Regents Actions in 38 Professional Discipline Cases and 2 Restoration Petitions

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Hearings took place March 10-11, 2014.

Albany, NY - March 28, 2014 - The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the surrender of 6 licenses and 32 other disciplinary actions, including 1 reconsideration. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case. In addition, the Board acted upon 2 restoration petitions.
 
I. SURRENDERS
 
NURSING
 
Gloria N. Gonyeo; Registered Professional Nurse; Webster, NY 14580; Lic. No. 297836; Cal. No. 27158; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of abandoning a professional employment.
 
Danielle Faublas; Licensed Practical Nurse; West Hempstead, NY 11552; Lic. No. 214220; Cal. No. 27160; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree.
 
Sherry L. Montanari a/k/a Sherry L. Yantz; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Albion, NY 14411; Lic. Nos. 179748, 382592; Cal. Nos. 27211, 27210; Application to surrender licenses granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of willful or grossly negligent failure to comply with a rule governing the profession of nursing.
 
PODIATRY
 
Enrico P. Caprioni; Brooklyn, NY 11215; Lic. No. 005043; Cal. No. 27157; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest allegations that, between January 23 and April 10, 2013, he sold 19 prescriptions, each for 150 tablets of oxycodone, to an undercover officer in exchange for U.S. currency, and that, on February 7, 2013, he sold heroin to an undercover police officer in exchange for U.S. currency.
 
SOCIAL WORK
 
Christopher Mitchell Rice; Licensed Master Social Worker; Riverhead, NY 11901; Lic. No. 069670; Cal. No. 27244; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of becoming sexually involved with a patient, including, but not limited to, kissing the patient.
 
II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
 
ENGINEERING AND LAND SURVEYING
 
Joseph A. Bohinsky; Professional Engineer; Katy, TX 77494; Lic. No. 077997; Cal. No. 27218; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $2,500 fine payable within 90 days.
 
MASSAGE THERAPY
 
Arleen J. Sokol a/k/a Arleen Russo; Bay Shore, NY 11706; Lic. No. 015072; Cal. No. 27064; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for a minimum of 6 months and until fit to practice and until successfully participate in alcohol use program, as necessary, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.
 
NURSING
 
William Joseph Bergen; Registered Professional Nurse; Montgomery, NY 12549-2008; Lic. No. 608009; Cal. No. 26112; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
 
Ellen Hansen; Registered Professional Nurse; Pomona, NY 10970; Lic. No. 340669; Cal. No. 26740; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
 
Ann M. Dougherty a/k/a Ann Dougherty Buckland a/k/a Ann Dougherty Smith; Registered Professional Nurse; Cazenovia, NY 13035; Lic. No. 497228; Cal. No. 26826; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine to be paid within 6 months, indefinite suspension until fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.
 
Sandra Jayne Alloway; Registered Professional Nurse; Albany, NY 12206; Lic. No. 629428; Cal. No. 26836; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.
 
Cynthia Lee Whitehouse a/k/a Cynthia Whitehouse; Registered Professional Nurse; Rock City Falls, NY 12863; Lic. No. 614568; Cal. No. 26895; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine to be paid within 6 months, indefinite suspension until fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.
 
Heather L. Young-Reed a/k/a Heather L. Young; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14610; Lic. No. 297299; Cal. No. 26896; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $500 fine, 1 year suspension, execution of suspension stayed, probation 1 year.
 
Deanna Brady; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Family Health); Deerfield, NY 13502; Lic. No. 525139, Cert. No. 335541; Cal. Nos. 26899, 26900; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year suspension with 4 month actual suspension from June 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014 and 20 month stayed suspension, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
 
Martin Davis; Registered Professional Nurse; Harris, NY 12742; Lic. No. 454330; Cal. No. 26939; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.
 
Kelly Patricia Flaherty; Licensed Practical Nurse; Mastic, NY 11950-1606; Lic. No. 293162; Cal. No. 26956; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
 
Joanne M. Lindquist; Registered Professional Nurse; Corning, NY 14830-2342; Lic. No. 663494; Cal. No. 26975; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
 
Taylor Jamerson Tice; Licensed Practical Nurse; Oswego, NY 13126-6602; Lic. No. 304600; Cal. No. 26982; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
 
Lisa Spencer Kirschner; Registered Professional Nurse; Roosevelt, NY 11575; Lic. No. 388466; Cal. No. 27039; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
 
Patricia A. Freck; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Ransomville, NY 14131-9741; Lic. Nos. 147986, 339207; Cal. Nos. 27041, 26927; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
 
Paul David Corbett; Registered Professional Nurse; Hoosick Falls, NY 12090; Lic. No. 412111; Cal. No. 27045; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
 
Marion Samuels a/k/a Marion E. Samuels; Registered Professional Nurse; Elmont, NY 11003-4525; Lic. No. 321754; Cal. No. 27075; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.
 
Vicki Price; Licensed Practical Nurse; Freeport, NY 11520-2636; Lic. No. 287750; Cal. No. 27082; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
 
Christopher Ryan Olson; Registered Professional Nurse; Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; Lic. No. 592649; Cal. No. 27129; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
 
Kenneth James Van Norton; Licensed Practical Nurse; Johnson City, NY 13790-2413; Lic. No. 254521; Cal. No. 27137; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
 
PHARMACY
 
Jennifer M. Silk; Pharmacist; Freehold, NY 12431; Lic. No. 043836; Cal. No. 26924; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
 
Inna Ichtchenko; Pharmacist; Staten Island, NY 10312; Lic. No. 045788; Cal. No. 26928; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $10,000 fine.
 
Old Town Pharmacy Inc.; Pharmacy; 1250 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10305; Reg. No. 027270; Cal. No. 26947; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month stayed suspension, 12 months probation, $10,000 fine.
 
Emilee M. Mazur; Pharmacist; Penfield, NY 14526; Lic. No. 051051; Cal. No. 27078; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
 
PODIATRY
 
Michael G. Thompson; Pleasant Valley, NY 12569-0644; Lic. No. 002881; Cal. No. 27023; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
 
RESPIRATORY THERAPY
 
Jack Edward Gala; Respiratory Therapist; Potsdam, NY 13676; Lic. No. 004726; Cal. No. 26122; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
 
SOCIAL WORK
 
K. Melissa Waterman; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; New Paltz, NY 12561-0781; Lic. No. 056648; Cal. No. 27136; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 9 months.
 
VETERINARY MEDICINE
 
Lino D. Cedeno; Veterinarian; Bronx, NY 10463; Lic. No. 009669; Cal. No. 27056; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area for not less than 3 months and until successful completion of certain course of retraining in said certain area, 24 months probation, $2,500 fine.
 
Lino Cedeno DVM PC d/b/a Riverdale Animal Hospital; 3619 Kingsbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463; Cal. No. 27057; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $2,500 fine payable within 6 months.
 
III. RECONSIDERATION
 
Doreen M. Varrichio-Prine; Registered Professional Nurse; Hicksville, NY 11801; Lic. No. 279417; Cal. No. 27200; Application for reconsideration granted: New hearing granted before a new Regents Review Committee, Vote & Order under Cal. No. 26641 each vacated.
 
IV. RESTORATIONS
 
The Board of Regents voted on March 11, 2014 to deny the application for restoration of the physician license of Jeffrey S. Schwartz, Atlantic Beach, NY.  Dr. Schwartz’s license was originally revoked May 31, 2006.
 
The Board of Regents voted on March 11, 2014 to grant the application for restoration of the certified dental assistant certification of Margaret McKay-O’Dea, Palenville, NY. Ms. McKay-O’Dea’s certification was originally surrendered February 14, 2006.
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