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List of Disciplinary Actions: Participated in Diversion Program

This data was last updated in December 2009. Statuses may have since changed. Check the California's Board of Registered Nursing license database for the most current license statuses.

There were 129 actions found in this query. Nursing board accusations listed these nurses as participating in the nursing board's diversion program for impaired nurses.

Days elapsed is a Los Angeles Times and ProPublica calculation referring to the amount of time that passed between the board's first public accusation against the nurse and the imposition of discipline.

There are several limitations to this database.

Nurse Accusation Date Decision Date Days Elapsed Decision
Albert, Debbie Dean Sep. 9,
2003
Dec. 14,
2005
827
2.27 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Allen, Nicholas Paul Jun. 27,
2007
Nov. 18,
2007
144
0.39 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Anderson, Marilyn Dec. 16,
2003
Oct. 1,
2004
290
0.79 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Antonini (Burkholder), Kelly Mar. 8,
2004
Feb. 26,
2005
355
0.97 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Arney, Leilani Sue Jun. 5,
2008
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Aycock, Timothy Dale Nov. 23,
2004
Jul. 18,
2005
237
0.65 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Baker, Diane Gail May 15,
2002
Sep. 19,
2003
492
1.35 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Barber, Lisa M. Mar. 22,
2004
Oct. 22,
2004
214
0.59 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Bellegia, Denise Sep. 24,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Bertrand, Scott Thomas Dec. 5,
2007
Oct. 30,
2008
330
0.90 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Bigley, Karla Ann Feb. 20,
2007
Aug. 25,
2007
186
0.51 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Bishop, Yvonne Maureen Jul. 1,
2008
Jun. 28,
2009
362
0.99 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Biswell, Jonna L. Apr. 7,
2009
Oct. 30,
2009
206
0.56 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Bohannon, Heather Megan Feb. 17,
2009
Sep. 10,
2009
205
0.56 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Bostic, Debra Lee Sep. 16,
2008
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Briones, Deborah Starr Mar. 18,
2005
Sep. 6,
2005
172
0.47 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Briskie-Rivera, Samantha Dec. 8,
2000
Jan. 16,
2004
1,134
3.11 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Brown, Regina Colleen Jun. 16,
2008
Nov. 10,
2008
147
0.40 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Browne, Michele Aug. 14,
2007
Jun. 15,
2008
306
0.84 yrs.
Suspension/Probation (PDF)
Bursk, Kimberly Jean Apr. 10,
2007
Dec. 29,
2007
263
0.72 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Butler, Sheena Sep. 10,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Cahill-Therrien, Mary Eileen Jul. 18,
2002
Jun. 25,
2007
1,803
4.94 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Callaway, Kevin Congrave Nov. 8,
2005
Dec. 7,
2006
394
1.08 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Carson, Laura Lee Oct. 10,
2008
Sep. 30,
2009
355
0.97 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Childress, Kathleen Janice Aug. 10,
2006
Apr. 15,
2007
248
0.68 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Coleman, Tina Marie Apr. 20,
2008
Nov. 10,
2008
204
0.56 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Conwell Jr., Phillip A. Mar. 28,
2003
Oct. 24,
2004
576
1.58 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Couvertier, Patricia Ann May 29,
2002
Jul. 4,
2003
401
1.10 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Cruz, Ronald James Aug. 14,
2007
Jun. 2,
2009
658
1.80 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Curiel, Claudia Ivette Apr. 23,
2008
Jan. 5,
2009
257
0.70 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Currier, Melony J. Mar. 26,
2007
Apr. 28,
2008
399
1.09 yrs.
Suspension/Probation (PDF)
Davis, Mary Kathryn Jul. 21,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
De Roque, Jennifer Beth Mar. 19,
2002
Jan. 22,
2003
309
0.85 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Delce, Tawana La Tecia Dec. 10,
2008
Sep. 30,
2009
294
0.81 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Dennis, Steven Brian May 8,
2006
Mar. 7,
2007
303
0.83 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Dix, Gina Lynn Nov. 1,
2004
Jul. 18,
2005
259
0.71 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Dobbs, Deborah May 25,
2006
Oct. 2,
2006
130
0.36 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Dorman, David Apr. 20,
2008
Oct. 5,
2008
168
0.46 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Doyle, Margaret Therese Aug. 27,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Ekelius, Anette H. Jan. 15,
2004
Aug. 30,
2004
228
0.62 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Fahrni, Tiffany Renea Jan. 6,
2009
Dec. 18,
2009
346
0.95 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Farrell, Shannon Sep. 23,
2008
Aug. 6,
2009
317
0.87 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Ferea, Rebecca Grace Sep. 8,
2008
Jul. 2,
2009
297
0.81 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Frank, Edith Jenean Mar. 14,
2002
Nov. 24,
2002
255
0.70 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Gish, Aerika May 23,
2005
Nov. 25,
2005
186
0.51 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Gonzalez, Magda Jul. 31,
2008
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Gosnell-Chambers, Gabrielle May 6,
2004
Dec. 3,
2004
211
0.58 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Gott, Bianca Leigh Jul. 6,
2007
Mar. 21,
2008
259
0.71 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Hankinson, Kimberlly Dec. 8,
2006
Jan. 28,
2008
416
1.14 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Hannah, Douglas R.L. Dec. 12,
2006
Oct. 4,
2007
296
0.81 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Herlong, Kathy R. Aug. 24,
2006
Jun. 15,
2007
295
0.81 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Hester, Judy Lynn Aug. 11,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Huang, Anna W. Jun. 4,
2007
Aug. 25,
2008
448
1.23 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Hultsch, Ann Marie Dec. 1,
2003
Jun. 20,
2005
567
1.55 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Iaquinto, Karen Mortiboy Aug. 11,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Kilpatric, Brooke Elise May 18,
2006
Jan. 8,
2007
235
0.64 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Kinney, Joseph T. Mar. 23,
2009
Oct. 30,
2009
221
0.61 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Kirkpatrick, Elvia Cecilia Mar. 23,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Kohl, Catherine Jul. 14,
2006
Jul. 12,
2007
363
0.99 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Lacambra, Sarah E. Feb. 22,
2007
Dec. 17,
2007
298
0.82 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Larson, Joseph Martin Sep. 17,
2004
Jul. 22,
2005
308
0.84 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Lauterbach, Carrie Irene Apr. 10,
2007
Oct. 29,
2007
202
0.55 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Lawler, Susan Marie May 16,
2008
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Lopez, David John Sep. 24,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Luciani, Kelly Louise Oct. 21,
2002
Aug. 12,
2004
661
1.81 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Masse, Robin Jeanne Apr. 22,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Matcham (Engell), Jennifer Lynn Nov. 16,
2006
Jul. 2,
2007
228
0.62 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Matheny, Chad Edward Aug. 17,
2007
-
Accusation Pending
McCormick, Jill Ellen May 13,
2003
Oct. 5,
2003
145
0.40 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
McCray, Cynthia Ann Nov. 7,
2002
Aug. 12,
2004
644
1.76 yrs.
Probation
McMordie, Colleen M. Jun. 15,
2007
Sep. 18,
2008
461
1.26 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Messick, Karen Diane Alison Nov. 26,
2008
Sep. 1,
2009
279
0.76 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Moe, Gail C. Aug. 15,
2001
Mar. 27,
2002
224
0.61 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Mora, Kathleen Joan Sep. 15,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Morrison, Susan Kay Jan. 25,
2008
Dec. 29,
2008
339
0.93 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Muniz, Rebecca Marie Feb. 7,
2008
Oct. 16,
2008
252
0.69 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Murphy, Cary Ann May 8,
2006
Dec. 18,
2006
224
0.61 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Murray, Cliff Lowden Jun. 3,
2004
Feb. 28,
2005
270
0.74 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Neeley, Michael Duane Dec. 2,
2002
Jul. 3,
2003
213
0.58 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Nordfelt, Ray Allan Nov. 30,
2006
Jun. 11,
2007
193
0.53 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Obertrifter, Mary D. Feb. 10,
2005
Mar. 9,
2006
392
1.07 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Obiora, Raphael O. Jun. 22,
2004
Jun. 11,
2007
1,084
2.97 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Orella, Lori H. Jul. 18,
2002
May 17,
2003
303
0.83 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Patterson, Carol Marie Apr. 25,
2007
Jan. 29,
2009
645
1.77 yrs.
Suspension/Probation (PDF)
Pence, Andrea Lee Oct. 8,
2008
Apr. 27,
2009
201
0.55 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Penebre, Katherine Alice Feb. 1,
2007
Jan. 8,
2009
707
1.94 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Perez, Karin Nicole Jun. 26,
2006
Jan. 15,
2007
203
0.56 yrs.
Suspension/Probation (PDF)
Peterson, Phyllis J. Mar. 24,
2004
Jun. 3,
2005
436
1.19 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Phillips, Steven Ross Sep. 25,
2007
Mar. 20,
2009
542
1.48 yrs.
Suspension/Probation (PDF)
Pitchford, Rosalind Y. Aug. 16,
2007
Dec. 24,
2007
130
0.36 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Port, Shelly Ann Nov. 16,
2006
Jun. 11,
2007
207
0.57 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Pravel, Jane Ann Feb. 10,
2005
Dec. 19,
2005
312
0.85 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Quijada, Jennifer Renee Apr. 18,
2007
Jul. 31,
2008
470
1.29 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Quisenberry, Eva H. Apr. 1,
2008
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Rice, Judith Spencer Aug. 7,
2003
Mar. 31,
2004
237
0.65 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Robinson, Laura Lee Sep. 29,
2006
Mar. 24,
2008
542
1.48 yrs.
Suspension/Probation (PDF)
Roddy, Teresa Jan. 2,
2008
Jun. 18,
2008
168
0.46 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Rouchleau, Jennifer Ann Jul. 1,
2008
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
San Juan, Joseph Oliver Jan. 27,
2003
Apr. 1,
2004
430
1.18 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Scott, Roberta J. Aug. 12,
2008
Sep. 27,
2009
411
1.13 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Sepulveda, Melissa M. Jun. 24,
2008
Jan. 2,
2009
192
0.53 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Shaw, Byron Keith Apr. 9,
2004
Jun. 2,
2006
784
2.15 yrs.
Suspension/Probation (PDF)
Smith, Chantel Michael Jul. 31,
2007
Jul. 8,
2009
708
1.94 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Smith, Johanna R. Aug. 3,
2007
Dec. 18,
2008
503
1.38 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Smith, Vickie J. Mar. 6,
2006
Jan. 8,
2007
308
0.84 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Soued, Toni Aug. 14,
2007
Apr. 21,
2008
251
0.69 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Stalsworth, Bryan Philip Apr. 28,
2009
Oct. 30,
2009
185
0.51 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Stell, Gail Landress Jun. 16,
2008
Dec. 17,
2009
549
1.50 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Stewart, Lavon Ann Aug. 15,
2008
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Stump, Susan Michele Dec. 19,
2006
Apr. 25,
2008
493
1.35 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Tate, Joani Lee Nov. 1,
2001
Mar. 12,
2003
496
1.36 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Thomas, Carolyn Fay Aug. 25,
2004
Aug. 12,
2005
352
0.96 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Valinoti, Patricia Jean Sep. 8,
2008
Jun. 22,
2009
287
0.79 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Vanciel, Nancy E. Jun. 11,
2002
Feb. 10,
2004
609
1.67 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Verrette, Joseph Anthony Oct. 31,
2000
Mar. 10,
2002
495
1.36 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Volenec, Melanie M. Sep. 5,
2007
Jul. 29,
2008
328
0.90 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Ward, Constance Laverne Jul. 13,
2006
Mar. 2,
2007
232
0.64 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Washington, Pattie Lynn Dec. 5,
2007
Nov. 16,
2008
347
0.95 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Weber, Johanna Marie Aug. 28,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Wells, Catherine June Nov. 9,
2007
Dec. 18,
2008
405
1.11 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Wheatley, Christine Jennifer May 5,
2003
Apr. 25,
2004
356
0.98 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Wheaton, Laura Lynn Apr. 14,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Whipple, Katherine Leigh Aug. 3,
2007
Mar. 15,
2008
225
0.62 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Whitney, Jennifer Christine Oct. 23,
2007
Jul. 7,
2008
258
0.71 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Wilk, Mary Ann May 11,
2004
Apr. 27,
2006
716
1.96 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Williams, Mona Lee Jan. 12,
2009
Jul. 8,
2009
177
0.48 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Wilmshurst, Sandra Louise Oct. 15,
2003
Feb. 28,
2005
502
1.38 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Wilson, Shelley O. Apr. 12,
2005
Jun. 16,
2006
430
1.18 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Womack, Maria G. Aug. 11,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)

Data last updated Dec. 26, 2009

Please note there are several limitations to the database:
  • This database includes nurses who faced disciplinary action between 2002 and September 2009, as well as any subsequent actions against these nurses. .
  • Employers and patients seeking verification of a nurse’s license should use the Web site of the Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Multiple nurses may have the same name, but each has a unique license number.
  • The information on the database is based on the Web site of the Board of Registered Nursing and state documents. In some cases, the Web site and documents conflict; in such cases, reporters used dates included in the board’s documents.
  • Documents for some cases are missing from the site in whole or in part.
  • The database does not include discipline against nurses meted out as a condition of being licensed. Such discipline is only included if the nurse subsequently faced board action.
  • The grounds listed for discipline in this database are based on the board’s public allegations against the nurses. Because accusations are sometimes written in an unclear or inconsistent manner, reporters did not try to guess the intent.
  • This database includes discipline against some nurses who have subsequently died. The board has removed many of these nurses from its Web site. They are included here because they faced disciplinary action during the period examined.

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