MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, May 26, 2017, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Nikolai Lieders, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.

ABSENT:
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.
Lynn Rudich, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.


OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor Disability Retirement
Tanya Jasper, Disability Retirement Unit
Melinda Powell, 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 9:00 am.

Dr. Lieders motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Ghandour at 9:02 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division and the General Counsel to the Commission were invited to stay during Executive Session. A brief break was taken from 10:59 a.m. to 11:03 a.m.

  1. Alfonso Collazo and co-worker Oscar Gomez appeared, and Mr. Gomez made a statement before the Board at 11:05 a.m. They were excused by the Board at 11:20 a.m.
  2. Anthony Mangiofico, his wife Susan Mangiofico and Attorney Amado Vargas appeared before the Board at 11:24 a.m. Atty. Vargas made a statement and, they were excused by the Board at 11:32 a.m.
  3. Ramon Ortiz appeared before the Board at 11:34 a.m., made a statement, and was excused by the Board at 11:39 a.m.
  4. James Rogers and Attorney Winona Zimberlin appeared before the Board at 11:40 a.m. Attorney Zimberlin made a statement, and they were excused by the Board at 11:49 a.m.
  5. Lisa Rosenblatt, her mother, June Rosenblatt and Attorney Bruce Bergman appeared before the Board at 11:51 a.m. Attorney Bergman made a statement and they were excused by the Board at 11:55 a.m.
  6. Carolyn Souppa, friend Michael Mole, and Attorney Kevin Coombes appeared before the Board at 11:56 a.m. Attorney Coombes made a statement and they were excused by the Board at 12:01 p.m.
  7. John Toles appeared before the Board at 12:02 p.m., made a statement, and was excused by the Board at 12:05 p.m.

Dr. Lieders motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Ghandour at 12:09 p.m..

MILAGROS CIVIDANES     D- 12168     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Milagros Cividanes’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ALFONSO COLLAZO     D- 11780     SERVICE-CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to stand by the previous decision to deny Alfonso Collazo’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DIANE DINKINS     D- 12053     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Diane Dinkins’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KATARZYNA FUDACZ     D- 12320     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to deny Katarzyna Fudacz’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MELISSA HOWARD     D- 12006     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to deny Melissa Howard’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BETH LANE     D- 12207     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Beth Lane’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANTHONY MANGIOFICO     MD- 1508     SERVICE-CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Anthony Mangiofico’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROBERT MARINA     MD- 1513     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, approve Robert Marina’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RAMON ORTIZ     D- 12145     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Ramon Ortiz’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JAMES ROGERS     D- 12133     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve James Rogers’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LISA ROSENBLATT     D- 12322     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Lisa Rosenblatt’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CAROLYN SOUPPA     D- 11163     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Carolyn Souppa’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN TOLES     D- 12189     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve John Toles’ entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JEREMY WIGANOWSKE     D- 11232 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to approve Jeremy Wiganowske’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Leiders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour to adjourn the meeting at 12:13 p.m.

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