MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, October 20, 2017

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, October 20, 2017, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

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

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


OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor Disability Retirement
Tanya Jasper, Disability Retirement 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 9:02 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 9:03 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division and the General Counsel to the Commission were invited to stay during Executive Session. Annette Sadlowski left meeting at 10:24 am and returned at 10:27 am.

1. Frankie Andrews and Rosalind Mosley appeared before the Board at 10:51 am. Ms. Andrews made a statement and then, they were excused by the Board at 10:58 am.
2. Darcel and Cleveland Billups appeared before the Board at 10:59 am. Ms. Billups made a statement and then they were excused by the Board at 11:01 am.
3. Ann-Marie Breault-McCann and her husband, James McCann appeared before the Board at 11:03 am. Mr. McCann made a statement and then, they were excused by the Board at 11:05 am.
4. Pedro Rodriguez and Attorney Russell Zimberlin appeared before the Board at 11:06 am. Attorney Zimberlin made a statement and then, they were excused by the Board at 11:09 am.
5. Aida Rosado and Attorney Jeffrey Ment appeared before the Board at 11:12 am. Attorney Ment made a statement and then, they were excused by the Board at 11:15 am. 6. Nathaniel Tyson appeared before the Board and made a statement at 11:18 am. He was then excused by the Board at 11:25 am.

Dr. Ghandour motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Lieders 11:29 a.m.

JILL AKERLEY     D- 9542     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to table Jill Akerley’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

FRANKIE ANDREWS     D- 12236     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Frankie Andrews’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DONNA AUFIERO     D- 9635     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to table Donna Aufiero’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DARCEL BILLUPS     D- 12176     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Darcel Billups’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MILAGROS BONILLA     D- 9745     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Milagros Bonilla’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANN-MARIE BRAULT MCCANN     D- 12343     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Ann-Marie Brault-McCann’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RICHARD CLARK     D- 10677     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Richard Clark’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARY COMSTOCK     D- 12425     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Mary Comstock’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GERALDINE COVINGTON     D- 11680 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Geraldine Covington’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOSEPH D’ORDINE     D- 9291     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Joseph D'Ordine’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JACQUELINE FUNCHES     D- 9865     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Jacqueline Funches’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GENEVIEVE HODGES     D- 10350     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Genevieve Hodges’ entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DAWN KEIPER     D- 12263     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Dawn Keiper’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHRISTINE O’BRIEN     D- 10774     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Christine O'Brien’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PEDRO RODRIGUEZ     D- 11889     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Pedro Rodriguez’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHAEL ROOD     D- 12206     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Michael Rood’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

AIDA ROSADO     D- 12203     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Aida Rosado’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LINDA SHEA     MD- 1525     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Linda Shea’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

NATHANIEL TYSON     D- 12182     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Nathaniel Tyson’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders to adjourn the meeting at 11:39 a.m.

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