MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, October 6, 2017

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Nikolai Lieders, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Lynn Rudich, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Manny Katsetos, M.D.


ABSENT:
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.
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OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor Disability Retirement
Tanya Jasper, Disability Retirement Unit
Faith Murray, Investigations and Recovery Unit
Cindy Cieslak, 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.
Amended to the Agenda: To remove Lisa Adams-Puleo 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. Rudich at 9:01 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 10:26 a.m. until 10:32 a.m.

1. Marc Cottrell appeared before the Board at 10:35 am and made a statement. He was excused by the Board at 10:37 am.
2. Debra Nesmith and Attorney Ralph Wilson appeared before the Board at 10:41 am. Ms. Nesmith made a statement and then they were excused by the Board at 10:44 am.
3. Attorney Robert Krzys appeared before the Board and made a statement on behalf of Daniel Sivori at 10:48 am. He was excused by the Board at 10:52 am.
4. Kathleen Staunton, and her Vice Principal, Eileen Molloy appeared before the Board at 10:55 am. They made statements and were excused by the Board at 11:00 am.
5. Angela Harris, Attorney Colleen Casini and Portia Harris appeared before the Board at 11:01 am. She and Atty. Casini made statements and then, they were excused by the Board at 11:06 am.

Dr. Lieders motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Rudich 11:11 am.

ANNA ALVES     D- 11708     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to table Anna Alves’ entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHAEL BALOG     D- 9975     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Michael Balog’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KIMBERLY BRIERE     D- 11056     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Kimberly Briere’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KAREN BROOKS     D- 10757     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Karen Brooks’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARC COTTRELL     D- 11622     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Marc Cottrell’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

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

MELISSA DUCKER     D- 10986     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Melissa Ducker’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PHOUANGMALAY GRAPPONE     D- 11625     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Phouangmalay Grappone’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANGELA HARRIS D- 11626 CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Angela Harris’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LUCRETIA HOLLEY     D- 11711     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Lucretia Holley’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

WANDA KING     D- 11609     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Wanda King’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LYNN LUDWIN     D- 11621     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Lynn Ludwin’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DOROTHY MCAULEY     D- 11467     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Dorothy McAuley’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARIA MELENDEZ-BORDADO     D- 10855     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Maria Melendez-Bordado’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RANDELL MOODY     D- 10657     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to table Randell Moody’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DEBRA NESMITH     D- 10933     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Debra Nesmith’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GEORGE PIPPIN     D- 10616     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve George Pippin’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CAROLE PRESCOTT PARKER     D- 11158     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Carole Prescott Parker’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JUAN RIVERA     D- 11530     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Juan Rivera’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

FERNANDO SANCHES     D- 11693     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Fernando Sanches’ entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DANIEL SIVORI     D- 10620     SERVICE-CONNECTED (CONT’D)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Daniel Sivori’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KATHLEEN STAUNTON     D- 11515     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Kathleen Staunton’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KITT TIERNEY     D- 11396     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Kitt Tierney’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.


ADJOURNMENT:

    Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich to adjourn the meeting at 11:16 am.
 

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