MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, August 7, 2015

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, August 7, 2015, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Albert Geetter, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Manny Katsetos, M.D
Richard Blum, M.D.

ABSENT:
Lynn Rudich, M.D.
Nikolai Lieders, M.D.
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D.

OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit
Colin Newman, Assistant Division Director
Antoinette Alt, Ombudsman

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 9:02 am.

Dr. Geetter motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Katsetos at 9:07 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Leiders motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Blum at 11:15 AM.

JESSE ARROYO     D- 11851     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Jesse Arroyo's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHAEL BALOG     D- 9975     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Michael Balog's entitlement to Non-service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SALLIE BOOTH     D- 11867     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Sallie Booth's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROGELIO CANALES     D- 10254     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Rogelio Canales' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LLOYD CHAMPAGNE     D- 11554     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Lloyd Champagne's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BETH CHMIEL     D- 11931     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Beth Chmiel's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANDREA COPELAND     D- 11897     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Andrea Copeland's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

HOLLY CRUZ     D- 11915     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Holly Cruz's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KENNETH FRENCH     MD- 1474     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Kenneth French's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DELLIS GRANT     D- 11804     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Dellis Grant's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DAVID KISLUK     D- 11524     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny David Kisluk's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHAEL MATARAZZO     D- 11834     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Michael Matarazzo's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LUIS MUNIZ     D- 11819     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Luis Muniz's entitlement to Non-service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JUAN RIVERA     D- 11530     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Juan Rivera entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DANIELLE SAMOKER     D- 11830     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Danielle Samoker for a Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DAVID TALAGA     D- 11839     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve David Talaga's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN TAMBORRA     D- 11222     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny John Tamborra's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANDREA TAYLOR-LEE     D- 11835     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Andrea Taylor-Lee's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

WENDY WEBSTER     D- 11203     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Wendy Webster's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN WOOLARD     D- 11860     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve John Woolard's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Geetter moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos to adjourn the meeting at 11:19 a.m.

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