MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, January 15, 2016

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Albert Geetter, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Lynn Rudich, M.D.,
Nikolai Lieders, M.D.

ABSENT:
Manny Katsetos, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D.
Kamel Ghandour, 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 9:07 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. Rudich at 9:09 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Geetter motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Rudich at 1:18 PM.

CAROLYN BAKER D- 11786 SERVICE-CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Carolyn Baker's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARC BEAUPRE D- 11936 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Marc Beaupre's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SCOTT BRENNAN MD- 1492 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Scott Brennan's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

TINA BRIDGMAN D- 11513 CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Tina Bridgman's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JEFFREY BURTON D- 11969 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Jeffrey Burton's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHERYL DECKER D- 11844 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Cheryl Decker's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BRUNILDA DIAZ D- 11585 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to deny Brunilda Diaz's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

WILLIAM DIETRICH D- 11934 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to deny William Dietrich's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANN FORD D- 11938 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Geetter, to approve Ann Ford's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Rudich dissents.

ROBERTO GANDOLFO D- 11966 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Roberto Gandolfo's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RICHARD LUND, SR. D- 11877 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Richard Lund, Sr.'s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SHARON MALINOWSKI D- 11841 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Sharon Malinowski's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RONALD MICHALEK D- 11947 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Ronald Michalek's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHAEL C. MITCHELL D- 11850 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Michael C. Mitchell's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BRETT MORGAN MD- 1476 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Brett Morgan's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JAMES RIZZIO D- 10846 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny James Rizzio's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

NATALIE STIMPSON-BYERS D- 11864 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Natalie Stimpson-Byers' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ERIK STUCKMAN D- 11952 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Erik Stuckman's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOSEPH WARZECHA D- 11218 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Joseph Warzecha's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.



ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Geetter moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich to adjourn the meeting at 1:21 PM.

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