MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, October 9, 2015

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, October 9, 2015, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Lynn Rudich, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Nikolai Lieders, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Debra Pollack, M.D.

ABSENT:
Albert Geetter, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.


OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit
Colin Newman, Assistant Division Director
Antoinette Alt, Ombudsman

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 9:04 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. Pollack at 9:05 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Leiders motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Pollack at 12:26 PM.

LASHAWNDA CHAPMAN     D- 11536     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (CONT'D)
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve Lashawnda Chapman's entitlement to Non-service connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROGER CHEMAN     D- 11871 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve Roger Cheman's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SELINA CHRISTIAN     D- 11970     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve Selina Christian's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ALFONSO COLLAZO     D- 11780     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to deny Alfonso Collazo's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHRISTINE COOPER     D- 11914     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to deny Christine Cooper's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CORALE CYR     D- 11846     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve Corale Cyr's entitlement to Non-service connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SUSAN EZEPCHICK     D- 11885     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve Susan Ezepchick's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

WILLIAM GAGLIARDI     MD- 1487     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve William Gagliardi's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PETER GAWRON     D- 10600     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve Peter Gawron's entitlement to Service-connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BARBARA GELLER     D- 11928     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve Barbara Geller's entitlement to Non-service connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

FRANKLIN GOSLEE, JR.     D- 11913     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve Franklin Goslee, Jr's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BELINDA HALL     D- 11733     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to deny Belinda Hall's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BRIDGETT HARRELL     D- 11770     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Bridgett Harrell's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

THERESA LOPES     D- 11767     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve Theresa Lopes' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RICHELLE LOVATO     D- 11872     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve Richelle Lovato's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

THOMAS MCALLISTER     D- 11831     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to deny Thomas McAllister's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KENNETH MCCOY     MD- 1489     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve Kenneth McCoy's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MATTHEW MULLINS     MD- 1476     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve Matthew Mullins' entitlement to Non-service connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROBLEY NEWTON     D- 11886     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve Robley Newton's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

TRACY ROBINSON     D- 11893     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to approve Tracy Robinson's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KENYA SPENCER     D- 11457     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Leiders, to deny Kenya Spencer's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack to adjourn the meeting at 12:29 p.m.

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