MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, April 7, 2017

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Kamel Ghandour, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Nikolai Lieders, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.

ABSENT:
Lynn Rudich, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D

OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor Disability Retirement
Tanya Jasper, Disability Retirement Unit
Faith Murray, Investigations & Recovery Unit
Cindy Cieslak, General Counsel to the Commission Ford Harrison

Please note that a portion of the meeting was conducted in executive session as the focus of the meeting was the medical condition(s) of each Disability Retirement applicant.

CALL TO ORDER

The Chairperson called meeting to order at 9:06 am.

Dr. Ghandour motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Leiders at 9:07 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division and the General Counsel to the Commission were invited to stay during Executive Session.

  1. Jennifer Ireland and Chris Shulkey appeared, and Ms. Ireland made a statement before the Board at 11:47 a.m. She and Chris Shulkey were excused by the Board at 11:51 a.m.

Dr. Ghandour motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Leiders at 11:57 a.m.

DEBRA AMBROZAITIS     D-11012     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Debra Ambrozaitis. Motion approved unanimously.

MERYL BERGER     D-11545     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Meryl Berger. Motion approved unanimously.

DAWN CANTONE     D-11052     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Dawn Cantone. Motion approved unanimously.

GAYLE DAMON     D-11476     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Gayle Damon. Motion approved unanimously.

THOMAS DELAHANTY     D-11224     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Thomas Delahanty. Motion approved unanimously.

RENEE DEPASTINO     D-11642     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Renee Depastino. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Dargan abstains.

MARJORIE DUTKA     D-11486     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Marjorie Dutka. Motion approved unanimously.

WILLIAM EDWARDS     D-11444     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of William Edwards. Motion approved unanimously.

EVELYN FALCON     D-11588     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Evelyn Falcon. Motion approved unanimously.

SYBIL GEORGE     D-10453     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Sybil George. Motion approved unanimously.

ABBEY HARRIS     D-10568     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Abbey Harris. Motion approved unanimously.

JENNIFER IRELAND     D-11429     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Jennifer Ireland. Motion approved uanimously.

SUSAN KOHNOWICH     D-11605     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Susan Kohnowich. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Dargan dissents.

SUSAN LUNDIN     D-10934     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Susan Lundin. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN MCCROREY     D-11556     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to table the disability retirement of John McCrorey. Motion approved unanimously.

THOMAS O’DONNELL     D-10803     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Thomas O’Donnell. Motion approved unanimously.

CYNTHIA PITTMAN     D-11458     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Cynthia Pittman. Motion approved unanimously.

CHRISTOPHER PRICE     D-11439     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to continue the disability retirement of Christopher Price. Motion approved unanimously.

KATHLEEN STAUTON     D-11515     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to deny the disability retirement of Kathleen Staunton. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders to adjourn the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

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