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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 22, 2019
For More Information Contact:

JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

www.nysed.gov

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Regents Actions In 41 Professional Discipline Cases And 2 Restoration Petitions

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the surrender of 4 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 2 restoration petitions.

I. SURRENDERS

Nursing

Rhana Leann Balousek a/k/a Rhana Leeann Geiger; Registered Professional Nurse; Mesa, AZ 85201-6270; Lic. No. 517885; Cal. No. 31010; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving or Actual Physical Control While Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Drugs, in Arizona, a class 6 felony and which, if committed in this state, would constitute Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, a misdemeanor.

Debra Jean Maxwell; Registered Professional Nurse; Olivet, MI 49076-9720; Lic. No. 673147; Cal. No. 31083; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in Michigan, which if committed in New York State would constitute practicing the profession of nursing with gross negligence.

Marie Bayrotie Pierre; Licensed Practical Nurse; Las Vegas, NV 89148-5116; Lic. No. 229655; Cal. No. 31108; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in Nevada which if committed in New York State would constitute failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Pharmacy

David G. Rabbani; Pharmacist; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312; Lic. No. 046591; Cal. No. 30883; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Introduction and Delivery into Interstate Commerce of Prescription Drugs which were Misbranded and Dispensed without a Valid Prescription, a misdemeanor.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Chiropractic

Robert Scott Small; Chiropractor; Orient, NY 11957; Lic. No. 011146; Cal. No. 30865; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Dentistry

Richard Robert Charlap, Jr.; Dentist; Lackawana, NY 14218; Lic. No. 046452; Cal. No. 30609; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Angel Cipriano; Dental Hygienist; Sayville, NY 11782-1805; Lic. No. 021907; Cal. No. 30807; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Dietetics and Nutrition

Thomas Charles Petrie; Dietitian-Nutritionist; Stillwater, NY 12170; Cert. No. 003560; Cal. No. 30791; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Nursing

Tammy Michelle Thayer a/k/a Tammy Michelle Shreve; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Ashville, NY 14710; Lic. No. 476752, Cert. No. 303679; Cal. Nos. 28565, 28566; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:  2 years suspension, execution of suspension stayed, 2 years probation.

Anne Marie Kuerzdorfer a/k/a Anne M. Barker a/k/a Anne M. Kurzdorfer; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Cheektowaga, NY 14225; Lic. Nos. 191685, 450363; Cal. Nos. 29576, 29577; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Beverly Paula Slater; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Brooklyn, NY 11225-2709; Lic. Nos. 103630, 271779; Cal. Nos. 30271, 30275; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 6 months and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Julie A. Miller; Licensed Practical Nurse; Niagara Falls, NY 14305; Lic. No. 299797; Cal. No. 30288; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Tracy A. Pollack; Licensed Practical Nurse; Byron, NY 14422; Lic. No. 291198; Cal. No. 30416; 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. 

Arnold Senador Sta Rosa a/k/a Joseph Arnold Senador Sta Rosa; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Miami, FL 33186-6068; Lic. No. 652384, Cert. No. 337266; Cal. Nos. 30512, 30513; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $1,500 fine.

Juria Spencer Trabulsi; Registered Professional Nurse; Ithaca, NY 14850; Lic. No. 585663; Cal. No. 30589; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine .

Kimberly A. Holmes a/k/a Kimberly A. Layton; Licensed Practical Nurse; Stuart, FL 34997; Lic. No. 262492; Cal. No. 30700; 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, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $250 fine.

Tasha Rose Borys; Registered Professional Nurse; Berne, NY 12023; Lic. No. 626391; Cal. No. 30739; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Jodia Peta-Gay Miles-Williams; Licensed Practical Nurse; Watervliet, NY 12189; Lic. No. 327486; Cal. No. 30743; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Brigid Marie Bennett; Licensed Practical Nurse; Ballston Spa, NY 12020-2112; Lic. No. 313003; Cal. 30744; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Ronnette Kim Renford; Licensed Practical Nurse; Buffalo, NY 14208; Lic. No. 268477; Cal. No. 30757; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 3 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine.

Patrice Laureen Martin a/k/a Patrice Martin; Registered Professional Nurse; Huntington Station, NY 11746; Lic. No. 475149; Cal. No. 30793; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 3 months and until successful participation in a course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Susan K. Robbins; Registered Professional Nurse; North Bennington, VT 05257-0187; Lic. No. 343881; Cal. No. 30796; 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.

Michael Pableta Hinds; Licensed Practical Nurse; Mount Vernon, NY 10550; Lic. No. 319951; Cal. No. 30811; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Karen Leila Fleig; Registered Professional Nurse; Allenwood, PA 17810; Lic. No. 686610; Cal. No. 30826; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York.

Rachel M. Stearns; Registered Professional Nurse; Fairport, NY 14450; Lic. No. 564940; Cal. No. 30829; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Leanora E. Mosher; Licensed Practical Nurse; Oriskany, NY 13424; Lic. No. 304003; Cal. No. 30831; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Karen J. Schonleber; Registered Professional Nurse; Holley, NY 14470-1447; Lic. No. 573364; Cal. No. 30834; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Lenora M. Venezia; Licensed Practical Nurse; East Meadow, NY 11554; Lic. No. 231554; Cal. No. 30843; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Pharmacy

Albany Medical Center Warehouse; Wholesaler; Menands, NY 12204-2638; Reg. No. 032225; Cal. No. 30780; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $4,000 fine.

Patrick Ross McQuade; Pharmacist; North Tonawanda, NY 14120; Lic. No. 056845; Cal. No. 30882; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 year and until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Public Accountancy

Edward R. Engels; Certified Public Accountant; Pelham, NY 10803; Lic. No. 045577; Cal. No. 30690; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Respiratory Therapy

Will S. Frazier, Jr.; Respiratory Therapist; Bronx, NY 10452; Lic. No. 007738; Cal. No. 30827; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine. 

Social Work

Frank Anthony Amoruso; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Poughquag, NY 12570-4901; Lic. No. 073691; Cal. No. 29333; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Joseph D. Mattes; Licensed Master Social Worker; Palmyra, NY 14522; Lic. No. 086565; Cal. No. 30429; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 6 months and until fit to practice, 3 years probation to commence upon return to practice. 

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Michael Jerome Lazik; Speech-Language Pathologist; Batavia, NY 14020; Lic. No. 004703; Cal. No. 30772; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice. 

Veterinary Medicine

Janet Ficarra; Veterinarian; New York, NY 10001; Lic. No. 005116; Cal. No. 30702; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Janet Ficarra DVM P.C. d/b/a Downtown Veterinary Clinic; New York, NY 10001; Cal. No. 30768; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $1,500 fine.

III. RESTORATIONS

The Board of Regents voted on March 11, 2019 to stay the execution of the order of surrender of the physician license of Romilla Anwar, Chatham, NJ, to place her on probation for 3 years under specified terms and conditions, and upon successful completion of probation, to fully restore her license. Dr. Anwar’s license was surrendered April 12, 2010.

The Board of Regents voted on March 11, 2019 to deny the application for restoration of the physician license of Mark Greenbaum, New Rochelle, NY. Dr. Greenbaum’s license was surrendered October 26, 2005.