A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, December 9, 2016, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Lynn Rudich, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Manny Katsetos, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.

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

OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit
Tanya Jasper, Disability Retirement Unit

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 9:07 am.

Dr. Kasetos motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Blum at 9:08 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Katsetos motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Blum at 1:53 p.m.

GREGG BASSETTI     MD- 1511     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Gregg Bassetti’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN BOOTH     D- 11977     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny John Booth’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CATHY FLIPPEN     D- 12098     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Cathy Flippen’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KIMBERLY FREDERICK     D- 12052     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Kimberly Frederick’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

TED HARGROVE     D- 12025     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Ted Hargrove’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KARIN LEE     D- 12128     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Karin Lee’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Blum dissents.

LEAH MARGENTINO     D- 12124     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Leah Margentino’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

THOMAS MCALLISTER     D- 11831     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to stand by the Board’s previous decision to deny Thomas McAllister’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Blum dissents.

WALTER NONIEWICZ     D- 11777     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Walter Noniewicz’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

FRANK PAPARELLI     D- 12108     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Frank Paparelli’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DENNIS TESTONI     D- 12077     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Dennis Testoni’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KAREN THOMAS     D- 12117     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Karen Thomas’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MELISSA TODDY     D- 12311     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Melissa Toddy’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

TONYA WALKER     D- 11800     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Tonya Walker’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARK WOODWARD     D- 12156     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Mark Woodward’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Blum to adjourn the meeting at 2:00 p.m.

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