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Regents Actions in 36 Professional Discipline Cases

January 12, 2023

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 2 licenses, surrender of 10 licenses and 1 certificate, and 23 other disciplinary actions. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case.

I. REVOCATIONS AND SURRENDERS

Landscape Architecture

Kyriacos N. Pierides; Landscape Architect; Flushing, NY 11358; Lic. No. 001165; Cal. No. 33180; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willful failure to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements.

Nursing

Courtney A. Mines a/k/a Courtney Anne Drake; Registered Professional Nurse; Pine City, NY 14871; Lic. No. 578593; Cal. No. 29942; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Sandra L. Wood; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rome, NY 13440; Lic. No. 265001; Cal. No. 31488; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $500 fine.

Adewunmi Bosede Ogunmefun; Registered Professional Nurse; Sugarland, TX 77478; Lic. No. 556224; Cal. No. 33072; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of filing an application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York in which she falsely represented that she had never pleaded guilty to a crime.

Julia Brianne Casto; Registered Professional Nurse; Charleston, WV 25311-2128; Lic. No. 790034; Cal. No. 33250; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of diverting the controlled substance Fentanyl prescribed for various patients for her own use from said patients’ IV lines and trying to cover up the diversion by replacing the missing Fentanyl with water.

Kimberly Marie Delgado; Licensed Practical Nurse; Mathews, NC 28104; Lic. No. 321489; Cal. No. 33367; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having taken home patient medications from a facility.

Cristina Torres Cariaso a/k/a Cristina Oriondo; Registered Professional Nurse; Winchester, CA 95296-4508; Lic. No. 387234; Cal. No. 33380; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of, in the State of California, failing to initiate the bed exit alarm for a patient who was a documented fall risk.

Public Accountancy

Behzad Salamian; Certified Public Accountant; Austin, TX 78704; Lic. No. 113624; Cal. No. 33309; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to timely complete mandatory continuing education credits for the calendar years of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Deric Jianye He; Certified Public Accountant; Jericho, NY 11753; Lic. No. 085654; Cal. No. 33338; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willful failure to comply with mandatory continuing education requirements.

Mark Andrew Sobieski; Certified Public Accountant; Old Bethpage, NY 11804; Lic. No. 084535; Cal. No. 33379; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willful failure to comply with mandatory continuing education requirements.

Social Work

Harris Michael Flug; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Huntington, NY 11743; Lic. No. 034623; Cal. No. 33321; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with a patient by leaving multiple inappropriate voicemails as well as sending the patient unusual videos by text messaging.

Veterinary Medicine

Jay Douglas Moses; Veterinarian; New York, NY 10033; Lic. No. 003106; Cal. No. 32603; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to record a canine’s condition before, during, and after surgery, and failing to record the canine’s heart rate, body temperature, and pain level.

Jay D. Moses, D.V.M., P.C.; Professional Service Corporation; New York, NY 10033; Cal. No. 32604; Application to surrender certificate granted. Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of failing to record a canine’s condition before, during, and after surgery, and failing to record the canine’s heart rate, body temperature, and pain level.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

Victor Ki Suk Han; Architect; Flushing, NY 11358; Lic. No. 028349; Cal. No. 33333; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

Victor K Han Architect PC; Professional Service Corporation; Flushing, NY 11354; Cal. No. 33334; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine.

Clinical Laboratory Technology Practice

Jovin Adam Weinstock; Certified Clinical Laboratory Technician, Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Long Beach, NY 11561-3204; Cert. No. 002616, Lic. No. 017581; Cal. Nos. 33044, 33045; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Nursing

Megan E. Harkenrider; Licensed Practical Nurse; Hornell, NY 14843; Lic. No. 273670; Cal. No. 30969; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Lindsay April Irvine; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Ogdensburg, NY 13669, Malone, NY 12953; Lic. Nos. 311197, 701339; Cal. Nos. 31681, 31682; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Senor Villette; Licensed Practical Nurse; Wyandanch, NY 11798-3629; Lic. No. 289060; Cal. No. 31967; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Amy Marie Vitkus; Registered Professional Nurse; Rochester, NY 14610; Lic. No. 602156; Cal. No. 32023; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Carlos M. Torres; Licensed Practical Nurse; Liberty, NY 12754; Lic. No. 280126; Cal. No. 32770; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Joyce Harvey-Madu; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Massapequa, NY 11758; Lic. Nos. 207939, 537717; Cal. Nos. 33198, 33199; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 months actual suspension, 21 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Christina M. Hansen; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Sanborn, NY 14132; Lic. Nos. 252363, 501597; Cal. Nos. 33293, 33292; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Katherine E. Ballato a/k/a Katherine Ballato; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Pediatrics); Locust Valley, NY 11560; Lic. No. 572400, Cert. No. 382536; Cal. Nos. 33317, 33318; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Cherelle Marie Barrett; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Laurelton, NY 11413-2835; Lic. Nos. 305937, 700069; Cal. Nos. 33335, 33336; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Tatiana Gonzalez; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Richmond Hill, NY 11418; Lic. No. 656660, Cert. No. 340765; Cal. Nos. 33355, 33326; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Physical Therapy

Emmanuel Olufemi Adebayo; Physical Therapist; New Windsor, NY 12553; Lic. No. 015354; Cal. No. 33208; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Public Accountancy

Michael C. Bellach; Certified Public Accountant; Eastchester, N10709; Lic. No. 081309; Cal. No. 33308; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Social Work

Michael R. Boccia; Licensed Master Social Worker; Poughquag, NY 12570; Lic. No. 070345; Cal. No. 33275; 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.

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