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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 27, 2012
For More Information Contact:

Jonathan Burman or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

www.nysed.gov

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Regents Actions In 31 Professional Discipline Cases And 1 Restoration Petition

April 23-24, 2012

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 1 license, the surrender of 4 licenses, and 26 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

DENTISTRY

Gerald Jay Whiteman; Dentist; Long Branch, NJ 07740; Lic. No. 024255; Cal. No. 26087; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in New Jersey.

NURSING

Stephanie Cachia; Licensed Practical Nurse; Brooklyn, NY 11229; Lic. No. 256654; Cal. No. 25632; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

David Francis McNamara; Registered Professional Nurse; Comstock, NY 12821-0051; Lic. No. 510109; Cal. No. 26094; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree.

Jacki Lynn Everett; Licensed Practical Nurse; Barryville, NY 12719; Lic. No. 254358; Cal. No. 26097; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the allegation that, on or about February 2, 2009, while employed at Grace Plaza Rehabilitation Nursing Center, Great Neck, New York, she made false entries in patient records indicating she had administered the controlled substances Percocet and Xanax to two patients when, in fact, she had taken said medications and diverted them to her own use.

PSYCHOLOGY

Lynda Harris-Boscaino; Spring Valley, NY 10977; Lic. No. 011791; Cal. No. 26098; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a felony.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

DENTISTRY

Gary Mark Helman; Dentist; Syosset, NY 11791-6335; Lic. No. 026445; Cal. No. 25747; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, 100 hours public service.

Saleh A. Elahwal; Dentist; Brooklyn, NY 11209; Lic. No. 042462; Cal. No. 25947; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 years suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, $10,000 fine.

NURSING

Haydee Grace West-Clyde; Registered Professional Nurse; Baldwin, NY 11510; Lic. No. 478005; Cal. No. 25174; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Roberta Jomona Nadine Adams a/k/a Roberta Adams; Registered Professional Nurse; Brooklyn, NY 11238; Lic. No. 581934; Cal. No. 25200; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Rima R. Chaudhry; Licensed Practical Nurse; Coram, NY 11727; Lic. No. 240911; Cal. No. 25839; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Jacqueline Denin Vaughan-Moscatiello; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Mastic, NY 11950-2204; Lic. Nos. 259183, 504860; Cal. Nos. 25888, 25889; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 years suspensions, execution of last 18 months of suspensions stayed, probation 2 years to commence and to run concurrently with suspensions.

Donna Marie Prestopino; Registered Professional Nurse; Massapequa, NY 11758; Lic. No. 510100; Cal. No. 25973; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Monique Hemphill Gonzalez; Licensed Practical Nurse; Poughkeepsie, NY 12603; Lic. No. 225311; Cal. No. 26000; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Lisa Ashcraft; Registered Professional Nurse; Fort Myers, FL 33901; Lic. No. 500827; Cal. No. 26001; 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 in State of New York, $500 fine payable within 2 months.

Demetria Latreic Johnson; Licensed Practical Nurse; Hempstead, NY 11550; Lic. No. 240024; Cal. No. 26003; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension beginning June 1, 2012 and terminating June 30, 2012, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Leon Lloyd Sanders; Registered Professional Nurse; Rhinebeck, NY 12572; Lic. No. 575043; Cal. No. 26068; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.

Olubunmi Adeola McClendon; Licensed Practical Nurse; Yonkers, NY 10704; Lic. No. 271229; Cal. No. 26069; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspenion, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Marwa Taman; Registered Professional Nurse; Ithaca, NY 14850; Lic. No. 567545; Cal. No. 26072; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Bette Lindstrand Constantine; Registered Professional Nurse; Amsterdam, NY 12010; Lic. No. 199856; Cal. No. 26075; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to be tolled until return to practice in State of New York, $500 fine.

Kevin Francis Brennan; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Community Health); Watertown, NY 13601; Lic. No. 368198, Cert. No. 320050; Cal. Nos. 26082, 26081; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

PHARMACY

Nelson Francisco Flores; Pharmacist; Tuckahoe, NY 10707; Lic. No. 042664; Cal. No. 25998; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 3 months and 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, $1,000 fine payable within 2 months.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Christopher A. Codoner; Physical Therapist; Staten Island, NY 10312; Lic. No. 013746; Cal. No. 25664; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.

PODIATRY

Mario George Silvestri; Endicott, NY 13760-5221; Lic. No. 004319; Cal. No. 24779; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $3,000 fine.

Keith Wayne Factor; Brooklyn, NY 11233; Lic. No. 003728; Cal. No. 25423; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 3 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $1,500 fine payable within 18 months.

Eric Ean Edelman; Syracuse, NY 13212-3627; Lic. No. 006040; Cal. No. 26052; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY

Ramona Morales Boswell; Certified Public Accountant; Westbury, NY 11590; Lic. No. 083476; Cal. No. 25999; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Lawrence Rozanski; Certified Public Accountant; Woodmere, NY 11598; Lic. No. 053552; Cal. No. 26053; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

VETERINARY MEDICINE

Karen Moody Forlano; Veterinarian; Scotia, NY 12302; Lic. No. 007547; Cal. No. 26055; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Anthony Joseph Meglino; Veterinarian; Tuckahoe, NY 10707; Lic. No. 006855; Cal. No. 26113; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

III.  RESTORATION

The Board of Regents voted on April 24, 2012 to deny the petition for restoration of the licensed practical nurse license of Jimmy Lee Dutton.  Mr. Dutton’s license was originally surrendered April 29, 2003.