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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 18, 2018
For More Information Contact:

JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

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Regents Actions In 57 Professional Discipline Cases

July 16, 2018

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the surrender of 17 licenses and 1 certificate, and 39 other disciplinary actions. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case.

I. SURRENDERS

Mental Health Practitioners

Brett Klersfeld; Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Canaan, NY 12029; Lic. No. 003523; Cal. No. 30526; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of willful physical abuse and moral unfitness in the practice of mental health counseling.

Nursing

Jennifer Dee; Registered Professional Nurse; Brocton, NY 14716-9798, Bedford Hills, NY 10507-2400; Lic. No. 633163; Cal. No. 30455; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Driving While Intoxicated, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree, Burglary in the 3rd Degree and filing a false report.

Nicolle Dauphinee; Registered Professional Nurse; Kennebunkport, ME 04046; Lic. No. 656715; Cal. No. 30498; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Unlawful Possession of Scheduled Drugs, a class D crime in the State of Maine which in New York, would constitute Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Deborah D. Gonzalez a/k/a Deborah Ann Demoss; Registered Professional Nurse; Glendale, AZ 85308-4326; Lic. No. 543527; Cal. No. 30523; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing as a registered nurse in the State of Arizona while impaired by mental disability and receiving psychiatric treatment for mental health disorders.

Charlene Berger; Licensed Practical Nurse; Snellville, GA 30039-3304; Lic. No. 262166; Cal. No. 30550; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of nursing as a licensed practical nurse while having an expired license in the State of Georgia.

Ann Marie Ebling; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Webster, NY 14580; Lic. No. 456575, Cert. No. 302182; Cal. Nos. 30556, 30555; Application to surrender license and certificate granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree; forging the signatures of another practitioner for personal gain; moral unfitness in the practice and failure to maintain accurate records.

Jennifer Jorgensen; Registered Professional Nurse; Poplar Grove, IL 61065; Lic. No. 677314; Cal. No. 30602; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of diverting controlled substances with false prescription orders in the State of Illinois.

Valerie Ann Baughman-Ake a/k/a Valerie Ann Ake Baughman; Registered Professional Nurse; Spring Hill, FL 34606; Lic. No. 499671; Cal. No. 30603; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of stealing controlled drugs from a medical facility in the State of Florida.

Nimfa R. Realeza a/k/a Nimfa Realeza Punzalan a/k/a Nimfa Reyes Realeza Punzalan; Licensed Practical Nurse; Vallejo, CA 94591; Lic. No. 171792; Cal. No. 30604; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to formulate a nursing diagnosis, evaluate or assess a patient’s physical condition and act as an advocate for the patient, in the State of California.

Craig LeBern Jackson; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Pinole, CA 94564-1101; Lic. Nos. 251072, 496220; Cal. Nos. 30606, 30605; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of, in the State of California, obtaining a patient’s telephone number and birthdate and telephoning and texting her approximately four to six times after she was discharged.

Marian Soares Hampton a/k/a Marian Correia; Registered Professional Nurse; Tulare, CA 93274-3123; Lic. No. 519738; Cal. No. 30630; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of driving while having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or more with two minors as passengers in the vehicle in the State of California, a misdemeanor which in New York, would constitute Driving While Intoxicated with a child who is fifteen years of age or less, a class E Felony.

Occupational Therapy

Dorene Ann Bullwinkle; Occupational Therapist; Wilmington, NY 12997; Lic. No. 004341; Cal. No. 29944; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of practicing the profession of occupational therapy while willfully failing to register and filing a false report.

Pharmacy

Larry J. Lipetz; Pharmacist; Flushing, NY 11367; Lic. No. 029925; Cal. No. 30601; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree, a class E felony; and Medical Assistance Provider, Prohibited Practices, a misdemeanor.

Public Accountancy

Christopher J. Chalavoutis; Certified Public Accountant; Greenlawn, NY 11740-1611; Lic. No. 045775; Cal. No. 28687; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering, a felony.

Joseph Michael Stella; Certified Public Accountant; Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418-6205; Lic. (Cert.) No. 026336; Cal. No. 30549; Application to surrender license (certificate) granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to report two New York State criminal convictions on his license re-registration application.

Social Work

Dale L. Goldstein; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Rochester, NY 14617; Lic. No. 026286; Cal. No. 30553; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of moral unfitness in the practice of social work.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

Robert Leon Flansburg; Professional Engineer; Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; Lic. No. 072040; Cal. No. 30182; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $3,500 fine.

Nursing

Taria Lashawn Smith; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Northport, NY 11768; Lic. Nos. 274748, 622911; Cal. Nos. 29394, 29395; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Tina M. Desnoyers; Licensed Practical Nurse; Cohoes, NY 12047; Lic. No. 304755; Cal. No. 29615; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, suspension until alcohol abuse-free and until fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and if and when return to practice.

Kelly Phelps Avallone; Registered Professional Nurse; Harrisville, NY 13648; Lic. No. 321254; Cal. No. 30065; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $1,000 fine payable within 6 months.

Lina Basile; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Yonkers, NY 10710; Lic. Nos. 150888, 346647; Cal. Nos. 30098, 30099; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension effective October 1, 2018, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Mary Cyriac Mathew; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Nanuet, NY 10954; Lic. Nos. 192328, 426666; Cal. Nos. 30101, 30102; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension effective as of October 1, 2018, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Brunette Dookhie; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Bronx, NY 10472; Lic. Nos. 171260, 407439; Cal. Nos. 30103, 30104; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension effective as of October 1, 2018, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Catherine Frances Denecko; Registered Professional Nurse; Bronx, NY 10465; Lic. No. 375631; Cal. No. 30105; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension effective as of October 1, 2018, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Concepcion P. Echeverria; Registered Professional Nurse; New Rochelle, NY 10801; Lic. No. 371614; Cal. No. 30106; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension effective as of September 1, 2018, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Maloida Natividad Manalo; Registered Professional Nurse; Yonkers, NY 10703; Lic. No. 376404; Cal. No. 30107; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension effective as of October 1, 2018, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Deon Carlene Reid; Registered Professional Nurse; Baldwin, NY 11510; Lic. No. 544315; Cal. No. 30200; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension effective as of September 1, 2018, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Selfi James Alapat; Registered Professional Nurse; New City, NY 10956-3829; Lic. No. 557931; Cal. No. 30201; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension effective as of September 1, 2018, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Margaret Anne Peri; Registered Professional Nurse; Putnam Valley, NY 10579-2019; Lic. No. 301157; Cal. No. 30202; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension effective September 1, 2018, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Andrea Mackiewicz; Registered Professional Nurse; Bronx, NY 10469-5612; Lic. No. 304636; Cal. No. 30203; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension effective September 1, 2018, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Jacob S. Gaik; Registered Professional Nurse; Buffalo, NY 14203-1315; Lic. No. 585404; Cal. No. 30244; 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 if and when return to practice, $500 fine payable within 3 months.

Donna Ellen Bernstein; Registered Professional Nurse; Norwich, NY 13815; Lic. No. 466929; Cal. No. 30295; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Angelia Denise Stablewski; Registered Professional Nurse; Depew, NY 14043; Lic. No. 559687; Cal. No. 30310; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Susan M. Rucci; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Niagara Falls, NY 14304; Lic. Nos. 269674, 596873; Cal. Nos. 30319, 30320; 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 N. Ely; Registered Professional Nurse; Friendship, NY 14739; Lic. No. 644263; Cal. No. 30411; 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.

Melissa Evelyn Scott; Registered Professional Nurse; Manlius, NY 13104; Lic. No. 517171; Cal. No. 30434; 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.

Ulumma Ngozi Butler a/k/a Ulumma Ngozi Ayera; Registered Professional Nurse; Richmond, TX 77469; Lic. No. 540272; Cal. No. 30548; 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 30 days.

Pharmacy

CVS Albany, L.L.C. d/b/a CVS Pharmacy; Pharmacy; Seaford, NY 11783; Reg. No. 026564; Cal. No. 30044; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.

Alex Babakhanov; Pharmacist; Forest Hills, NY 11375-1348; Lic. No. 056058; Cal. No. 30222; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Francis E. Toner; Pharmacist; Webster, NY 14580; Lic. No. 030013; Cal. No. 30293; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Physical Therapy

Monsuru Bello; Physical Therapist; Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302; Lic. No. 014881; Cal. No. 30344; 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, $2,000 fine payable within 60 days.

Public Accountancy

Rolando S. King; Certified Public Accountant; East Elmhurst, NY 11370-1919; Lic. No. 052539; Cal. No. 30197; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years suspension with leave to apply for a stay of execution of any unserved portion thereof upon satisfactory successful completion of certain continuing education requirement, upon service of or earlier termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Jerome Rosenberg, C.P.A. P.C.; Melville, NY 11747; Cal. No. 30297; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Jerome Rosenberg; Certified Public Accountant; Melville, NY 11747; Lic. (Cert.) No. 026799; Cal. No. 30298; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Anthony Victor Bruno; Certified Public Accountant; Pine Brook, NJ 07058; Lic. No. 055755; Cal. No. 30363; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Jack Gutierrez; Certified Public Accountant; Ramsey, NJ 07446; Lic. No. 041860; Cal. No. 30364; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Social Work

Ronjonette Nacole Harrison a/k/a Ronjonette Nacole Ellis; Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Buffalo, NY 14206, Buffalo, NY 14204, Lilburn, GA 30047; Lic. Nos. 074583, 079253; Cal. Nos. 29643, 29636; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: L.M.S.W.— 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years concurrent probation, $1,500 fine; L.C.S.W.— 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years concurrent probation , $500 fine (said fines to run consecutively and to total $2,000), “R” privilege annulled, and may not apply for, obtain, or use an “R” privilege during probation.

Veterinary Medicine

Burton D. Miller; Veterinarian; Huntington Station, NY 11746; Lic. No. 004578; Cal. No. 29543; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Eva Januszyk; Veterinary Technician; Brooklyn, NY 11220; Lic. No. 003955; Cal. No. 30493; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.