MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, May 16, 2014

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Wilner Samson, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Steven Singer, M.D.
Robert Fitzpatrick, M.D.

ABSENT:
Mark Buchanan, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Ariane Sirop, M.D.
Carolyn Drazinic, M.D.
Marc Croteau, 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 9:00 am.

Dr. Samson motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Singer at 9:01 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Samson motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Singer at 11:10 AM.

MERYL BERGER D- 11545 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Meryl Berger's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DARA-MARIE BORGNIS D- 11537 SERVICE-CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Dara-Marie Borgnis' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GAIL BOZIO D- 11551 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Gail Bozio's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DENNIS BRENNAN D- 8204 SERVICE-CONNECTED (CONTINUED)

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to deny Dennis Brennan's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ALYSON BROEKSTRA D- 11552 NON-SERVICE CONNNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to deny Alyson Broekstra's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOEL BROOKS D- 11548 SERVICE-CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Joel Brooks' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARCUS BROWN D- 11299 CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Marcus Brown's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GENE CAOUETTE D- 11534 SERVICE-CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Gene Caouette's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LASHAWNDA CHAPMAN D- 11536 NON- SERVICE CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to deny Lashawnda Chapman's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

EMILY CHASSE D- 11519 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Emily Chasse's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CAROL FURNARI D- 11549 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to deny Carol Furnari's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KATHLEEN GONZALEZ D- 11431 SERVICE-CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Kathleen Gonzalez's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PAMELA KENNEDY D- 11550 SERVICE-CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Pamela Kennedy's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DEBORAH KOVAC D- 11535 SERVICE-CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Deborah Kovac's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARY LANGTON D- 11544 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Mary Langton's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

WALTER OLIVEIRA D- 11546 SERVICE-CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Walter Oliveira's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

STACIE PADELLI D- 11532 SERVICE-CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Stacie Padelli's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BRENDA PILAND SANGSTER D- 5652 SERVICE-CONNECTED (CONTINUED)

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to deny Brenda Piland Sangster's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

AIDA REMELE MD- 1444 SERVICE-CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to deny Aida Remele's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JUAN RIVERA D- 11530 SERVICE-CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to deny Juan Rivera's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LESLEY SIEGEL D- 11687 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Lesley Siegel's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GWENDOLYN SINCLAIR D- 11581 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Gwendolyn Sinclair's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHAEL VALENTINO D- 9262 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (CONTINUED)

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to deny Michael Valentino's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

EVELYN WILLIAMS D- 10760 SERVICE-CONNECTED (CONTINUED)

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Evelyn Williams' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. Singer to adjourn the meeting at 11:15 a.m.

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