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List of Disciplinary Actions: 2005

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 237 actions found in this query. These disciplinary actions – license revocations, surrenders of licenses, and probations – were imposed in 2005.

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.

Currently viewing 201 - 237 results
Nurse Accusation Date Decision Date Days Elapsed Decision
Blackford, Stephanie L. Jun. 3,
2004
Dec. 4,
2005
549
1.50 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Bly, Jean Mary - Feb. 9,
2005

Surrendered (PDF)
Brooks, Harlan Herbert Oct. 12,
2004
Apr. 14,
2005
184
0.50 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Budd (Reichert), Julie Anne - Jul. 2,
2005

Surrendered (PDF)
Casella, Stephen Andrew Aug. 31,
2004
Sep. 23,
2005
388
1.06 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Catapano, Sandra A. Jul. 24,
2004
Jun. 10,
2005
321
0.88 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Cordova, Leticia B. Jan. 21,
2004
May 13,
2005
478
1.31 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Cummings, Therese Mar. 28,
2005
Nov. 14,
2005
231
0.63 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Davidson, Francine Marie Jul. 24,
2004
May 13,
2005
293
0.80 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Dobbs, Colleen Agnes Mar. 5,
2003
Feb. 26,
2005
724
1.98 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Estrin, Deborah Feb. 4,
2005
Nov. 25,
2005
294
0.81 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Filomeo (Ugalde), Catherine A. Jun. 22,
2004
Sep. 30,
2005
465
1.27 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Grube, Stephanie Ann May 17,
2004
May 6,
2005
354
0.97 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Gunter, Alric Victor Feb. 4,
2005
Jul. 7,
2005
153
0.42 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Hasenbeck, Cheryl Ann - Mar. 26,
2005

Surrendered (PDF)
Hultsch, Ann Marie Dec. 1,
2003
Jun. 20,
2005
567
1.55 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Jennings, Vera Jul. 27,
2004
Mar. 16,
2005
232
0.64 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Johnston, John T. Jul. 24,
2004
Jul. 16,
2005
357
0.98 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Karhio, Susan Raye Oct. 15,
2004
Jun. 20,
2005
248
0.68 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Krueger, Kerry Elizabeth Feb. 18,
2004
Mar. 16,
2005
392
1.07 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Leak, Scott James Jun. 10,
2004
Apr. 3,
2005
297
0.81 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Llewelyn, Dale Waterson Sep. 17,
2004
Sep. 2,
2005
350
0.96 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Lovesy, Jason Derek Mar. 14,
2005
Sep. 2,
2005
172
0.47 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Manuel, Heather Ann Apr. 9,
2004
Apr. 21,
2005
377
1.03 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Mathahs, Keith Harry Aug. 15,
2003
Feb. 28,
2005
563
1.54 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
McClellan, Julia Ann Feb. 24,
2004
Feb. 28,
2005
370
1.01 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
McEvilly, Patricia Ann Mar. 27,
2003
Feb. 28,
2005
704
1.93 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
O'Keefe, Joan Carol Mar. 1,
2005
Dec. 19,
2005
293
0.80 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Patch, Melissa Donn Feb. 22,
2005
Nov. 15,
2005
266
0.73 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Peterson, Phyllis J. Mar. 24,
2004
Jun. 3,
2005
436
1.19 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Ravago, Cheryl Arcilla Feb. 10,
2005
Nov. 11,
2005
274
0.75 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Rivera, Eden Diaz Feb. 18,
2004
Feb. 28,
2005
376
1.03 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Thiel, Alison Adelcie Feb. 1,
2005
Oct. 24,
2005
265
0.73 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Underwood, Harriette Aug. 5,
2002
Sep. 5,
2005
1,127
3.09 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Walters, Jeanine M. Feb. 1,
2005
Sep. 5,
2005
216
0.59 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Wilmshurst, Sandra Louise Oct. 15,
2003
Feb. 28,
2005
502
1.38 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Zimbelman, Deborah Oct. 26,
2004
Jul. 5,
2005
252
0.69 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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