Current Disciplinary Actions

When the Board takes disciplinary action against a licensee, a brief statement of the conduct and the sanctions imposed will appear on the Board’s web page for a period of time equal to the length of the disciplinary action, or one year, whichever is greater.  Licensees who have failed to meet the conditions imposed will remain on the web page until the conditions are met.  NOTE: Disciplinary actions taken by the Board remain on the licensee’s record even though all conditions imposed by the Board have been met.

The North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy Investigative Procedures can be downloaded by clicking here.  


 

Date Action Taken

Licensee

Grounds for Disciplinary Action

Disciplinary Action

11/17/14

Bryan Brown

#7597

Attempted to obtain payment by fraud or deceit, convicted of attempting to defraud an insurance company and failed to notify the Board within 30 days of conviction of a felony that involved moral turpitude.

An Order was issued on 11/17/14.  License revoked.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.

09/12/16

Francisco Alvarado

#9435

Failed to include in his application for an occupationa therapy license that he had been fired from his position as an occupational therapist in CA for billing for services not rendered on at least one occasion and forging a parent's signature on a treatment note which constituted grounds for a Stipulated Settlement and Disciplinary Order entered by the CA Board of Occupational Therapy.

An Order was issued on 9/12/16.  License revoked.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.

3/19/18

 

Neil Gerke

#1625

 

Incompetent OT practice, failed to provide timely documentation of services and billed for services not rendered.

An Order was issued on 3/19/18.  License revoked.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.

1/15/18

 

Tammi Gilbert-Chaffin

#7581

 

Diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder.  Failed to respond to the Board and appear for a hearing. 

An Order was issued on 1/15/18.  License suspended.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs..

9/24/18 Kelly McCrary

#9025
Failed to provide timely, accurate and complete documentation of her OT services, documented OT services that she did not provide to a client, removed a computer from the facility and attempted to remove the billings for the client. An Order was issued on 9/24/18.  License will be suspended for one year when she renews her license following three years of probation.  Obtain supervision during her probation.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.
11/11/19

Heather Brown

#1971

Failed to provide timely, accurate and complete documentation of her OT services and documented OT services that she did not provide to a client.

An Order was issued on 11/11/19.  License revoked.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.
11/11/19

Miranda Rape

#12238

Without permission or knowledge of her employer, took various amounts of money from the money drawer bank bag at her place of employment.

An Order was issued on 11/11/19.  License revoked.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs.
9/20/21 Brian Cox #12306 Documented false and misleading data regarding patients, billed for services not rendered, practiced beyond his scope of practice as an OTA and was incompetence in practice. An Order was issued on 9/20/21.  Complete the Remediation Program provided by the Board.  License was put on probation for two years.  Assessed civil penalty and disciplinary costs. 
5\15\23

Nikki Hannan #7899

Failed to provide complete information on her application and failed to timely comply with an Order of the Board. A Consent Order was issued on 5/15/23.  License was placed on probation for one year.  Complete additional CCAs.
5\15\23

Thomas Horton #3164

Documented OT services he did not provide. A Consent Order was issued on 5/15/23.  License was placed on probation for one year.  Complete additional CCAs.  Assessed civil penalty and costs.
5\15\23

Vanessa Jewell #15904

Employed as an associate professor with an OT program in NC during which time she was not licensed as an OT/L in NC. A Consent Order was issued on 5/15/23.  License was placed on probation for two years.  Assessed civil penalty and costs.
5\15\23

Jenny Westbrook #8270

Documented OT services not rendered. A Consent Order was issued on 5/15/23.  License was placed on probation for two years.  Complete additional CCAs.  Assessed civil penalty and costs.
5\15\23

Ashley Wilkins #9329

Documented OT services not rendered. A Consent Order was issued on 5/15/23.  License was placed on probation for one year.  Complete additional CCAs.  Assessed civil penalty and costs.
5\15\23 Chinyu Wu #7291 Failed to her renew license for the 2022 renewal period and continued to teach her OT summer course in July during which time she was not licensed as an OT in NC. A Consent Order was issued on 5/15/23.  Licensed was placed on probation for one year.  Assessed civil penalty and costs.
7/5/23 Lauren Reggeimbal #15533 Failed to renew license on time resulting in practiced with an expired license for one (1) day from July 1, 2023 to July 5, 2023. Letter of Reprimand.  Assessed civil penalty.
7/17/23 Emilina Smith #12620 Documented OT services not rendered and signed teachers’ names to the documentation for patients. A Consent Order was issued on 7/17/23.  Licensed was placed on probation for two years.  Assessed civil penalty and costs.
8/17/23

Donnielle Rome-Martin #13646

Failed to renew license on time resulting in practicing with an expired license since July 1, 2023. Letter of Reprimand.  Assessed civil penalty.
8/17/23 Kristine Boykin #11633 Failed to renew license on time resulting in practicing with an expired license since July 1, 2022. Letter of Reprimand.  Assessed civil penalty.
9/18/23 William Sanchez #1783 Documented OT services not rendered and signed patient’s name to the documentation. A Consent Order was issued on 9/18/23.  Licensed was placed on probation for two years.  Assessed civil penalty and costs.
9/25/23 Cheryl Gates #6377 Failed to complete continuing competence activities in a timely manner for three renewal periods. Letter of Reprimand.  Assessed civil penalty.
9/13/23 Angela Blackburn #9218 Failed to renew license on time resulting in practicing with an expired license since July 1, 2023. Letter of Reprimand.  Assessed civil penalty.
9/8/23 Candace Gifford #4206 Failed to complete continuing competence activities in a timely mannner for more than three renewal periods. Letter of Reprimand.  Assessed civil penalty.

 

Updated 12-15-2023