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Disciplinary Actions of Board 0f Regents

November 21, 2019

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the surrender of 15 licenses, 1 certificate and 2 registrations, 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. SURRENDERS

Nursing

Mary Gayle Botsford; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Chittenango, NY 13037; Lic. Nos. 161242, 364139; Cert. No. 300701; Cal. Nos. 31483, 31484, 31485; Application to surrender licenses and certificate granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of record keeping and failure to refer patient.

Linda Susan Brady; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Brooklyn, NY 11214; Lic. Nos. 234715, 463432; Cal. Nos. 31513, 31514; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of administering controlled substances too close together and not following policies and procedures when the patient went into respiratory arrest.

Jill Jackson; Licensed Practical Nurse; Staten Island, NY 10310; Lic. No. 322734; Cal. No. 31548; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to report a narcotics count discrepancy and leaving the facility before the discrepancy could be reconciled.

Fedor Vitalyevich Bilko; Registered Professional Nurse; Red Lion, PA 17356; Lic. No. 602152; Cal. No. 31557; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of abandoning a patient who was required to be accompanied at all times, for being at risk of a fall, by leaving said patient unattended in a bathroom at a rehabilitation hospital in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Sue Ann Gigunito; Registered Professional Nurse; Williamsport, PA 17701; Lic. No. 708572; Cal. No. 31579; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance (Highest Rate of Alcohol), a misdemeanor of the 1st Degree in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Paul Vincent Ghigliotti; Licensed Practical Nurse; West Palm Beach, FL 33406; Lic. No. 216604; Cal. No. 31597; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Sale or Delivery of hydromorphone, in the state of Florida, a felony in the 2nd Degree; which in NYS would constitute Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree, a class D felony.

Dawn R. Nelson; Licensed Practical Nurse; Freeport, NY 11520-1605; Lic. No. 184685; Cal. No. 31599; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully harassing, abusing or intimidating a patient either physically or verbally.

Phyllis M. Corrigan; Licensed Practical Nurse; Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520; Lic. No. 265228; Cal. No. 31605; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Victoria Chinyere Dimkpa a/k/a Victoria Chinyere Dimpka; Licensed Practical Nurse; Richmond, TX 77407; Lic. No. 273858; Cal. No. 31649; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity in the State of Texas, a felony in the 1st Degree; which in NYS constitute Enterprise Corruption, a class B felony.

Pharmacy

Cutie Pharma-Care, Inc.; Pharmacy; Greenwich, NY 12834; Reg. No. 025438; Cal. No. 31133; Application to surrender registration granted. Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of pharmacy violations.

Hin Tat Wong a/k/a Hin T. Wong; Pharmacist; New York, NY 10013; Lic. No. 046744; Cal. No. 31540; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 1st Degree, a class B felony.

New York Pharmacy, Inc.; Pharmacy; New York, NY 10013; Reg. No. 027143; Cal. No. 31652; Application to surrender registration granted. Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 1st Degree, a class B felony.

Greg E. Zehner; Pharmacist; North Bellmore, NY 11710; Lic. No. 052171; Cal. No. 31655; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having conspired to acquire and obtain through misrepresentation, fraud, deceit and subterfuge a quantity of mixtures and substances containing a detectable amount of the controlled drug oxycodone.

Public Accountancy

Yvon Marc Joly; Certified Public Accountant; East Meadow, NY 11554; Lic. No. 069196; Cal. No. 31377; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of signing a Certification of Employer form as a certified public accountant when not registered to practice as a certified public accountant in the State of New York.

Respiratory Therapy

Thomas Hendricks a/k/a Thomas E. Hendricks; Respiratory Therapist; Valley Stream, NY 11580; Lic. No. 003625; Cal. No. 30380; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

Vatche Aslanian; Architect; Fort Lee, NJ 07024; Lic. No. 023788; Cal. No. 31223; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,000 fine.

Nischal Arjune; Architect; Brooklyn, NY 11214-4521; Lic. No. 034339; Cal. No. 31283; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.

Matthew Justin Brady; Architect; Carlsbad, CA 92011; Lic. No. 037884; Cal. No. 31287; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension. Upon return to practice in the State of New York,  1 year probation, $500 fine.

Paul Joseph Gallo; Architect; Riverdale, NY 10471-1757; Lic. No. 016966; Cal. No. 31316; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Riccardo Sebastiano Vicenzino; Architect; Pompton Plains, NJ 07444; Lic. No. 026113; Cal. No. 31378; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Clinical Laboratory Technology

Grace Wesley Reid; Clinical Laboratory Technician; Lima, NY 14485; Cert. No. 003047; Cal. No. 31126; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

Umer A. Shah; Professional Engineer; Kew Gardens, NY 11415; Lic. No. 070587; Cal. No. 31070; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

Samuel Siuhan Choi; Professional Engineer; Staten Island, NY 10308; Lic. No. 086577; Cal. No. 31282; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Mingqiao Zhu; Professional Engineer; Sewickley, PA 15143; Lic. No. 080249; Cal. No. 31291; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Donald Dewolfe Ehre; Professional Engineer; Utica, NY 13501; Lic. No. 059276; Cal. No. 31321; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Nursing

Rochelle A. LaShomb; Licensed Practical Nurse; Norwood, NY 13668; Lic. No. 126250; Cal. No. 29477; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Shakara M. Cooper a/k/a Shakara Marie Cooper; Licensed Practical Nurse; Schenectady, NY 12304; Lic. No. 299192; Cal. No. 29625; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

Lena McKenzie-Smith; Licensed Practical Nurse; Staten Island, NY 10304; Lic. No. 317292; Cal. No. 30290; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

Brenda Ann Smith a/k/a Brenda Ann Liskow a/k/a Brenda Ann Meyer a/k/a Brenda Ann Busekist; Licensed Practical Nurse; Cattaraugus, NY 14719; Lic. No. 187962: Cal. No. 30415; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation .

Martin Davis; Registered Professional Nurse; Harris, NY 12742; Lic. No. 454330; Cal. No. 31024; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Nicole Marie Vargovich; Licensed Practical Nurse; Cheektowaga, NY 14227; Lic. No. 279285; Cal. No. 31029; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: No further action.

Stacy L. Sawyer; Registered Professional Nurse; Williamson, NY 14589; Lic. No. 695666; Cal. No. 31113; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Melissa Margaret Bennett-Carini; Registered Professional Nurse; Weymouth, MA 02190; Lic. No. 745539; Cal. No. 31120; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation , $500 fine.

Muriel S. Brown; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Gerontology); Bath, NY 14810; Lic. No. 292077, Cert. No. 340737; Cal. Nos. 31255, 31256; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Lindsay Marie Dyer a/k/a Lindsay M. Burkhalter; Registered Professional Nurse; Ten Mile, TN 37880; Lic. No. 622742; Cal. No. 31265; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation , $500 fine.

Marcella M. Will; Licensed Practical Nurse; Lima, NY 14485; Lic. No. 221292; Cal. No. 31303; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Carmen Roberts; Licensed Practical Nurse; Calcium, NY 13616; Lic. No. 309488; Cal. No. 31351; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Matthew Louis Fisher; Registered Professional Nurse; Mount Vernon, NY 10552; Lic. No. 644696; Cal. No. 31354; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Mary Andrea Panopoulos; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Garden City, NY 11530-4416; Lic. No. 508008, Cert. No. 305486; Cal. Nos. 31363, 31364; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Brandi Avent; Licensed Practical Nurse; Buffalo, NY 14215; Lic. No. 324337; Cal. No. 31394; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

Doren Pedregal Babista; Registered Professional Nurse; Las Vegas, NV 89117; Lic. No. 710230; Cal. No. 31542; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation , $500 fine.

Pharmacy

2027 Alico Pharmacy, Corp. d/b/a Alico Pharmacy; Pharmacy; Bronx, NY 10453; Reg. No. 028927; Cal. No. 29515; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $3,000 fine.

Yuri Alexander Sorochkin a/k/a Yuri Sorochkin; Pharmacist; Staten Island, NY 10308; Lic. No. 047229; Cal. No. 30058; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to run concurrently with suspension, $2,500 fine.  

Brittany Alexandra Serrano; Pharmacist; Hampton Bays, NY 11946; Lic. No. 059450; Cal. No. 31121; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Fawei Huang; Pharmacist; Columbia, MS 39429; Lic. No. 058753; Cal. No. 31137; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

139 Center Pharmacy, L.L.C.; Pharmacy;  New York, NY 10013; Reg. No. 033068; Cal. No. 31138; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

Gail Glazer; Pharmacist; Brooklyn, NY 11234; Lic. No. 049888; Cal. No. 31193; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Shawn Patrick Dunehew; Pharmacist; Wildwood, MO 63038; Lic. No. 048253; Cal. No. 31606; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 1 year probation , $2,500 fine.

Public Accountancy

Mary Andrea Panopoulos; Certified Public Accountant; Garden City, NY 11530-4416; Lic. No. 062062; Cal. No. 31362; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Social Work

Emanuel R. Petracca; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Rochester, NY 14625; Lic. No. 026871; Cal. No. 31235; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

III. RESTORATION

The Board of Regents voted on November 5, 2019 to deny the application for restoration of the physician license of Abraham Solomon, Delray Beach, FL.  Dr. Solomon’s license was revoked on June 7, 2001.

 

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