MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, February 1, 2013

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, February 1, 2013, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Wilner Samson, M.D., SECRETARY
Douglas D'
Andrea, M.D.
Jayesh Kamath, M.D.

ABSENT:
Catherine Lewis, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Oluremi Aliyu, M.D.
Ariane Sirop, M.D.
Marc Croteau, M.D

OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit
Virginia Brown, Retirement Services Division Counsel
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 of each Disability Retirement applicant.

CALL TO ORDER

The Chairperson called meeting to order at 9:30 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. D'
Andrea at 9:31 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Samson motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea at 11:48 am.

MARIA ALVAREZ D- 11245 NON-SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to deny Maria Alvarez'S entitlement for Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
HEIDI AUSBURGER D- 10951 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to stand by the decision made previously by the Board that Heidi Ausburger was not entitled to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
CHINA BYRD D- 11175 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to deny China Byrd'S entitlement for Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously
ERIC CARDELLA D- 11267 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to approve Eric Cardella'S entitlement for Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
GERARD CARRIERA, JR. D- 11078 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to approve Gerard Carrierra Jr.'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
MAUREEN CEDIO D- 11148 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (CONT'
D
)
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to deny Maureen Cedio'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
JOSEPH COLELLA, JR. D- 11240 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to approve Joseph Colella, Jr.'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
ALETA HILL D- 10818 SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to approve Aleta Hill'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
MAURICE HUGHES D- 11262 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to approve Maurice Hughes'
entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
DIANNA JONES D- 11094 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (CONT'
D)
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to approve Dianne Jones'
entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
PAMELA KRAGIEL D- 11205 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to deny Pamela Kragiel'S entitlement to Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
THOMAS NALBAND D- 11413 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to approve Thomas Nalband'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
YVONNE NEGRON D- 10989 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to deny Yvonne Negron'S entitlement to Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
THOMAS O'
DONNELL
D- 10803 SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to approve Thomas O'
Donnell'S entitlement to Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
LEONA OLMSTEAD MD- 1044 SERVICE CONNECTED (CONT'
D
)
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to recommend denial of Leona Olmstead'S application for
Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
BARBARA PAWLOW D-10954 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to deny Barbara Pawlow'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
NANCY PORTER D- 11244 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to deny Nancy Porter'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
WILLIAM SANTARSIERO MD- 1411 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to recommend denial of William Santarsiero'S application for Servcie-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
RICARDO SANTIAGO D- 11270 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea to deny Ricardo Santiago'S entitlement to Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
JOSEPH SHEMANSKY D- 11079 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to deny Joseph Shemansky'S entitlement for Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
DEBRA TUCKER D- 11412 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTHUMOUS)
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to approve Debra Tucker'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
TIMOTHY VAN BLARICOM SR. D- 11179 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea, to approve Timothy Van Blaricom Sr'S entitlement to Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.


ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Kamath moved, seconded by Dr. D'
Andrea to adjourn the meeting at 11:50 a.m.

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