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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 25, 2014
For More Information Contact:

Jonathan Burman or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

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Regents Actions in 54 Professional Discipline Cases and 2 Restoration Petitions

February 10-11, 2014

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the summary suspension of 1 license, the revocation of 4 licenses, the surrender of 2 licenses and 1 certificate, and 46 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 2 restoration petitions.

I. SUMMARY SUSPENSION

Nursing

Joseph P. Carelli; Registered Professional Nurse; Marcellus, NY 13108-1088; Lic. No. 652414; Cal. No. 27276; Application for summary suspension granted.

II. REVOCATIONS AND SURRENDERS

Engineering and Land Surveying

Carmine Joseph Desio a/k/a Carmine Desio; Professional Engineer; Malverne, NY 11565 ; Lic. No. 037835; Cal. No. 26366; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Bhalchandra Achyutrao Kamat a/k/a Balu Kamat; Professional Engineer; Ridgefield, NJ 07657; Lic. No. 047177; Cal. No. 26367; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Nursing

Ted Hirsch; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; East Meadow, NY 11554-1407; Lic. Nos. 274127, 551861; Cal. Nos. 26585, 26586; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Judith E. Sanders; Registered Professional Nurse; Scotia, NY 12302-1624; Lic. No. 297440; Cal. No. 27108; Application to surrender license granted. Summary:  Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Willful Violation of New York Public Health Laws.

Physical Therapy

Steven Krieger; Physical Therapist Assistant; Buffalo, NY 14220; Cert. No. 007208; Cal. No. 27237; Application to surrender certificate granted. Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in Michigan of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, as a third offense.

Social Work

Robert Scott Schreiner; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Richmondville, NY 12149-2031; Lic. No. 048237; Cal. No. 26952; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having engaged in sexual conduct with a client.

III. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

Anthony Gerard Piscopia; Patchogue, NY 11772; Lic. No. 016013; Cal. No. 26950; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Zevilla Jackson-Preston a/k/a Zevilla Jackson Preston; New York, NY 10030; Lic. No. 025844; Cal. No. 26971; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Chiropractic

David C. Magnano; Clearwater, FL 33767-2324; Lic. No. 003443; Cal. No. 27197; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $2,500 fine payable within 6 months.

Dentistry

Venkatesh Sampathkumar; Dentist, Dental Enteral Conscious Sedation; Dix Hills, NY 11746-6514; Lic. No. 051152, Cert. No. 000515; Cal. Nos. 26845, 26846; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.

Samir K. Khalil; Dentist; Pittsford, NY 14534; Lic. No. 042165; Cal. No. 26974; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $1,000 fine payable within 6 months.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Steven I. Schneider; Professional Engineer; Watchung, NJ 07069; Lic. No. 054776; Cal. No. 27020; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $5,000 fine.

Kazimierz Cader; Professional Engineer; Roseland, NJ 07068; Lic. No. 069119; Cal. No. 27027; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $2,500 fine.

Ainsley Ainsworth Ferraro; Professional Engineer; Brooklyn, NY 11222; Lic. No. 062079; Cal. No. 27028; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $6,000 fine.

Massage Therapy

William Roberto Alvarado; Cummings, GA 30040; Lic. No. 015661; Cal. No. 26570; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, suspension 2 years, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.

Mental Health Practitioner

Christine Smith Mulford; Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Albany, NY 12206; Lic. No. 000004; Cal. No. 26983; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Nursing

Benson Bernard St. Vallier; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Brooklyn, NY 11203; Lic. Nos. 212317, 487534; Cal. Nos. 26898, 26897; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

Denise Deppoliti; Registered Professional Nurse; Chittenango, NY 13037; Lic. No. 231011; Cal. No. 26907; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Stephanie Lynn Bixby; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Madison, NY 13402; Lic. Nos. 267402, 604813; Cal. Nos. 26964, 26965; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Cherise Nicole Dorsey; Registered Professional Nurse; Baldwin, NY 11510; Lic. No. 592693; Cal. No. 26978; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.

John Anthony McLaughlin; Registered Professional Nurse; Commack, NY 11725; Lic. No. 528114; Cal. No. 26980; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Kristin PeQueen a/k/a Kristin M. PeQueen; Licensed Practical Nurse; Akron, NY 14001; Lic. No. 292007; Cal. No. 26987; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Stacey A. King; Licensed Practical Nurse; Batavia, NY 14020; Lic. No. 269862; Cal. No. 26988; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Sue Ann Stucker; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Chittenango, NY 13037; Lic. Nos. 230233, 534902; Cal. Nos. 26999, 26998; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Denise N. Brown; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Freeville, NY 13068; Lic. Nos. 158013, 358064; Cal. Nos. 27003, 27005; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Margaret Susan Senate; Registered Professional Nurse; Fishkill, NY 12524; Lic. No. 632128; Cal. No. 27021; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

Suzzy Lee Rotella; Licensed Practical Nurse; Potsdam, NY 13676; Lic. No. 199974; Cal. No. 27022; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual supension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Dallas Kirk; Licensed Practical Nurse; Pine Bush, NY 12566; Lic. No. 300819; Cal. No. 27024; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until substance abuse-free and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 2 months.

Margaret Ann Burm; Registered Professional Nurse; Newark, NY 14513; Lic. No. 453889; Cal. No. 27025; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Joyce Riche Rahrer Stoehrer; Licensed Practical Nurse; West Babylon, NY 11704-5023; Lic. No. 156050; Cal. No. 27032; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in a course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commence if and when return to practice.

Amanda Rose Milne; Registered Professional Nurse; Rochester, NY 14620-2323; Lic. No. 568352; Cal. No. 27033; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Susan Alison Reilly; Registered Professional Nurse; Ballston Spa, NY 12020-3402; Lic. No. 654550; Cal. No. 27058; 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.

Angelina M. Vitale; Licensed Practical Nurse; Ronkonkoma, NY 11779; Lic. No. 203242; Cal. No. 27081; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Angela Marie Kurgan a/k/a Angela M. Kurgan; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Melbourne, FL 32940; Lic. Nos. 216667, 445427; Cal. Nos. 27095, 27094; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $500 fine payable within 90 days.

Pharmacy

Sana U. Khan; Pharmacist; Huntington, NY 11743; Lic. No. 031746; Cal. No. 26748; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $2,500 fine.

Andrew William Dack; Pharmacist; Ilion, NY 13357; Lic. No. 054668; Cal. No. 26904; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Artin Ohanian; Pharmacist; Highland Lakes, NJ 07422-1000; Lic. No. 054486; Cal. No. 26942; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 3 months and until mentally fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.

Carlos Enrique Urriola; Pharmacist; New York, NY 10012; Lic. No. 040101; Cal. No. 26979; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $2,000 fine.

Susan M. Harrison; Pharmacist; Commack, NY 11725; Lic. No. 030826; Cal. No. 26981; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Podiatry

Nedjie Marie Pierre; Brooklyn, NY 11203; Lic. No. 005538; Cal. No. 26906; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Public Accountancy

Alan W. Gracie, Jr.; Certified Public Accountant; East Amherst, NY 14051; Lic. No. 072986; Cal. No. 27037; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine payable within 1 month.

Michael E. Tober; Certified Public Accountant; Lancaster, NY 14086-3263; Lic. No. 042967; Cal. No. 27038; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine payable within 1 month.

Michael Orville Anthony Archer; Certified Public Accountant; Valley Stream, NY 11580; Lic. No. 068573; Cal. No. 27154; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Glenn N. Deans; Certified Public Accountant; Valley Stream, NY 11580; Lic. No. 040512; Cal. No. 27155; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Deans Archer CPAs; Public Accountancy Partnership; 265 East Merrick Road – Suite 205, Valley Stream, NY 11580; Reg. No. 028532; Cal. No. 27156; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine payable within 5 months.

Social Work

Joseph Delvecchio; Licensed Master Social Worker; Rochester, NY 14609; Lic. No. 043178; Cal. No. 26989; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

IV. RESTORATIONS

The Board of Regents voted on February 11, 2014 to vacate the action taken by the Board of Regents on December 17, 2013 with respect to the application of Thomas A. Butti, Brooklyn, NY, for restoration of his chiropractor license, and, upon considering the matter at the Board’s February 2014 meeting, to deny such application.  Dr. Butti’s license was originally revoked June 8, 1999.

he Board of Regents voted on February 11, 2014 to deny the application for restoration of the physician license of Jacob Harris, New York, NY.  Dr. Harris’ license was originally revoked April 8, 2003.