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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 20, 2012
For More Information Contact:

Jonathan Burman or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

www.nysed.gov

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Regents Actions In 24 Professional Discipline Cases And 1 Restoration Petition

December 10-11, 2012

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 2 licenses, the surrender of 4 licenses and 2 certificates, and 16 other disciplinary actions.  The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case. In addition, the Board acted upon 1 restoration petition.

I.  REVOCATIONS AND SURRENDERS 

MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

Geraldine M. Gallagher; Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Saint Helena, CA 94574; Lic. No. 002668; Cal. No. 26348; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a Class E felony.

NURSING

Ann Marie Ryall; Licensed Practical Nurse; Port Washington, NY 11050; Lic. No. 225697; Cal. No. 26229; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary:  Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a Class D felony; Offering a False Instrument for filing in the 1st Degree, a Class E felony; and Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, a Class E felony.

Kevin Francis Brennan; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Community Health); Watertown, NY 13601; Lic. No. 368198, Cert. No. 320050; Cal. Nos. 26329, 26330; Application to surrender license and certificate granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of forging prescriptions for his own use.

Stacey Ann Gonzalez; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Moriches, NY 11955; Lic. No. 500287, Cert. No. 303849; Cal. Nos. 26405, 26404; Application to surrender license and certificate granted. Summary: Licensee admitted that she is under investigation for professional misconduct that on or about and between November, 2010 and March, 2012 on several occasions, she possessed the prescription pad of a physician and forged his signature issuing the prescription for controlled substances for her own use.

PHARMACY

Aiad Labyb Saman; Pharmacist; Staten Island, NY 10306; Lic. No. 040789; Cal. No. 25473; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Gerald Richard Gentile; Respiratory Therapy Technician; Mount Sinai, NY 11766; Lic. No. 000013; Cal. No. 25662; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

CHIROPRACTIC

Gerald L. Corva; Garden City, NY 11530; Lic. No. 003399; Cal. No. 26230; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

DENTISTRY

Theodore Roy Belfor; Dentist; Catskill, NY 12414; Lic. No. 026821; Cal. No. 26277; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,000 fine.  

Maureen Ann Khoo; Dentist; New York, NY 10011; Lic. No. 053584; Cal. No. 26285; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand.

NURSING

Debra Ann Keller; Licensed Practical Nurse; East Northport, NY 11731; Lic. No. 174213; Cal. No. 25817; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Kevin M. Graiani; Registered Professional Nurse; Stony Point, NY 10980-1335; Lic. No. 621536; Cal. No. 26114; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Diane Healey; Licensed Practical Nurse; Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776; Lic. No. 258271; Cal. No. 26226; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Deborah L. Brogna a/k/a Deborah Lynn Brogna; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; West Babylon, NY 11704; Lic. Nos. 234391, 488378; Cal. Nos. 26312, 26313; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon:  2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Amber Lee Aldrich; Registered Professional Nurse; Livonia, NY 14487; Lic. No. 557106; Cal. No. 26322; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Crystal Arnell Cobbins; Licensed Practical Nurse; Albany, NY 12206; Lic. No. 296665; Cal. No. 26334; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, 25 hours public service.

Teresa A. Bynum; Licensed Practical Nurse; Miller Place, NY 11764; Lic. No. 278348; Cal. No. 26361; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Katelin Phelan; Registered Professional Nurse; New York, NY 10032; Lic. No. 608770; Cal. No. 26369; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Felice Satia Oliver; Licensed Practical Nurse; Central Islip, NY 11722; Lic. No. 274270; Cal. No. 26370; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon termination of probation under Order No. 25561.

PHARMACY

Jennifer VanDewater; Pharmacist; Cambridge, NY 12816; Lic. No. 054087; Cal. No. 26335; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY

Jacqueline Ann Higgins; Certified Public Accountant; Quincy, MA 02171; Lic. No. 097381; Cal. No. 26184; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation.

Howard L. Kleiger; Certified Public Accountant; Great Neck, NY 11021; Lic. (Cert.) No. 017471; Cal. No. 26415; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine.

III.  RESTORATION

The Board of Regents voted on December 11, 2012 to stay the execution of the order of surrender of the physician license of Mireya Francis-Carvajal, Orange Park, FL, to place her on probation for one year under specified terms and conditions, and, upon satisfactory completion of the probationary term, to fully restore her license.  Dr. Francis-Carvajal’s license was originally surrendered March 4, 1997.