This is a  staff list for Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, NY

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)

 

We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Four Winds Hospital.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm.  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Four Winds Hospital, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Four Winds Hospital, please contact info@heal-online.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.

 

HEAL recommends no child nor adult be placed at this facility.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Samuel C. Klagsbrun Executive Medical Director Four Winds Winchester  Klagsbrun is a licensed medical doctor and has been since June, 1963 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 090545
Martin A. Buccolo CEO Four Winds Winchester Buccolo is a licensed psychologist and has been since August, 1984 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  Buccolo no longer appears to work for this program.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 007935
Janet Z. Segal Executive VP Four Winds Winchester Segal is a licensed clinical social worker and has been since September, 2004 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme   File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 023503
Constance C. Fallon VP Admin. Four Winds Winchester Fallon is a licensed registered professional nurse and has been since October, 1976 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 285237
Jonathan H. Bauman Chief Medical Officer Four Winds Winchester Bauman is a licensed medical doctor and has been since June, 1984 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  Bauman no longer appears to work for this program.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 158344
Monica M. Broderick VP of Marketing Broderick is not a licensed medical nor mental health professional in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme
Moira Morrissey COO Morrissey is not a licensed medical nor mental health professional in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme
Julia McNamara Dir. of Quality Assurance There is a Julia Ann McNamara that is a licensed registered professional nurse in New York.  This may be a different person.  Julia Ann McNamara is licensed and listed as practicing in Stormville, NY, not Katonah.  Julia Ann is the only Julia McNamara licensed in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme 
Joanne Reichbach Dir. of Nursing Four Winds Winchester  Reichback is a licensed registered nurse and has been since January, 1968 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  Reichbach no longer appears to work for this program.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 199917
Deborah Oliver Dir. of Eval & Admissions Four Winds Winchester Deborah R. Oliver is a licensed master social worker and has been since September, 2004.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 065182.
Mark Hershman Sunset Program Director Four Winds Winchester  Hershman is a licensed psychologist and has been since February, 1987 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  Hershman no longer appears to work for this program.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 008937
Calvin Michael Sunset Medical Director Four Winds Winchester  There are four medical licenses for Calvin Austin Michael/Calvin A. Michael.  Three are out of Florida and the fourth is out of Mount Vernon, NY.  The Florida license information is:
Name : MICHAEL CALVIN A
Address : PUNTA GORDA FL
Profession : MEDICINE
License No: 080068
Date of Licensure : 10/08/57
Additional Qualification :  
Status : NOT REGISTERED
Registered through last day of :
Medical School: BOSTON UNIVERSITY     Degree Date : Not on file
 

The New York license information is:

Name : MICHAEL CALVIN AUSTIN
Address : MOUNT VERNON NY
Profession : MEDICINE
License No: 169622
Date of Licensure : 03/20/87
Additional Qualification :  
Status : REGISTERED
Registered through last day of : 02/13
Medical School: ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE     Degree Date : 05/23/1985
 

Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  Michael no longer appears to work for this program.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm

Jeannette Palmesi Westview Program Dir. Four Winds Winchester  Also Cliffside Program Director/Nurse Manager.  Palmesi is a licensed registered professional nurse and has been since October, 1981 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 339415.
Xiaochun Lu Westview Medical Dir. Four Winds Winchester  Lu is a licensed medical doctor and has been since July, 2005 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme    Lu no longer appears to work for this program.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 237018.
George Uy Cliffside Medical Dir. Four Winds Winchester  Uy is a licensed medical doctor and has been since June, 1997 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 207216.
Jennifer Powell-Lunder Lodge Program Director Four Winds Winchester  Powell-Lunder is a licensed psychologist and has been since October, 2003 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  Powell-Lunder no longer appears to work for this program.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 015700.
Robert Stine Lodge Medical Director Four Winds Winchester  There are two Robert Stines in New York's registry.  One is licensed, the other is not.  Here is the information on the first:

Name : STINE ROBERT HOWARD
Address : NOT ON FILE
Profession : MEDICINE
License No: 089477
Date of Licensure : 09/14/62
Additional Qualification :  
Status : NOT REGISTERED
Registered through last day of :
Medical School: Not on file     Degree Date : Not on file
 

Here is the second:

Name : STINE ROBERT JOHN
Address : YORKTOWN HEIGHTS NY
Profession : MEDICINE
License No: 161244
Date of Licensure : 01/14/85
Additional Qualification :  
Status : REGISTERED
Registered through last day of : 12/12
Medical School: NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE     Degree Date : 06/07/1983
 

Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  Stine no longer appears to work for this program.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm 

Cary Wagner Northgate Program Dir. Four Winds Winchester  Wagner is a licensed clinical social worker and has been since September, 2004.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme   File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 021908.
Ryan Lieberman Northgate Medical Dir. Four Winds Winchester  Lieberman is a licensed medical doctor and has been since August, 2007 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 245538.
Eileen Scully Woodview Program Dir. There are three Eileen Scullys with different middle initials and varying licensure in the nursing profession (not mental health).  One of them has a different last name and has moved to Ireland.  Here is the information on the other two:

Name : SCULLY EILEEN M
Address : ELMHURST NY
Profession : LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSING
License No: 189950
Date of Licensure : 11/28/86
Additional Qualification :   Not applicable in this profession
Status : NOT REGISTERED
Registered through last day of

Name : SCULLY EILEEN E
Address : CORTLANDT MANOR NY
Profession : REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSING
License No: 301288
Date of Licensure : 10/21/77
Additional Qualification :   Not applicable in this profession
Status : REGISTERED
Registered through last day of : 03/14
Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  Scully no longer appears to work for this program.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm 
Richard Wang Woodview Medical Dir. Four Winds Winchester  Wang is a licensed medical doctor and has been since December, 1998 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  There is one Richard Wang with a disciplinary record.  It may be a different person.  Here is that information:
  Physician Name: Richard I-Hsiang Wang, MD
Address: 4608 W.Burleigh Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210
License Number: 085690
License Type: MD
Year of Birth: 1924
Effective Date: 12/20/2007
Action: License surrender
Misconduct Description: The physician did not contest the charge of having been disciplined by the Wisconsin State Medical Examining Board for fraudulently practicing medicine.
License Restrictions:  
Board Order: lc085690.pdf

Source: http://w3.health.state.ny.us/opmc/factions.nsf/physiciansearch?openform   Wang no longer appears to work for this program.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm 

Suzanne Davino Program Director Four Winds Winchester  Davino is a licensed psychologist and has been since May, 2006 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  Davino no longer appears to work for this program.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 016761.
Jennifer McKenna Psychiatric Nurse Four Winds Winchester  Jennifer Constance McKenna is a licensed registered professional nurse and has been since July, 2006 in New York.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme   McKenna no longer appears to work for this program.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 574821.
Donna George Psychiatric Nurse Four Winds Winchester There are four different Donna Georges with four different middle names that are licensed nurses in New York.  HEAL requires the middle name of this Donna George to verify licensure and run a background check. 
Dr. Luis Gonzales Psychiatrist Four Winds Winchester  Gonzales no longer appears to work for this program.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 190284.
Samuel A. Bastien Ph.D/CEO ALL LOCATIONS   Bastien is a licensed psychologist in NY and has been since 1988.  Bastien's license # is: 009639.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm
Kevin Martin Chief Medical Officer Four Winds Saratoga-- HEAL requires Martin's full name (including middle) and/or license # in order to verify whether or not Martin holds any professional licenses in NY.
Jeffrey M. Daly Medical Director Four Winds Saratoga-- Daly is a licensed medical doctor in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 203506.
Julita Jastrzab Medical Director Four Winds Saratoga-- Jastrzab is a licensed medical doctor in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 244663.
Sophia Monsour Medical Director Four Winds Saratoga-- Monsour is a licensed medical doctor in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 264187.
Adrian Morris Medical Director Four Winds Saratoga-- Morris is a licensed medical doctor in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 166342.
Nicole Tremblay Medical Director Four Winds Saratoga-- Tremblay is a licensed medical doctor in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 263549.
Beryle Van Anda Medical Director Four Winds Saratoga-- Van Anda is a licensed medical doctor in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 261088.
James Colamaria Nurse Four Winds Saratoga-- Colamaria is a licensed nurse practioner in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 401161.
Mallory Andersen Nurse Four Winds Saratoga-- Andersen is not a licensed nurse in NY.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme
Kathleen Bango Nurse Four Winds Saratoga-- Bango is a licensed registered nurse in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 463535.
Jodi Burch Nurse Four Winds Saratoga-- Burch is a licensed registered nurse in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 576324.
Julianna Cerza Nurse Four Winds Saratoga-- Cerza is a licensed registered nurse in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 629803.
Mary Gallo Nurse/Director of Health Four Winds Saratoga-- HEAL requires Gallo's full name (including middle) and/or license type and number in order to verify whether Gallo holds any professional licenses in NY.
Sharon Kay Nurse Four Winds Saratoga-- HEAL requires Kay's full name (including middle) and/or license type and number in order to verify whether Kay holds any professional licenses in NY.
Noreen McMahon Nurse Four Winds Saratoga-- McMahon is a licensed practical nurse in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 083342.
Karen Ockenholt Nurse Four Winds Saratoga-- Ockenholt is a licensed practical nurse in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 252959.
Michelle Simone Nurse Four Winds Saratoga-- Simone is not a licensed nurse in NY.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme
Sarah Klagsbrun Medical Director Four Winds Winchester-- Klagsbrun is a licensed medical doctor in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 214957.
Jason Velasco Program Director Four Winds Winchester-- Velasco is a licensed medical doctor in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 250287.
William Riccardelli Medical Director Four Winds Winchester-- Riccardelli is a licensed medical doctor in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 255248.
Lara Quatinetz (DO) Program Director Four Winds Winchester-- Quatinetz is a licensed osteopathic doctor in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 265959.
Joseph Carbone Program Director Four Winds Winchester-- Carbone is a licensed medical doctor in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 159578.
Josephine Kuhl Admissions Four Winds Winchester-- Van Anda is a licensed medical doctor in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 177970.
Melissa Jacobson Nurse Four Winds Winchester-- HEAL requires Jacobson's full name (including middle name) and/or license type and number in order to verify whether Jacobson holds any professional licenses in NY.
Sarah Wolk Nurse Four Winds Winchester-- Wolk  is a licensed registered nurse in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 673584.
Brittany Thornton Nurse Four Winds Winchester-- HEAL requires Thornton's full name (including middle name) and/or license type and number in order to verify whether Thornton holds any professional licenses in NY.
Sarah Arias-Magallona Nurse Four Winds Winchester-- Arias-Magallona  is a licensed registered nurse in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 554129.
Frank J. Prael Nurse Four Winds Winchester-- Prael is not a licensed nurse in NY.  Source: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme
Marissa Sarhadi Nurse Four Winds Winchester-- Sarhadi  is a licensed registered nurse in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 658510.
Amy Silverman MD Consultant Four Winds Winchester-- Silverman is a licensed medical doctor in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 221786.
Dawn Tree Nurse Four Winds Winchester--Tree is a licensed registered nurse in NY.  File complaints about this professional here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/complain.htm  License#: 477774.
     
*(Four Winds Hospital, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)
HEAL has received two complaints regarding Four Winds Hospital.  The first complaint was received in August, 2011 and detailed alleged abuses and violations at this facility in 2000-2002.  The second complaint was received in February, 2012 and regarding abuses and violations occurring in 2002 and 2005.  The extended timeframe suggests an ongoing system of abusive practices and this is why we are concerned about this facility.
HEAL has verified the statement below.  We have removed the identifying information at the request of the author. 

DECLARATION UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY

PURSUANT TO 28 USCA 1746

 

 

            I, _____ [CONFIDENTIAL]_____________, declare and state as follows:

1.      [Four Winds Hospital]..

2.   [800 Cross River Road

 Katonah, NY 10536]

3.   [Hospitalization One: 06/2002-07/2002; Hospitalization Two: 06/2005-07/2005]

4.   [I was abused at Four Winds Hospital at the Katonah, NY campus (They have one in Saratoga, NY, too). Four Winds is a psychiatric hospital and the majority of their populations of patients are minors. I was there in 2005 for the second time in my life (2005 was when the major abuse occurred) and I was having a very hard time, so they had seven people on me- some were restraining me, while others physically beat me. After a while, they injected an overdose of a very powerful sedative, blindfolded me, strapped into a strait jacket and threw me in the back of a van, driving me to a place most of the residents only heard rumors existed. Known as the Annex, it is a solitary confinement building very similar in design to prison isolation cells (concrete walls, large fluorescent light, very high door, one basement style window bolted shut, a tile floor, a surveillance camera and a single exercise mat to sleep on. I was kept in there for 36 hours straight with no food, water or medication.

I have also been in their day program, known as the “PARTIAL” program. Although there was no physical abuse received in my short time in this program, they were extremely nasty to the residents. In addition, academic education for both the inpatient and PARTIAL program patients is for 90 minutes per day, Monday through Friday and kids, even in middle and high school, are taught academics equivalent to a third grade level curriculum or lower.

At the time, one of the diagnoses I had that was extremely prevalent was Asperger Syndrome. However, in defiance of the many doctors I had at home, they swore I did not have Asperger Syndrome, but PDD N.O.S. (Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified). This facility is very stubborn and maintains a messiah complex with the parents, too.

                 In addition, they raise meds EXTREMELY fast here. They told my parents that "they were the professionals and knew what they were doing." This place is hell. Other students have been kept in the annex even longer than I. At least in prison, they get food, water and medication! Bottom line: DO NOT PLACE YOUR CHILD HERE FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME! They may be affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and say they commit to proper care and clinical excellence, but proper care does not exist at Four Winds and the chief psychiatrist who was in charge of my care had such a heavy accent, it was hard for me to understand him during my stays when I was younger. The chief psychiatrist, named Dr. Gonzalez, remains there today (as far as I know).

                 It has taken me a long time to get to the point of recovery in which I can write this account of my experiences. I have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of my experiences at Four Winds Hospital and have continuous nightmares of those experiences. The only way I have finally started to recover is I have started a very rigorous form of imagery rehearsal therapy.]

            I give HEAL permission to use this statement.  I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.  Executed on February 24th, 2012.

 

 

                                                                       

                                                                        [CONFIDENTIAL]

                                                                        SPECIAL NOTE:  STATUTE DOES

                                                                        NOT REQUIRE NOTARY]

Source: http://www.nyaprs.org/e-news-bulletins/2004/2004-04-30-3152 

HEAL UPDATE ON FOUR WINDS: March 23rd, 2016

The Four Winds Hospital website claims most of its nurses are licensed Nurse Practitioner's specializing in psychiatry (NPP).  As readers can see, none of them appear to be so licensed and do not have the specialty licensing claimed by the hospital on its website.  And, some of the "nurses" hold no licenses in New York whatsoever.  This suggests false advertising and other red flags regarding care of patients.

Here are some online reviews we found about this facility:

Kathryn W. writes (August, 2015):

"When my son was being transferred from Jacobi Medical Center to Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, NY they faxed the transfer papers over to Jacobi for me to sign. The admissions agent, was very rude and tried to rush me into signing them. When they arrived at Jacobi I was concerned because there included a medications list that wasn't discussed with me over the phone. The doctor from Jacobi was concerned as well, as she and several other doctors were helping me to go over the forms. Bein...view moreg that my son was only in the hospital because his foster care agency, that has him temporarily, abruptly stopped the medication that Bellevue put him on and he had an episode. The doctor at Jacobi suggested that I cross out all the medications that I wasn't comfortable with, and I crossed out all of them except for Concerta and Benadryl. The medicines crossed out were Clonicline, Risperdal, and Thorazine - strong medicines that my son had never been on before. When that medications list arrived at Four Winds somehow it'd been changed so that all of the medications were signed off on. When I complained to my son's doctor she said that she hadn't and wouldn't give my son any medication without my consent. She said she didn't know how the medications list had been changed and sounded very concerned. There were also issues with the contact list being changed, being able to talk to my son over the phone, not being able to talk to my son initially, not being able to visit him for weeks...and then on top of it I overheard the staff at the hospital yelling at my son for not wanting to use the speakerphone to have conversations in front of the other children. My son had an episode and they locked him in seclusion, after it seems they pushed him to it. Now his doctor claims that she always had him on Risperdal and that she told me so. Also she says that she wants to put him of antipsychotics for his outburst, not taking into account any of the factors that I've just relayed to you. How about that I add on that the same foster care agency (CGS) that placed my son twice in homes where he was molested, and then in a home where the foster parent let him wander around a dangerous neighborhood alone, is now pushing (along with ACS, of course) to have my son placed in a state hospital? Does that not sound fishy to you? Good thing that I had Jacobi Medical Center make copies for me of all the documents that were sent over to Jacobi. Warning to all the parents out there who've had their children taken unlawfully by the system - take heed of the reviews that you read here from other parents. Hold your babies tight for as long as you can."

Jim M. writes (March, 2015):

"The doctors at this hospital are lacking in compassion and many of the staff members were just obnoxious. Most patients were heavily medicated and the rules were stupid. While the physical setting is beautiful and the food was not bad (hence the two stars), don't be fooled. It is still not a nice place."

 Erica D. writes (March, 2015):

"If you weren't crazy going into this "hospital" I promise you will be when you leave."

 Source:  http://www.yellowpages.com/katonah-ny/mip/four-winds-hospital-10317549#reviews








 

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