MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, August 8, 2014

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Wilner Samson, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Robert Fitzpatrick, M.D.
Steven Singer, M.D.

ABSENT:
Mark Buchanan, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Marc Croteau, M.D.
Carolyn Drazinic, M.D.
Ariane Sirop, M.D.

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

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 9:04 am.

Dr. Samson motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick at 9:05 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Samson motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick at 12:15 PM.

TIMOTHY AVENIA D- 11155 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to deny Timothy Avenia's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

HARRY AYALA MD- 1441 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Harry Ayala's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHERYL BAKER D- 11745 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Cheryl Baker's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

REED BOCCUZZI D- 11601 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to deny Reed Boccuzzi's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PATRICK CASEY D- 11749 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Patrick Casey's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARGARET DAC0STA D- 9793 SERVICE-CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Margaret Dacosta's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOSEPH ETIM D- 11308 SERVICE-CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Joseph Etim 's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BRENDA GOODALL D- 11597 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Brenda Goodall 's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JACQUELYN GORMAN D- 11610 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Jacquelyn Gorman's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

AILEEN HABER D- 11593 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Aileen Haber 's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MELISSA KEEFE D- 11594 NON-SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Melissa Keefe 's entitlement to Non-Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

THOMAS KOWALEC D- 11385 SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Thomas Kowalec 's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GLORIA MATTHEWS D- 11640 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Gloria Matthews' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ASSATA MCKINNEY D- 11416 SERVICE-CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Assata McKinney's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHELE MICHANCZYK D- 11598 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Michele Michanczyk 's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CATHERINE NICOLAY D- 11184 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Catherine Nicolay 's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROBERT ODELL MD- 1448 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Robert Odell 's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DAVID OLIVER D- 11607 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve David Oliver 's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANNDREW PERCY D- 10995 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Andrew Percy 's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JUDY SAINZ D- 10817 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Judy Sainz 's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

WILLIAM SARRA D- 11589 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve William Sarra 's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BARABARA SCHLEY D- 11592 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Barbara Schley 's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

OLGA VAZQUEZ D- 11209 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Olga Vazquez 's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick to adjourn the meeting at 12:18 p.m.

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