MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, February 20, 2015

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, February 20, 2015, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Albert Geetter, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
Nikolai Lieders, M.D.

ABSENT:
Manny Katsetos, M.D.
Lynn Rudich, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, 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 9:03 am.

Dr. Geetter motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Lieders at 9:04 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Geetter motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Lieders at 1:30 PM.

ANNA ALVES     D- 11708     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Anna Alves' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHAEL BALOG     D- 9975     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to deny Michael Balog's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LAUREN BONENFANT     D- 11716     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Lauren Bonenfant's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
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DIANE CHERHONIAK     D- 10849     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Diane Cherhoniak's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHELLE CRANDALL     D- 11726     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Michelle Crandall's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DEBORAH CRONIN     D- 11743     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to deny Deborah Cronin's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROBERT DUL     D- 10971     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Robert Dul's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SYBIL GEORGE     D- 10453     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Sybil George's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

VINSTON HAMILTON     D- 11644     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Vinston Hamilton's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JON HEINE     D- 11689     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Jon Heine's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LUCRETIA HOLLEY     D- 11711     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Lucretia Holley's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

VIR LEE KOVACHICH     D- 11705     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to deny Vir Lee Kovachich's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LINDA LEPINE     D- 11827     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Linda Lepine's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

TRECIA LOMAX     D- 7319     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Trecia Lomax's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

VENESSA MARQUIS     D- 11706     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Venessa Marquis' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ELAINE MAYES     D- 11740     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve of Elaine Mayes' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

YOLANDA NEGRON     D- 10989     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Yolanda Negron's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

NANCY ORENGO     D- 11715     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Nancy Orengo's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ELIZABETH PETRONI     D- 11836     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Elizabeth Petroni's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LORENZO PITRUZZELLO     D- 10423     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Lorenzo Pitruzzello's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

NANCY PURVIS     D- 11709     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Nancy Purvis' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHARLES RICHARDSON     D- 11464     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Charles Richardson's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

HELEN ROY     D- 11729     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to deny Helen Roy's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

THOMAS SMALL     D- 11539     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Thomas Small's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LUZ STEPHENS     D- 11191     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Luz Stephens' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RAYMOND WAY     D- 11849     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Raymond Way's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Geetter moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders to adjourn the meeting at 1:31 p.m.

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