MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, March 20, 2015

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, March 20, 2015, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Debra Pollack, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Nikolai Lieders, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.

ABSENT:
Albert Geetter, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.
Kamel Ghandour, 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 9:07 am.

Dr. Pollack motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Lieders at 9:09 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Pollack motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Lieders at 1:49 PM.

TINA BRIDGMAN     D- 11513     SERVICE-CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Tina Bridgman's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JAMES BURRUS     D- 11764     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve James Burrus' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Dargan dissents.

JUDITH DESROSIER     D- 11760     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Judith Desrosier's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PHILIP DONOFRIO     D- 11798     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Philip Donofrio's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANN ENGEL     D- 11294     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Ann Engel's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

EVELYN FALCON     D- 11588     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Evelyn Falcon's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KATHERINE FORD     D- 11876     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Katherine Ford's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CARLENE FUHRING     D- 11140     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Carlene Fuhring's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHELLE GINEO     D- 11566     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Michelle Gineo's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KEITH GROOM     D- 11822     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Keith Groom's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

THOMAS HARRISON     D- 11873     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Thomas Harrison's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JAMES JACKSON     D- 11753     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve James Jackson's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ELIZABETH JIMENEZ     D- 11820     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Elizabeth Jimenez's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SUSAN JULES     D- 11737     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Susan Jules' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN KNIEJZNESKI     D- 10334     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve John Kniejzneski's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Dargan dissents.

NANCY MARTINEZ     D- 10735     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Nancy Martinez's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SHARYN MURPHY     MD- 1468     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Sharyn Murphy's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LORI PAIVA     D- 11411     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Lori Paiva's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BARRY PETERSON     D- 11728     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Barry Peterson's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DEMETRA PUNTER     D- 11660     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Demetra Punter's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LYNN RISTAU     D- 11742     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Lynn Ristau's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHAEL TORINO     MD- 1458     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Michael Torino's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RONDELL TYSON     D- 11783     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Rondell Tyson's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders to adjourn the meeting at 1:51 p.m.

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