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


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

PRESENT:
Albert Geetter, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Richard Blum, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D.

ABSENT:
Lynn Rudich, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.
Nikolai Lieders, M.D.
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D


OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit
Tanya Jasper, Disability Retirement Unit

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. Geetter motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Pollack at 9:03 am.   Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.  

Dr. Geetter motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Pollack at 12:06 PM.

SHEILA ALOIA    D- 12046   NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Sheila Aloia's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.   Motion approved unanimously.

PEARL ASTWOOD    D- 11766   NON-SERVICE CONNECTED(reconsideration)  
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Pearl Astwood's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.   Motion approved unanimously.

PAMELA COX   D- 12090   SERVICE-CONNECTED  
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Pamela Cox's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement.   Motion approved unanimously.

IRIS HOLLEY   D- 11816   SERVICE-CONNECTED(reconsideration)
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Iris Holley's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement.   Motion approved unanimously.

MARY KENNEDY   D- 12091   NON-SERVICE CONNECTED  
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Mary Kennedy's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.   Motion approved unanimously.

GEOFFREY LEWIS   D- 12135   NON-SERVICE CONNECTED  
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Geoffrey Lewis' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.   Motion approved unanimously.

CHRISTOPHER MATHERNE   D- 12021   SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Christopher Matherne's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement.   Motion approved unanimously.

ROBERT NAEDELE   D- 12004   NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Robert Naedele's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.   Motion approved unanimously.

DAWN PADULA   D- 11948   SERVICE-CONNECTED  
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Dawn Padula's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement.   Motion approved unanimously.

VANESSA SCOTT   D- 12082   NON-SERVICE CONNECTED  
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Vanessa Scott's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.   Motion approved unanimously.

ROBERT STOWERS   D- 11926   SERVICE-CONNECTED  
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Robert Stowers' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement.   Motion approved unanimously.

REBECCA VERE   D- 11748   SERVICE-CONNECTED (reconsideration)
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Rebecca Vere's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement.   Motion approved unanimously.

CYNTHIA WOOD   D- 12001   NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Cynthia Wood's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.   Motion approved unanimously.

TINA BRIDGEMAN  D-11513  CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Tina Bridgman.   Motion approved unanimously.

THOMAS BURGESS  D-11654   CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Thomas Burgess.   Motion approved unanimously.

VERONICA GARNETT  D-10248   CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Veronica Garnett.   Motion approved unanimously.

PETER GAWRON     D-10600   CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW   
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Peter Gawron.   Motion approved unanimously.

LARUE HEYWARD     D-11612   CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW   
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of LaRue Heyward.   Motion approved unanimously.

TERRY JACKSON     D-11570   CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW   
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Terry Jackson.   Motion approved unanimously.

LUIS PAGAN    D-11679   CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW   
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Luis Pagan.   Motion approved unanimously.

LYNN RISTAU   D-11742   CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Lynn Ristau.   Motion approved unanimously.

MARK SEDLAK   D-11762   CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW   
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Mark Sedlak.   Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN STONE  D-11263   CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW   
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of John Stone.   Motion approved unanimously.

JOSEPH WARZECHA   D-11218   CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW  
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Joseph Warzecha.   Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Geetter moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 p.m.

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