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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 15, 2021
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JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

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Regents Actions in 51 Professional Discipline Cases

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the surrender of 1 license and 1 certificate, and 49 other disciplinary actions. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case.

 I. SURRENDERS

Dietetics and Nutrition

Mary Elizabeth McGowan; Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist; Rochester, NY 14612; Cert. No. 001149; Cal. No. 32275; Application to surrender certificate granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Veterinary Medicine

Timothy Mann; Veterinarian; Media, PA 19063; Lic. No. 010198; Cal. No. 30875; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to record diagnoses for two dogs and that surgery was performed for a third dog.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

 Chiropractic

Russell Anthony Perez; Chiropractor; Liverpool, NY 13088; Lic. No. 009040; Cal. No. 32165; 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.

Dentistry

Marcrid Ardashes Garjarian; Dentist; Sunnyside, NY 11104; Lic. No. 046197; Cal. No. 32262; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

MD Ashraf Ali; Professional Engineer; New York, NY 10029; Lic. No. 084178; Cal. No. 32246; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.

Nursing

Laura Jean Kerns; Licensed Practical Nurse; Hauppauge, NY 11788; Lic. No. 185673; Cal. No. 30013; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension until alcohol and substance abuse free and fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

Jenice N. Walker; Licensed Practical Nurse; Niagara Falls, NY 14303; Lic. No. 283674; Cal. No. 30392; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Ashley Marie McIlhenny a/k/a Ashley Marie Lotz; Registered Professional Nurse; Coxsackie, NY 12051—1902, Athens, NY 12015-4606; Lic. No. 717043; Cal. No. 30933;  Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Christy Howard Dolbey; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Glendale, CA 91203; Lic. No. 494042, Cert. No. 331992; Cal. Nos. 31106, 31105; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York Sate, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine. 

Lisa Ann Davis; Registered Professional Nurse; Scotia, NY 12302; Lic. No. 487075; Cal. No. 31868; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine. 

Deana Kay Benefield; Registered Professional Nurse; Franklin, TN 37064; Lic. No. 570343; Cal. No. 31909; 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. 

Vinetta Rose Thompson-Scott; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14608; Lic. No. 321427; Cal. No. 32025; 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.

Joanne Elise Denny; Registered Professional Nurse; Rochester, NY 14613-1784; Lic. No. 684553; Cal. No. 32115; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Jesse D. Boyce; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Clifton Park, NY 12065; Lic. Nos. 284392, 573839; Cal. Nos. 32184, 32185; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation

April E. Diles; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Lowville, NY 13367-1336; Lic. No. 509924, Cert. No. 401513; Cal. Nos. 32195, 32196; 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.

Priscilla Ying-Ngai Fung; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care); Bayside, NY 11364; Lic. No. 426517, Cert. No. 430895; Cal. Nos. 32208, 32209; 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.

Amanda J. Wiedrick a/k/a Amanda Jean Kendt; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Newark, NY 14513-1451; Lic. Nos. 292741, 656505; Cal. Nos. 32220, 32219; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Thomas A. Powers; Licensed Practical Nurse; Ballston Spa, NY 12020; Lic. No. 281881; Cal. No. 32252; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Diamond Hinton; Licensed Practical Nurse; Wynantskill, NY 12198; Lic. No. 327969; Cal. No. 32257; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

Charlene M. Sclafani a/k/a Charlene Mary Sclafani-Ickes; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Carmel, NY 10512; Lic. Nos. 175759, 382180; Cal. Nos. 32263, 32269; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 9 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Cynthia L. Flemming; Registered Professional Nurse; Verona, NY 13478; Lic. No. 631015; Cal. No. 32282; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Barry Wayne Smoot Jr.; Registered Professional Nurse; Worcester, NY 12197; Lic. No. 757366; Cal. No. 32303; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Amanda Renee Kane; Licensed Practical Nurse; Saranac Lake, NY 12983; Lic. No. 319805; Cal. No. 32304; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Marcia M. Clayton; Licensed Practical Nurse; Hempstead, NY 11550; Lic. No. 094405; Cal. No. 32305; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Victoria Ann Gondar; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner; (Adult Health); Schenectady, NY 12304; Lic. No. 575784, Cert. No. 305055; Cal. Nos. 32313, 32314; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

Elizabeth Mary Bleistein; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Monroe Township, NJ 08831; Lic. Nos. 213895, 433304; Cal. Nos. 32350, 32351; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Marjorie Messerle Russell; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; Lic. No. 436167, Cert. No. 401959; Cal. Nos. 32361, 32362; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Lisa Maffei; Registered Professional Nurse; Tucson, AZ 85747-5952; Lic. No. 530411; Cal. No. 32369; 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.

Maureen Theresa Ehret; Registered Professional Nurse; Harriman, NY 10926; Lic. No. 368799; Cal. No. 32371; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Lori Emma Cevallos; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lynbrook, NY 11563; Lic. Nos. 227541, 588051; Cal. Nos. 32442, 32441; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Morgan Janessa Neilon; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Syracuse, NY 13204; Lic. Nos. 279688, 562262, Cert. No. 401348; Cal. Nos. 32462, 32463, 32464; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Lateesa Thamani Posey; Nurse Practitioner (Pediatrics); Brooklyn, NY 11215; Cert. No. 382299; Cal. No. 32465; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Anthony Joseph Cutolo; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lindenhurst, NY 11757-3752; Lic. Nos. 285105, 616633; Cal. Nos. 32482, 32483; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Pharmacy

Magda George Ibrahim; Pharmacist; Holmdel, NJ 07733; Lic. No. 039866; Cal. No. 32251; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Public Accountancy

Peter G. Neuberg; Certified Public Accountant; Chester, NJ 07930; Lic. No. 104287; Cal. No. 30289; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 90 days suspension.

Respiratory Therapy

Nadine Marie Nestor; Respiratory Therapy Technician; Hempstead, NY 11550-4645; Lic. No. 003984; Cal. No. 32451; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Veterinary Medicine

Curtis Peter Halsted; Veterinarian; Athens, NY 12015; Lic. No. 007371; Cal. No. 31672; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,000 fine.

Diana May Haight; Veterinarian; Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-2529; Lic. No. 007263; Cal. No. 32394; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.