A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, December 16, 2016, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Debra Pollack, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.

ABSENT:
Nikolai Lieders, M.D.
Lynn Rudich, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.

OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit
Tanya Jasper, Disability Retirement Unit
Sharon Story, Investigations & Recovery Unit
Faith Murray, Investigations & Recovery 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 9:10 am.

Dr. Pollack motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Blum at 9:12 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Pollack motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Ghandour at 10:58 am.

BONITA BARTELL     D-11160     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Bonita Bartell. Motion approved unanimously.

ANDREA CALLAHAN     D-11054     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Andrea Callahan. Motion approved unanimously.

MYRA CHAIVANIK     D-11150     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Myra Chaivanik. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHAEL DANIELE, JR.     D-10629     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Michael Daniele, Jr. Motion approved unanimously.

MANUEL DAVIS     D-10825     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Manuel Davis. Motion approved unanimously.

MARION EARLY     D-10096     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Marion Early. Motion approved unanimously.

MONIQUE FALZONE     D-11283     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Monique Falzone. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN LEONARD, III     D-11123     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of John Leonard, III. Motion approved unanimously.

MARC MORGAN     D-11018     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny the continuation of the disability retirement of Marc Morgan. Motion approved unanimously.

AMERICO NOVO     D-11242     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Americo Novo. Motion approved unanimously.

DONALD PHIMISTER     D-10654     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Donald Phimister. Motion approved unanimously.

MELISSA REAGAN     D-10966     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny the continuation of the disability retirement of Melissa Reagan. Motion approved unanimously.

AUREALEE RIOS     D-10985     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny the continuation of the disability retirement of Aurealee Rios. Motion approved unanimously.

DANIEL SILVA     D-11003     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny the continuation of the disability retirement of Daniel Silva. Motion approved unanimously.

LUZ STEPHENS     D-11191     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Luz Stephens. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN DZANCEWICZ     D-10853     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny the continuation of the disability retirement of John Dzancewicz. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 am.

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