Nanuet, NY 10954, Valley Cottage, NY 10989; Lic. No. 289116; Cal. No. 28341; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand, probation 1 year.

Lindsay Taylor Almeida; Licensed Practical Nurse; Albany, NY 12205; Lic. No. 308254; Cal. No. 28867; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Mark Louis Madcharo; Registered Professional Nurse; Schenectady, NY 12305; Lic. No. 499908; Cal. No. 29288; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until mentally fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Sueanne Sheppard; Licensed Practical Nurse; Argyle, NY 12809-1280; Lic. No. 200223; Cal. No. 29503; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Crystal L. Smithers; Registered Professional Nurse; Heuvelton, NY 13654; Lic. No. 515424; Cal. No. 29603; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Aphrodite Maria Koinoglou; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Williston Park, NY 11596; Lic. No. 380459, Cert. No. 301024; Cal. Nos. 29607, 29608; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspensions, 23 months stayed suspensions, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Karen Jean Robison a/k/a Karen J. Keays; Licensed Practical Nurse; Greenwich, NY 12834; Lic. No. 170656; Cal. No. 29631; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 months actual suspension, 12 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Andrea Kristen Young; Registered Professional Nurse; Williamsville, NY 14221; Lic. No. 536222; Cal. No. 29706; 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 3 months.

Kathy E. Weber; Registered Professional Nurse; Watkins Glen, NY 14891; Lic. No. 310716; Cal. No. 29791; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $750 fine.

Emily Anne Kalfas; Licensed Practical Nurse; Dunkirk, NY 14048; Lic. No. 322835; Cal. No. 29793; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Lynn Ann Weiss; Registered Professional Nurse; Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776-3372; Lic. No. 388780; Cal. No. 29807; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Katie L. Helmer; Registered Professional Nurse; Brasher Falls, NY 13613; Lic. No. 592605; Cal. No. 29839; 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.

Lisa A. Wilson; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14606; Lic. No. 279163; Cal. No. 29896; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Aleftina Veronica Ziskin-Turner; Licensed Practical Nurse; Colonie, NY 12205; Lic. No. 319385; Cal. No. 29909; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine payable within 4 months.

Craig T. Clemens a/k/a Craig Thomas Clemens; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Bay Shore, NY 11706-7105; Lic. Nos. 181121, 388862; Cal. Nos. 29912, 29913; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspensions, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Lori Susan Lathrop; Registered Professional Nurse; East Amherst, NY 14051; Lic. No. 401481; Cal. No. 29915; 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, $500 fine payable within 3 months.

Natasha S. Newton; Licensed Practical Nurse; Syracuse, NY 13205; Lic. No. 294512; Cal. No. 29949; 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.

Joanna Marie Cirilla; Registered Professional Nurse; Rochester, NY 14609; Lic. No. 668588; Cal. No. 29956; 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 9 months.

Kayana Antoinette Sutherland; Licensed Practical Nurse; Amityville, NY 11701; Lic. No. 323757; Cal. No. 29968; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Melinda C. Lugay a/k/a Melinda Cero Lugay; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; New Hempstead, NY 10977; Lic. Nos. 199802, 413073; Cal. Nos. 29981, 29982; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspensions, 23 months stayed suspensions, 24 months probation.

Richard Hurley Slagle; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Auburn, NY 13021; Lic. No. 633225, Cert. No. 338836; Cal. Nos. 29985, 29986; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspensions, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Mario A. Jones; Licensed Practical Nurse; Troy, NY 12180; Lic. No. 296704; Cal. No. 30001; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine payable within 9 months.

Linda Steil; Registered Professional Nurse; Merrick, NY 11566-2134; Lic. No. 603928; Cal. No. 30030; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Jeannine S. Clark; Licensed Practical Nurse; Buffalo, NY 14208; Lic. No. 284625; Cal. No. 30057; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Stephanie Lynn Maybury; Registered Professional Nurse; Johnstown, NY 12095; Lic. No. 557184; Cal. No. 30082; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Tina Lynn Bruce; Licensed Practical Nurse; St. Augustine, FL 32095; Lic. No. 269244; Cal. No. 30124; 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 in the State of New York, $1,500 fine payable within 2 months.

Susan L. Masse; Registered Professional Nurse; Flanders, NY 11901-4029; Lic. No. 575874; Cal. No. 30133; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

Lori A. Cappellini; Registered Professional Nurse; Hyde Park, NY 12538; Lic. No. 491351; Cal. No. 30136; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Daniel James MacManus Sullivan; Registered Professional Nurse; Wayne, PA 19087-0412; Lic. No. 678255; Cal. No. 30146; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Erica Lea Coffey; Registered Professional Nurse; Lebanon, KY 40033-1611; Lic. No. 620969; Cal. No. 30256; 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.

Pharmacy

Alk-Abello, Inc.; Manufacturer of Drugs and/or Devices; Port Washington, NY 11050; Reg. No. 026231; Cal. No. 29802; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Alk-Abello, Inc.; Wholesaler of Drugs and/or Devices; Port Washington, NY 11050; Reg. No. 034633; Cal. No. 29803; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Nicholas A. Lustrino; Pharmacist; West Harrison, NY 10604; Lic. No. 036756; Cal. No. 29826; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $5,000 fine.

New SNS Corp. d/b/a Junction Pharmacy; Pharmacy; Brooklyn, NY 11210; Reg. No. 033864; Cal. No. 29990; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $4,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Physical Therapy

Gregory Scott Hullstrung; Physical Therapist; Mohegan Lake, NY 10547; Lic. No. 013773; Cal. No. 29971; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Emerson Medrano Mateo; Physical Therapist; Teaneck, NJ 07666; Lic. No. 024900; Cal. No. 29991; 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 in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Veterinary Medicine

Patricia Marcella Dominguez; Veterinary Technician; Briarwood, NY 11435; Lic. No. 004110; Cal. No. 29849; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $3,500 fine.

Evan Sandler; Veterinarian; Utica, NY 13502; Lic. No. 010163; Cal. No. 29924; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.