Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

October 2020

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- Architecture - Engineering and Land Surveying - Nursing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Psychology - Social Work -


Architecture

Amanda Everson Costanza; Rochester, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 033082; Cal. No. 31257
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to register her architecture license.

Christopher Angelo Costanza; Rochester, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 032624; Cal. No. 31762
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to register his architecture license.

Joseph H. Hurwitz; West Hurley, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 010075; Cal. No. 31953
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: 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.

Oscar M. Torres; Great Neck, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 034382; Cal. No. 31774
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of submitting two professionally certified applications with the New York City Department of Buildings that failed audits resulting in revocation of two permits within a period of six months.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Anthony Joseph Tarantino; Massapequa Park, NY
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 087739; Cal. No. 31883
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, 50 hours public service, $3,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of receiving fees from a third party in connection with his performance of professional services.

Tarantino Engineering PC; Massapequa Park, NY
Profession: Professional Corporation; Cal. No. 31884
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $3,500 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of receiving fees from a third party in connection with its performance of professional services.

 

Nursing

Sharon Marie Barstow; Deville, LA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 524406; Cal. No. 32204
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: 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.

Susan Pearl Bourgeous; Phoenix, AZ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 541327; Cal. No. 32142
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: 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.

Jackie Lynn Bowker; Waxhaw, NC
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 369047; Cal. No. 32168
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: 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.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of willful failure to register.

Jeanelle Lynn Brinkley; Saginaw, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 727569; Cal. No. 31392
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: 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.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to assess vital signs, pain levels and temperatures of patients in the State of Texas.

Gwen Elizabeth Bruno; Salamanca, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. Nos. 238420, 507640, Cert. No. 303946; Cal. Nos. 30973, 30974, 30975
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020 (See also April 2009)
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of one count of Driving While Ability Impaired, an unclassified misdemeanor, and five counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, a class B felony.

Brandy Lee Colburn a/k/a Brandy Colburn; New Hartford, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 667620; Cal. No. 31758
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failure to follow orders for dialysis treatment.

Latasha Denise Coleman; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 295020; Cal. No. 29750
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: 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.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Olivia Ashley Daniti; Kings Park, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 647111; Cal. No. 30902
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, a class E felony; and, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Margaret Mary Devitt-Morgan a/k/a Margaret M. Devitt-Kay; Albertville, MN
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 471053; Cal. No. 32181
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of misappropriating a narcotic drug in the State of Texas.

Jillian Jhaneene Ellison; Mount Vernon, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 321546; Cal. No. 32061
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Natalie Jo Flynn; Cleveland, OH
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 552788; Cal. No. 32203
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: 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.

Elisa Lynn Frey; Utica, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 248215; Cal. No. 31867
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having administered restraint without authorization.

Marvia Herrera; Ellenville, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 745007; Cal. No. 31838
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate patient records.

Dana Paul Hurtubise; Portland, ME
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 438260; Cal. No. 32169
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: 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.

Patricia A. Morse; Savona, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 301655; Cal. No. 31115
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.

Jason Anthony Pereira; Newburgh, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 280428, 644337; Cal. Nos. 31842, 31843
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020 (See also May 2009)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Shakim Rivera; Holbrook, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 299253; Cal. No. 31822
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to administer medication to a patient as ordered.

Stephen Kurt Roggemann; Stony Brook, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 331621; Cal. No. 31854
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of conduct in the profession which evidences moral unfitness.

Denise Robin Root; Warners, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 649929; Cal. No. 30874
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of interacting with a patient not assigned to her care.

Staci M. Rowan; Albany, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 515617; Cal. No. 31817
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of moral unfitness in the practice of nursing.

Claudette J. Stephens a/k/a Claudette J. Collins; Calverton, NY; Deltona, FL
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 198400; Cal. No. 29493
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony; Vehicular Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony; Driving While Ability Impaired by the Combined Influence of Drugs, a misdemeanor; Assault in the 3rd Degree, a misdemeanor; Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a misdemeanor.

Jamie Victoria Stevenson; York, PA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatry); Lic. No. 739639, Cert. No. 402326; Cal. Nos. 30878, 30879
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: 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.

Ellen Frances Sullivan; West Belmar, NJ
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 294657; Cal. No. 32178
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: 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.

Monique Nanette Venisee; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 315306; Cal. No. 31405
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of medication administration errors.

Patricia Ann Washco; Albany, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 145781, 447761; Cal. Nos. 31937, 31938
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Intoxicated with a previous conviction within ten years.

Kelly Anne Wescott; Troy, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273968; Cal. No. 30904
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020 (See also January 2018)
Action: 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.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Assault in the 2nd Degree.

Keisha E. Zicari a/k/a Keisha Elaine Zicari; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 286917; Cal. No. 28961
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of practicing the profession of nursing fraudulently.

 

Pharmacy

Tommy Vinghiep Huynh; Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 060624; Cal. No. 31501
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of storing a substantial quantity of insulin in a refrigerator, at an improper temperature.

 

Physical Therapy

Emmanuel Kanaka Daya Sagar Jonnakuti; East Meadow, NY
Profession: Physical Therapist; Lic. No. 013935; Cal. No. 31856
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of providing inappropriate treatment to two patients.

 

Podiatry

Richard M. Steiner; New Rochelle, NY
Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 002552; Cal. No. 31857
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of two counts of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

 

Psychology

Henry S. Glickman; Podiatrist; Scarsdale, NY
Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 004024; Cal. No. 30378
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge of failing to maintain records of a patient for the requisite six-year period.

 

Social Work

Carla Christina Caicedo; Mohegan Lake, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 068715; Cal. No. 31797
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Christian Paul Garces; Bronx, NY
Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 098604; Cal. No. 31803
Regents Action Date: October 19, 2020
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

 

 

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Last Updated: November 20, 2020