MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY AUGUST 12, 2011

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, August 12, 2011, in Building #4, at the University of Connecticut's Health Center, 270 Farmington Avenue, Suite #262, Farmington, Connecticut, 06032.

PRESENT: CATHERINE LEWIS, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
OLUREMI ALIYU, M.D, ACTING SECRETARY
JAYESH KAMATH, M.D
ABSENT: WILNER SAMSON, M.D
ARIANE SIROP, MD
DOUGLAS D'ANDREA, MD
ALSO PRESENT: Joseph Lanteri, Disability Retirement Unit
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor Disability Retirement Unit

Please note that all of the following hearings held in front of the Medical Examining Board were held in executive session as the focus of such hearings is the medical condition of each disability retirement applicant.

GERALDINE ARTIS D- 10848 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of Geraldine Artis for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
JAMES BURR D- 10648 DISABILITY
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of James Burr for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
JODY CALABRESE D- 11026 DISABILITY
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of Jody Calabrese for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
ELISA CUCCARO D- 10847 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to table the application of Elisa Cuccaro for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement pending receipt of additional medical information and an apperance before the Medical Examining Board. Motion approved unanimously.
EDWARD DALY D- 10753 DISABILITY
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to table the application of Edward Daly for a Disability Retirement pending receipt of additional medical information. Motion approved unanimously.
STANLEY DAPKUS D- 10509 DISABILITY(APPEAL)
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to deny the application of Stanley Dapkus for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
DEBRA EMMELMAN D- 10962 DISABILITY
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of Debra Emmelman for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
SCOTT GORMAN D- 10495 CHANGE TO NON-S/C
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of Scott Gorman for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
MICHAEL GRANATA D- 10863 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of Michael Granata for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
KEVIN HARRIS D- 10332 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of Kevin Harris for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
JAMES JAFFER, JR. D- 10752 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of James Jaffer, Jr. for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
SUSAN LANGER D- 10595 DISABILITY(CONT'D)
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of Susan Langer for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
DARRIN LONG D- 10585 DISABILITY(APPEAL)
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to deny the application of Darrin Long for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
MARIA MELENDEZ-BORDADO D- 10855 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of Maria Melendez-Bordado for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement pending a review for continued entitlement in 12 months. Motion approved unanimously.
KENNETH MILLER D- 10852 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to deny the application of Kenneth Miller for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
THOMAS MURPHY D- 10973 DISABILITY
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of Thomas Murphy for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
JOHN PARLAPIANO D- 10831 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to deny the application of John Parlapiano for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
PHOUKHAO PHOUANGPHIARITH MD- 1352 SERVICE-CONNECTED(CONT'D)
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to recommend denial of the application of Phoukhao Phouangphiarith for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
KATHLEEN REINERT D- 10788 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of Kathleen Reinert for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
KEITH RICKS D- 10322 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to deny the application of Keith Ricks for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
CYNTHIA RUFFINO-HALL D- 10091 DISABILITY(APPEAL)
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to deny the application of Cynthia Ruffino-Hall for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
TIMOTHY RYAN D- 10918 DISABILITY
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of Timothy Ryan for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
BARBARA SCHULD D- 10741 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to deny the application of Barbara Schuld for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
CECIL SNOWDEN D- 10732 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to deny the application of Cecil Snowden for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
ELAINE TENIS D- 10854 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to deny the application of Elaine Tenis for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
CAROL URBONAS D- 10850 DISABILITY
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of Carol Urbonas for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
LINDA WAKEFIELD D- 10927
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to approve the application of Linda Wakefield for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
ALAN DUTKA D-10209 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Alan Dutka. Motion approved unanimously.
PAULA DAVENPORT D-10279 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Paula Davenport. Motion approved unanimously.
VALRICA FLUELLEN D-8669 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Valrica Fluellen. Motion approved unanimously.
DIANE FRANK D-9649 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Diane Frank. Motion approved unanimously.
ERIK GOTHBERG D-10044 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Erik Gothberg. Motion approved unanimously.
MARTIN HAMILTON D-9591 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Martin Hamilton. Motion approved unanimously.
MICHELLE JACKSON D-9656 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Michelle Jackson. Motion approved unanimously.
CRYSTALL KELLY D-10077 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Crystall Kelly. Motion approved unanimously.
CHERYL KNIGHT D-10196 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Cheryl Knight. Motion approved unanimously.
LESLIE LEE D-9784 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Leslie Lee. Motion approved unanimously.
TERRY MORSE D-10213 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Terry Morse. Motion approved unanimously.
WILLIAM NITCHKE D-10115 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of William Nitchke. Motion approved unanimously.
DEANA ORD D-10131 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Deana Ord. Motion approved unanimously.
ROBERT PLAWEKI D-10216 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Robert Plaweki. Motion approved unanimously.
CAROLYN SIRICA D-9235 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Carolyn Sirica. Motion approved unanimously.
DEBRA SMITH D-10154 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Debra Smith. Motion approved unanimously.
SUSAN SMITH D-10223 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Susan Smith. Motion approved unanimously.
MARCIA SPEZIALE D-10268 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Marcia Speziale. Motion approved unanimously.
LISA THORTON-BAZINET D-10155 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Lisa Thorton-Bazinet. Motion approved unanimously.
MARYANN WISZNIAK D-10141 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Kamath, to continue the disability retirement of Maryann Wiszniak. Motion approved unanimously.

(Whereupon, the meeting was adjourned)

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