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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 16, 2019
For More Information Contact:

JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

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Regents Actions In 55 Professional Discipline Cases

January 14 - 15, 2019

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 1 license, surrender of 12 licenses and 42 other disciplinary actions. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case.

 

I. REVOCATION AND SURRENDERS

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

James Robert Watson; Land Surveyor; Ortley Beach, NJ 08751; Lic. No. 050196; Cal. No. 30916; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to obtain the required corner marker waiver and/or set the corner markers in connection with surveys; failing to properly stake-out the location of a foundation on a property; failing to properly show corner markers, both found or set, on the surveys; and failing to show the dimensions between the foundation and property lines on the property.

Nursing

Carolyn Silverthorn; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Ladson, SC 29456; Lic. Nos. 271843, 545060; Cal. Nos. 30783, 30784; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being impaired while practicing the profession of nursing and being an alcoholic.

Margo Yvonne Clark; Licensed Practical Nurse; Elmira, NY 14904; Lic. No. 308924; Cal. No. 30397; Found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor; Penalty: Revocation.

Debra Sue Faucher; Registered Professional Nurse; Bradford, PA 16701-2459; Lic. No. 338175; Cal. No. 30832; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having a Pennsylvania conviction.

John Brian Lester; Registered Professional Nurse; North Las Vegas, NV 89031-0181; Lic. No. 572001; Cal. No. 30857; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of being a habitual user of the controlled substance amphetamine while working as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.

Victoria Chinyere Dimkpa a/k/a Victoria Chinyere Dimpka; Registered Professional Nurse; Richmond, TX 77407; Lic. No. 556940; Cal. No. 30859; 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 New York would constitute Enterprise Corruption, a class B felony.

Scott O’Conner; Registered Professional Nurse; Manteca, CA 95337-6066; Lic. No. 610809; Cal. No. 30877; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of California discipline.

Jaime Cuartas; Licensed Practical Nurse; Newport, VT 05855; Lic. No. 281889; Cal. No. 30957; 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; and, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Michael Robert Vincelette; Registered Professional Nurse; Ogdensburg, NY 13669; Lic. No. 457037; Cal. No. 30983; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of conduct in the practice which evidences moral unfitness to practice and Forcible Touching.

Kanta Bist; Licensed Practical Nurse; Elmont, NY 11003; Lic. No. 184210; Cal. No. 31033; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Pharmacy

Stephen W. Kalinoski; Pharmacist; Middletown, NJ 07748; Lic. No. 037405; Cal. No. 31006; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, a felony.

Public Accountancy

Ha Ming Ong; Certified Public Accountant; White Plains, NY 10605; Lic. No. 100769; Cal. No. 30960; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to complete required continuing education credits.

 

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Clinical Laboratory Technology

Jamila Akter; Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Queens Village, NY 11427; Lic. No. 014045; Cal. No. 29668; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Aaron Lim; Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Brooklyn, NY 11223-2637; Lic. No. 008433; Cal. No. 30651; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 2 years and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 5 years probation to commence upon actual return to practice, $5,000 fine.

Dentistry

Russell George Edman; Dentist; Pine Plains, NY 12567-0178; Lic. No. 042542; Cal. No. 30251; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $4,000 fine.

Alla Nikolaevna Tkachenko; Dental Hygienist; Jackson Heights, NY 11372-4836; Lic. No. 025422; Cal. No. 30650; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

Daniel C. Kaufman; Professional Engineer; Clifton Park, NY 12065-1206; Lic. No. 086813; Cal. No. 30681; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Luigi-Claudio Sciandra; Professional Engineer; Smithtown, NY 11787-3011; Lic. No. 060935; Cal. No. 30698; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Nursing

Sarah C. Egert; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Utica, NY 13501; Lic. Nos. 277858, 578725; Cal. Nos. 29642, 29624; Found guilty of having been convicted of two counts of Petit Larceny; Penalty: $500 fine, suspension for a minimum of 3 months and until abuse-free and fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and if and when return to practice.

Sunday Jean Caldwell; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); East Setauket, NY 11733; Lic. No. 406737, Cert. No. 301526; Cal. Nos. 30247, 30248; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: R.N. license: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation; N.P. certificate: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation; R.N. license and N.P. certificate: $1,000 fine.

Kellianne Marie Billins; Licensed Practical Nurse; Utica, NY 13501; Lic. No. 258913; Cal. No. 30345; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Andrea Maklari; Licensed Practical Nurse; Elmira, NY 14901; Lic. No. 306438; Cal. No. 30352; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Ariana Marie Weaver; Registered Professional Nurse; Rochester, NY 14612; Lic. No. 725499; Cal. No. 30458; 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.

Nadine Annmarie Bowie; Registered Professional Nurse; Bronx, NY 10469; Lic. No. 715743; Cal. No. 30482; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Mary J. Hicks a/k/a Mary Ridley; Licensed Practical Nurse; Panama City, FL 32404; Lic. No. 229399; Cal. No. 30502; 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 in the State of New York, $500 fine.

Nicole Marie Fetzer; Registered Professional Nurse; Pennellville, NY 13132; Lic. No. 543801; Cal. No. 30524; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Dawn Marie O'Donnell; Registered Professional Nurse; Utica, NY 13502; Lic. No. 463273; Cal. No. 30563; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Marcie Jean Rowe; Licensed Practical Nurse; Schenectady, NY 12306-4920; Lic. No. 309038; Cal. No. 30570; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

Michele Ann Baker; Registered Professional Nurse; Binghamton, NY 13905; Lic. No. 569787; Cal. No. 30590; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Frank Hernandez; Licensed Practical Nurse; Brooklyn, NY 11228; Lic. No. 324028; Cal. No. 30599; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Courtney Elaine Lewis; Licensed Practical Nurse; Lockport, NY 14094; Lic. No. 324708; Cal. No. 30610; 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.

Virginia Marie Blair a/k/a Virginia Marie Sordetto; Registered Professional Nurse; Buffalo, NY 14223; Lic. No. 382107; Cal. No. 30628; 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.

Stephanie Leung; Registered Professional Nurse; Fort Lee, NJ 07024; Lic. No. 692438; Cal. No. 30633; 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.

Michael J. Palmo; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Phenix City, AL 36870-2397; Lic. Nos. 279125, 581024; Cal. Nos. 30637, 30638; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine.

Miriam Claire Rollock a/k/a Miriam C. Martin; Registered Professional Nurse; Moriches, NY 11955; Lic. No. 491005; Cal. No. 30639; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Stephanie Webster a/k/a Stephanie Stewart; Registered Professional Nurse; Grand Prairie, TX 75052-2111; Lic. No. 680405; Cal. 30640; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.

Maria May Chaves Gevero; Registered Professional Nurse; San Bernadino, CA 92407; Lic. No. 549757; Cal. No. 30656; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $500 fine.

Carol Elna Angelone; Registered Professional Nurse; Unadilla, NY 13849; Lic. No. 357714; Cal. No. 30664; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Dorian Leigh Stewart; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Unadilla, NY 13849; Lic. Nos. 233309, 463799; Cal. Nos. 30669, 30659; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.

George A. Weber; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Ridge, NY 11961; Lic. Nos. 280413, 599865; Cal. Nos. 30679, 30680; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspensions, 22 months stayed suspensions, 2 years probation.

Sung Sil Kim; Registered Professional Nurse; Albertson, NY 11507; Lic. No. 457732; Cal. No. 30695; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Pharmacy

Gail Breen Rubinstein a/k/a Gail Ann Breen; Pharmacist; Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; Lic. No. 040642; Cal. No. 30113; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Philip Cherian; Pharmacist; Syosset, NY 11791; Lic. No. 049414; Cal. No. 30618; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $4,000 fine, 2 years probation.

Jericho Pharmacy Corp; Pharmacy; Syosset, NY 11791; Reg. No. 030920; Cal. No. 30619; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine, 1 year probation.

Public Accountancy

James Andrew Ellor; Certified Public Accountant; Wilton, NY 12831; Lic. No. 080120; Cal. No. 30600; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,000 fine.

Respiratory Therapy

Ian Douglas McGrath; Respiratory Therapy Technician, Respiratory Therapist; Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033; Lic. Nos. 004825, 009228; Cal. Nos. 30677, 30678; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Social Work

Ilana Lizabeth Kiley; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Garnerville, NY 10923; Lic. No. 076806; Cal. No. 30569; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 1 year and until mentally fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.

Brian R. Scholl; Licensed Master Social Worker; Ossining, NY 10562; Lic. No. 019915; Cal. No. 30646; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.