MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, July 19, 2013


A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Catherine Lewis, M.D. CHAIRPERSON
Ariane Sirop, M.D.
Marc Croteau, M.D.


ABSENT:
Wilner Samson, M.D., SECRETARY
Steven Singer, M.D.
Mark Buchanan, M.D.
Douglas D'
Andrea, M.D.

OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, 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 9:01 am.

Dr. Lewis motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Sirop at 9:02 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Lewis motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Sirop at 12:22 pm.

ALICIA BLAKE D-11170 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to deny Alicia Blake'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RAIMUNDO CASANOVA D-10947 SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to stand by the Board'S previous decision to deny Raimundo Casanova'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DALE CEFARATTI D-11358 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Dale Cefaratti'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved by unanimously.

GARY COSTANZO D-11074 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Gary Costanzo'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

THELMA CUMMINGS D- 11323 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to deny Thelma Cummings'
entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KIMBERLY DIVERGILIO D-11126 SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to stand by the Board'S previous decision to deny Kimberly DiVergilio'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

VIVIAN HOLOHAN D-10895 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to stand by the Board'S previous decision to deny Vivian Holohan'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DOMENIC JOHNSON D- 11363 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Domenic Johnson'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DWAYNE JONES, SR. D- 11357 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Dwayne Jones, Sr.'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHERIE LEWIS D- 11231 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Cherie Lewis'
entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

VICTOR LOFFREDO D- 11370 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to deny Victor Loffredo'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SANDRA MARCIANO D- 9557 SERVICE CONNECTED POSTH.(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to stand by the Board'S previous decision to deny Sandra Marciano'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOSEPH MARSAN D- 11462 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Joseph Marsan'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARY MASSEY D- 11113 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to deny Mary Massey'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ISABEL PETRIN D-11509 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Isabel Petrin'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CYNTHIA PUSZKA D- 11474 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Cynthia Puszka'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

WILLIAM REID, III D- 11356 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve William Reid, III'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MIGDALIA ROMAN D- 10887 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Samson, to approve Migdalia Roman'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DAPHNE ROY D- 11085 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Daphne Roy'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ALEXANDRIA SIMONELLI D- 11131 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to deny Alexandria Simonelli'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHELE SULLIVAN D- 11368 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to deny Michele Sullivan'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Majority approved. Dr. Croteau dissents.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop to adjourn the meeting at 12:27 p.m.

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