MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, February 24, 2017

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, February 24, 2017, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Nikolai Lieders, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Lynn Rudich, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.

ABSENT:
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D

OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor Disability Retirement
Tanya Jasper, Disability Retirement Unit
Faith Murray, Investigations & Recovery Unit
Cindy Cieslak, General Counsel to the Commission Ford Harrison

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. Lieders motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Rudich at 9:04 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division and the General Counsel to the Commission were invited to stay during Executive Session.

  1. Attorney Benjamin Shapiro appeared and made a statement on behalf of Tyrone Abrahams before the Board at 11:18 a.m. He was excused by the Board at 11:22 a.m.
  2. Raymond Berry appeared and made a statement before the Board at 11:24 a.m. He was excused by the Board at 11:32 a.m.
  3. Irene Cardarella appeared and made a statement before the Board at 11:35 a.m. She was excused by the Board at 11:37 a.m.
  4. Jan Chilinski and his wife, Zofia Chilinski appeared before the Board at 11:38 a.m.
    a. Jan Chilinski made his statement before the Board
    b. Jan and Zofia Chilinski were excused by the Board at 11:40 a.m.
  5. Barry Cunningham appeared and made a statement before the Board at 11:42 a.m. He was excused by the Board at 11:46 a.m.
  6. Cynthia Dillon appeared and made a statement before the Board at 11:48 a.m. She was excused by the Board at 11:54 a.m.
  7. Timmy Van Blaricom Sr. and his Attorney Ralph Wilson, Esq. appeared before the Board 11:57 a.m.
    a. Timmy Van Blaricom Sr., made his statement before the Board
    b. Timmy Ban Blaricom Sr. and Attorney Ralph Wilson were excused by the Board at 12:04 p.m.
  8.  Esther Vega-Espanol appeared and made a statement before the Board at 12:07p.m. She was excused by the Board at 12:18 p.m.
  9. Andrea Young-Davis and her sister Janice Young appeared before the Board at 12:25 p.m.
    a. Andrea Young-Davis made her statement before the Board
    b. Andrea Young-Davis and Janice Young were excused by the Board at 12:29 p.m.

Dr. Lieders motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Rudich at 12:38 p.m.

TYRONE ABRAHAMS     D-11624     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Tyrone Abrahams. Motion approved unanimously.

RAYMOND BERRY     D-10528     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to continue the disability retirement of Raymond Berry. Motion approved unanimously.

CANDACE CARBONI     D-11022     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to continue the disability retirement of Candace Carboni. Motion approved unanimously.

IRENE CARDARELLA     D-11381     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Irene Cardarella. Motion approved unanimously.

CONSTANCE CHARETTE     D-11219     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to continue the disability retirement of Constance Charette. Motion approved unanimously.

EMILY CHASSE     D-11519     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Emily Chasse. Motion approved unanimously.

JAN CHILINSKI     D-11188     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Jan Chilinski. Motion approved unanimously.

BRIAN CHRISTON     D-11024     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Brian Christon. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Dargan abstains.
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BRIAN COOPER     D-10975     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Brian Cooper. Motion approved unanimously.

BARRY CUNNINGHAM     D-11379     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Barry Cunningham. Motion approved unanimously.

LISA DEPINA     D-11235     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Lisa DePina. Motion approved unanimously.

CYNTHIA DILLON     D-11673     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to continue the disability retirement of Cynthia Dillon. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Dargan dissents.

ADELBERT EKENBARGER     D-11694     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Adelbert Ekenbarger. Motion approved unanimously.

WILLIE GASKIN     D-10489     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Willie Gaskin. Motion approved unanimously.

JONATHAN GOOD     D-11353     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Jonathan Good. Motion approved unanimously.

YVONNE HENRY     D-11171     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to continue the disability retirement of Yvonne Henry. Motion approved unanimously.

GENE IOIME     D-10745     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to continue the disability retirement of Gene Ioime. Motion approved unanimously.

DOMENIC JOHNSON     D-11363     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Domenic Johnson. Motion approved unanimously.

TANYA MACK     D-10483     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to table the disability retirement of Tanya Mack for additional medicals and an appearance. Motion approved unanimously.

AUDREY MALLETTE     D-11065     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Audrey Mallette. Motion approved unanimously.

DARLENE PRICE     D-11093     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Darlene Price. Motion approved unanimously.

SUSAN ROY     D-10905     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to continue the disability retirement of Susan Roy. Motion approved unanimously.

MARY SCARFO     D-11194     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to continue the disability retirement of Mary Scarfo. Motion approved unanimously.

LORI SHORTELL-CATANZARO     D-11419     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Lori Shortell-Catanzaro. Motion approved unanimously.

TIMMY VAN BLARICOM SR.     D-11179     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Timmy Van Blaricom Sr. Motion approved unanimously

ESTER VEGA-ESPANOL     D-11312     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to discontinue the disability retirement of Ester Vega-Espanol. Motion approved unanimously.

ANDREA YOUNG-DAVIS     D-11264     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to continue the disability retirement of Andrea Young-Davis. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Dargan abstains.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich to adjourn the meeting at 12:46 p.m.

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