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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 2, 2020
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JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

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Regents Actions in 54 Professional Discipline Cases

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 2 licenses and 1 certificate, surrender of 8 licenses, and 43 other disciplinary actions. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case.

I. REVOCATIONS AND SURRENDERS

Dentistry

Randolf A. Holly; Dentist, Dental General Anesthesia; Endicott, NY 13760; Lic. No. 036990, Cert. No. 000066; Cal. Nos. 27217, 27216; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:  Dentist: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine; Dental General Anesthesia: Revocation.

Nursing  

Christopher Wayne Handy; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Penn Yan, NY 14527; Lic. Nos. 241136, 480865; Cal. Nos. 30764, 30763; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of taking medication for his own personal use; removing medication without an order and a nurse present, administering medication without reassessment and failing to administer medication to a patient; and violating terms of a Commissioner’s Order.

Suzanne Bryan Newton a/k/a Suzanne Bryan a/k/a Suzanne B. Hagar; Registered Professional Nurse; Scooba, MS 39358; Lic. No. 517250; Cal. No. 31302; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to document the administration of medications in patient records in the State of Tennessee.

Cynthia Lane Kinsey; Registered Professional Nurse; Gautier, MS 39553; Lic. No. 526663; Cal. No. 31706; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of in December 2012, diverting the controlled substance Dilaudid from her place of employment for her own personal use, in the State of Mississippi.

Lillian Sheppard; Registered Professional Nurse; Staten Island, NY 10307; Lic. No. 255582; Cal. No. 31864; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to provide complete documentation, on multiple occasions, of the administration of controlled drugs to patients.    

Christine V. Bignell; Registered Professional Nurse; Grafton, NH 03240; Lic. No. 371003; Cal. No. 31920; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of, performing wound care on a patient without first consulting a physician, in the State of New Hampshire.

Ameanthea Blanco a/k/a Ameanthea Blanco-Knezovich; Registered Professional Nurse; Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3532; Lic. No. 656939; Cal. No. 31943; sexual relationship with two patients in the State of Virginia.

Rodney Monteiro; Licensed Practical Nurse; Riverhead, NY 11901; Lic. No. 225294; Cal. No. 31958; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of testing positive for marijuana while on duty.

Pharmacy

Bharatkumar Kantilal Patel a/k/a Bharat Patel; Pharmacist; Plainsboro, NJ 08536-3638; Lic. No. 041852; Cal. No. 29401; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:  Revocation.

Physical Therapy

Aleksandr Kharkover; Physical Therapist; Brooklyn, NY 11223; Lic. No. 022064; Cal. No. 30087; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:  Revocation.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Chiropractic

Craig A. Nelson; Chiropractor; Clifton Park, NY 12065; Lic. No. 010445; Cal. No. 31648; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation,  $1,000 fine.

Dentistry

Eliaz Kaufman; Dentist; New York, NY 10017; Lic. No. 049860; Cal. No. 31472; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Massage Therapy

Carla Elizabeth Collucci; Massage Therapist; Little Falls, NY 13365; Lic. No. 026111; Cal. No. 31687; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Mental Health Practitioners

June M. Conboy; Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Dix Hills, NY 11746-8138; Lic. No. 003025; Cal. No. 31607; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Midwifery

Jennifer K. Houston; Mifwife; Catskill, NY 12414; Lic. No. 000440; Cal. No. 31680; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $750 fine.

Nursing

Nikki Lyn Roe a/k/a Nikki Roe a/k/a Nikki Lyn Olszewski; Licensed Practical Nurse; Lockport, NY 14094; Lic. No. 284745; Cal. No. 30393; 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.

Marie Claudie Collin; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Brooklyn, NY 11236; Lic. Nos. 207384, 472200; Cal. Nos. 30474, 30314; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation .

Renee M. Falzolare; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14626; Lic. No. 270575; Cal. No. 30560; 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.

Cara Elise Lefever; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Franklin, NY 13775-3221; Lic. Nos. 311082, 699205; Cal. Nos. 30615, 30616; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Patricia Susan McArthur; Registered Professional Nurse; Niagara Falls, NY 14304; Lic. No. 704620; Cal. No. 30740; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon  return to practice, 2 years probation , $500 fine.

Kristin L. James; Licensed Practical Nurse; Lakewood, NY 14750; Lic. No. 315704; Cal. No. 31294; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Sara A. Reszetucha; Registered Professional Nurse; Buffalo, NY 14207; Lic. No. 616207; Cal. No. 31299; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Cynthia Roslyn Hytmiah; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Brooklyn, NY 11203; Lic. Nos. 254273, 531915; Cal. Nos. 31322, 31323; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Samantha Lynne Perez a/k/a Samantha Lynne Thompson; Registered Professional Nurse; Richburg, NY 14774; Lic. No. 647466; Cal. No. 31402; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Jennie E. Damon; Licensed Practical Nurse; Cortland, NY 13045; Lic. No. 283612; Cal. No. 31462; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

Kelly Lee Evoy; Licensed Practical Nurse; Derby, NY 14047; Lic. No. 267729; Cal. No. 31518; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation,  $250 fine.

Severine Marie Whittier; Registered Professional Nurse; Whitney, TX 76692; Lic. No. 729819; Cal. No. 31522; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation , $500 fine.

Susan Diane Poppenger; Licensed Practical Nurse; Skaneateles, NY 13152; Lic. No. 138061; Cal. No. 31526; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Jessica Leigh Proia; Licensed Practical Nurse; Spencerport, NY 14559; Lic. No. 301098; Cal. No. 31590; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, uponreturn to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Traci Jo Elizabeth Harris; Licensed Practical Nurse; Heuvelton, NY 13654-3100; Lic. No. 314939; Cal. No. 31596; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Kristin M. Clark a/k/a Kristin Piper; Licensed Practical Nurse; Webster, NY 14580; Lic. No. 284465; Cal. No. 31623; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, uponreturn to practice, 2 years probation  $500 fine.

Mara Tanchez; Licensed Practical Nurse; Fresh Meadows, NY 11365; Lic. No. 301217; Cal. No. 31661; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Rafael Hung; Registered Professional Nurse; Oakland Gardens, NY 11364; Lic. No. 606979; Cal. No. 31678; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

Pamela Marie Courtney; Registered Professional Nurse; Keeseville, NY 12944-3701; Lic. No. 524943; Cal. No. 31702; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Joseph Meus; Registered Professional Nurse; Hudson, NY 12534; Lic. No. 520949; Cal. No. 31719; 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.

Lisa M. Lyng; Registered Professional Nurse; Albany, NY 12203; Lic. No. 715496; Cal. No. 31731; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Katherine Marie Miles a/k/a Katherine M. Shannon; Licensed Practical Nurse; Caledonia, NY 14423; Lic. No. 264184; Cal. No. 31743; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, upon  return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Kermit R. Wallace; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14607; Lic. No. 278832; Cal. No. 31749; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 1 year probation.

Marianela Crann; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14621; Lic. No. 258317; Cal. No. 31767; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 1 month and until fit to practice, upon  return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Lorraine Marie Bagnoli; Registered Professional Nurse; Old Tappan, NJ 07675; Lic. No. 264413; Cal. No. 31805; 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, $750 fine.

Meredith A. Brayton; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Neptune, NJ 07753; Lic. Nos. 121824, 296313; Cal. Nos. 31949, 31950; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation.

Pharmacy

Albany Welding Supply Co., Inc. d/b/a Noble Gas Solutions, Inc.; Pharmacy; Albany, NY 12204; Reg. No. 021534; Cal. No. 31638; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $3,000 fine.

Psychology

Nechama L. Sorscher; Psychologist; New York, NY 10025; Lic. No. 011844; Cal. No. 31744; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine.

Public Accountancy

Salvatore Anthony Graziano; Certified Public Accountant; East Greenbush, NY 12061; Lic. No. 087050; Cal. No. 31768; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Social Work

Donald White; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; East Patchogue, NY 11772; Lic. No. 033970; Cal. No. 31636; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Richard J. Smith; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Gardiner, NY 12525; Lic. No. 033880; Cal. No. 31769; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Veterinary Medicine

Karen Anne Wiley; Veterinary Technician; Syracuse, NY 13215; Lic. No. 004727; Cal. No. 31708; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Julie M. Cornell; Veterinarian; Bennington, VT 05201-8892; Lic. No. 011240; Cal. No. 31736; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

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