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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 26, 2020
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Regents Actions in 44 Professional Discipline Cases

October 19, 2020

 

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 3 licenses and 1 certificate, surrender of 9 licenses and 1 certificate, and 30 other disciplinary actions. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case. 

I. REVOCATIONS AND SURRENDERS

Architecture

Joseph H. Hurwitz; Architect; West Hurley, NY 12491-0248; Lic. No. 010075; Cal. No. 31953; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as an architect.

Nursing

Claudette J. Stephens a/k/a Claudette J. Collins; Licensed Practical Nurse; Calverton, NY 11933; Deltona, FL 32738-2542; Lic. No. 198400; Cal. No. 29493; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Jamie Victoria Stevenson; Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); York, PA 17404; Lic. No. 739639, Cert. No. 402326; Cal. Nos. 30878, 30879; Application to surrender license and certificate granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to report disciplinary action taken by the Maryland Board of Nursing on an application for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York.

Gwen Elizabeth Bruno; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Salamanca, NY 14779-1454; Lic. Nos. 238420, 507640, Cert. No. 303946; Cal. Nos. 30973, 30974, 30975; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Susan Pearl Bourgeous; Registered Professional Nurse; Phoenix, AZ 85053; Lic. No. 541327; Cal. No. 32142; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Felony Theft, a class 4 felony, in the State of Arizona.

Dana Paul Hurtubise; Registered Professional Nurse; Portland, ME 04103-2083; Lic. No. 438260; Cal. No. 32169; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to accurately document the administration or wasting of medication in the State of Maine.

Ellen Frances Sullivan; Registered Professional Nurse; West Belmar, NJ 07719-3477; Lic. No. 294657; Cal. No. 32178; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to disclose on her New York registration renewal application that she voluntarily surrendered her New Jersey nursing license.

Margaret Mary Devitt-Morgan a/k/a Margaret M. Devitt-Kay; Registered Professional Nurse; Albertville, MN 55301; Lic. No. 471053; Cal. No. 32181; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of misappropriating a narcotic drug in the State of Texas.

Natalie Jo Flynn; Registered Professional Nurse; Cleveland, OH 44119; Lic. No. 552788; Cal. No. 32203; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of being impaired by alcohol while working as a nurse in the State of Ohio.

Sharon Marie Barstow; Registered Professional Nurse; Deville, LA 71328-9443; Lic. No. 524406; Cal. No. 32204; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Louisiana, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute moral unfitness in the practice.

Physical Therapy

Emmanuel Kanaka Daya Sagar Jonnakuti; Physical Therapist; East Meadow, NY 11554-3421; Lic. No. 013935; Cal. No. 31856; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of providing inappropriate treatment to two patients.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

Amanda Everson Costanza; Architect; Rochester, NY 14618; Lic. No. 033082; Cal. No. 31257; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $1,000 fine.

Christopher Angelo Costanza; Architect; Rochester, NY 14618; Lic. No. 032624; Cal. No. 31762; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $1,000 fine.

Oscar M. Torres; Architect; Great Neck, NY 11021-4701; Lic. No. 034382; Cal. No. 31774; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology

Anthony Joseph Tarantino; Professional Engineer; Massapequa Park, NY 11762; Lic. No. 087739; Cal. No. 31883; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, 50 hours public service, $3,500 fine.

Tarantino Engineering PC; Massapequa Park, NY 11762; Cal. No. 31884; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $3,500 fine.

Nursing

Keisha E. Zicari a/k/a Keisha Elaine Zicari; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14605; Lic. No. 286917; Cal. No. 28961; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Latasha Denise Coleman; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14611; Lic. No. 295020; Cal. No. 29750; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension until alcohol-abuse-free and fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Denise Robin Root; Registered Professional Nurse; Warners, NY 13164; Lic. No. 649929; Cal. No. 30874; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Olivia Ashley Daniti; Registered Professional Nurse; Kings Park, NY 11754; Lic. No. 647111; Cal. No. 30902; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Kelly Anne Wescott; Licensed Practical Nurse; Troy, NY 12182; Lic. No. 273968; Cal. No. 30904; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for 1 year and until mentally fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

Patricia A. Morse; Licensed Practical Nurse; Savona, NY 14879; Lic. No. 301655; Cal. No. 31115; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

Jeanelle Lynn Brinkley; Registered Professional Nurse; Saginaw, TX 76131; Lic. No. 727569; Cal. No. 31392; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Monique Nanette Venisee; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rochester, NY 14621; Lic. No. 315306; Cal. No. 31405; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Brandy Lee Colburn a/k/a Brandy Colburn; Registered Professional Nurse; New Hartford, NY 13413; Lic. No. 667620; Cal. No. 31758; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Staci M. Rowan; Registered Professional Nurse; Albany, NY 12205; Lic. No. 515617; Cal. No. 31817; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Shakim Rivera; Licensed Practical Nurse; Holbrook, NY 11741; Lic. No. 299253; Cal. No. 31822; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Marvia Herrera; Registered Professional Nurse; Ellenville, NY 12428-5118; Lic. No. 745007; Cal. No. 31838; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Jason Anthony Pereira; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Newburgh, NY 12550; Lic. Nos. 280428, 644337; Cal. Nos. 31842, 31843; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Stephen Kurt Roggemann; Registered Professional Nurse; Stony Brook, NY 11790-1721; Lic. No. 331621; Cal. No. 31854; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Elisa Lynn Frey; Licensed Practical Nurse; Utica, NY 13502; Lic. No. 248215; Cal. No. 31867; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

Patricia Ann Washco; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Albany, NY 12208; Lic. Nos. 145781, 447761; Cal. Nos. 31937, 31938; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Jillian Jhaneene Ellison; Licensed Practical Nurse; Mount Vernon, NY 10550; Lic. No. 321546; Cal. No. 32061; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Jackie Lynn Bowker; Registered Professional Nurse; Waxhaw, NC 28173-6529; Lic. No. 369047; Cal. No. 32168; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice in the State of New York, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Pharmacy

Tommy Vinghiep Huynh; Pharmacist; Brooklyn, NY 11228; Lic. No. 060624; Cal. No. 31501; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

Podiatry

Richard M. Steiner; Podiatrist; New Rochelle, NY 10805; Lic. No. 002552; Cal. No. 31857; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Psychology

Henry S. Glickman; Psychologist; Scarsdale, NY 10583-6402; Lic. No. 004024; Cal. No. 30378; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $1,000 fine.

Social Work

Carla Christina Caicedo; Licensed Master Social Worker; Mohegan Lake, NY 10547; Lic. No. 068715; Cal. No. 31797; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Christian Paul Garces; Licensed Master Social Worker; Bronx, NY 10473; Lic. No. 098604; Cal. No. 31803; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

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