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List of Disciplinary Actions: 2006

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 264 actions found in this query. These disciplinary actions – license revocations, surrenders of licenses, and probations – were imposed in 2006.

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 - 264 results
Nurse Accusation Date Decision Date Days Elapsed Decision
Yu, Paul Winston F. Jan. 24,
2006
Aug. 28,
2006
216
0.59 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Bradway, Nancy Ellen Feb. 16,
2006
Oct. 30,
2006
256
0.70 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Brown, Andrew E. Dec. 2,
2002
May 26,
2006
1,271
3.48 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Brownell, Mary Jo Feb. 2,
2004
Aug. 11,
2006
921
2.52 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Broyles, Gary Louis Sep. 14,
2005
Nov. 3,
2006
415
1.14 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Burcham, Dana Kaye Mar. 28,
2005
May 20,
2006
418
1.15 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Byrne, Joseph Matthew Nov. 14,
2005
May 26,
2006
193
0.53 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Carl, Michael Horst Jan. 10,
2006
Jul. 15,
2006
186
0.51 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Clay, Reva Tonette Apr. 27,
2004
Jun. 25,
2006
789
2.16 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Courter (Green), Emily Louise Aug. 7,
2003
Feb. 23,
2006
931
2.55 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Dale, Linette Marie May 4,
2005
May 10,
2006
371
1.02 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Dannenberg, Alana Anne Jun. 3,
2004
Oct. 2,
2006
851
2.33 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Davis (Nieberding), Mary Patr Jul. 17,
2006
Dec. 30,
2006
166
0.45 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Dean, Kathleen S. Jul. 25,
2006
Dec. 7,
2006
135
0.37 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
DeGuzman, Alicia D. May 10,
2004
Aug. 19,
2006
831
2.28 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Dickmann, Patricia Jan. 18,
2006
Oct. 2,
2006
257
0.70 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Dobbs, Deborah May 25,
2006
Oct. 2,
2006
130
0.36 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Drenik, Mary Alison - Jul. 7,
2006

Surrendered (PDF)
Driskill, Pamela Dale Sep. 29,
2005
Aug. 19,
2006
324
0.89 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Egan, Gaylynn Marie Oct. 17,
2005
Jul. 3,
2006
259
0.71 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Enright-Maher, Teri A. Aug. 25,
2004
May 4,
2006
617
1.69 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Ethridge, Mary Genelle Jul. 20,
2005
Jul. 24,
2006
369
1.01 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Gadson, Elizabeth Ann May 9,
2006
Dec. 22,
2006
227
0.62 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Gunthner, Maureen Kathryn Jun. 20,
2006
Dec. 21,
2006
184
0.50 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Halford, Linda Diane Mar. 17,
2006
Dec. 4,
2006
262
0.72 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Halquist, Donna Jean Jul. 12,
2005
May 4,
2006
296
0.81 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Hendricks, Susan Meredith Jan. 5,
2005
Jun. 19,
2006
530
1.45 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Hooven, Elizabeth P. Aug. 15,
2005
Jun. 5,
2006
294
0.81 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Ignacio, Gena M. Nov. 23,
2004
May 3,
2006
526
1.44 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Jennings, Jason Rodgers Jan. 5,
2005
Mar. 10,
2006
429
1.18 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Kelso, Mary Cooper Jul. 6,
2004
May 10,
2006
673
1.84 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Lang, Robert T. Feb. 27,
2006
Nov. 27,
2006
273
0.75 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Lasala, Michael C. Nov. 17,
2005
Jun. 12,
2006
207
0.57 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Louden, Elizabeth Ann Sep. 7,
2005
May 1,
2006
236
0.65 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
McMartin, Catherine Eileen Apr. 9,
2004
Nov. 27,
2006
962
2.64 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Miller-Mlinarich, Vera T. Nov. 14,
2005
Jul. 21,
2006
249
0.68 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Minnis, Linda K. Nov. 14,
2005
Jul. 21,
2006
249
0.68 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Mitchell-Ford, Kristi L. Dec. 7,
2005
May 1,
2006
145
0.40 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Mower, William Paul Dec. 29,
2005
Jun. 5,
2006
158
0.43 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Musser, Mark Howard Jun. 5,
2006
Nov. 6,
2006
154
0.42 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Nunes, Sharen Lynn Aug. 14,
2003
Jun. 5,
2006
1,026
2.81 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Nunez, Julie Castleberry Jan. 18,
2006
Jul. 3,
2006
166
0.45 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Piper, Christopher Sean Mar. 14,
2005
Mar. 9,
2006
360
0.99 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Pirtle, Denise Ann Mar. 6,
2006
Dec. 6,
2006
275
0.75 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Rockey, Thelma Luann May 9,
2006
Nov. 24,
2006
199
0.55 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Ruggeiro, Elena Louise - Nov. 27,
2006

Surrendered (PDF)
Rule, Katherine Ann Apr. 3,
2006
Nov. 24,
2006
235
0.64 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Schulz, Richard May 6,
2004
Apr. 28,
2006
722
1.98 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Shiao, Angela Jun. 26,
2006
Nov. 3,
2006
130
0.36 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Sikora, Gabriela - Jul. 17,
2006

Surrendered (PDF)
Smith, Melody Lynn Jan. 18,
2005
Nov. 25,
2006
676
1.85 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Spoor, Kathleen Ann Dec. 5,
2005
Sep. 1,
2006
270
0.74 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Stillwell, John Joseph - Dec. 31,
2006

Surrendered (PDF)
Thiemsuwan, Chinda Jan. 19,
2005
Jan. 28,
2006
374
1.02 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Thornton, Catherine Marie Jan. 23,
2006
Jul. 17,
2006
175
0.48 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Velasquez, Germaine Evette Oct. 20,
2004
Mar. 24,
2006
520
1.42 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Villanueva, Herminia B. Sep. 7,
2005
Jun. 11,
2006
277
0.76 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Walton Sr., Mark May 10,
2002
Jun. 26,
2006
1,508
4.13 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Watanathai, Supattra Nov. 29,
2004
Jun. 12,
2006
560
1.53 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Watts, Angela Marie - Nov. 3,
2006

Surrendered (PDF)
Watwood (Sanders), Robin Leig Oct. 18,
2005
Mar. 24,
2006
157
0.43 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Weeks, Susan Coy May 18,
2006
Dec. 4,
2006
200
0.55 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Williams, Opal Jean Apr. 24,
2006
Dec. 22,
2006
242
0.66 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Woy, Christine Noel Sep. 7,
2005
Nov. 3,
2006
422
1.16 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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