MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Kamel Ghandour, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Lynn Rudich, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.

ABSENT:
Debra Pollack, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.
Nikolai Lieders, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.

OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor Disability Retirement
Tanya Jasper, Disability Retirement 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. Ghandour motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Blum at 9:03 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division and the General Counsel to the Commission were invited to stay during Executive Session.

  1. Annette Sadlowski left the meeting at 10:23 a.m. and returned at 10:25 a.m.
  2. There was a brief break at 10:42 a.m. meeting was resumed at 10:47a.m.
  3. Michele Goldfuss and Attorney Tim Fitzpatrick appeared before the Board at 10:49 a.m. Atty. Fitzpatrick made a statement and, then they were excused by the Board at 10:56 a.m.
  4. Linda Grzeika appeared before the Board at 10:59 a.m., made a statement, and was excused by the Board at 11:03 a.m.
  5. Michele Huie, her husband Lloyd Huie and Ann Clark, her sister appeared before the Board at 11:05 a.m. Ms. Huie and Ms. Clark made statements and then they were excused by the Board at 11:29 a.m.
  6. Thomas Lumb’s representative Attorney Robert Krzys appeared before the Board at 11:38 a.m. Attorney Krzys read a statement and was excused by the Board at 11:39 a.m.

Dr. Ghandour motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Blum at 11:43 am.

MICHELE GOLDFUSS     MD- 1498     SERVICE-CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Michele Goldfuss’ entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LINDA GRZEIKA     D- 12183     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Linda Grzeika’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHELE HUIE     D- 12274     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Michele Huie’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

THOMAS LUMB     D- 9140     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Thomas Lumb’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROSEMARY MAISSONETT     D- 10186     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Rosemary Maissonett’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANGEL MENDEZ     D- 12084     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Angel Mendez’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JAMES MILLER     D- 10197     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny James Miller’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DONNA MISKAR     D- 10365     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Donna Miskar’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GREGORY RAGLAND     D- 11968     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Gregory Ragland entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

EDWIN RAITH     D- 11180     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Edwin Raith’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CAROL REVERE     D- 10589     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Carol Revere’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MATTIE STALLINGS     D- 11976     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Mattie Stallings’ entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MATTHEW WHALEN     D- 12246     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Matthew Whalen’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JEFFREY ALLEN     D-11314     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Jeffrey Allen. Motion approved unanimously.

JOYCE ATTIANESE     D-11670     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Joyce Attianese. Motion approved unanimously.

CAROLYN BAKER     D-11786     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Carolyn Baker. Motion approved unanimously.

SALLIE BOOTH     D-11867     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Sallie Booth. Motion approved unanimously.

SUSANNE BUCKLEY     D-11669     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Susanne Buckley. Motion approved unanimously.

SHEILA COLSON     D-10874     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Sheila Colson. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHELLE GINEO     D-11566     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Michelle Gineo. Motion approved unanimously.

JACQUELINE GLOVER     D-11909     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Jacqueline Glover. Motion approved unanimously.

DIANE GOFFREDO     D-10758     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Diane Gofreddo. Motion approved unanimously.

MANUEL GOMES     D-11943     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Manuel Gomes. Motion approved unanimously.

FRANKLIN GOSLEE, JR.     D-11913     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Franklin Goslee, Jr. Motion approved unanimously.

EVA HILDEBRAND     D-11927     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Eva Hildebrand. Motion approved unanimously.

MELISSA KEEFE     D-11594     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Melissa Keefe. Motion approved unanimously.

CRISTINA KEEGAN     D-11940     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Cristina Keegan. Motion approved unanimously.

ASHOK JUMAR     D-11778     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Ashok Jumar. Motion approved unanimously.

THERESA LOPES     D-11767     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Theresa Lopes. Motion approved unanimously.

RICHELLE LOVATO     D-11872     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Richelle Lovato. Motion approved unanimously.

RONALD MICHALEK     D-11947     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Ronald Michalek. Motion approved unanimously.

MARVIN MITCHELL     D-10574     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Marvin Mitchell. Motion approved unanimously.

WALTER NONIEWICZ     D-11777     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Walter Noniewicz. Motion approved unanimously.

DANIEL RACZ     D-11933     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Daniel Racz. Motion approved unanimously.

MELISSA RAIBECK     D-11810     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Melissa Raibeck. Motion approved unanimously.

PEGGY ROBERTSON     D-11921     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Peggy Robertson. Motion approved unanimously.

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

BERYL TOMLINSON     D-10643     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Beryl Tomlinson. Motion approved unanimously.


ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum to adjourn the meeting at 11:46 a.m.

 

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