Pennsylvania License Sanctions – May

Pennsylvania License Violations

 

DISCIPLINARY PA LICENSE ACTIONS

May 2011

 

Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele announced that 137 disciplinary actions have been taken by the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs’ 29 professional-licensing boards, the Bureau of Charitable Organizations and the Division of Legislation and Notaries of the Bureau of Commission, Elections and Legislation:

 

PA Board of Accountancy
PA Architects Licensure Board
PA Board of Auctioneer Examiners
PA Board of Barber Examiners
PA Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers
Bureau of Charitable Organizations
PA Board of Chiropractic
PA Board of Cosmetology
PA Board of Dentistry
PA Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists
PA Board of Funeral Directors
PA Board of Landscape Architects
PA Board of Medicine
Navigation Commission for the Delaware River and its Navigable Tributaries
Secretary of the Commonwealth – Notaries Public
PA Board of Nursing
PA Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
PA Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure
PA Board of Optometry
PA Board of Osteopathic Medicine
PA Board of Pharmacy
PA Board of Physical Therapy
PA Board of Podiatry
PA Board of Psychology
Real Estate Commission
PA Board of Speech-Language and Hearing Examiners
PA Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
PA Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons
PA Board of Veterinary Medicine

Note: The new state boards of Crane Operators and Massage Therapy are developing

regulations and licensing procedures and have not yet begun disciplinary processes.

 

License Disciplinary Actions by County

 

39 actions were taken against professionals with non-PA addresses.

 

PA Board of AccountancyPA License accountant Post

Allegheny County

Robert Alan Benson, license no. CA011209L of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, was

ordered to pay a civil penalty of $300 and, within six months, complete 12 hours of

continuing professional education because he did not complete the requisite 80 credit

hours of continuing education during the applicable biennial period. (04/19/11)

 

Bucks County

Marc Silverstein, certificate no. CA047082 of Holland, Bucks County, was assessed a

$10,000 civil penalty for practicing public accounting without a current license.

(11/05/10)

 

Delaware County

David Thomas Shergalis, certificate no. CA011542L of Media, Delaware County, had

his certificate of certified public accountant and current license to practice public

accounting suspended for four days for his late payment of a previously imposed civil

penalty. (03/03/11)

 

James Patrick Flanagan, license no. CA020184L of Drexel Hill, Delaware County,

was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $2,000 because he engaged in the practice of

public accountancy and used the designation “Certified Public Accountant” and the

abbreviation “CPA” when he did not hold a current license. (04/19/11)

 

Lackawanna County

Bonita & Rainey, license no. AF000729L of Plains, Lackawanna County, was

ordered to pay a civil penalty of $5,000 because it practiced as a certified public

accountancy firm when it was not currently licensed and registered between Jan. 1,

2008 and July 8, 2008. (05/09/11)

 

Washington County

Adam C. Garczewski, license no. CA041640L of Lawrence, Washington County, was

ordered to pay a civil penalty of $300 and, within six months, complete 21 hours of

continuing professional education because he failed to complete at least 80 hours of

continuing education during the relevant reporting period from Aug. 2, 2008, through

Aug. 2, 2010. (04/19/11)

 

Westmoreland County

Mark A. Terdle, license no. CA022325L of North Huntingdon, Westmoreland

County, was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $900, had a formal reprimand placed on

his licensure record, and must, within six months, complete 40 hours of continuing

professional education because he did not complete the requisite eight hours of

continuing education in tax subjects during the biennial period, did not complete the

requisite 20 hours of continuing education during calendar year 2008 in the biennial

period, and did not complete the requisite 80 hours of continuing education during the

applicable biennial period. (04/19/11)

 

 

Out of State

Cara M. Ihndris, license no. CA052118 of Rockville, Md., was ordered to pay a civil

penalty of $600 and, within six months, complete 16 hours of continuing professional

education because she did not complete the requisite 16 hours of continuing education

in accounting and auditing subjects during the biennial period and did not complete

the requisite 80 hours of continuing education during the applicable biennial period.

(04/19/11)

 

John Guido, license no. CA050921 of Charleston, W.Va., was ordered to pay a civil

penalty of $300 because he did not complete the requisite eight credit hours of

continuing professional education in tax subjects during the biennial reporting period.

(04/19/11)

 

PA Architects Licensure Board

No disciplinary actions taken.

 

PA Board of Auctioneer Examiners

Out of State

Accelerated Marketing Group LLC, license no. AY002010 of Alpharetta, Ga., had its

license suspended for failing to pay a previously imposed civil penalty. (02/10/11)

 

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Allegheny County

Michael J. Stowers, license no. BL050018L of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, had his

license suspended for failure to pay a previously imposed civil penalty. (02/25/11)

 

Berks County

William J. Guidici Jr., license no. BM000387L of Sinking Spring, Berks County, had

his license suspended for failure to pay a previously imposed civil penalty. (02/25/11)

 

Bucks County

Anthony V. Abate, t/d/b/a Tony Abate’s Barber Shop, license no. BO432152 of

Fairless Hills, Bucks County, was assessed a civil penalty of $250 for failing to renew

his barber license. (03/17/11)

 

Cumberland County

Kelly A. Trively, license no. BL048339L of Camp Hill, Cumberland County, was

assessed a civil penalty of $500 for practicing on a lapsed license. (03/21/11)

 

Lehigh County

Miguel A. Guiterrez and Ivan A. Reynoso Rojas, t/d/b/a Astro Mundo Barber Shop,

license no. BO433161 of Allentown, Lehigh County, had their license suspended for

failure to pay a previously imposed civil penalty. (02/25/11)

 

Montgomery County

Charles A. Culbreath, t/d/b/a The Original Culbreath Barber Shop, license no.

BO433028 of Norristown, Montgomery County, was suspended for failure to pay a

previously imposed civil penalty. (02/25/11)

 

Philadelphia County

Maurice Coleman, license no. BL048973L of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, was

assessed a civil penalty of $250 for operating his barber shop with an expired license.

(03/17/11)

 

Rodney Carroll, t/d/b/a Upper Cutz, license no. BO432858 of Philadelphia,

Philadelphia County, had his license suspended for failure to pay a previously

imposed civil penalty. (02/25/11)

 

Tonya C. Early and Darnell C. Colbert, d/b/a Mighty Sharp, license no. BO433086 of

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, was assessed a civil penalty of $500 for not

having a barber manager on location, failing to display licenses or permits and failure

to have the minimum equipment required by regulation. (03/16/11)

 

Out of State

Robert L. Thomas, license no. BL050516L of Charlotte, N.C., had his license

suspended for failing to pay a previously imposed civil penalty. (03/04/10)

 

PA Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers

York County

Robert C. Stoner, license no. RL003684 of Dillsburg, York County, had his license

suspended for at least 15 months, with the suspension stayed in favor of probation

after a minimum of three months, subject to terms and conditions, because he failed

to complete an appraisal assignment within the requirements of the Uniform

Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice; failed or refused to exercise reasonable

diligence in developing an appraisal, preparing an appraisal report or communicating

an appraisal; and negligently or incompetently developed an appraisal, prepared an

appraisal report, or communicated an appraisal. He was also ordered to pay a civil

penalty of $3,000, pay costs of investigation in the amount of $1,000, and complete at

least 45 hours of remedial education. (04/14/11)

 

Bureau of Charitable Organizations

Allegheny County

Construction Junction Inc., of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, was ordered to pay an

administrative fine of $2,000 for violating the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable

Purposes Act by failing to keep true and accurate records. (05/10/11)

 

Indiana County

Indiana Lions Club, of Indiana, Indiana County, was ordered to pay an administrative

fine of $4,000 for violating the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act by

making material false statements on applications, statements, or reports required to be

filed with the Bureau of Charitable Organizations for fiscal years ending June 30,

2009, June 30, 2009 and June 30, 2010. (05/10/11)

 

Philadelphia County

Dolce Suono Ensemble Inc., of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, was ordered to

pay an administrative fine of $1,500 for violating the Solicitation of Funds for

Charitable Purposes Act by soliciting charitable contributions in Pennsylvania

without being properly registered. (05/10/11)

 

Schultz & Williams Inc., of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, was ordered to pay an

administrative fine of $1,000 for violating the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable

Purposes Act by failing to file a contract with the Bureau of Charitable Organization

prior to rendering professional fundraising counsel services. (05/11/11)

 

Out of State

Nexus Direct LLC, of Virginia Beach, Va., was ordered to pay an administrative fine

of $3,000 for violating the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act by

providing professional solicitor services prior to being registered with the Bureau of

Charitable Organizations and by failing to file a contract with the bureau prior to

providing professional solicitor services. (05/10/11)

 

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Centre County

Nellie R. Wortman, license no. DC000900L of State College, Centre County, was

assessed a $1,000 civil penalty for practicing chiropractic without a current license.

(03/28/11)

 

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Allegheny County

Ericka Kathleen Gibb, license no. CO230298L of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, had

her license suspended for failing to pay a previously imposed civil penalty. (02/18/11)

 

Jeffrey A. Kumpf, license no. CO204706L of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, was

ordered to pay a civil penalty of $500 because he practiced as a cosmetologist when

he was not currently licensed and registered. (05/02/11)

 

Son Hoang Thai and Hanh T. Vu, t/d/b/a Nails Elegance and Spa, license no.

CY195145 of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, were ordered to pay a civil penalty of

$5,000 because Ms. Thai and Ms. Vu, while trading and doing business as Nails

Elegance and Spa, had razor blades and razor tools in the salon. (05/02/11)

 

Phuong Thi Nguyen, unlicensed of West Mifflin, Allegheny County, was ordered to

pay a civil penalty of $500 because she practiced cosmetology without a license.

(03/16/11)

 

Beaver County

Tanya L. Stadnik, license no. CO217486L of New Brighton, Beaver County, had her

license suspended for failing to pay a previously imposed civil penalty. (02/18/11)

 

Berks County

Impression Nails, license no. CY194036 of Douglassville, Berks County, was ordered

to pay a civil penalty of $2,300 because it practiced nail technology in a grossly

incompetent or unethical manner through the use of razor tools and razor blades,

failed to maintain tools that come into contact with a client in a sanitary condition at

all times, and failed to have a first aid kit with all the required items. (05/02/11)

 

Bucks County

Coette Heard, license no. CO252362 of Bensalem, Bucks County, had her license

suspended for nonpayment of a previously imposed civil penalty. (02/18/11)

 

Chester County

Arthur DiGiacomo, license no. CO153450L of West Chester, Chester County, had his

license suspended for nonpayment of a previously imposed civil penalty. (02/18/11)

 

Delaware County

Taylor Qun Chen, t/d/b/a Q Q Nails, license nos. CY194538 and CZ116226 of Glen

Mills, Delaware County, was assessed a $1,700 civil penalty for having practiced nail

technology in a grossly incompetent manner by having five razor scraper tools and 70

razor blades in the salon. (03/02/11)

 

Vu Thanh Nguyen, t/d/b/a Tina Nails, license no. CY106565 of Folcroft, Delaware

County, was assessed a $2,900 civil penalty for having practiced in a grossly

incompetent or unethical manner by having a hot wax bowl and instruments used for

facial waxing, multiple razor scraper tools at workstations, no wet sterilizer or

container for sanitized tools, dirty manicure tools at workstations and paper towels

not in a closed container or towel dispenser. (01/20/11)

 

All in Wrist, license no. CB121341 of Darby, Delaware County, was assessed a

$1,950 civil penalty for engaging in booth rental, maintaining the salon in an

unsanitary condition and failing to have a complete first aid kit. (03/17/11)

 

Lancaster County

Salon 1 Style Inc., t/d/b/a Salon 1 Style, license no. CB121933 of Lancaster,

Lancaster County, was assessed a $1,550 civil penalty for engaging in booth rental,

maintaining the salon in an unsanitary condition and failing to have a complete first

aid kit. (03/17/11)

 

Luzerne County

Robert M. Licata, license no. CO150052L of West Pittston, Luzerne County, was

ordered to pay a civil penalty of $1,000 because he practiced cosmetology while his

license was expired. (03/16/11)

 

Monroe County

Glamor Nail Spa LLC, t/d/b/a Glamor Nail Spa, license no. CY195490 of

Tannersville, Monroe County, was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $1,000 because

Glamor Nail Spa LLC, while trading and doing business as Glamor Nail Spa,

permitted an unlicensed individual to perform cosmetology services in the salon and

maintained an unlicensed cosmetology shop by providing waxing services to a client

on a premises not licensed for the provision of those services. (05/02/11)

 

Philadelphia County

Nicole Hopkins, t/d/b/a Simply Elite Spa, license no. CB119229 of Philadelphia,

Philadelphia County, had her license suspended for failing to pay a previously

imposed civil penalty. (06/08/10)

 

Phuong Thi Nguyen, t/d/b/a Cheltenham Nails, license no. CY193162 of

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $500 because

she employed an unlicensed person to practice cosmetology and aided and abetted the

unlicensed practice of cosmetology. (03/16/11)

 

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Berks County

Anthony J. Pichini, license no. DS014935L of Mt. Penn, Berks County, voluntarily

surrendered his dental license because he practiced dentistry from April 1, 1999, until

approximately September 2010, and failed to renew his license during said period.

(04/29/11)

 

Delaware County

Marela C. Garcia, unlicensed of Newtown Square, Delaware County, was assessed a

$1,000 civil penalty and was ordered to immediately cease and desist from the

unlicensed practice of dentistry based on findings that she practiced dentistry or held

herself out as authorized to practice dentistry without being duly licensed or

authorized to engage in such practice. (03/22/11)

 

Montgomery County

Thomas W. McFarland Jr., license no. DS020097L of Wynnewood, Montgomery

County, was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $5,000 and his license remains

indefinitely suspended under the terms of a previous board order because he engaged

in unprofessional conduct by failing to follow current infection-control

recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

(04/29/11)

 

Out of State

Samson T. Liu, unlicensed of Chesterfield, Mo., was denied a license because his

application indicated that he has been negligent in the practice of dentistry, has

practiced dentistry negligently on repeated occasion or has engaged in unprofessional

conduct. (02/18/11)

 

Andrew T. Lager, license no. DS028618L of Port St. Lucie, Fla., had his license

suspended for failing to pay a previously imposed civil penalty. (02/10/11)

 

Martin Jay Thaler, license no. DS022305L of Monsey, N.Y., received a public

reprimand and was assessed a $1,000 civil penalty based on disciplinary action taken

against his license by the proper licensing authority of another state and having failed

to report this discipline to the board within 90 days. (03/22/11)

 

Patricia A. Sabers, license no. DS023465L of Sarasota, Fla., received a public

reprimand and was assessed a $1,000 civil penalty based on disciplinary action taken

against her license by the proper licensing authority of Florida. (03/22/11)

 

Robert J. Winegarden, license no. DS018697L of New York, N.Y., had his license

revoked based on disciplinary action taken against his license by the proper licensing

authority of another state. (03/22/11)

 

Clyde Anthony Maxwell, license no. DS029663L of Wilmington, Del., was ordered

to pay a civil penalty of $1,500 and a public reprimand was placed on his permanent

disciplinary record with the board because he had his license disciplined by the

proper licensing authority of another state and failed to report this action to the board

within 90 days. (04/29/11)

 

PA Board of Professional Engineers, Land

Surveyors and Geologists

No disciplinary actions taken.

 

PA Board of Funeral Directors

No disciplinary actions taken.

 

PA Board of Landscape Architects

No disciplinary actions taken.

 

PA Board of Medicine

PA Board of Medicine

Bucks County

Hitesh K. Patel, license no. MD064657L of Newtown, Bucks County, was assessed a

$5,000 civil penalty and issued a formal reprimand based on disciplinary action taken

against his license by the proper licensing authority of New Jersey and failing to

report this disciplinary action to the board within 60 days. (01/11/11)

 

Montgomery County

Arie Oren, license no. MD036293E of Conshohocken, Montgomery County,

voluntarily surrendered his license to practice medicine while his criminal case is

pending in Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas because he has been

charged with a sexual offense relating to his practice of medicine. (04/26/11)

 

Gary Scheiner, unlicensed of Wynnewood, Montgomery County, was ordered to pay

a civil penalty of $1,000 and to immediately cease and desist from engaging in the

practice of medicine or attempting to offer to practice medicine in Pennsylvania

because he practiced or attempted to offer to practice medicine without possessing a

valid license to practice medicine in Pennsylvania. (04/26/11)

 

Warren County

Elisa Lynn Franklin, license no. YM013188 of Warren, Warren County, was ordered

to pay a civil penalty of $250 because she practiced as a respiratory care practitioner

without a valid current temporary permit or certificate issued by the board. (04/26/11)

 

Out of State

Binod Prasad Sinha, unlicensed of Edison, N.J., had his application for a license

denied based on disciplinary action taken against his license by the proper licensing

authority of New York and New Jersey. (02/18/22)

 

Gregory E. Furness, unlicensed of Irmo, S.C., had his application for licensure denied

based on disciplinary action taken against his license by the proper licensing authority

of South Carolina. (12/29/10)

 

Kenneth Zahl, license no. MD028311E of Morristown, N.J., was assessed a $2,000

civil penalty and had his license suspended for five years, with the suspension stayed

in favor of probation, based on disciplinary action taken against his license by the

proper licensing authority of another state. (12/29/10)

 

Ross E. Levatter, license no. MD435157 of Phoenix, Ariz., had his license revoked

based on his felony conviction in a court of New Mexico. (11/16/10)

 

Gabriel John Yandam, license no. MD054658L of Coshocton, Ohio, had his license

placed on probation during such time as his license in Ohio is on probation because

he had disciplinary action taken by the proper licensing authority of another state.

(04/26/11)

 

Vasilios D. Karabinis, license no. MD038101E of Enfield, Conn., was ordered to pay

a civil penalty of $1,000 because he had disciplinary action taken by a proper

licensing authority of another state. (04/26/11)

 

Andrew G. Davis, license no. MD052522L of Clearwater, Fla., was ordered to pay a

civil penalty of $1,000 because he had disciplinary action taken against his license by

the proper licensing authority of another state. (04/26/11)

 

Barry P. Clark, license no. MD055165L of Washington, D.C., agreed to the

permanent voluntary surrender of his license because he had disciplinary action taken

by the proper licensing authority of another state. (04/26/11)

 

Carol A. Kooistra, license no. MD425389 of Spartanburg, S.C., has permanently and

voluntarily surrendered her license because she had disciplinary action taken against

her by the proper licensing authority of another state. (04/26/11)

 

John D. Paulson, license no. MD430601 of Gaithersburg, Md., had his license

temporarily suspended because his continued practice of medicine is a clear and

immediate danger to the public health and safety. (04/26/11)

 

William H. Hughes, license no. MD038255L of Conway, S.C., had his license

indefinitely suspended based on disciplinary action taken against his license by the

proper licensing authority of another state. (04/12/11)

 

Daniel Luczkow, license no. MD058942L of Centerville, Mass. and Baltimore, Md.,

had his license placed on probation for a period of one year based on disciplinary

action taken against his license by the proper licensing authority of another state.

(03/21/11)

 

Lurlene Garner, license no. YM004842L of Los Angeles, Calif., was assessed a

$1,000 civil penalty and ordered to complete 20 hours of continuing education based

on findings she failed to complete and document 20 hours of continuing education

during the biennial reporting period from Jan. 1, 2005, through Dec. 31, 2006.

(01/20/11)

 

Vinod Singh, license no. MD038567E of Dunn, N.C., had his license indefinitely

suspended based on disciplinary action taken against his license to practice medicine

by the licensing authority of North Carolina. (11/19/10)

 

Pradeep Srivastava, license no. MD046712L of Greenbelt and Oxon Hill, Md., had

his license revoked based on his felony convictions in a federal court. (12/17/10)

 

Navigation Commission for the Delaware River and its

Navigable Tributaries

No disciplinary actions taken.

 

 

Secretary of the Commonwealth – Notaries Public

Allegheny County

Antonia M. Traficante, of West Mifflin, Allegheny County, agreed to permanently

and voluntarily surrender her notary commission because she was convicted of a

felony or a lesser offense incompatible with the duties of a notary public and was not

of a good character, integrity or ability. (04/13/11)

 

Cumberland County

Alan F. Spurgin, of Lemoyne, Cumberland County, had his notary commission

suspended for a period of three months and was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $200

because he failed to keep and maintain custody and control of an accurate

chronological register of all official acts done by virtue of the notary’s office.

(04/25/11)

 

Lebanon County

Brenda J. Barto, of Jonestown, Lebanon County, had her notary commission

suspended for six months, with three months of active suspension and the remaining

period stayed in favor of three months probation; was ordered to pay a civil penalty of

$500 and $150 for the costs of continued probationary monitoring; and was required

to attend a notary education practice and procedure course because she failed to know

through personal knowledge or have satisfactory evidence that the person appearing

before her was the person described in and who was executing the instrument and she

was not of good character, integrity and ability. (04/13/11)

 

PA Board of Nursing

Allegheny County

Tracy Talpas Wallace, license no. RN349603L of Oakdale, Allegheny County, had

her license suspended for three years, retroactive to Feb. 24, 2010, with one year of

active suspension and the remaining two years stayed in favor of probation upon

compliance with continuing education regulations, based on findings that she violated

the terms and conditions of her Voluntary Recovery Program agreement. (03/18/11)

 

William Charles Minneker, license no. PN279941 of Carnegie, Allegheny County,

had his license suspended, effective immediately, pursuant to the order of the Court

of Common Pleas of Allegheny County dated Jan. 3, 2011, which the court issued

under section 4355 of the Domestic Relations Code. (01/28/11)

 

Mary E. Klim, license no. RN51470L of Clinton, Allegheny County, had her license

suspended for no less than three years, retroactive to Oct.28, 2010, for violating a

consent agreement. (02/15/11)

 

Emily Rebecca Tucker, license no. RN554220 of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, had

her license suspended based upon her felony convictions under the Drug Act.

(04/28/10)

 

Diane F. Cosgrove, license no. RN520715L of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, had her

license indefinitely suspended for no less than two years, retroactive to Jan. 28 2011,

with the suspension stayed in favor of no less than two years of probation, because

she is unable to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason

of illness, addiction to drugs or alcohol or mental impairment. (05/03/11)

 

Leslie Smith Binder, license no. RN321974L of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, had

her license indefinitely suspended for no less than five years, with the suspension

stayed in favor of no less than five years of probation in the Disciplinary Monitoring

Unit, subject to terms and conditions, because she is unable to practice professional

nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of mental or physical

illness or condition or physiological or psychological dependence upon alcohol.

(05/03/11)

 

Sandra Haas Parker, license no. RN324875L of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, had

her license indefinitely suspended for no less than three years, with the suspension

stayed in favor of no less than three years of probation, subject to terms and

conditions, because she is unable to practice the profession with reasonable skill and

safety to patients by reason of mental or physical illness or condition or physiological

or psychological dependence upon alcohol or drugs which tend to impair judgment or

coordination. (05/03/11)

 

Armstrong County

Marc A. Lane, license no. PN104162L of Kittanning, Armstrong County, had his

license revoked after being convicted of a felony and/or misdemeanors which relate

to the profession of practical nursing. (03/01/11)

 

Beaver County

Julie M. Reynolds, license no. PN253886L of Aliquippa, Beaver County, had her

license suspended, retroactive to Nov. 8, 2010, until she can resume the practice of

professional nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients. (03/01/11)

 

Butler County

Marci Hughes Nablo, license no. RN353459L of Butler, Butler County, had her

license suspended for no less than one year, retroactive to Nov. 3, 2011, for crimes of

moral turpitude and until she can practice with reasonable skill and safety to patients.

(03/01/11)

 

Charles D. Klar III, license no. RN550798 of Mars, Butler County, had his license

indefinitely suspended for no less than five years, retroactive to Aug. 2, 2010, with

the suspension stayed in favor of no less than five years of probation, subject to

terms and conditions, because he had his license disciplined by the proper licensing

authority in another state and he is unable to practice the profession with reasonable

skill and safety to patients by reason of mental or physical illness or condition or

physiological or psychological dependence upon alcohol or drugs which tend to

impair judgment or coordination. (05/03/11)

 

Centre County

Lisa Marie Wills, license no. PN270721 of Philipsburg, Centre County, had her

license suspended based upon her placement on probation without verdict for a

misdemeanor under the Drug Act. (01/11/11)

 

Chester County

Kara A. Forsyth, license no. PN261186L of Coatesville, Chester County, had her

license suspended for no less than three years, with the suspension stayed in favor of

no less than three years of probation, subject to terms and conditions, because she is

addicted to alcohol or drugs which tend to impair judgment or coordination or has

become mentally incompetent, and was found guilty of felony and other charges.

(05/03/11)

 

Delaware County

Marguerite C. Wetzel, license no. RN530372L of Clifton Heights, Delaware County,

had her license revoked based on her guilty pleas to two felony counts of retail theft.

(02/25/11)

 

Jon L. Shane, license no. RN574115 of Springfield, Delaware County, had his license

indefinitely suspended for no less than three years, with the suspension stayed in

favor of no less than three years of probation, subject to terms and conditions,

because he is unable to practice the profession with reasonable skill and safety to

patients by reason of mental or physical illness or condition or physiological or

psychological dependence upon alcohol or drugs which tend to impair judgment or

coordination. (05/03/11)

 

Fayette County

Sandra DeFrank, license no. PN259745L of Grindstone, Fayette County, had her

license indefinitely suspended, retroactive to Sept. 27, 2010, based on findings that

she is addicted to alcohol or drugs which tend to impair judgment or coordination, so

long as such dependence shall continue. (02/24/11)

 

Lancaster County

Linda Herman Welber, license no. PN098699L of Mountville, Lancaster County, had

her license suspended based upon her misdemeanor conviction under the Drug Act.

(02/10/11)

 

Lindsay Kay Brenner, license no. PN269544 of Mountville, Lancaster County, had

her license indefinitely suspended for no less than two years, retroactive to July 29,

2010, because she is unable to practice the profession with reasonable skill and safety

to patients by reason of illness, addiction to drugs or alcohol or mental incompetence.

(05/03/11)

 

Lehigh County

Janice Wisniewski Coates, license no. RN286943L of Macungie, Lehigh County, has

permanently and voluntarily surrendered her license because her license was

disciplined by the proper licensing authority in another state. (05/03/11)

 

Lycoming County

Mary Blasé Oldt, license no. RN329964L of Williamsport, Lycoming County, had

her license suspended for no less than three years, retroactive to Oct.28, 2010, for

violating a consent agreement. (02/10/11)

 

Montgomery County

Cynthia Louise Dreifert, license no. PN072953L of Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery

County, had her license revoked because she plead guilty to a crime of moral

turpitude, was convicted of a misdemeanor which relates to the profession, committed

fraud or deceit in the practice of nursing, has been guilty of immoral or

unprofessional conduct, and falsified or knowingly made incorrect entries into the

patient’s record or other related documents. (02/25/11)

 

Northampton County

Laura C. Chie, license no. RN357067L of Easton, Montgomery County, was assessed

a civil penalty of $1,000 and a public reprimand was placed on her permanent board

record because she practiced as a professional nurse on an expired license. (04/04/11)

 

Philadelphia County

Dorian M. Johnson, license no. PN260686L of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County,

had her license revoked based on her having been convicted of felony charges.

(02/25/11)

 

Taryn Zmuda, license no. RN596372 of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, had her

license indefinitely suspended for no less than three years, with the suspension stayed

in favor of no less than three years of probation, subject to terms and conditions,

because she is unable to practice the profession with reasonable skill and safety to

patients by reason of mental or physical illness or condition or physiological or

psychological dependence upon alcohol or drugs which tend to impair judgment or

coordination. (05/03/11)

 

Schuylkill County

Barbara Gryzik Evans, license no. PN055101L of Coaldale, Schuylkill County, had

her license indefinitely suspended based on her being mentally incompetent and

unable to practice practical nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients.

(02/24/11)

 

Venango County

Lori Jo Galton, license no. PN253508L of Cranberry Township, Venango County,

had her license indefinitely suspended based on findings that she is addicted to

alcohol or drugs which tend to impair judgment or coordination, so long as such

dependence shall continue, or she has become mentally incompetent. (02/24/11)

 

Washington County

Lisa Martinac Cirocco, license no. RN282728L of Venetia, Washington County, had

her license suspended for at least three years for violating the terms of her consent

agreement. (02/28/11)

 

York County

Janet Ruth Fetterolf, license no. RN209305L of Lewisberry, York County, had her

license suspended for no less than three years based on her inability to practice the

profession with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of physiological or

psychological dependence upon alcohol or drugs which tend to impair judgment or

coordination, so long as such dependence shall continue. (02/25/11)

 

Kathleen Marie Kilhefner, license no. RN581154 of York, York County, had her

license suspended for no less than three years, retroactive to June 29, 2010, based on

her inability to practice the profession with reasonable skill and safety to patients by

reason of illness, addition to drugs or alcohol or mental incompetence. (02/10/11)

 

Out of State

Veronica M. Rukas, license no. RN332779L of Pennsauken, N.J., had her license

suspended for violating the Drug Act. (02/16/11)

 

Kathleen T. Baker, license no. RN517398L of Wilmington, Del., had her license

suspended, retroactive to Nov. 4, 2010, based upon her felony conviction under the

Drug Act. (12/29/10)

 

Teresa Lynn Waldo, license no. RN559237 of Kelso, Wash., had her license revoked

based on disciplinary action taken against her license by the proper licensing

authority of another state. (02/24/11)

 

Freda Covington, unlicensed of Hattiesburg, Miss., was denied a temporary practice

permit and licensure by examination to practice based upon her having been

convicted of shoplifting and disciplinary action taken against her license by the

proper licensing authority of another state. (02/28/11)

 

Ruth Spatz Herman, license no. PN078450L of Queen Creek, Ariz., had her license

revoked based on her having her license revoked by the proper licensing authority in

another state. (02/23/11)

 

Michael Richard Reilly, license no. RN550822 of Saint Clairsville, Ohio, had his

license indefinitely suspended, retroactive to Nov. 3, 2010, based on findings that he

is unable to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of

mental or physical illness or condition or physiological or psychological dependence

upon alcohol or drugs which tend to impair judgment or coordination. (03/01/11)

 

Mark P. Evans, license no. RN356227L of Randolph, N.Y., had his license

indefinitely suspended for no less than three years, retroactive to June 4, 2010, with

the suspension stayed in favor of no less than three years of probation, subject to

terms and conditions, because he is unable to practice the profession with reasonable

skill and safety to patients by reason of mental or physical illness or condition or

physiological or psychological dependence upon alcohol or drugs which tend to

impair judgment or coordination. (05/03/11)

 

Patricia A. Frisch, license no. PN069709L of Longwood, Fla., was ordered to pay a

civil penalty of $500 and had her license publicly reprimanded because she engaged

in unprofessional conduct and failed to meet the minimal standards of acceptable and

prevailing nursing practice. (05/03/11)

 

Cynthia Caterson, license no. RN217014L of Rio Rico, Ariz., voluntarily

surrendered her license because her license to practice nursing was disciplined by the

proper licensing authority of another state. (05/03/11)

 

PA Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators

No disciplinary actions taken.

 

PA Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure

No disciplinary actions taken.

 

PA Board of Optometry

No disciplinary actions taken.

 

PA Board of Osteopathic Medicine

No disciplinary actions taken.

 

PA Board of Pharmacy

Armstrong County

Shawn M. Baird, a/k/a Shawn M. Robison, license no. RP038526L of Apollo,

Armstrong County, had her license indefinitely suspended for at least five years,

retroactive to July 20, 2010, with the first six months to be active and the remainder

to be stayed in favor of probation, based on findings that she violated the terms of her

Voluntary Recovery Program consent agreement. (11/30/10)

 

Beaver County

James Scott Crider, license no. RP042938L of West Aliquippa, Beaver County, had

his license indefinitely suspended based on disciplinary action taken against his

license by the proper licensing authority of Ohio. (01/19/11)

 

Bucks County

Mark E. Zulewski, license no. RP044305L of Bensalem, Bucks County, had his

license suspended based on his felony conviction under the Drug Act. (01/07/11)

 

Robert D. Thompson, license no. RP032168L of Fairless Hills, Bucks County, had

his license indefinitely suspended and was assessed a $1,000 civil penalty based on

disciplinary action imposed by the proper licensing authority of another state and his

failure to report it to the board within 90 days of final disposition. (03/21/11)

 

Philadelphia County

Anthony Julius Bruno, license no. RP443044 of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County,

had his license actively suspended for one year, followed by an indefinite suspension

that will be stayed in favor of probation for five years, based on findings he violated

the terms of his Voluntary Recovery Program consent agreement. (01/20/11)

 

Out of State

Barry Samlin, license no. RP033126L of Boca Raton, Fla., had his license suspended,

effective immediately, pursuant to the order of the Court of Common Pleas of

Philadelphia County dated Feb. 18, 2011, which the court issued under section 4355

of the Domestic Relations Code. (03/04/11)

 

Darrell Rodney Hendershot, license no. RP037436L of Scottsdale and Chandler,

Ariz., was assessed a $1,000 civil penalty based on disciplinary action taken against

his license by the proper licensing authority of Arizona. (12/30/10)

 

Thomas F. DeFranco, license no. RP036419R of South Hero, Vt., had his license

placed on indefinite probation and was assessed a $1,000 civil penalty based on

disciplinary action taken against his license by the proper licensing authority of

another state. (03/21/11)

 

PA Board of Physical Therapy

No disciplinary actions taken.

 

PA Board of Podiatry

Philadelphia County

Michael Avato, license no. SC005694 of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, had his

license suspended, effective immediately, pursuant to the order of the Court of

Common Pleas of Philadelphia County dated Feb. 8, 2011, which the court issued

under section 4355 of the Domestic Relations Code. (02/23/11)

 

PA Board of Psychology

Bucks County

Annmarie P. Lynch, unlicensed of Bensalem, Bucks County, was ordered to pay a

civil penalty of $3,500 and cease and desist from engaging in the practice of

psychology and holding herself out to the public as a psychologist because she held

herself out to the public as a licensed psychologist by using a title or description of

services incorporating the words “psychological,” “psychologist” or “psychology”

without being properly licensed. (04/11/11)

 

 

Real Estate Commission

Allegheny County

Ashley A. McCauley, unlicensed of Sewickley, Allegheny County, was ordered to

cease and desist the unlicensed practice of real estate because she directly or

indirectly engaged in or conducted, or advertised or held herself out as engaging in or

conducting the business, or acting in the capacity of a broker or salesperson, cemetery

broker, cemetery salesperson, campground membership salesperson, time-share

salesperson, builder-owner salesperson, rental listing referral agent or cemetery

company without first being licensed or registered. (04/27/11)

 

Kress Brothers Builders Inc., unlicensed of Gibsonia, Allegheny County, was ordered

to pay a civil penalty of $3,000 because they aided and abetted the unlicensed

practice of real estate by Ashley McCauley. (04/27/11)

 

Chester County

Vancouier Simon Barrett, license no. LS214565 of Exton, Chester County, had his

license revoked based on his guilty plea to two felonies and his failure to notify the

commission of the pleas in a timely manner. (02/08/11)

 

Dauphin County

Darius Y. Ramsey, license no. RS292802 of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, had his

license reprimanded based on his guilty plea to the misdemeanor of bad checks.

(02/08/11)

 

Gary L. Hoover, license no. RS286768 of Highspire, Dauphin County, had his license

suspended for three years, with the first year as an active suspension and the

remaining two years stayed in favor of probation, and was assessed a $6,000 civil

penalty for having made a substantial misrepresentation regarding a real estate

transaction; pursued a continued and flagrant course of misrepresentation; was

knowingly a party to a material false or inaccurate representation in writing regarding

a real estate transaction in which he acted in a representative capacity; failed to

exercise reasonable professional skill and care; failed to deal honestly and in good

faith; failed to ensure that all services were provided in a reasonable, professional and

competent manner; and engaged in conduct during a real estate transaction which

demonstrates bad faith, dishonesty, untrustworthiness or incompetency. (02/25/11)

 

Lehigh County

Daniel J. Boyle, license nos. AB066670 and RS214629L of Schnecksville, Lehigh

County, was assessed a civil penalty of $3,000 based on his failure to notify and

provide accurate information to the commission about his guilty pleas. (11/10/10)

 

Montgomery County

Stephen J. Izzi, license no. RS183121L of Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County,

had his license revoked, effective June 15, 2011, because he made substantial

misrepresentations and engaged in conduct during a real estate transaction which

demonstrated bad faith, dishonesty, untrustworthiness or incompetency. (04/27/11)

 

Philadelphia County

Orlando Martinez, license no. RM419964 of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, had

his license suspended, effective immediately, pursuant to the order of the Court of

Common Pleas of Philadelphia County dated Feb. 3, 2011, which the court issued

under section 4355 of the Domestic Relations Code. (02/17/11)

 

Khurram Ajmal Sarfraz, license no. RS226431L of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

County, had his license indefinitely suspended for a minimum of six months and was

assessed a $3,000 civil penalty based on his failure to tender 1.25% of the purchase

price, or $4,687.50, to the buyer as agreed; demonstrating bad faith, dishonesty,

untrustworthiness or incompetence; his failure to deal honestly and in good faith; and

his making of a substantial misrepresentation. (01/26/11)

 

Westmoreland County

James S. Tucholski, license no. RS297110 of Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County,

was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $1,400 and a reprimand was placed on his board

record because he failed to complete 14 hours of continuing education for the biennial

reporting period of June 1, 2006, through May 31, 2008. (04/27/11)

 

PA Board of Speech-Language and Hearing Examiners

No disciplinary actions taken.

 

PA Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists

and Professional Counselors

Bucks County

Jane Carol Collaso, license no. CW015472 of Yardley, Bucks County, had her license

temporarily suspended because she presents an immediate and clear danger to the

public health and safety. (05/03/11)

 

PA Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and

Salespersons

Allegheny County

Nancy J. Bane, license no. MV181215 of Allison Park, Allegheny County, had her

license suspended for one year, with the suspension immediately stayed in favor of

probation, and was ordered to pay the costs of investigation in the amount of $250

because she pled guilty to a crime involving moral turpitude. (05/03/11)

 

Dauphin County

Autohaus Acquisition Inc., t/d/b/a Victory Audi Volkswagen Mitsubishi, license no.

VD022917L of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, had its license revoked based upon

engaging in conduct in connection with the sale of vehicles which demonstrates

unprofessional conduct or incompetency. (10/07/10)

 

Lancaster County

Three Arrows Enterprises Inc., t/d/b/a Black Tie Motorcars, license no. VD029161 of

Ephrata, Lancaster County, had its license revoked based upon engaging in conduct in

connection with the sale of vehicles which demonstrates unprofessional conduct or

incompetency. (10/07/10)

 

PA Board of Veterinary Medicine

Out of State

Susan G. Metz, unlicensed of Amherst, Ohio, had her application for a license denied

based on disciplinary action taken against her license by the proper licensing

authority of another state. (02/09/11)

 

 

 

A complete list of sanctions is available online at

www.dos.state.pa.us .