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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 10, 2019
For More Information Contact:

JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

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Regents Actions In 43 Professional Discipline Cases

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 1 license, surrender of 6 licenses and 36 other disciplinary actions. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case. 

I. REVOCATION AND SURRENDERS

Chiropractic

David J. Sewert; Chiropractor; Newark, NY 14513; Lic. No. 001962; Cal. No. 31062; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of practicing with moral unfitness and utilizing a treatment technique which is not permitted in New York State.

Mental Health Practitioner

Charles R. Grefer; Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Spencerport, NY 14559-1323; Lic. No. 001258; Cal. No. 30391; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

 Nursing

Christine Elizabeth Matanes; Licensed Practical Nurse; Little Falls, NY 13365; Lic. No. 306655; Cal. No. 30594; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to complete continuing education.

Melody L. Williams-Destra; Licensed Practical Nurse; Bloomfield, CT 06002-3212; Lic. No. 270457; Cal. No. 31035; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently in Connecticut.

Deborah Ann Bercier; Licensed Practical Nurse; North Babylon, NY 11703; Lic. No. 200976; Cal. No. 31065; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, a class E felony; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor.

Asmeret Tesfagiorgis Yohannes; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14615; Lic. No. 315304; Cal. No. 31104; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Kristina Marie Calamusa; Licensed Practical Nurse; Dunedin, FL 34698-5420; Lic. No. 303170; Cal. No. 31136; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of revealing personally identifiable facts, data or information obtained in a professional capacity without the prior consent of the patient or client, except as authorized or required by law, in the State of Florida.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

Karl Frizlen; Architect; Buffalo, NY 14213; Lic. No. 019958; Cal. No. 30801; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.

Chiropractic

Mary Elizabeth Love; Chiropractor; Ballston Lake, NY 12065; Lic. No. 006419; Cal. No. 30845; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Dentistry

Barbara L. Pfeffer-Westbrook; Dental Hygienist; Clifton Springs, NY 14432-1158; Lic. No. 019899; Cal. No. 30864; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

Jianxiong Wang; Professional Engineer; Livingston, NJ 07039-1407; Lic. No. 087378; Cal. No. 30833; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.

Massage Therapy

Kim Mai Tran; Massage Therapist; Tarrytown, NY 10591; Lic. No. 026417; Cal. No. 30871; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Mental Health Practitioner

Kara Marie Muchard; Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Farmington, NY 14425-9111; Lic. No. 006021; Cal. No. 30721; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Nursing

Sandra Marie Conklin; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Dryden, NY 13503; Lic. Nos. 214509, 581282; Cal. Nos. 29666, 29667; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Sherry Lynn Osborne; Registered Professional Nurse; Rochester, NY 14624; Lic. No. 693808; Cal. No. 30459; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Sean Thomas Roney; Licensed Practical Nurse; Utica, NY 13501; Lic. No. 310965; Cal. No. 30567; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Rose Marie Schenkel; Licensed Practical Nurse; Downsville, NY 13755; Lic. No. 305671; Cal. No. 30582; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Latesha Anntanett Winters; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Newburgh, NY 12550; Lic. Nos. 275571, 567824; Cal. Nos. 30675, 30676; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Bonnie June Doyle; Registered Professional Nurse; Long Beach, NY 11561; Lic. No. 692003; Cal. No. 30794; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Jamie Lynn Thomson; Registered Professional Nurse; Cowlesville, NY 14037; Lic. No. 659667; Cal. No. 30806; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Micheline Napoleon; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Baldwin, NY 11510; Lic. Nos. 208565, 430799; Cal. Nos. 30819, 30820; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Julianah Bamidele Olowokere a/k/a Julianah Bamidele Davies; Registered Professional Nurse; Hamilton, NJ 08610-5602; Lic. No. 451109; Cal. No. 30835; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 3 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Corazon Francisco Soriano; Registered Professional Nurse; New Hyde Park, NY 11040; Lic. No. 432324; Cal. No. 30842; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Kenneth Charles Hadad a/k/a Kenneth Hahad; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Greenville, NY 12083; Lic. Nos. 238790, 478313; Cal. Nos. 30854, 30855; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 month and until successful participation in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Alisha Ann Norwood; Licensed Practical Nurse; South New Berlin, NY 13843; Lic. No. 308318; Cal. No. 30856; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Tiffany M. Gustafson; Registered Professional Nurse; Livingston Manor, NY 12758; Lic. No. 619548; Cal. No. 30880; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Corrine Anne LeBlanc; Registered Professional Nurse; Groton, NY 13073; Lic. No. 577681; Cal. No. 30881; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Duane Joel Powers; Registered Professional Nurse; Broadalbin, NY 12025; Lic. No. 464218; Cal. No. 30885; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Chekesha J. Porter; Registered Professional Nurse; Pearland, TX 77584; Lic. No. 564466; Cal. No. 30915; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 month and until successfully participation in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Peter S. Novellino; Licensed Practical Nurse; Farmingdale, NY 11735-4417; Lic. No. 293492; Cal. No. 30925; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Pharmacy

John Joseph Lotito, Jr.; Pharmacist; Staten Island, NY 10306-2134; Lic. No. 037295; Cal. No. 30649; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 months stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.

Christina Lauren Loeffler; Pharmacist; Farmingdale, NY 11735; Lic. No. 058584; Cal. No. 30734; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

Rely Rx, Inc.; Pharmacy; St. James, NY 11780; Reg. No. 033358; Cal. No. 30735; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

Wanas Aniss Hana Khalil; Pharmacist; Whitestone, NY 11357; Lic. No. 048122; Cal. No. 30775; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $20,000 fine.

Dimitrios Dakis; Pharmacist; Bayside, NY 11361; Lic. No. 034028; Cal. No. 30776; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.

Queens Express Pharmacy Corp.; Pharmacy; Jackson Heights, NY 11372; Reg. No. 028747; Cal. No. 30777; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $20,000 fine.

Public Accountancy

Tamas Bela Revai; Certified Public Accountant; New York, NY 10036; Lic. No. 027854; Cal. No. 30817; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain areas until succesfully complete course of retraining in said certain areas, following termination of partial actual suspension, 2 years probation.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP; Public Accountancy Partnership; New York, NY 10017; Reg. No. 036148; Cal. No. 30866; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $10,000 fine.

Veterinary Medicine

John Henry Cooley; Veterinarian; Marcy, NY 13403; Lic. No. 011993; Cal. No. 30823; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

 

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