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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 17, 2022
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JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

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Regents Actions in 33 Professional Discipline Cases

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 1 license, surrender of 2 licenses and 1 certificate, and 29 other disciplinary actions. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case.

I. SURRENDERS

Midwifery

Simone Memaniye Cinque; Midwife; Brooklyn, NY 11233-1014; Lic. No. 000801; Cal. No. 32445; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to identify high risk factors prior to homebirth for three patients, and failing to timely refer these patients to a hospital for care.

Nursing

Lisa Santiago; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); New River, AZ 85087; Lic. No. 494355, Cert. No. 303568; Cal. Nos. 32887, 32888; Application to surrender license and to surrender certificate granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of prescribing the controlled drugs hydromorphone and oxymorphone, monthly, to a patient with multiple comorbidities and shortness of breath, in the State of Arizona.

Physical Therapy

Ahmed Mohamed Wahsh; Physical Therapist; Brooklyn, NY 11235; Lic. No. 037503; Cal. No. 31611; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

Akeeb Bamidele Shekoni; Architect; Jamaica, NY 11434; Lic. No. 028575; Cal. No. 32824; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $7,500 fine.

Askon Architect PC; Professional Services Corporation; Jamaica, NY 11434; Cal. No. 32825; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine.

Dentistry

Suzanne B. Ahn; Dentist; Clifton Park, NY 12065; Lic. No. 044148; Cal. No. 30033; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

Arnold F. Fleming; Professional Engineer; Mahwah, NJ 07430; Lic. No. 050411; Cal. No. 32522; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

Massage Therapy

Calvin Canales; Massage Therapist; Farmingdale, NY 11735-4335; Lic. No. 027107; Cal. No. 32808; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Mental Health Practitioners

Daphne C. Denis; Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Brooklyn, NY 11225-5449; Lic. No. 006266; Cal. No. 32862; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

Nursing

Liane Patrice Tomlinson; Licensed Practical Nurse; Hamburg, NY 14075-6407; Lic. No. 288884; Cal. No. 31091; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 years actual suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

Brandy Marie Green a/k/a Brandy M. Green-Rookey; Registered Professional Nurse; Leicester, NY 14481; Lic. No. 720995; Cal. No. 31427; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 months stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Lucas Joseph Herrman; Registered Professional Nurse; Green Island, NY 12183; Lic. No. 673404; Cal. No. 32224; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $500 fine.

Michelle Lynne Jacobson; Registered Professional Nurse; Ontario, NY 14519-8848; Lic. No. 654285; Cal. No. 32495; 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.

Arlethia Smith a/k/a Arlethia Delrio; Licensed Practical Nurse; Syracuse, NY 13206-1043; Lic. No. 257684; Cal. No. 32747; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Justin L. Mark; Registered Professional Nurse; Staten Island, NY 10312-2318; Lic. No. 636183; Cal. No. 32755; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Bruce W. Martin; Registered Professional Nurse; Rockville Centre, NY 11570; Lic. No. 636507; Cal. No. 32760; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Lisa Marie Reeves; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14621; Lic. No. 249545; Cal. No. 32764; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Sherri Lynn Hipkens-Viggiano; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Auburn, NY 13021; Lic. No. 311637, Cert. No. 330481; Cal. Nos. 32771, 32772; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Eileen Arnau; Registered Professional Nurse; Rochester, NY 14616-7461; Lic. No. 580806; Cal. No. 32784; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Alicia Sade Flood; Licensed Practical Nurse; Buffalo, NY 14211; Lic. No. 339239; Cal. No. 32796; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Tina Marie Fetty; Licensed Practical Nurse; Cairo, NY 12413; Lic. No. 265292; Cal. No. 32806; 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.

Lauren Christine Keese; Registered Professional Nurse; Penfield, NY 14526-2021; Lic. No. 684957; Cal. No. 32807; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Marie Carmeline Rene; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Far Rockaway, NY 11691; Lic. Nos. 236170, 487908; Cal. Nos. 32811, 32812; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Marie Erica Mullings; Licensed Practical Nurse; Kingston, NY 12401; Lic. No. 332651; Cal. No. 32828; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Sheryl Anne Draper; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Hamlin, NY 14464; Lic. Nos. 270189, 697129; Cal. Nos. 32839, 32838; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Psychology

Lee Michael Vance; Psychologist; Watertown, NY 13601; Lic. No. 021263; Cal. No. 32795; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 years and until mentally fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Social Work

Janet M. Hundertmark; Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Leeds, NY 12451-1604; Lic. Nos. 079255, 080671; Cal. Nos. 32792, 32791; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Veterinary Medicine

Kenneth James Nicolson; Veterinarian; Yonkers, NY 10710; Lic. No. 006777; Cal. No. 32697; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.