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MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
for DISABILITY RETIREMENT
 
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
RETIREMENT SERVICES DIVISION
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER

MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY JULY 8, 2011

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, July 8, 2011, in Building #4, at the University of Connecticut's Health Center, 270 Farmington Avenue, Suite #262, Farmington, Connecticut, 06032.

PRESENT: CATHERINE LEWIS, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
  WILNER SAMSON, M.D, ACTING SECRETARY
  DOUGLAS D'ANDREA, M.D
 
ABSENT: NONE
 
ALSO PRESENT:
  Joseph Lanteri, Disability Retirement Unit
  Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor Disability Retirement Unit

Please note that all of the following hearings held in front of the Medical Examining Board were held in executive session as the focus of such hearings is the medical condition of each disability retirement applicant.

DOROTHY BARKSDALE D- 10352 DISABILITY
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Dorothy Barksdale for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
RICHARD BURGARELLA D- 10838 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Richard Burgarella for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
VICTOR DENARDIS D- 10796 DISABILITY
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Victor DeNardis for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
VIVIEN GARRETTE D- 8386 SERVICE-CONNECTED(APPEAL)
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Vivien Garrette for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
MATTHEW GOETZ D- 10794 DISABILITY
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Matthew Goetz for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
VINCENT GRAHAM D- 10821 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Vincent Graham for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
LINDA HEIDTMANN D- 10325 DISABILITY(APPEAL)
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Linda Heidtmann for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
JAMES LEARY D- 10754 DISABILITY(APPEAL)
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of James Leary for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
ROSEANN MCCORKLE D- 10969
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Roseann McCorkle for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
ELIZABETH MOON D- 10799 DISABILITY
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Elizabeth Moon for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
CAROL MOORE D- 10795 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Carol Moore for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
NANCY RASPARDO D- 10684 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Nancy Raspardo for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement pending a review for continued entitlement in 12 months. Motion approved unanimously.
 
FRANK ROBBINS D- 10693 DISABILITY
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to table the application of Frank Robbins for a Disability Retirement pending receipt of additional medical information. Motion approved unanimously.
 
RICHARD ROY D- 10813 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to table the application of Richard Roy for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement pending reciept of additional medical information. Motion approved unanimously.
 
DOUGLAS SMITH D- 10494 SERVICE-CONNECTED(APPEAL)
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Douglas Smith for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement pending a review for continued entitlement in 12 months. Motion approved unanimously.
 
ELLEN ST. JOHN D- 10828 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Ellen St. John for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
NANCY STEVENS D- 10978
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Nancy Stevens for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
CONSTANCE STRIPLING D- 10823 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Constance Stripling for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
GERALD SULLIVAN D- 10768 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to approve the application of Gerald Sullivan for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
MARK SUPLINSKAS D- 10782 DISABILITY
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Mark Suplinskas for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
BRENDA THORINGTON D- 10899 DISABILITY
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to table the application of Brenda Thorington for a Disability Retirement pending receipt of additional medical information. Motion approved unanimously.
 
JAMES TIMBRO D- 10804 DISABILITY
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of James Timbro for a Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
ATHENA WAGNER D- 10790 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Athena Wagner for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
IRENE ZDROJOWY D- 10690 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to deny the application of Irene Zdrojowy for a Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
 
HEATHER BUKOWSKI D-10257 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Sampson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Heather Bukowski. Motion approved unanimously.
 
DONNA CARTA D-10251 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Sampson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Donna Carta. Motion approved unanimously.
 
MARJORIE LONG D-9963 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Sampson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Marjorie Long. Motion approved unanimously.
 
YVONNE OZENNE D-10116 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Sampson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Yvonne Ozenne. Motion approved unanimously.
 
DEBRA ROBERTS D-10274 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Sampson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Debra Roberts. Motion approved unanimously.
 
HANNA ROCKI D-10232 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Sampson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Hanna Rocki. Motion approved unanimously.
 
PETER SIMPSON D-10247 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Sampson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Peter Simpson. Motion approved unanimously.
 
VALARIE STRONG D-10134 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Sampson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Valarie Strong. Motion approved unanimously.
 
NANCY SUSSMAN D-9157 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Sampson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Nancy Sussman. Motion approved unanimously.
 
PATRICIA TURBES D-10200 CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT REVIEW
Dr. Sampson moved, seconded by Dr. D'Andrea, to continue the disability retirement of Patricia Turbes. Motion approved unanimously.

(Whereupon, the meeting was adjourned)

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