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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 27, 2021
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JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

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Regents Actions in 37 Professional Discipline Cases

The Board of Regents announced 37 disciplinary actions in 4 directly referred matters and 33 consent applications. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case.

I. REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

Imre Szabo; Architect; Afton, NY 13730; Lic. No. 029095; Cal. No. 31620; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension until mentally fit to practice, upon return to practice, 5 years probation.

Chiropractic

Kimerly Talerico a/k/a Kimerly Angela Talarico a/k/a Kimerly Angela Walzer; Chiropractor; Fayetteville, NY 13066, Syracuse, NY 13224; Lic. No. 010216; Cal. No. 31262; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Clinical Laboratory Technology

Geoffrey Stuart Fidelman; Clinical Laboratory Technician; Freeville, NY 13068-9750; Cert. No. 002161; Cal. No. 31901; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Dentistry

Amberlee May Veihdeffer; Registered Dental Assistant; Warsaw, NY 14569; Cert. No. 001802; Cal. No. 32110; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

Nari Motwani; Professional Engineer; Fort Lee, NJ 07024; Lic. No. 056831; Cal. No. 32076; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Landscape Architecture

Kimberly Anne Michaels; Landscape Architect; Ithaca, NY 14850-9601; Lic. No. 002031; Cal. No. 32140; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon:  2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Massage Therapy

Sihai Ju; Massage Therapist; New Hartford, NY 13413; Lic. No. 023828; Cal. No. 32188; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Nursing

Okike I. Geneba; Registered Professional Nurse; McKinney, TX 75070-4414; Lic. No. 553702; Cal. No. 29818; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation.

Earline Shoavon Owens; Licensed Practical Nurse; New Windsor, NY 12553; Lic. No. 320588; Cal. No. 29972; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Peter Karel Hornicek; Licensed Practical Nurse; Cohoes, NY 12047; Lic. No. 306741; Cal. No. 30181; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension until alcohol abuse free and fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine. 

Judith Ann Congdon; Licensed Practical Nurse; Fort Plain, NY 13339; Lic. No. 285835; Cal. No. 30406; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and reprimand, 2 years probation.

Margaret Siliato; Registered Professional Nurse; Coram, NY 11727; Lic. No. 543864; Cal. No. 31802; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

David Solomon Tindall; Registered Professional Nurse; Astoria, NY 11103; Lic. No. 524159; Cal. No. 31807; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and until alcohol abuse free and fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Linda Ann Lanza; Registered Professional Nurse;  New City, NY 10956-1919; Lic. No. 485100; Cal. No. 31815; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Jaime Lee Gonzalez; Licensed Practical Nurse; Cortland, NY 13045; Lic. No. 324158; Cal. No. 31993; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Shayna Alexis Patterson; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14612; Lic. No. 313833; Cal. No. 31996; 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.

Shishakea Clarkson; Licensed Practical Nurse; Albany, NY 12204; Lic. No. 331426; Cal. No. 32033; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Ann A. Cintino; Registered Professional Nurse;  Bellmore, NY 11710-3433; Lic. No. 581875; Cal. No. 32087; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Julie Elizabeth Ensminger; Registered Professional Nurse; Dunkirk, NY 14048; Lic. No. 725610; Cal. No. 32094; 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.

Deborah Louise Plandowski a/k/a Debbie Louise Martinez; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lackawanna, NY 14218; Lic. Nos. 222195, 446377; Cal. Nos. 32120, 32085; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Laurie Ann Bivona; Registered Professional Nurse; Staten Island, NY 10304; Lic. No. 496545; Cal. No. 32122; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Julie Marie Grey; Registered Professional Nurse; Middlesex, NY 14507; Lic. No. 635817; Cal. No. 32131; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Andrew Graves; Licensed Practical Nurse; Bay Shore, NY 11706; Lic. No. 325660; Cal. No. 32146; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Jennifer Anne Hawkins; Registered Professional Nurse; Marietta, NY 13110; Lic. No. 667263; Cal. No. 32150; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.

Melody Adalia Figueroa a/k/a Melody A. Abshier; Registered Professional Nurse; Bushkill, PA 18324; Lic. No. 655153; Cal. No. 32156; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Judith Falar Eroy; Registered Professional Nurse; Irondequoit, NY 14617; Lic. No. 582622; Cal. No. 32158; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $750 fine.

Christy Amber Harris; Licensed Practical Nurse; Walton, NY 13856; Lic. No. 303380; Cal. No. 32170; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Zenaida Saldana; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Fulton, NY 13069; Lic. Nos. 251204, 508337; Cal. Nos. 32194, 32187; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Brent Anthony Gibson; Registered Professional Nurse; Binghamton, NY 13903-1942; Lic. No. 649154; Cal. No. 32198; 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.

Verna B. Nelson; Licensed Practical Nurse; Minetto, NY 13115; Lic. No. 278466; Cal. No. 32206; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Pharmacy

Amitkumar Patel; Pharmacist; Edison, NJ 08820; Lic. No. 056942; Cal. No. 32091; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Shawn Burke; Pharmacist; Spencer, NY 14883; Lic. No. 057760; Cal. No. 32171; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Nature's Apothecary, LLC; Pharmacy; Ithaca, NY 14850; Reg. No. 034303; Cal. No. 32172; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $1,000 fine.

Social Work

Anthony Pugliese; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Staten Island, NY 10312; Lic. No. 026907; Cal. No. 32090; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

Veterinary Medicine

Verner Merritt Ingram III; Veterinary Technician; Norwood, NY 13668; Lic. No. 007241; Cal. No. 32028; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.