MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, November 18, 2016

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, November 18, 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:
Lynn Rudich, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.

OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit
Tanya Jasper, Disability Retirement Unit

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 9:05 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 9:06 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Lieders motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Pollack at 11:05 a.m.

THOMAS BALCH     MD- 1506     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Thomas Balch’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JUDY BUTKUS     D- 12114     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Judy Butkus’ entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

AMY BUTWILL     D- 11999     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Amy Butwill’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KAROL CASSIDY     D- 12161     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Karol Cassidy’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

NATALIA DIAS     MD- 1517     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to deny Natalia Dias’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARIA DIAZ     D- 11151     SERVICE-CONNECTED (CONT’D)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Maria Diaz’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DIANE GOFFREDO     D- 10758     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Diane Goffredo’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

TINA GRIER     D- 12115     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Tina Grier’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KATHRYN KELLY     D- 11349     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (CONT’D)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Kathryn Kelly’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BRETT LEVESQUE     D- 12104     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Brett Levesque’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CAROL MARTIN     D- 11998     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to deny Carol Martin’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BRUCE PIRRO     D- 11959     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to deny Bruce Pirro’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MELISSA RAIBECK     D- 11810     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Melissa Raibeck’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KEITH RICCI     D- 12275     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Keith Ricci’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARCUS RIVERA     D- 12136     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Marcus Rivera’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ELLEN TOBIAS     D- 12107     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Ellen Tobias’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

EDWARD TORRES     MD- 1490     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to deny Edward Torres’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

NANCY WILLIAMS     MD- 1510     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Nancy Williams’ entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.


ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack to adjourn the meeting at 11:07 a.m..

 

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