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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 14, 2017
For More Information Contact:

JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

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Regents Actions In 61 Professional Discipline Cases And 1 Restoration Petition

November 13 - 14, 2017

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 2 licenses, surrender of 21 licenses, and 37 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

Acupuncture

Jeffrey Hongjae Suh; Acupuncturist; Joint Base MDL, NJ 08640; Lic. No. 001930; Cal. No. 29969; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, a class C felony.

Architecture

Glenn Robert Urbanas; Architect; Clearwater, FL 33763; Lic. No. 020700; Cal. No. 27408; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

David Johnson; Architect; Levittown, NY 11756-2330; Lic. No. 031916; Cal. No. 29948; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to complete the mandatory continuing education requirements for an architect registered to practice.

Nursing

Jocelyne Allrich; Licensed Practical Nurse; Elmont, NY 11003; Lic. No. 258729; Cal. No. 28320; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine.

Marcie Ann Conlon; Registered Professional Nurse; Albion, NY 14411-9399; Lic. No. 517428; Cal. No. 29728; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Forgery in the 2nd Degree, a class E felony.

Caitlin Jane Iannopollo a/k/a Caitlin J. Iannopollo; Licensed Practical Nurse; Geneva, NY 14456; Lic. No. 316123; Cal. No. 29732; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree and medication administration errors.

Alicia J. Redfield a/k/a Alicia J. Louis; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Cortland, NY 13045; Lic. Nos. 268927, 606149; Cal. Nos. 29873, 29874; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired by drugs and Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree.

Mary Roback; Licensed Practical Nurse; Bensalem, PA 19020; Lic. No. 288674; Cal. No. 29878; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of New Jersey discipline.

Kaye Lorraine Carpenter; Registered Professional Nurse; Republic, WA 99166; Lic. No. 601727; Cal. No. 29888; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of California discipline. 

Antonio Dacayanan Milla; Registered Professional Nurse; Pearland, TX 77584; Lic. No. 422807; Cal. No. 29914; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Texas Discipline.

Janet Lynn Wojcik; Registered Professional Nurse; Jacksonville, FL 32256; Lic. No. 470247; Cal. No. 29940; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to properly document the administration of controlled substances in a patient medical charts while practicing the profession of nursing in the State of Nevada.

Georgia Yemi McCray; Registered Professional Nurse; Maple Falls, WA 98266; Lic. No. 433128; Cal. No. 29961; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of North Carolina Discipline.

Sandra Ann Cooke; Registered Professional Nurse; Alderson, WV 24910; Lic. No. 506857; Cal. No. 29980; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Unlawful Monetary Transactions, a felony.

Vitaly Kravchinsky; Registered Professional Nurse; Staten Island, NY 10308-1553; Lic. No. 460759; Cal. No. 29992; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of inputting erroneous information in two patients’ records.

Nancy Ann McDonnell; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Hicksville, NY 11801-1405; Lic. Nos. 132368, 553976; Cal. Nos. 29995, 29996; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of diverting hydromorphone, a controlled substance, for their own use.

Byron Gustavo Saavedra; Registered Professional Nurse; Walpole, ME 04573-3306; Lic. No. 567330; Cal. No. 30010; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of professional misconduct in the State of Pennsylvania and South Carolina, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute practicing the profession of nursing beyond its authorized scope.

Susamma Chacko; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Hicksville, NY 11801; Lic. Nos. 201215, 420036; Cal. Nos. 30029, 30031; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to document several patients’ care plans or their refusal of such things as a dressing change, being turned in bed, or a feeding; and in at least one instance failing to inform a patient’s physician of the patient’s critical lab values.

Pharmacy

Greggory Alan Milk; Pharmacist; Deposit, NY 13754; Lic. No. 032637; Cal. No. 29851; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication error.

Psychology

Lilian Bhattacharya; Encinitas, CA 92024; Lic. No. 014244; Cal. No. 29993; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of professional misconduct in the State of California, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute practicing the profession of psychology with gross negligence.

Public Accountancy

Kyriacos Trantides; Certified Public Accountant; Astoria, NY 11103; Lic. No. 080955; Cal. No. 28326; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony; and, Offering a false Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree, a class E felony.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

Gianni Intili; Architect; Woodland Park, NJ 07424-3106; Lic. No. 023916; Cal. No. 29744; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Chiropractic

Mitchell B. Skolnick; Chiropractor; Saugerties, NY 12477; Lic. No. 004416; Cal. No. 29630; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Dentistry 

Krysta Leeanne Holmes; Certified Dental Assistant; Liverpool, NY 13088; Cert. No. 001732; Cal. No. 29489; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Galina Aleksandrovich a/k/a Galina Ayzenberg-Kizhner; Dental Hygienist; New York, NY 10019; Lic. No. 022372; Cal. No. 29795; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Carl Francis Pagano; Dentist; New Hyde Park, NY 11040-2501; Lic. No. 030394; Cal. No. 29966; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

Donald Kenneth Beyer; Professional Engineer; Pittsburgh, PA 15237-1066; Lic. No. 092871; Cal. No. 29919; 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, $1,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Nursing

Melissa L. Brown a/k/a Melissa Lynn Mial; Licensed Practical Nurse; Schenectady, NY 12306; Lic. No. 232736; Cal. No. 28728; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Tessa Marie Maxam a/k/a Tessa Maxam; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14625-2617; Lic. No. 278041; Cal. No. 28871; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite suspension for a minimum of 1 month and until fit to practice and alcohol abuse-free, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

David Bucao Domingo; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Rocky Point, NY 11778; Lic. No. 459883, Cert. No. 303626; Cal. Nos. 29362, 29363; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Kathleen Kim Alvaro a/k/a Kathleen K. Lanoue a/k/a Kathleen K. Rock; Registered Professional Nurse; Altamont, NY 12009-3821; Lic. No. 340252; Cal. No. 29402; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Michelle C. Puleo; Registered Professional Nurse; Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776; Lic. No. 485054; Cal. No. 29570; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Michael John Bonanza; Licensed Practical Nurse; Vernon, NY 13476; Lic. No. 227226; Cal. No. 29645; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Ryanne Lindsey Sullivan; Registered Professional Nurse; Hamburg, NY 14075; Lic. No. 691431; Cal. No. 29675; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Kara Jean Haydanek; Registered Professional Nurse; Rochester, NY 14617; Lic. No. 640016; Cal. No. 29683; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Lisa Anne Gonzalez; Registered Professional Nurse; Ronkonkoma, NY 11790; Lic. No. 485641; Cal. No. 29688; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Anne Marie Grissler; Registered Professional Nurse; Long Beach, NY 11561-4313; Lic. No. 385558; Cal. No. 29695; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Deborah O'Connell; Registered Professional Nurse; Medford, NY 11763; Lic. No. 489062; Cal. No. 29702; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Gregory M. Corleto; Registered Professional Nurse; Walworth, NY 14568; Lic. No. 617195; Cal. No. 29703; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Johanna Anne Topping; Registered Professional Nurse; Rochester, NY 14606; Lic. No. 569259; Cal. No. 29707; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Melody A. Barnett; Licensed Practical Nurse; Newark Valley, NY 13811; Lic. No. 277562; Cal. No. 29711; 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.

Amanda E. Roe; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Schenevus, NY 12155; Lic. Nos. 282889, 633861; Cal. Nos. 29721, 29722; 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.

Willy Sanon; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Far Rockaway, NY 11691; Lic. Nos. 273481, 554215; Cal. Nos. 29730, 29731; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Janell M. Magee; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14611; Lic. No. 299872; Cal. No. 29753; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 9 months.

Regina A. Civiletti; Registered Professional Nurse; Rochester, NY 14615; Lic. No. 653269; Cal. No. 29801; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Jessica C. Travis a/k/a Jessica C. Dominique; Licensed Practical Nurse; Salt Point, NY 12578; Lic. No. 238786; Cal. No. 29823; 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.

Alana Perri; Licensed Practical Nurse; Cohoes, NY 12047-2723; Lic. No. 317769; Cal. No. 29857; 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.

Pharmacy

James Patrick Branshaw; Pharmacist; Oswego, NY 13126; Lic. No. 044387; Cal. No. 29708; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

Harbor Pharmacy, LLC; Pharmacy; Syracuse, NY 13203; Reg. No. 026335; Cal. No. 29709; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $1,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Ameripharm Inc. d/b/a Medvantx Specialty Pharmacy; Pharmacy (Nonresident Pharmacy Establishment); Louisville, KY 40219; Reg. No. 033294; Cal. No. 29892; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Physical Therapy

Elbert Stella Castaneda a/k/a Elbert Castaneda; Physical Therapist; Long Island City, NY 11101; Lic. No. 023829; Cal. No. 28914; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

Social Work

Kevin Joseph Lindsey; Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Cohoes, NY 12047-4831; Lic. Nos. 079613, 080279; Cal. Nos. 29821, 29822; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Veterinary Medicine

John Franklin Sangiorgio; Veterinarian; Staten Island, NY 10301; Lic. No. 005182; Cal. No. 29600; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.

Gotham Veterinary Center, P.C.; New York, NY 10025; Cal. No. 29652; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine payable within 30 days.

III. RESTORATION

The Board of Regents voted on November 14, 2017 to deny the application for restoration of the physician license of Richard Karpf, Great Neck, NY. Dr. Karpf’s license was surrendered July 16, 2004.