MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, February 17, 2012

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, February 17, 2012, in Building #4, at the University of Connecticut's Health Center, 270 Farmington Avenue, Suite #262, Farmington, Connecticut, 06032.

PRESENT: OLUREMI ALIYU, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
CATHERINE LEWIS, M.D.
DOUGLAS D'ANDREA, M.D

ABSENT: TIMOTHY SILVIS, M.D., SECRETARY
JAYESH KAMATH, M.D
ARIANE SIROP, M.D
WILNER SAMSON, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON

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.

CORNELIUS BANTA, III MD- 1392 DISABILITY
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to recommend approval of the application of Cornelius Banta III for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
ROBERT BARBASH, SR. MD- 1377 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to recommend denial of the application of Robert Barbash, Sr. for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
SANDRA BERUBE D- 10929 DISABILITY
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Sandra Berube for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
KIMBERLY BRIERE D- 11056 DISABILITY
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Kimberly Briere for a Disability Retirement pending a review for continued entitlement in 12 months. Motion approved unanimously.
ANDREA CALLAHAN D- 11054 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to table the application of Andrea Callahan for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement pending receipt of additional medical information. Motion approved unanimously.
HERIBERTO CRUZ D- 11095 DISABILITY
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to table the application of Heriberto Cruz for a Disability Retirement pending receipt of additional medical information. Motion approved unanimously.
MARY FASSIO D- 10676 DISABILITY(APPEAL)
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Mary Fassio for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
DONNA FLORES D- 11082 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Donna Flores for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
SUSAN FURLONG D- 11007 DISABILITY
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Susan Furlong for a Disability Retirement pending a review for continued entitlement in 12 months. Motion approved unanimously.
STEPHEN KRUGEL D- 11019 DISABILITY
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Stephen Krugel for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
TANYA LANGE D- 10982 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Tanya Lange for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
ESTELLA MCDONALD D- 10563 DISABILITY(APPEAL)
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to table the application of Estella McDonald for a Disability Retirement pending receipt of additional medical information. Motion approved unanimously.
SONYA MERRILL D- 11014 DISABILITY
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Sonya Merrill for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
ELIZABETH MOON D- 10799 DISABILITY(APPEAL)
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Elizabeth Moon for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
MARC MORGAN D- 11018 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Marc Morgan for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
JOSE REYES D- 11073 DISABILITY
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Jose Reyes for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
AUREALEE RIOS D- 10985 CHANGE TO NON-S/C
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Aurealee Rios for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
LINDA ROGERS D- 10227 DISABILITY
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Linda Rogers for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
DENISE SAMBORSKI D- 11049 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Denise Samborski for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
MARK SANZO D- 10940 DISABILITY(APPEAL)
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Mark Sanzo for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
DOROTHY SHREDERS D- 11029 DISABILITY
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Dorothy Shreders for a Disability Retirement pending a review for continued entitlement in 12 months. Motion approved unanimously.
ZONOUI SMITH D- 10884 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Zonoui Smith for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
TRACY TARDIFF D- 10630 SERVICE-CONNECTED (CONT'D)
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Tracy Tardiff for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
GALE VENTRELLA D- 10694 SERVICE-CONNECTED (APPEAL)
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Gale Ventrella for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
DORCAS WHITE D- 10906 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Dorcas White for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
RICHARD CONNORS D-9510 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the continuation of the disability retirement of Richard Connors. Motion approved unanimously.
KEITH HIGHTOWER D-9699 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the continuation of the disability retirement of Keith Hightower. Motion approved unanimously.
DEBBIE BUTLER D-10428 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Debbie Butler. Motion approved unanimously.
JEFFERY COOK D-10471 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Jeffery Cook. Motion approved unanimously.
KEITH DAUCH D-10360 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Keith Dauch. Motion approved unanimously.
KATHLEEN DELANEY D-10425 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Kathleen Delaney. Motion approved unanimously.
EVELYN IGLESIAS D-10194 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Evelyn Iglesias. Motion approved unanimously.
KIMBERLY LAFLAMME D-10101 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the continuation of the disability retirement of Kimberly LaFlamme. Motion approved unanimously.
KARTRIC LEE D-10478 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Kartric Lee. Motion approved unanimously.
RONALD LUCEY D-9850 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Ronald Lucey. Motion approved unanimously.

(Whereupon, the meeting was adjourned)

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