State disciplines health care providers

For immediate release: May 30, 2024   (24-060)

Contact: DOH Communications
Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700

OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in our state.

The department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more than 80 health care professions (e.g., dentists, nurses, counselors). Information about disciplinary action taken against medical doctors and physician assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions about WMC disciplinary actions can be sent to

Information about health care providers is on the agency website. Click on “Health Care Provider Lookup” under the “Find it Fast” section of the Department of Health website ( site includes information about a health care provider’s license status, the expiration and renewal date of their credential, disciplinary actions and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information is also available by calling 360-236-4700. Consumers who think a health care provider acted unprofessionally are encouraged to call and report their complaint.

Clark County

In April 2024 the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Andrea McCarthy of its intent to issue a cease-and-desist order. Charges state that between January and August 2023, McCarthy engaged in the unlicensed practice of animal massage therapy.

Franklin County

In March 2024 the secretary of health denied the dental assistant license application of Manuel Rodriguez (D161459773). In June 2023, Rodriguez was charged with four counts of first-degree possession of depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, all class B felonies, and two counts of third-degree child rape, all class C felonies.

King County

In April 2024 the secretary of health terminated the probation on the substance use professional trainee license of Nicolle Rae Steiger (CO61245838).

Pierce County

In February 2024 the Board of Nursing (formerly the Nursing Commission) charged registered nurse Peter Meric Atanasoff (RN60844697) with unprofessional conduct. In October 2022, Atanasoff allegedly used the same needle to re-draw from a multidose vial and inject a patient with a second dose in that patient’s other arm. In December 2022, Atanasoff allegedly administered medication to the wrong patient and then administered the same medication that was spit out by the first patient to the correct patient.

Skagit County

In April 2024 the Agency Affiliated Counselor Program charged agency affiliated counselor Dell James Campbell (CG60943646) with unprofessional conduct. In August 2023, Campbell allegedly had a sexual relationship with a former patient.

Spokane County

In March 2024 the secretary of health denied the medical assistant-phlebotomist license application of Sheylyn Taree Karkhanin (PC61275452). In February 2024, Karkhanin had their registered x-ray technician and certified medical assistant licenses suspended for seven years.

In April 2024 the secretary of health and David Alan O'Shea (LW60239398) entered an agreed order on his licensed social worker license. Prior to reinstatement, O'Shea must undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation. In March 2020, O'Shea failed to respond to a statement of charges regarding an investigation that discovered that he had electronic files containing images of child pornography.

Thurston County

In April 2024 the secretary of health terminated the probation on the agency affiliated counselor license of Wendy A. Morris (CG61057234).

Whatcom County

In April 2024 the secretary of health granted Claire Ming-Shing Nusbaum (CO61521477) a license to practice as a substance use disorder professional trainee with conditions on the license. The license is on probation for two years, during which time Nusbaum must work under an approved supervisor who submits quarterly performance evaluation reports. In July and August 2021, Nusbaum was convicted of driving under the influence, both misdemeanors. In January 2018, Nusbaum was convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia, a felony.

Out of State

Idaho: In April 2024 the secretary of health granted Cordelle Anthony Jameson Slinkard (ES61159397) a license to practice as an emergency medical technician with conditions on the license. For a period of 18 months, Slinkard’s employer must submit quarterly performance evaluation reports. In March 2024, Slinkard pled guilty to forgery, a felony.

Oregon: In April 2024 the Board of Nursing (formerly the Nursing Commission) granted Kathryn Donovan (RN61486997) a license to practice as a registered nurse with conditions on the license. Donovan must participate in a monitoring program. In November 2020, Donovan was convicted of DUII-Intoxicants in the Municipal Court of the City of Beaverton, Oregon.

Texas: In April 2024 the Board of Physical Therapy charged physical therapist, practicing through the physical therapy compact privilege, Bienvenido Tenedero Levardo (PT61328030-CP) with unprofessional conduct. Charges state that in January 2023, Levardo made sexual comments to a patient and took pictures of the patient’s exposed body without consent during a therapy session.

Note to Editors: Health care providers charged with unprofessional conduct have 20 days to respond to the Department of Health in writing. The case then enters the settlement process. If no disciplinary agreement can be reached, the case will go to a hearing.

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