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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 2, 2015
For More Information Contact:

Jonathan Burman or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

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Regents Actions in 59 Professional Discipline Cases

January 12, 2015

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the summary suspension of 1 license, revocation of 4 licenses, surrender of 9 licenses, and 45 other disciplinary actions. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case.

I. SUMMARY SUSPENSION

Massage Therapy

Daniel F. Lee; Ellicottville, NY 14731; Lic. No. 019601; Cal. No. 27961; Application for summary suspension granted.

II. REVOCATIONS AND SURRENDERS

Clinical Laboratory Technology

Louise Rander; Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Bronx, NY 10463-6003; Lic. No. 013904; Cal. No. 27168; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Pedro Julio Granville; Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Franklin Square, NY 11010; Lic. No. 010427; Cal. No. 27442; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of reporting to work smelling of alcohol and consuming alcohol while on duty.

Dentistry

Alan Kazlow; Dentist; Amagansett, NY 11930; Lic. No. 026999; Cal. No. 27552; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of practicing the profession of dentistry while the ability to practice was impaired by physical disability, to wit: atrial fibrillation.

Ronald M. Jupiter; Dentist; Succasunna, NJ 07876; Lic. No. 032754; Cal. No. 27878; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Distribution of a Dangerous Drug (other than cocaine or heroin) in Excess of One Ounce in the State of New Jersey.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Bruce Ralph Pumo; Professional Engineer; Bogota, NJ 07603; Lic. No. 064272; Cal. No. 27885; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, a class E felony.

Nursing

Christine L. Britton a/k/a Christine Quinn; Registered Professional Nurse; Glen Cove, NY 11542; Lic. No. 506832; Cal. No. 27465; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Natascha N. Tiger a/k/a/ Natascha Tiger; Licensed Practical Nurse; Central Valley, NY 10917; Lic. No. 302822; Cal. No. 27658; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Pedrito Ladesma Melecio; Registered Professional Nurse; Bronx, NY 10463; Lic. No. 557111; Cal. No. 27810; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having stolen Fentanyl patches from two patients and having then consumed these Fentanyl patches while on duty, which resulted in the impairment of his ability to practice nursing.

Terry Ann Tinker; Licensed Practical Nurse; Cohoes, NY 12047; Lic. No. 096303; Cal. No. 27856; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person in the 2nd Degree.

Public Accountancy

Michael R. Drogin; Certified Public Accountant; Jericho, NJ 11753; Lic. No. 033247; Cal. No. 26848; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

William Landberg; Certified Public Accountant; Lewisburg, PA 17837; Lic. No. 036567; Cal. No. 27865; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Securities Fraud, a felony.

Respiratory Therapy

Laurie A. Nath;  Respiratory Therapist; Fresh Meadows, NY 11365; Lic. No. 001615; Cal. No. 27876; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, a felony.

Social Work

Thomas James Ginestro; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Victor, NY 14564; Lic. No. 042420; Cal. No. 27855; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of boundary violations with a client and of having been convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree.

III. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

Edward J. Bolzan, Jr.; Fall River, MA 02721; Lic. No. 024119; Cal. No. 27651; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, 20 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $2,500 fine.

Chiropractic

Michaelene Callahan; New Brunswick, NJ 08901; Lic. No. 009879; Cal. No. 27736; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $2,000 fine payable within 6 months.

Clinical Laboratory Technology

Kirankuma J. Amin a/k/a Kiran J. Amin; Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Carteret, NJ 07008; Lic. No. 002827; Cal. No. 26373; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 18 months of suspension stayed.

Dentistry

Anna Padva-German; Dentist; Secaucus, NJ 07094; Lic. No. 041957; Cal. No. 27737; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Engineering and Land Surveying

Robert Frank Germain, Jr.; Professional Engineer; Mount Vernon, NY 10553; Lic. No. 065403; Cal. No. 27564; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Midwifery

Cara L. Muhlhahn; New York, NY 10009; Lic. No. 000542; Cal. No. 26702; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Nursing

Clare Elizabeth Balthazar; Registered Professional Nurse; Riverhead, NY 11901; Lic. No. 415456; Cal. No. 26691; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Cheryl Antoinette Forbes Roberts a/k/a Cheryl Antoinette Forbes a/k/a Cheryl Forbes a/k/a Cheryl Forbesroberts; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Bronx, NY 10468; Lic. Nos. 221284, 469799; Cal. Nos. 27180, 27182; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension until alcohol abuse-free and until fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Laura B. Hannold; Registered Professional Nurse; Sherman, NY 14781-0442; Lic. No. 485841; Cal. No. 27222; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation to toll until return to practice, $500 fine.

Emilia D. Tehonica; Registered Professional Nurse; Carthage, NY 13619; Lic. No. 529636; Cal. No. 27260; 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.

Rachel Marie Amabile; Registered Professional Nurse; Beacon, NY 12508; Lic. No. 618576; Cal. No. 27261; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Samuel C. Krohn; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Bath, NY 14810-1128; Lic. Nos. 230819, 492195; Cal. Nos. 27414, 27412; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 6 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Kevin DeEsso; Registered Professional Nurse; Montrose, NY 10548; Lic. No. 559347; Cal. No. 27416; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for a minimum of 9 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.

Raymond C. Crouse; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Richville, NY 13681; Lic. Nos. 184497, 389239; Cal. Nos. 27423, 27424; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Darcy Allen Sochia; Licensed Practical Nurse; Madrid, NY 13660; Lic. No. 279013; Cal. No. 27462; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Doreen Sang; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Deer Park, NY 11729; Lic. Nos. 241308, 479032; Cal. Nos. 27491, 27492; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Colleen C. Danaher; Registered Professional Nurse; Tonawanda, NY 14150-8304; Lic. No. 368721; Cal. No. 27521; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Danya Nicole Samsel-Powell; Registered Professional Nurse; Oxford, NY 13830; Lic. No. 502276; Cal. No. 27531; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Lillian Wilferth; Licensed Practical Nurse; Lyons, NY 14489; Lic. No. 267852; Cal. No. 27538; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Lynette Denise Williams; Licensed Practical Nurse; Buffalo, NY 14222; Lic. No. 212811; Cal. No. 27557; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, 20 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine payable within 6 months.

Fred Rodriguez a/k/a Wilfredo Rodriguez; Registered Professional Nurse; Glen Cove, NY 11542; Lic. No. 478181; Cal. No. 27593; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Catherine R. Williams; Registered Professional Nurse; Carmel, NY 10512; Lic. No. 311828; Cal. No. 27612; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Lorraine L. King; Licensed Practical Nurse; Chittenango, NY 13037; Lic. No. 224955; Cal. No. 27626; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Elizabeth H. Kells; Licensed Practical Nurse; Massena, NY 13662-1802; Lic. No. 125934; Cal. No. 27639; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Yolanda C. Brown; Registered Professional Nurse; Syracuse, NY 13203; Lic. No. 503063; Cal. No. 27641; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Evaline Obare; Registered Professional Nurse; Peekskill, NY 10566; Lic. No. 648086; Cal. No. 27645; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Megan J. Reilly; Licensed Practical Nurse; Pine Plains, NY 12567-5257; Lic. No. 290311; Cal. No. 27678; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Juline N. Bennett; Licensed Practical Nurse; Watervliet, NY 12189; Lic. No. 303123; Cal. No. 27679; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until mentally and physically fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Cynthia Jane Uzzo; Licensed Practical Nurse; Troy, NY 12180-8318; Lic. No. 261559; Cal. No. 27697; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Shelly Anne Annas; Licensed Practical Nurse; Ballston Spa, NY 12020; Lic. No. 242324; Cal. No. 27711; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Susan L. Masse; Registered Professional Nurse; Flanders, NY 11901-4029; Lic. No. 575874; Cal. No. 27726; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon:  2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Shateeka Sherice Stevens; Licensed Practical Nurse; Cheektowaga, NY 14215; Lic. No. 261771; Cal. No. 27738; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Pharmacy

Medisca, Inc.; Repacker and Wholesaler of Drugs, Wholesaler of Drugs (Nonresident); 661 Route 3 - Unit C, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-6531, 3955 West Mesa Vista Avenue, Las Vegas, NE 89118; Reg. Nos. 021951, 028174; Cal. Nos. 27469, 27470; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed revocation, 2 years probation, total $20,000 fine.

Carl Savloff; Pharmacist; Elkins Park, PA 19027; Lic. No. 025639; Cal. No. 27735; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $1,000 fine payable within 90 days.

Respiratory Therapy

Yegor Matsekha; Respiratory Therapist; Far Rockaway, NY 11693; Lic. No. 007906; Cal. No. 27613; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Social Work

Jeannette Lofas; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Sag Harbor, NY 11963; Lic. No. 046954; Cal. No. 26325; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Jose Alberto Vargas; Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Mastic Beach, NY 11951-1803; Lic. Nos. 072470, 078403; Cal. Nos. 27629, 27630; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Veterinary Medicine

Lewis Jeffrey Gelfand; Veterinarian; Long Beach, NY 11561; Lic. No. 005012; Cal. No. 27575; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Arthur Mead Underwood; Veterinarian; King Ferry, NY 13081; Lic. No. 001877; Cal. No. 27648; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.