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Regents Actions In 76 Professional Discipline Cases and 1 Restoration Petition

September 17, 2019

I. REVOCATIONS AND SURRENDERS

Dentistry

Michael Marcus; Dentist; Calabasas, CA 91302; Lic. No. 034546; Cal. No. 31456; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Sexual Battery and Child Molestation, misdemeanors in the State of California, in 2010 for touching and/or rubbing patients’ breasts in 2004.

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

Keng Lee So; Professional Engineer; Brooklyn, NY 11204-3736; Lic. No. 087737; Cal. No. 31359; 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.

Massage Therapy

Pierre Andre Henry; Massage Therapist; New York, NY 10029; Lic. No. 008718; Cal. No. 31499; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of exhibiting immoral conduct by massaging the genital areas and breasts of a client who was also not properly draped.

Nursing

Karlie S. Hveem; Licensed Practical Nurse; Glens Falls, NY  12801; Lic. No. 312137; Cal. No. 29322; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Debra Lynn Mattoon a/k/a Debra L. Mattoon a/k/a Debra Mattoon; Licensed Practical Nurse; Oakfield, NY 14125; Lic. No. 300437; Cal. No. 30020; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Helen Marie Finnila; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; North Chesterfield, VA 23235-4239; Lic. Nos. 144654, 335297; Cal. Nos. 30810, 30799; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of administering drugs incorrectly in the State of Virginia.

Ana A. Lamson Pangilinam a/k/a Ana Amalia Lamson Pangilinan; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; La Mirada, CA 90638; Lic. Nos. 182581, 421006; Cal. Nos. 30951, 30952; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of, in the State of California, failing to properly assess a patient’s pain and not determining its etiology, delaying discovery of the full extent of said patient’s injuries; failing to rule out a neck and spinal injury prior to moving said patient; failing to classify said patient’s head injury on the Glasgow Coma Scale; failing to activate Emergency Medical Services in a timely manner despite classifying said patient’s condition as “emergent”; and pre-writing a physician telephone order for continued one-to-one supervision of said patient and not documenting who gave the order.

Brandon Michael Coburn; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lewisburg, PA 17837; Lic. Nos. 280991, 571255; Cert. No. 305118; Cal. Nos. 31047, 31048, 31049; Application to surrender licenses and to surrender certificate granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Kimberly Jean Villie; Registered Professional Nurse; Elmira, NY 14904; Lic. No. 633498; Cal. No. 31203; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Sheila Marie Stokes; Registered Professional Nurse; Richmond, VA 23225; Lic. No. 487159; Cal. No. 31324; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having a history of alcohol abuse including failing to report to work with or without notice because of drinking in Virginia.   

Linda Jean Bialecki; Licensed Practical Nurse; Phoenix, AZ 85044; Lic. No. 119764; Cal. No. 31334; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of submitting a registration renewal application which falsely stated that no other licensing authority had previously refused to issue a professional license to her when in fact she had been denied practical nursing licensure by the State of Arizona.

Lorri J. Couse a/k/a Lorri Love; Registered Professional Nurse; Watervliet, NY 12189; Lic. No. 435639; Cal. No. 31340; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practice errors.

Jessica Lynne Charlebois a/k/a Jessica L. Carlson; Registered Professional Nurse; Middletown, CT 06457-5238; Lic. No. 566651; Cal. No. 31347; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being dependent on, or a habitual user of narcotics or other drugs having similar effects, in Connecticut.

Kelly Galvin; Licensed Practical Nurse; Centereach, NY 11720; Lic. No. 260217; Cal. No. 31423; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree, a class C felony; and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Shanika Marie Miles; Licensed Practical Nurse; Waldorf, MD 20603-4406; Lic. No. 291366; Cal. No. 31435; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of finding of professional misconduct by the Florida State Board of Nursing for procuring a license with known misrepresentations on a Maryland nursing application.

Grace I. Oronce; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lakewood, CA 90715; Lic. Nos. 192225, 404594; Cal. Nos. 31459, 31460; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in California, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute practicing the profession with gross negligence on a particular occasion.

Jayne Barry; Registered Professional Nurse; Warrensburg, MO 64093-1462; Lic. No. 532005; Cal. No. 31469; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in Arizona where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute willful verbal and physical abuse of patients and failure to maintain accurate patient records.

Holly Lou Cary; Licensed Practical Nurse; Farmersville, TX 75442; Lic. No. 252635; Cal. No. 31477; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Nimfa R. Realeza a/k/a Nimfa Realeza Punzalan a/k/a Nimfa Reyes Realeza Punzalan; Registered Professional Nurse; Vallejo, CA 94591; Lic. No. 366648; Cal. 31507; 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.

Kathleen Baker; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591; Lic. Nos. 235997, 562500; Cal. Nos. 31508, 31509; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony, and submitting a registration renewal application which falsely stated that she had not been convicted of any crime.

Gina Marie Dereme; Licensed Practical Nurse; Ronkonkoma, NY 11779; Lic. No. 320270; Cal. No. 31541; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of stealing hydrocodone pills, a controlled substance, from her place of employment.

Optometry

Nwanneka C. Udenta; Optometrist; Montclair, NJ 07042; Lic. No. 007507; Cal. No. 31497; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to be registered to practice as an optometrist.

Social Work

Justin Roger Barkley; Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Dannemora, NY 12929; Lic. Nos. 077681, 079316; Cal. Nos. 30551, 30552; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Acupuncture

Robert Seungmin Lee; Acupuncturist; Syosset, NY 11791; Lic. No. 004025; Cal. No. 30998; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Dahna Acupuncture, P.C.; Acupuncture; Flushing, NY 11354; Cal. No. 30999; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Architecture

Robert Alfred Lenahan; Architect; New City, NY 10956; Lic. No. 026031; Cal. No. 31197; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Robert A. Lenahan Architect, P.C.; Architecture; New City, NY 10956; Cal. No. 31198; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine.

Dentistry

Eugene Paul Milford; Dentist; Brooklyn, NY 11233; Lic. No. 037598; Cal. No. 28611; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension,  2 years probation.

Stanley Pinkus a/k/a Stanislav Pinkusovich; Dentist; Valley Stream, NY 11581; Lic. No. 047191; Cal. No. 31385; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

James A. Clancy; Professional Engineer; National Park, NJ 08063-1229; Lic. No. 084288; Cal. No. 30800; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Anthony Christopher Dangelo; Professional Engineer; Stewartsville, NJ 08886; Lic. No. 080961; Cal. No. 30949; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Massage Therapy

Robert Seungmin Lee; Massage Therapist; Syosset, NY 11791; Lic. No. 023434; Cal. No. 31000; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Robert S. Lee Therapeutic Massage, P.C.; Massage Therapy; Flushing, NY 11354; Cal. No. 31001; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Nursing

Danielle E. Barton; Licensed Practical Nurse; Buffalo, NY 14215; Lic. No. 295616; Cal. No. 29626; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 years actual suspension. Upon return to  practice, two years probation.

Verna M. Davis; Licensed Practical Nurse; Syracuse, NY 13204; Lic. No. 084152; Cal. No. 30390; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 year, with licensee to submit to a mental health evaluation and if necessary, to participate in a course of therapy and treatment, until fit to practice.

Sarah Marie Fackelman; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14616; Lic. No. 292512; Cal. No. 30232; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Brittany A. Nuzzi a/k/a Brittany Nuzzi; Licensed Practical Nurse; Coram, NY 11727-1028; Lic. No. 307542; Cal. No. 30381; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Charlene Francis Wieczorek; Registered Professional Nurse; Depew, NY 14043; Lic. No. 531175; Cal. No. 30573; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Michele Pat Scanlan; Registered Professional Nurse; Camillus, NY 13031; Lic. No. 578271; Cal. No. 30897; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 year and until fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Crystal L. Conley; Licensed Practical Nurse; Putnam Valley, NY 10579-1416; Lic. No. 303765; Cal. No. 30914; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 6 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

Susan Gaye Riner; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Elba, NY 14058; Lic. No. 283425, Cert. No. 302526; Cal. Nos. 30935, 30936; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Kayla L. Drake; Licensed Practical Nurse; Kingston, NY 12401; Lic. No. 307305; Cal. No. 30958; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 months actual suspension, 20 months stayed suspension.  Upon return to practice 2 years probation.

Melissa E. Kotary; Licensed Practical Nurse; Oneida, NY 13421; Lic. No. 299337; Cal. No. 30995; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Pamela Weinstock; Registered Professional Nurse; Centereach, NY 11720; Lic. No. 632825; Cal. No. 31018; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Lori Marie Riley; Licensed Practical Nurse; Sharon, CT 06069-2208; Lic. No. 212254; Cal. No. 31051; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 6 months and until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Lillian R. Johnson a/k/a Lillian Rebecca Johnson; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Grand Prairie, TX 75051-4475; Lic. Nos. 256531, 524594; Cal. Nos. 31060, 31061; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Kimberly Ann Snipe; Licensed Practical Nurse; White Plains, NY 10607-2123; Lic. No. 277654; Cal. No. 31074; 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, $250 fine.

Michelle Lynn Bitterman a/k/a Michelle Lynn Hazard; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; East Amherst, NY 14051; Lic. Nos. 256286, 510422; Cal. Nos. 31080, 31081; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Stacey A. Grimes; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Bemus Point, NY 14712; Lic. Nos. 224768, 538142, Cert. No. 337336; Cal. Nos. 31128, 31129, 31130; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, $500 fine.

Walter A. Houston; Licensed Practical Nurse; Columbia, SC 29223; Lic. No. 270425; Cal. No. 31141; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand. Upon return to practice in the State of New York, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Katelynn Marie Higgins; Licensed Practical Nurse; Caledonia, NY 14423; Lic. No. 300750; Cal. No. 31153; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Mary Ann Peck; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Phelps, NY 14532; Lic. Nos. 152424, 430666; Cal. Nos. 31159, 31160; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Leslie A. Shinkman; Licensed Practical Nurse; Burnt Hills, NY 12027; Lic. No. 277420; Cal. No. 31167; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 6 months and until mentally fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

Betsy Babukutty; Registered Professional Nurse; Bayside Hills, NY 11364-1840; Lic. No. 576475; Cal. No. 31186; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Patricia Ann Makitra; Licensed Practical Nurse; Bath, NY 14810; Lic. No. 310776; Cal. No. 31188; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Ann E. Starkweather; Licensed Practical Nurse; Odessa, NY 14869-9717; Lic. No. 212739; Cal. No. 31190; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

Occupational Therapy

Konstantin Pigulsky; Occupational Therapist; Brooklyn, NY 11230-5890; Lic. No. 014534; Cal. No. 30778; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $3,000 fine.

Pharmacy

Taehyun Kim; Pharmacist; Hollis, NY 11423; Lic. No. 061609; Cal. No. 30657; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine.

Craig Joseph Balkon; Pharmacist; Dix Hills, NY 11746; Lic. No. 053325; Cal. No. 31135; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Public Accountancy

Denise C. Wackowski; Certified Public Accountant; East Amherst, NY 14051-1265; Lic. No. 089171; Cal. No. 31007; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Social Work

Melanie C. Miller; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Hudson, NY 12534; Lic. No. 078354; Cal. No. 30016; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Sherman Sean Stovall, Jr.; Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Albany, NY 12203; Lic. Nos. 078173, 078968; Cal. Nos. 30724, 30723; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 month and until mentally and physically fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Eileen Ann Spong; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Rochester, NY 14618; Lic. No. 015950; Cal. No. 30792; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 4 months and until mentally fit to practice. Upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

III. RESTORATION

The Board of Regents voted on September 10, 2019 to deny the application for restoration of the registered professional nurse license and to deny the application for restoration of the nurse practitioner (Community Health) certificate of Kevin Francis Brennan, Watertown, NY. Mr. Brennan’s license and certificate were surrendered December 11, 2012.

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