Board of Ethics Decisions The ASHA Board of Ethics found the following audiologists and speech-language pathologists in violation of the association’s Code of Ethics. The listed violations refer to the version of the code, and the specific rules and principles involved. To verify the public ethics violation history of any individual who holds or ... ASHA News
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Board of Ethics Decisions
The ASHA Leader, July 2017, Vol. 22, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.22072017.np
The ASHA Leader, July 2017, Vol. 22, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.22072017.np
The ASHA Board of Ethics found the following audiologists and speech-language pathologists in violation of the association’s Code of Ethics. The listed violations refer to the version of the code, and the specific rules and principles involved. To verify the public ethics violation history of any individual who holds or who held the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), use the ASHA Certification and Ethics Verification online lookup at on.asha.org/ethics-lookup.
Audiologists
Robert A. Williams
Cherry Valley, Illinois
  • Rationale: Failed to comply with requests for continuing education documentation from the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, leading to revocation of his Ohio audiology license.

  • Code (2010r): IV, IV-A, IV-E

  • Sanction: Censure, effective April 27, 2017

Terri L. Schneider
Lakeland, Florida
  • Rationale: Received multiple convictions in the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida for Medicare fraud in excess of $12 million through: the creation of shell companies expressly to bill Medicare; conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud; health care fraud; conspiracy to commit money laundering involving health care proceeds; money laundering; and aggravated identity theft with payment of illegal kickbacks.

  • Code (2010r): I, I-O, III, III-D, III-E, IV, IV-A, IV-C, IV-E, IV-N

  • Sanction: Withholding of membership and certification for life, effective May 1, 2017.

Speech-language pathologists
Stacie L. Arnfield
Lisbon, Ohio
  • Rationale: Falsified documentation for speech-language pathology services not rendered, failed to document services provided, intentionally withheld patient records from her employer over a period of three years, and failed to meet continuing education requirements for the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from 2013 to 2014.

  • Code (2010r): I, I-M, I-O, II, II-C, IV, IV-A, IV-C, IV-N

  • Sanction: Withholding of membership and certification for four years, effective May 2, 2017.

Casie L. Brownlee
Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Rationale: Practiced without a valid Oklahoma Speech-Language Pathology license for one year.

  • Code (2010r): III, III-A, IV, IV-A, IV-C

  • Sanction: Censure, effective April 25, 2017.

Lisa A. Carriere
Caldwell, Idaho
  • Rationale: Pleaded guilty in the Third Judicial District Court of Idaho to a misdemeanor for striking a six-year-old special needs child on the face during a therapy session and leaving before the child was calm.

  • Code (2016): I, IV, IV-D, IV-R, IV-S, IV-T

  • Sanction: Revocation of membership and certification for 24 months, effective April 26, 2017.

Cylie L. Cornell
Owosso, Michigan
  • Rationale: Admitted that she documented three speech-language therapy sessions on November 23, 2014, that were not rendered.

  • Code (2010r): I, I-O, III, III-D, III-E, IV, IV-C

  • Sanction: Censure, effective May 10, 2017.

Meghan C. Doyle (Lombardi)
Atlanta, Georgia
  • Rationale: Engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a minor student on her caseload despite multiple warnings from colleagues and supervisors, while neglecting other students on her caseload due to her focus on the romantic relationship.

  • Code (2016): I, III, III-B, IV, IV-D, IV-E, IV-G, IV-R

  • Sanction: Revocation of membership for seven years and withholding of certification for seven years, effective April 28, 2017.

Mary E. Greco
Santa Barbara, California
  • Rationale: Provided inaccurate or incomplete test scores to determine eligibility of students for services and provided inaccurate information to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team.

  • Code (2010r): I, I-I, III, III-D, III-F, IV, IV-C

  • Sanction: Censure, effective April 25, 2017.

Brenda Green-Carner
Columbia, South Carolina
  • Rationale: Pleaded guilty to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for filing false claims.

  • Code (2010): I, I-O, III, III-D, III-E, IV, IV-C

  • Sanction: Withholding of membership and certification for 36 months, effective May 2, 2017.

Lynn Kulberg Rosenberg
Brooklyn, New York
  • Rationale: Mentored and supervised two clinical fellows with knowledge that she was not ASHA-certified and, therefore, not qualified to be a CF mentor/supervisor.

  • Code (2010r): III, III-A, IV, IV-A, IV-C, IV-I

  • Sanction: Revocation of membership for five years and withholding of certification for five years, effective April 25, 2017.

Jane H. Thoennes
Colombia, South Carolina
  • Rationale: Altered patients’ records to reflect sessions of a longer duration and fraudulently documented sessions not provided, resulting in a public reprimand and six-month suspension by the South Carolina State Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

  • Code (2010): I, I-O, III, III-D, III-E, IV, IV-A, IV-C, IV-E

  • Sanction: Revocation of membership and certification for five years, effective April 26, 2017.

James D. Vint
Salina, Kansas
  • Rationale: Refused to comply with several audit requests from the Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to verify his satisfactory completion of continuing education necessary to maintain his speech-language pathology license.

  • Code (2010): II, II-C, IV, IV-A, IV-N

  • Sanction: Censure, effective April 26, 2017.

Jami E. Williams
Waskom, Texas
  • Rationale: Admitted to the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology that she documented and billed for services not rendered, and falsified diagnostic information.

  • Code (2010r): I, I-M, I-O, III, III-D, III-E, IV, IV-C

  • Sanction: Suspension of membership and certification for six months, effective April 24, 2017.

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