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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 10, 2018
For More Information Contact:

JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

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Regents Actions in 49 Professional Discipline Cases and Two Restoration Petitions

June 11 - 12, 2018

     The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 1 license, surrender of 17 licenses and 1 certificate, and 30 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. REVOCATION AND SURRENDERS

Massage Therapy

Erica N. Bomberry; Massage Therapist; Rochester, NY 14623; Lic. No. 018432; Cal. No. 30076; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Nursing

James Ogden Norris, Jr.; Registered Professional Nurse; Savannah, GA 31403-4113; Lic. No. 480539; Cal. No. 30280; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Georgia discipline.

Katherine N. Resen a/k/a Katherine N. Davidson; Registered Professional Nurse; Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Austin, TX 78746; Lic. No. 477303, Cert. No. 332378; Cal. Nos. 30303, 30304; Application to surrender license and to surrender certificate granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Texas discipline.

Joanne Marie Ricotta; Registered Professional Nurse; Eden, NY 14057-9501; Lic. No. 273245; Cal. No. 30306; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and lying on her registration.

Suzanne Carol Clark a/k/a Suzanne Carol Carey a/k/a Susan Clark; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Oneida, NY 13421; Lic. Nos. 089711, 406875; Cal. Nos. 30349, 30346; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to contact the doctor and documenting the wrong medications and having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree.

Anita Louise Seale a/k/a Anita Louise Dyet; Registered Professional Nurse; Omak, WA 98841; Lic. No. 551378; Cal. No. 30379; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of Texas Board of Nursing discipline.

Nadiyah Zarinah Whitaker; Licensed Practical Nurse; Bedford Hills, NY 10507-2400; Lic. No. 324770; Cal. No. 30424; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Manslaughter in the 1st Degree.

Ednerlande Jean; Licensed Practical Nurse; Shenandoah, PA 17976-2374; Lic. No. 313262; Cal. No. 30441; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Recklessly Endangering Another Person in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a misdemeanor in the 2nd Degree, which if committed in New York, constituted Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd   Degree, a Class A misdemeanor.

Nicholas Petrella; Registered Professional Nurse; North Babylon, NY 11703; Lic. No. 603529; Cal. No. 30499; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Unlawful Surveillance in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Donna Lee Kretschmer; Registered Professional Nurse; Charlotte, NC 28214-1309; Lic. No. 698984; Cal. No. 30509; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of forging a patient’s signature on a medical consent form.

Jennifer Ann McKeon a/k/a Jennifer Ann Kohlmeyer; Licensed Practical Nurse; Coxsackie, NY 12051; Lic. No. 268449; Cal. No. 30531; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and Willful Violation of Health Law.

George H. Hamilton; Registered Professional Nurse; Jacksonville, FL 32207; Lic. No. 286689; Cal. No. 30532; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of in the State of Nebraska, diverting the controlled substances Demerol and Dilaudid for his own personal use.

Physical Therapy

Parijat Kumar; Physical Therapist; Uttar Pradesh-201306, India; Lic. No. 035535; Cal. No. 30466; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having inappropriate sexual contact with a patient under my care in the State of Texas.

Psychology

Eve D. Richer; Psychologist; Wantagh, NY 11793; Lic. No. 009227; Cal. No. 30171; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of exercising undue influence on a patient.

John Michael Suozzi; Psychologist; Mattituck, NY 11952; Lic. No. 014574; Cal. No. 30483; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of crossing boundaries by engaging in sexual relations with the mothers of two children I was counseling and which mothers I was training on how to deal with their children.

Respiratory Therapy

Richard M. Lenyk; Respiratory Therapy Technician; Latham, NY 12110-3764; Lic. No. 004648; Cal. No. 28706; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Social Work

Alicia Marie Stalker; Licensed Master Social Worker; Beacon, NY 12508; Lic. No. 090139; Cal. No. 30492; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having an affair with a client.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

William Robert Mitchell; Architect; Westhampton Beach, NY 11978; Lic. No. 026530; Cal. No. 30237; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 18 months actual suspension, 6 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation after service of actual suspension.

Bryce DiNunno; Architect; Pleasant Valley, NY 12569; Lic. No. 021874; Cal. No. 30323; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Athletic Trainers

Joshua William Cullins; Athletic Trainer; Merrick, NY 11566; Cert. No. 001191; Cal. No. 30239; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Chiropractic

Joshua William Cullins; Chiropractor; Merrick, NY 11566; Lic. No. 010956; Cal. No. 30238; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Massage Therapy

Jill E. Edwards; Massage Therapist; Syracuse, NY 13203; Lic. No. 015135; Cal. No. 29617; 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 4 months.

Nursing

Kimberly Elaine Harrison; Registered Professional Nurse; Troy, NY 12180; Lic. No. 685950; Cal. No. 29132; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Jean Catherine Irizarry; Registered Professional Nurse; Princeton, NJ 08540; Lic. No. 666162; Cal. No. 29194; 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 4 months.

Bernadette Teresa Elston; Licensed Practical Nurse; Johnson City, NY 13790; Lic. No. 301238; Cal. No. 29806; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of supension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Natosha N. Miller; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14606; Lic. No. 292913; Cal. No. 29832; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, 2 years suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 2 years.

Oliviarose Nash; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14606; Lic. No. 317108; Cal. No. 29994; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Mona J. Bernstein Harley; Registered Professional Nurse; Staten Island, NY 10314; Lic. No. 495188; Cal. No. 30070; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Angela Rose Armstrong; Licensed Practical Nurse; Camden, NY 13316; Lic. No. 301101; Cal. No. 30083; 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.

Kathleen Fitzgerald; Registered Professional Nurse; Riverside, NJ 08075; Lic. No. 299339; Cal. No. 30142; 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, $500 fine payable within 30 days.

Katelynne Ann Meyer; Licensed Practical Nurse; Holbrook, NY 11741; Lic. No. 323488; Cal. No. 30151; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Shanell M. Starling; Licensed Practical Nurse; Bradenton, FL 34210; Lic. No. 263811; Cal. No. 30175; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Christopher E. Brown; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14619; Lic. No. 321149; Cal. No. 30198; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Margaret Doris Pineda; Registered Professional Nurse; San Antonio, TX 78207-1628; Lic. No. 573541; Cal. No. 30209; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine payable within 60 days.

Mary Sprandel Howard; Registered Professional Nurse; Rockville Centre, NY 11570; Lic. No. 513538; Cal. No. 30235; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Tara Lynn Gardner-Labas; Registered Professional Nurse; East Rockaway, NY 11518; Lic. No. 534711; Cal. No. 30265; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Brittany Lynn Talbot; Registered Professional Nurse; Latham, NY 12110; Lic. No. 660841; Cal. No. 30284; 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 4 months.

Todd Christopher Stockheimer; Registered Professional Nurse; Middlebury, CT 06762-3700; Lic. No. 614177; Cal. No. 30300; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 2 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon service of and then termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York.

Shante Fleechett Major; Licensed Practical Nurse; Albany, NY 12208; Lic. No. 278340; Cal. No. 30342; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 months actual suspension, 15 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 4 months.

Robin Denise Young a/k/a Robin D. Young-Curry; Licensed Practical Nurse; Buffalo, NY 14214; Lic. No. 276184; Cal. No. 30476; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Pharmacy

Liberty Pharmacy, Inc.; Pharmacy; Richmond Hill, NY 11419; Reg. No. 031201; Cal. No. 30213; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine payable within 3 months.

Physical Therapy

Judith A. Morale; Physical Therapist; Webster, NY 14580; Lic. No. 036935; Cal. No. 30369; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Podiatry

Thomas Edward Couch; Podiatrist; Troy, NY 12180; Lic. No. 002423; Cal. No. 28745; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Public Accountancy

William T. McCallum; Certified Public Accountant; New York, NY 10017-2024; Lic. No. 037228; Cal. No. 30174; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

William T. McCallum, C.P.A., P.C.; New York, NY 10017; Cal. No. 30176; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine payable within 30 days.

BDO USA LLP; Public Accountancy Partnership; Grand Rapids, MI 49546-2371; Reg. No. 022494; Cal. No. 30347; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Sofia Lilas Blair; Certified Public Accountant; Massapequa Park, NY 11762; Lic. No. 081083; Cal. No. 30348; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.

III. RESTORATIONS

The Board of Regents voted on June 12, 2018 to deny the application for restoration of the registered professional nurse license of Margaret M. McVey, Ridge, NY. Ms. McVey’s license was surrendered on April 18, 2011.

The Board of Regents voted on June 12, 2018 to deny the application for restoration of the physician license of Vincent Piccone, Staten Island, NY. Dr. Piccone’s license was revoked on September 18, 1995.

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