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List of Disciplinary Actions: 2002

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 153 actions found in this query. These disciplinary actions – license revocations, surrenders of licenses, and probations – were imposed in 2002.

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
Anderson, Ferdia Cornelius Aug. 29,
2001
Jun. 23,
2002
298
0.82 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Ashley (Lent), Sandra Kay Jun. 6,
2001
Jun. 23,
2002
382
1.05 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Barnett, Don Lee Dec. 22,
2000
Mar. 3,
2002
436
1.19 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Blackford, Stephanie L. Feb. 16,
2001
Apr. 24,
2002
432
1.18 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Buck, Terrevia Lashawn Mar. 2,
2001
Mar. 10,
2002
373
1.02 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Cannady, Cynthia F. Apr. 19,
2001
May 29,
2002
405
1.11 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Carr-Rowland, Catherine Ann Sep. 16,
1999
Sep. 12,
2002
1,092
2.99 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Casello, Mary Elizabeth Feb. 6,
2001
Oct. 17,
2002
618
1.69 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Cebedo, Dorothea P. Apr. 22,
1999
Jul. 5,
2002
1,170
3.21 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Colombani, Jaime May 15,
2001
Mar. 22,
2002
311
0.85 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Coulson, Kathleen B. Jun. 6,
2001
May 15,
2002
343
0.94 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Davis, Cheryl Lee Oct. 30,
2001
Sep. 7,
2002
312
0.85 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Dela Cruz, Concepcion S. Nov. 7,
2000
Jan. 2,
2002
421
1.15 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
DeLeon-White, Beverly Aug. 15,
2000
Jan. 23,
2002
526
1.44 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Desimone, Marlaina Michele Oct. 24,
2000
Mar. 3,
2002
495
1.36 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Duffey (Chappell), Dannell Sharon Dec. 30,
1999
Mar. 10,
2002
801
2.19 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Eveland, Tracy Lynn Jun. 8,
2001
Apr. 24,
2002
320
0.88 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Fifer, Leonard Bernard Mar. 9,
2000
Apr. 6,
2002
758
2.08 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Frago, Wendy H. Aug. 17,
2001
Jan. 2,
2002
138
0.38 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Frank (Roberson), Cheryl Ther Sep. 22,
2000
Jan. 2,
2002
467
1.28 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Fuller, Brenda J. Sep. 11,
2000
Jun. 22,
2002
649
1.78 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Gallegos, Dianne M. Oct. 19,
2000
Oct. 30,
2002
741
2.03 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Gerhardt, Nora Ann Jan. 10,
2001
Feb. 17,
2002
403
1.10 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Gotelli, Christine Anne Feb. 13,
2001
Jan. 12,
2002
333
0.91 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Green, Lorraine Louise Oct. 5,
2000
Oct. 26,
2002
751
2.06 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Hall, Tammy Jo Sep. 14,
2000
Apr. 21,
2002
584
1.60 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Hamlin, Tina Marie Jan. 18,
2001
Apr. 24,
2002
461
1.26 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Hauke, Julie Nov. 1,
2001
May 4,
2002
184
0.50 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Hawk, Joyce Marie Sep. 25,
2001
Sep. 12,
2002
352
0.96 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Hughes, Sharon N. Sep. 19,
2000
Jan. 23,
2002
491
1.35 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
James, Rani Oct. 14,
1999
Mar. 1,
2002
869
2.38 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Johnson, Sharon Kay Jan. 22,
2001
Apr. 24,
2002
457
1.25 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Johnston, John T. Jun. 6,
2000
Oct. 17,
2002
863
2.36 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Kesterson, Deborah Jo Jul. 30,
2001
May 19,
2002
293
0.80 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Kim, Hyun Ok Oct. 17,
2001
Jun. 15,
2002
241
0.66 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Laughlin, Lonnie Charles Sep. 19,
2000
Mar. 3,
2002
530
1.45 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Llamas, Alex Mar. 13,
2001
Jan. 2,
2002
295
0.81 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Lovci, Carol Lea Jan. 25,
2001
Jan. 2,
2002
342
0.94 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Lumiqued, Dado M. May 4,
2000
Mar. 22,
2002
687
1.88 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Lumpkin, Lois M. Jul. 13,
2000
May 29,
2002
685
1.88 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Manning, Gary Lynn Jun. 15,
2000
May 29,
2002
713
1.95 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Marasigan, Denise May 21,
2001
May 29,
2002
373
1.02 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Martinez, Davida Irene Jun. 22,
2000
Mar. 9,
2002
625
1.71 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Messersmith, Michael Lee Feb. 20,
2001
May 4,
2002
438
1.20 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Miller, Leanne Rene Aug. 7,
2001
Apr. 24,
2002
260
0.71 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Miranda, Linda Marie Dec. 8,
2000
Apr. 24,
2002
502
1.38 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Moody, Linda V. Oct. 3,
2000
Nov. 24,
2002
782
2.14 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Ng, Suet Hing Jul. 17,
2000
Jan. 23,
2002
555
1.52 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Pace, John Langley Feb. 6,
2001
Jun. 7,
2002
486
1.33 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Pagaran, Rachel Dinglasan Oct. 19,
2000
Dec. 8,
2002
780
2.14 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Palmer, Andrew Stephen May 4,
2000
Apr. 21,
2002
717
1.96 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Parsa, Mehry May 22,
2000
Jun. 23,
2002
762
2.09 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Parungao, Josefina Fernado Sep. 26,
2000
Mar. 9,
2002
529
1.45 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Peltier, Dolores Marie Nov. 15,
2000
Apr. 25,
2002
526
1.44 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Pierce, Judy Rose May 1,
2001
Mar. 10,
2002
313
0.86 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Pirtle, Denise Ann Nov. 7,
2000
Mar. 9,
2002
487
1.33 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Pless, Bruce Alan Dec. 4,
2000
Mar. 3,
2002
454
1.24 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Prince, Norman Donald Aug. 17,
2001
May 29,
2002
285
0.78 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Ramos, Ramona Oct. 12,
2001
Oct. 26,
2002
379
1.04 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Raygoza, Adam Feb. 7,
2001
Feb. 17,
2002
375
1.03 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Redmon, Ruth Ann Sep. 25,
2001
Oct. 17,
2002
387
1.06 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Ritter, Cheri Suzanne Nov. 21,
2000
Mar. 9,
2002
473
1.30 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Robertson (Raugust), Kathleen Aug. 29,
2001
Apr. 24,
2002
238
0.65 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Roche, Claudia M. Oct. 13,
2000
Mar. 3,
2002
506
1.39 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Sada, Stephanie Jean Dec. 14,
2000
Mar. 3,
2002
444
1.22 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Salting, Lydia Alto Sep. 16,
2001
Apr. 25,
2002
221
0.61 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
San Luis, Irma P. Nov. 7,
2000
Jan. 2,
2002
421
1.15 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Sevilla, Vivian Aragon Aug. 29,
2001
May 4,
2002
248
0.68 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Shasky, Patrick Jun. 30,
2000
Mar. 27,
2002
635
1.74 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Sheppard, Margaret Ann Feb. 28,
2002
Dec. 8,
2002
283
0.78 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Smith, Tamara M. Jun. 18,
2001
Mar. 10,
2002
265
0.73 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Smith-Kaufman, Tina Yvonne Aug. 18,
1998
Jun. 28,
2002
1,410
3.86 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Sosa, Martha Urias Sep. 5,
2001
Oct. 31,
2002
421
1.15 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Strong, Robert Thomas Apr. 9,
2001
Mar. 1,
2002
326
0.89 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Tan, Regina Labitoria Oct. 3,
2000
Oct. 24,
2002
751
2.06 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Thanos, Leonard George Sep. 11,
2000
Mar. 10,
2002
545
1.49 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Tibig, Evelina Quinto Jan. 31,
2000
Jan. 2,
2002
702
1.92 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Verrette, Joseph Anthony Oct. 31,
2000
Mar. 10,
2002
495
1.36 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Villanueva, Herminia B. Jul. 30,
2001
Jun. 15,
2002
320
0.88 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Williams, Charlene Ruth Sep. 5,
2001
Mar. 22,
2002
198
0.54 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Yu, Duck Soon Sep. 16,
1999
Oct. 31,
2002
1,141
3.13 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Ellis, Ezra Melcar May 10,
2001
Apr. 24,
2002
349
0.96 yrs.
Probation Extended (PDF)
McCain, Gideon Keith Aug. 10,
2001
May 29,
2002
292
0.80 yrs.
Probation Extended (PDF)
Pastrana, Lucy Christine Apr. 3,
2002
Sep. 25,
2002
175
0.48 yrs.
Probation Extended (PDF)
Smith, Kathleen Elaine May 25,
2001
Jun. 15,
2002
386
1.06 yrs.
Probation Extended (PDF)
Barton, Linda A. May 10,
2002
Nov. 14,
2002
188
0.52 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Bullard, Deborah A. Dec. 8,
2000
Mar. 15,
2002
462
1.27 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Cain, Nancy Jo Nov. 2,
2000
Mar. 1,
2002
484
1.33 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Carter, Kim Michelle Apr. 19,
2000
Apr. 21,
2002
732
2.01 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Cash, John Lynn Oct. 25,
1999
May 2,
2002
920
2.52 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Cazorla, Juan Miguel Mar. 7,
2002
Oct. 17,
2002
224
0.61 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Ceeto, Henry Jan. 28,
2002
Sep. 12,
2002
227
0.62 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Christensen, Helen Elizabeth Jul. 13,
2001
Mar. 1,
2002
231
0.63 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Davidian, Margie Ann May 10,
2001
Feb. 3,
2002
269
0.74 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Degroot, William Feb. 11,
2002
Nov. 24,
2002
286
0.78 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Denton, Carole Dianne May 17,
2002
Nov. 14,
2002
181
0.50 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Drendel, Jodey Pietro May 15,
2001
Apr. 25,
2002
345
0.95 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Ernst, Laura Lee Sep. 25,
2000
May 2,
2002
584
1.60 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Flores, Edgar O. Sep. 20,
2001
Mar. 15,
2002
176
0.48 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Fry, Darla Kay Oct. 12,
2001
Mar. 1,
2002
140
0.38 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Gabion, Celia S. Aug. 29,
2001
Mar. 27,
2002
210
0.58 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Griddine, William E. Aug. 15,
2000
Mar. 1,
2002
563
1.54 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Hall, Sybil Mar. 22,
2002
Nov. 24,
2002
247
0.68 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Halvorsen-Guardino, Andrea Le Nov. 6,
2001
Apr. 25,
2002
170
0.47 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Hans, Susan Mary Oct. 2,
2001
Jun. 12,
2002
253
0.69 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Harms, Susan D. Jan. 28,
2002
Jun. 15,
2002
138
0.38 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Herring, Alma J. Nov. 20,
2001
Apr. 25,
2002
156
0.43 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Hurtado, Sandra G. Sep. 14,
2000
Sep. 23,
2002
739
2.02 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Ireland, Julie K. May 1,
2001
Mar. 22,
2002
325
0.89 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Jackson, Cheryl M. Aug. 23,
2001
May 29,
2002
279
0.76 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Kalnins, Ingrid Dec. 6,
2001
Jul. 5,
2002
211
0.58 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Kaminsky, Tamara Francine Jun. 22,
2001
Mar. 15,
2002
266
0.73 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Kauffman, Francine J. Nov. 5,
2001
Mar. 27,
2002
142
0.39 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Kellar, Sabrina Marie Jun. 8,
2001
Mar. 15,
2002
280
0.77 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Ko, Lida C.L. Aug. 23,
2001
Mar. 1,
2002
190
0.52 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Konow, Suzanne Mary Mar. 1,
2002
Jul. 5,
2002
126
0.35 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Lampman, Elizabeth Jan. 22,
2001
Feb. 17,
2002
391
1.07 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Lowe, Monica E. Mar. 22,
2002
Sep. 12,
2002
174
0.48 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Lyons, Julie Lynne Jun. 20,
2002
Nov. 24,
2002
157
0.43 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
McConaghy-Kaler, Kristen Jan. 18,
2001
May 2,
2002
469
1.28 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
McGee-Jones, Barbara D. Jul. 22,
2002
Dec. 8,
2002
139
0.38 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Neuy, Marc Alan Nov. 2,
2001
Jul. 5,
2002
245
0.67 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
O'Brien, Daniel Patrick May 15,
2002
Sep. 12,
2002
120
0.33 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
O'Donnell, Denise Mar. 7,
2001
Feb. 17,
2002
347
0.95 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
O'Shea, Susan Gale May 15,
2001
Jan. 23,
2002
253
0.69 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Papin, Connie Suzette Oct. 22,
2001
Apr. 25,
2002
185
0.51 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Pastones, Dennis Fernandez May 30,
2002
Nov. 14,
2002
168
0.46 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Perchorowicz, Judith M. Jun. 30,
2000
Apr. 21,
2002
660
1.81 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Petre-Hahn, Claudia Ann Dec. 31,
2001
Sep. 7,
2002
250
0.68 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Reaves, Jerald Scott Jun. 17,
2002
Nov. 14,
2002
150
0.41 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Richard, Christian M. Oct. 2,
2001
Mar. 27,
2002
176
0.48 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Rudder, Alvin Jason Jun. 3,
2002
Nov. 14,
2002
164
0.45 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Rush, Carrie Mar. 1,
2002
Sep. 12,
2002
195
0.53 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Settles, Rebecca Ann Jan. 18,
2001
May 1,
2002
468
1.28 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Smythe, Brandi Leigh Nov. 17,
2000
Jan. 23,
2002
432
1.18 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Stroman, Russell Vaughn Apr. 16,
2001
Jan. 2,
2002
261
0.72 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Tempel, Debra Sue Jun. 11,
2002
Nov. 14,
2002
156
0.43 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Vaughn, Andrea Jean Jan. 3,
2002
May 15,
2002
132
0.36 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Venhuizen, Judy Lynn Jan. 7,
2002
Nov. 14,
2002
311
0.85 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Walker, Judith May Nov. 1,
2001
Sep. 12,
2002
315
0.86 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
White, Gail Lee Jul. 20,
2001
Mar. 9,
2002
232
0.64 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Wilson, Suzanne Marie May 23,
2000
Jan. 23,
2002
610
1.67 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Woo, Hilda C. Jan. 8,
2002
Jul. 5,
2002
178
0.49 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Yando, Gail Aug. 29,
2001
Mar. 15,
2002
198
0.54 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Ybarra, Robert A. Feb. 6,
2001
Jan. 23,
2002
351
0.96 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Castorina, Cyndi Ann Nov. 20,
2001
Dec. 8,
2002
383
1.05 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Frank, Edith Jenean Mar. 14,
2002
Nov. 24,
2002
255
0.70 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Gallea, Michelle Ann Jul. 12,
2000
Jul. 5,
2002
723
1.98 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Ico, Lelita O. Mar. 13,
2001
Mar. 3,
2002
355
0.97 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Moe, Gail C. Aug. 15,
2001
Mar. 27,
2002
224
0.61 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Narducci, Barbara Lee Dec. 6,
2001
May 4,
2002
149
0.41 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Peralta, Lee Ann Jan. 23,
2001
Mar. 3,
2002
404
1.11 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Turner, Elda Fern Aug. 29,
2001
Dec. 8,
2002
466
1.28 yrs.
Surrendered (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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