MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, March 11, 2016

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, March 11, 2016, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Kamel Ghandour, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Nikolai Lieders, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D.


ABSENT:
Richard Blum, M.D.
Albert Geetter, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.
Lynn Rudich, 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 10:08 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. Lieders at 10:10 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Ghandour motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Lieders at 12:05 PM.

ROBERT ANDERSEN     D- 11892     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Robert Andersen’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

REED BOCCUZZI     D- 11601     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to stand by the Board’s previous decision to deny Reed Boccuzzi’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RENEE BUTLER     D- 11824     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Renee Butler’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LISA CHARETTE     D- 11701     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to stand by the Board’s previous decision to deny Lisa Charette’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RUTH CLARK     D- 12049     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Ruth Clark’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHRISTINE COOPER     D- 11914     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Christine Cooper’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ALICE DEMERS     D- 10972     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to stand by the Board’s previous decision to deny Alice Demers’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JINEL DUPREY     D- 12020     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Jinel DuPrey’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SANDRA ELDRACHER     D- 11832     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Sandra Eldracher’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN ENDERLE     D- 12043     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve John Enderle’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SUSAN HULME     D- 11956     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to deny Susan Hulme’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JANETTE MINGRONE     D- 11015     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Janette Mingrone’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RUDOLPH MORIN, II     D- 11699     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to deny Rudolph Morin, II’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LINDA PAGANO     D- 11993     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Linda Pagano’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BARRY PETERSON D- 11728 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Barry Peterson’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROBERT QUARTIANO     MD- 1484     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Robert Quartiano’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROBERT RANFONE MD- 1447 SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Robert Ranfone’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MELINDA RANNOU     D- 11989     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Melinda Rannou’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DIANE SMITH     D- 11812     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Diane Smith’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JUNE SPINNATO     D- 11261     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve June Spinnato’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

THERESA VAN SLYKE     D- 12087     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Theresa Van Slyke’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders to adjourn the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

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