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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 16, 2023
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Regents Actions in 22 Professional Discipline Cases and 1 Restoration Petition

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 3 licenses, surrender of 6 licenses, and 13 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. REVOCATIONS AND SURRENDERS

Chiropractic

James Paul Walzer; Chiropractor; Fayetteville, NY 13066; Lic. No. 008622; Cal. No. 31934; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:  Revocation.

James Robert Graziano; Chiropractor; Central Islip, NY 11722-3822; Lic. No. 010072; Cal. No. 33347; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, as an unclassified misdemeanor, and Driving While Intoxicated, as an E felony.

Nursing

John Francis Gargan III; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); New York, NY 10036-9010; Lic. No. 548322, Cert. No. 334335; Cal. Nos. 32549, 32550; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:  Revocation.

Rebecca Lynn Anderson; Registered Professional Nurse; San Diego, CA 92108-4382; Lic. No. 605718; Cal. No. 33371; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of, in the State of California, failing to accurately document the administration or wastage of the controlled substance fentanyl for three patients.

Diana Catherine Rusakovich; Registered Professional Nurse; Cohoes, NY 12047; Lic. No. 683870; Cal. No. 33393; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Kimberlee Jo Ronan a/k/a Kimberlee Clark; Licensed Practical Nurse; Iowa City, IA 52245; Lic. No. 246608; Cal. No. 33408; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of, in the State of Iowa, striking a patient in the face with her hand.

Public Accountancy

Julius Reich; Certified Public Accountant; Wallkill, NY 12589; Lic. No. 044341; Cal. No. 33411; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Manslaughter in the 1st Degree, a class B felony.

Veterinary Medicine

Paul D. Fish; Veterinarian; Merrick, NY 11566; Lic. No. 004473; Cal. No. 33372; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to document in a patient’s medical record the strength of the DSS (dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate) enema given and the type of subcutaneous fluid given to said patient.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Dentistry

Joseph C. Delisi; Dentist; New York, NY 10032-4724; Lic. No. 035832; Cal. No. 33314; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Pamela Jane Moses; Dentist; Cazenovia, NY 13035; Lic. No. 054624; Cal. No. 33363; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Nursing

Gustina M. Castello; Registered Professional Nurse; Freeport, NY 11520; Lic. No. 236487; Cal. No. 33248; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Lena McKenzie-Smith; Licensed Practical Nurse; Lithonia, GA 30058; Lic. No. 317292; Cal. No. 33261; 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.

Kayleigh G. Morris; Licensed Practical Nurse; Ballston Spa, NY 12020; Lic. No. 300891; Cal. No. 33316; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Judy Adler; Licensed Practical Nurse; Sound Beach, NY 11789; Lic. No. 145351; Cal. No. 33418; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Pharmacy

Jiwon Yern; Pharmacist; Glen Oaks, NY 11004-1522; Lic. No. 050033; Cal. No. 33190; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 years stayed suspension, 3 years probation, $10,000 fine.

Michael D. Visconti; Pharmacist; Constantia, NY 13044; Lic. No. 051036; Cal. No. 33304; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Psychology

Jennifer Noel Duffy; Psychologist; Centerport, NY 11721; Lic. No. 012248; Cal. No. 33235; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in the area of forensic psychology, upon return to full practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Public Accountancy

Marla Pachter Manowitz; Certified Public Accountant; Westbury, NY 11590; Lic. No. 067146; Cal. No. 33135; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in the area of auditing for no less than 9 months, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

Stephen Robert Schmitz; Certified Public Accountant; Rochester, NY 14616-2916; Lic. No. 053540; Cal. No. 33191; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in the area of auditing for no less than 1 month, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Respiratory Therapy

Johnson Vazhappallil Mathew; Respiratory Therapy Technician; East Meadow, NY 11554; Lic. No. 004391; Cal. No. 33306; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

U-Cheng Leong; Audiologist; Fairport, NY 14450; Lic. No. 002059; Cal. No. 33357; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

III. RESTORATION

The Board of Regents voted on March 13, 2023, to deny the application for restoration of the physician license of Conrad R.Williams, Roselle, NJ 07203.  Dr. Williams’ license was surrendered April 9, 2015.