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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 13, 2020
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JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

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Regents Actions in 79 Professional Discipline Cases and 2 Restoration Petitions

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 1 license, surrender of 18 licenses and 1 license that was originally issued as a certificate, and 58 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. REVOCATION AND SURRENDERS

Massage Therapy

Sut-Ho Leung; Massage Therapist; New Hyde Park, NY 11040; Lic. No. 021030; Cal. No. 32081; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness.

 Midwifery

 Paula Barry; Midwife; Conway, MA 01341-0111; Lic. No. 000596; Cal. No. 32101; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, of failing to maintain a record for each patient which accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

Nursing

Teddy A. Germain; Licensed Practical Nurse; Amsterdam, NY 12010-2243; Lic. No. 281411; Cal. No. 31657; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Nicole Michelle Clancy; Licensed Practical Nurse; Clifton Park, NY 12065; Lic. No. 329149; Cal. No. 31903; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration and documentation errors.

Beverly Marie Hoyt a/k/a Beverly Buffaloe; Registered Professional Nurse; Wartburg, TN 37887; Lic. No. 437969; Cal. No. 32095; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of administering a controlled substance without a physician’s order in the State of California and failing to document administration of medications to patients in the State of California.

Kelli Ann Cox a/k/a Kelli Chiarolanza-Foley; Registered Professional Nurse; Parsippany, NJ 07054; Lic. No. 438595; Cal. No. 32096; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of improperly removing a controlled substance from a hospital in the State of New Jersey; and calling in an unauthorized prescription for a controlled substance in the State of New Jersey.

Leah Heron Bennett a/k/a Leah Bennett Stoddard; Registered Professional Nurse; Salt Lake City, UT 84109-1235; Lic. No. 603974; Cal. No. 32097; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been impaired by narcotics while working as a professional nurse in the State of Colorado and having failed to appropriately document the administration and waste of narcotic medications in the State of Colorado.

Jacque Bovee; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Rohnert Park, CA 94928; Lic. Nos. 063839, 275294; Cal. Nos. 32098, 32099; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Introducing Adulterated Device Into Interstate Commerce, a misdemeanor.

Paula Barry; Registered Professional Nurse; Conway, MA 01341-0111; Lic. No. 266206; Cal. No. 32100; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, of failing to maintain a record for each patient which accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of the patient.

Constance Mary Brown; Registered Professional Nurse; Louisville, CO 80027; Lic. No. 203034; Cal. No. 32111; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession of nursing without an active license in the State of Colorado.

Kathleen Porter-Davis; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Breesport, NY 14816; Lic. Nos. 182913, 381642; Cal. Nos. 32118, 32119; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a felony.

Helen Bain Bartholomee; Registered Professional Nurse; Fredericksburg, TX 78624-2911; Lic. No. 551696; Cal. No. 32136; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to document and failure to administer medication in the State of Texas.

Dakila Ricarte Romano; Registered Professional Nurse; Cedar Grove, NJ 07009; Lic. No. 341585; Cal. No. 32145; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of filling in the blank spaces in a previously created patient record with false information, in the State of New Jersey.

Pharmacy

Alpesh P. Patel; Pharmacist; Elmwood Park, NJ 07407; Lic. No. 048000; Cal. No. 28735; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Public Accountancy

William Borden; Certified Public Accountant; Manhasset, NY 11030; Lic. (Cert.) No. 018555; Cal. No. 32137; Application to surrender license (certificate) granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to complete required continuing education credits.

Paul David Goska; Certified Public Accountant; Schenectady, NY 12301; Lic. No. 064128; Cal. No. 32138; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to complete required continuing education credits.

Social Work

Danielle Rose Allen; Licensed Master Social Worker; Endicott, NY 13760; Lic. No. 100625; Cal. No. 32104; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession with moral unfitness.

Edward William Bottger; Licensed Master Social Worker; Lakewood, OH 44107; Lic. No. 096520; Cal. No. 32159; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of allowing a client to reside with him during treatment and sending emails and text messages to staff members, which included profanity, sexually explicit, racial and threatening commentaries.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

Demetrius Manouselis; Architect; East Elmhurst, NY 11369; Lic. No. 026029; Cal. No. 31848; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Chiropractic

Leo A. Kronert; Chiropractor; Ellicottville, NY 14731-1013; Lic. No. 007274; Cal. No. 30965; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year actual suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon service of the Order.

Jason Michael Corbett; Chiropractor; Weston, MA 02493; Lic. No. 007682; Cal. No. 31997; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension,  upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation.

Dentistry

Laurie Ann Butler; Registered Dental Assistant; Newburgh, NY 12550; Cert. No. 000132; Cal. No. 31816; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Michael F. Sheehan; Dentist; Glens Falls, NY 12801; Lic. No. 024653; Cal. No. 31837onth actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

David Scott Freeman; Land Surveyor; Glenwood, NY 14069; Lic. No. 050480; Cal. No. 31809; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Nursing

Jennifer Faith Samuel a/k/a Jennifer F. Samuel; Registered Professional Nurse; Brooklyn, NY 11233-3211; Lic. No. 650225; Cal. No. 29079; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Angel R. Saraniero; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14616; Lic. No. 244402; Cal. No. 30060; 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 L. Varney a/k/a Cynthia Lynn Randolph; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Queensbury, NY 12804; Lic. Nos. 225610, 461199; Cal. Nos. 30756, 30755; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Amanda Rose Bochniarz; Registered Professional Nurse; Gasport, NY 14067-9426; Lic. No. 608140; Cal. No. 30976; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Gale A. Iavarone; Registered Professional Nurse; Ovid, NY 14521; Lic. No. 505708; Cal. No. 31266; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Gerald E. Turk; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Nunda, NY 14517; Lic. No. 322482, Cert. No. 400765; Cal. Nos. 31416, 31415; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $750 fine.

Maryellen Zangrilli; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); New Hartford, NY 13413; Lic. No. 604979, Cert. No. 401595; Cal. Nos. 31449, 31450; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Beverly Sammarco Briatico; Registered Professional Nurse; Orchard Park, NY 14127; Lic. No. 485369; Cal. No. 31570; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Sheri Marie Rodriguez a/k/a Sheri Marie Corlew; Licensed Practical Nurse; Watervliet, NY 12189; Lic. No. 285542; Cal. No. 31673; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Brae Lynn Blair; Licensed Practical Nurse; Lake Placid, NY 12946; Lic. No. 297798; Cal. No. 31676; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Tanya Nicole Millar; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Staten Island, NY 10301; Lic. Nos. 264861, 546396; Cal. Nos. 31692, 31693; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Christopher J. Spiller; Registered Professional Nurse; Olean, NY 14760; Lic. No. 687190; Cal. No. 31694; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until mentally fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Catherine Marie Pirro; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Mineola, NY 11501; Lic. Nos. 251765, 515578; Cal. Nos. 31695, 31696; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

Marlo Rene Laws; Registered Professional Nurse; Cambria Heights, NY 11411-1929; Lic. No. 226604; Cal. No. 31742; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Jamie Marie Thomas; Registered Professional Nurse; Kinderhook, NY 12106; Lic. No. 706076; Cal. No. 31750; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice,  upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Emmanuel G. Okoli a/k/a Emmanuel Okoli; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Bronx, NY 10466; Lic. No. 620876, Cert. No. 340436; Cal. Nos. 31784, 31785; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Janet Bochnik; Registered Professional Nurse; Fishkill, NY 12524; Lic. No. 475532; Cal. No. 31795; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 1 month and until completion of therapy and treatment and fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Mary K. Sullivan-Bryan a/k/a Mary Sullivan-Force; Registered Professional Nurse; Las Vegas, NV 89117; Lic. No. 621057; Cal. No. 31813; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Edward McCormack Molloy; Registered Professional Nurse; Medford, NY 11763; Lic. No. 709109; Cal. No. 31818; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Kacey Colleen Hartfield-Rosati; Registered Professional Nurse; East Islip, NY 11730; Lic. No. 574807; Cal. No. 31823; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Erik Andrew Dumler; Licensed Practical Nurse; Cicero, NY 13039; Lic. No. 306112; Cal. No. 31829; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Jamie Sue Mahoney; Licensed Practical Nurse; Geneva, NY 14456; Lic. No. 301259; Cal. No. 31833; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

John Robert Timmons II; Registered Professional Nurse; Jamaica, NY 11434-4716; Lic. No. 590656; Cal. No. 31839; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Edgar Edmundo Alvarez; Registered Professional Nurse; Hialeah, FL 33015; Lic. No. 763543; Cal. No. 31841; 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, $500 fine.

Jonivette Ragasa Alambat; Registered Professional Nurse; Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730; Lic. No. 623481; Cal. No. 31844; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Weldon Erik Peterson; Registered Professional Nurse; Massena, NY 13662-2147; Lic. No. 621567; Cal. No. 31866; 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, $500 fine.

Marcia Ann Phillips; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lake Placid, NY 12946; Lic. Nos. 192577, 418334; Cal. Nos. 31874, 31875; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Alicia Jenice Brissett; Licensed Practical Nurse; Yonkers, NY 10704; Lic. No. 306554; Cal. No. 31882; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Kelley Hope Mugo; Registered Professional Nurse; Elkridge, MD 21075; Lic. No. 766882; Cal. No. 31915; 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.

Renée L. Pontello; Licensed Practical Nurse; Syracuse, NY 13219; Lic. No. 313140; Cal. No. 31916; 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.

Jessica Lynn McNey; Registered Professional Nurse; Fairport, NY 14450; Lic. No. 612609; Cal. No. 31919; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Brian Navarro Butuyan; Registered Professional Nurse; Pearland, TX 77584; Lic. No. 432873; Cal. No. 32162; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Pharmacy

Darlene Ann Dames a/k/a Darlene Ann Hesch; Pharmacist; Troy, NY 12182; Lic. No. 040234; Cal. No. 31674; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Amy Elizabeth Peruvingal; Pharmacist; New Hyde Park, NY 11040; Lic. No. 051685; Cal. No. 31840; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Physical Therapy

Dorothy Gay Lacson a/k/a Dorothy-Gay Lacson a/k/a Dorothy Pana; Physical Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapist; Elmhurst, NY 11373; Cert. No. 006192, Lic. No. 029224; Cal. Nos. 31634, 31635; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

Podiatry

Lance Ira Greiff; Podiatrist; Great Neck, NY 11021; Lic. No. 004806; Cal. No. 30286; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $4,000 fine.

Public Accountancy

Angela J. Gentile a/k/a Angela J. Witzke; Certified Public Accountant; Amsterdam, NY 12010-7907; Lic. No. 090311; Cal. No. 29374; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, $2,000 fine.

Salvatore J. Armao; Certified Public Accountant; Garden City, NY 11530; Lic. No. 042600; Cal. No. 31826; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Respiratory Therapy

Jeremy M. Bain; Respiratory Therapist; Rome, NY 13442; Lic. No. 006663; Cal. No. 31170; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 4 months and until mentally and physically fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

Social Work

Barry Stephen Schecter; Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Candor, NY 13743; Lic. Nos. 065164, 071382; Cal. Nos. 31440, 31441; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Andrew Walter Drost; Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Northport, NY 11768-3130; Lic. Nos. 088557, 085784; Cal. Nos. 31793, 31794; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspensions, 2 years probation.

Susan Voss Shanley; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; Lic. No. 047054; Cal. No. 31902; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 months actual suspension, 20 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

III. RESTORATIONS

The Board of Regents voted on September 14, 2020 to deny the application for restoration of the physician license of James D’Arrigo, Walden, NY. Dr. D’Arrigo’s license was revoked on December 12, 2006.

 

The Board of Regents voted on September 14, 2020 to deny the application for restoration of the physician license of Raymond Reiter, Franklin Lakes, NJ. Dr. Reiter’s license was surrendered on January 21, 2000.