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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 20, 2021
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JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

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Regents Actions in 38 Professional Discipline Cases and 1 Restoration Petition

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the surrender of 4 licenses, and 34 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 1 restoration petition.

I. SURRENDERS

Nursing

Helena Murray; Licensed Practical Nurse; Bronx, NY 10469; Lic. No. 215007; Cal. No. 32292; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Sharon Charlene Holmes; Registered Professional Nurse; Mobile, AL 36603; Lic. No. 546657; Cal. No. 32444; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Reckless Driving, a misdemeanor, in the State of California; and the charge of reporting to work as a nurse at a hospital operating room, in an intoxicated condition, in the State of California.

Hamelie Elizabeth Desty; Licensed Practical Nurse; Ocala, FL 34473-4704; Lic. No. 274966; Cal. No. 32506; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to adhere to proper wasting procedures for controlled substances.

Public Accountancy

Michael Charles Sabatino; Certified Public Accountant; Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1177; Lic. No. 058853; Cal. No. 32529; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of approving the improper receipt of undisclosed compensation in the form of a wide range of perquisites, personal expense reimbursements, and other items of value.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Acupuncture

Ilya Kogan; Acupuncturist; Watchung, NJ 07069; Lic. No. 001865; Cal. No. 32548; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Architecture

Michael Kontoudis; Architect; New York, NY 10001; Lic. No. 019815; Cal. No. 32346; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Dentistry

Babak Robert Ghalili; Dentist; New York, NY 10022; Lic. No. 043014; Cal. No. 32341; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,000 fine.

Lisa Manfredo; Dental Hygienist; Massapequa Park, NY 11762; Lic. No. 018749; Cal. No. 32383; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Barry Howard Steinberg; Dentist; Hudson, NY 12534-4408; Lic. No. 038378; Cal. No. 32438; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $2,500 fine.

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

Michael Patrick Burnetter; Professional Engineer; Burnt Hills, NY 12027; Lic. No. 069894; Cal. No. 32191; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

Mental Health Practitioners

Gerald Wayne Bethea; Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Inwood, NY 11096; Lic. No. 003346; Cal. No. 32517; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 months actual suspension, 15 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

Nursing

Dustin Thomas Britcher; Licensed Practical Nurse; Schenectady, NY 12303, Schenectady, NY 12306; Lic. No. 325612; Cal. No. 31746; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 year and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 4 years probation.

Nichole Wilson; Registered Professional Nurse; Brooklyn, NY 11209; Lic. No. 735463; Cal. No. 31931; 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.

Susana Pangilinan Arellano; Registered Professional Nurse; Milford, CT 06460; Lic. No. 653423; Cal. No. 32015; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Nancy Anne Mottram; Registered Professional Nurse; Queensbury, NY 12804; Lic. No. 425109; Cal. No. 32036; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Eric Frey; Registered Professional Nurse; Rochester, NY 14609; Lic. No. 745166; Cal. No. 32051; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Frances LaPiedra; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Staten Island, NY 10312; Lic. Nos. 189606, 404564; Cal. Nos. 32132, 32133; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Ingrid H. Betancur; Licensed Practical Nurse; Campbell Hall, NY 10916-1740; Lic. No. 292747; Cal. No. 32205; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Melody Calley; Registered Professional Nurse; Joshua Tree, CA 92252-2452; Lic. No. 646414; Cal. No. 32212; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

Janice A. Vaughn-Young; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Oxford, NY 13830; Lic. Nos. 248078, 533710; Cal. Nos. 32239, 32234; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Gillian Mary Nelson a/k/a Gillian McGuire; Licensed Practical Nurse; Snellville, GA 30078-2567; Lic. No. 258849; Cal. No. 32255; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Justin Reuel Washington; Licensed Practical Nurse; Buffalo, NY 14211; Lic. No. 297860; Cal. No. 32281; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Wendy Marie Belica; Registered Professional Nurse; Hamburg, NY 14075; Lic. No. 652875; Cal. No. 32286; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $500 fine.

Matt Powell Barkley; Registered Professional Nurse; Valley Head, AL 35989; Lic. No. 411211; Cal. No. 32288; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 months actual suspension, 22 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Sean P. Tuff; Licensed Practical Nurse; East Syracuse, NY 13057-1239; Lic. No. 293588; Cal. No. 32306; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Lara Lynn Busch; Registered Profesional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Webster, NY 14580; Lic. No. 550634, Cert. No. 340333; Cal. Nos. 32309, 32310; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Ruby A. Lopez; Registered Professional Nurse; Plainsboro, NJ 08536; Lic. No. 394838; Cal. No. 32326; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Amy K. Durant; Registered Professional Nurse; Lakeview, NY 14085; Lic. No. 668742; Cal. No. 32337; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Susheela Abraham Pattarumadathil; Registered Professional Nurse; Staten Island, NY 10314; Lic. No. 587711; Cal. No. 32354; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Alexander DiLorenzo; Licensed Practical Nurse; Syracuse, NY 13205; Lic. No. 311006; Cal. No. 32355; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Pharmacy

United Health Services Hospitals, Inc.; Pharmacy; Johnson City, NY 13790; Reg. No. 017211; Cal. No. 31777; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $20,000 fine.

Public Accountancy

Michael Gerald Bernstein; Certified Public Accountant; New York, NY 10028-6480; Lic. (Cert.) No. 024332; Cal. No. 32352; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension for no less than 1 month, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Social Work

Marie-Elena Hall Grosett; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567; Lic. No. 034771; Cal. No. 32322; 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.

Judith Breny; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Buffalo, NY 14216; Lic. No. 046071; Cal. No. 32327; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Victoria Vega; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Jamaica, NY 11435-3601; Lic. No. 036404; Cal. No. 32382; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

III. RESTORATION

The Board of Regents voted on July 12, 2021 to deny the application for restoration of the physician license of Peter Corines, Eastchester, NY.  Dr. Corines’ license was revoked on October 5, 1998.