MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, December 19, 2014

PRESENT:
Lynn Rudich, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Manny Katsetos, M.D.
Nikolai Lieders, M.D.

ABSENT:
Albert Geetter, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.
Kamel Ghandour, 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 9:02 am.

Dr. Rudich motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Katsetos at 9:06 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Rudich motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Katsetos at 12:50 PM.

JOYCE ATTIANESE     D- 11670     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to deny Joyce Attianese's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MAUREEN BENNETT     MD- 1419     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to approve Maureen Bennett's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PATRICIA CHRISTENSEN D- 11720 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to approve Patricia Christensen's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JAIME DEJESUS     D- 11698     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to approve Jaime DeJesus' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADELBERT EKENBARGER     D- 11694     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to approve Adelbert Ekenbarger's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LORRAINE GODFREY     D- 11682     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to deny Lorraine Godfrey's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JON HEINE     D- 11689     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to deny Jon Heine's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DIANE HOTCHKISS     D- 11346     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to approve Diane Hotchkiss' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

THERESA JOHNSON     D- 11435     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Theresa Johnson's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

FRANK KUPIEC     D- 11559     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Frank Kupiec's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

VIVIANA LOPEZ     D- 11676     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to approve Viviana Lopez's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JAMES MCPHERSON     D- 10875     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RESCISSION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to rescind James McPherson's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SONYA MERRILL     D- 11014     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Sonya Merrill's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN MILLER     MD- 1426     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny John Miller's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JACK OPALINSKI     D- 11704     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to deny Jack Opalinski's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

NANCY PURVIS     D- 11709     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to deny Nancy Purvis' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROBERTA RODRIGUEZ     D- 11580     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to approve Roberta Rodriguez's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MEHDI SAEEDI     D- 11683     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to approve Mehdi Saeedi entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

FERNANDO SANCHES     D- 11693     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to approve Fernando Sanches' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JAMES WILLIAMS     D- 11681     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to approve James Williams' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

AMIE WIRTH     D- 11298     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Amie Wirth entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Katsetos to adjourn the meeting at 12:52 p.m.

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