MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, September 8, 2017

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, September 8, 2017, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Lynn Rudich, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Richard Blum, M.D.
Nikolai Lieders, M.D.
J. Robert Galvin, M.D.

ABSENT:
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D.


OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Disability Retirement Unit
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 9:10 am.
Dr. Rudich motioned to amend the agenda, seconded by Dr. Lieders at 9:11 am.
Amended to the agenda:

Mark Basta    Christopher Goff    Tanya Mack    Esther Vega-Espanol
Danny Brown    Kathleen Gonzalez    Tracy Maclay    Earl Wilson
David Burgio    Vinston Hamilton    John McCrorey    James Wyant
Laurie Combs    Stewart Henry    Muntega Moore
Joseph DeCosta    Jill Hill    Susan Rich
Richard Dunn    Daniel Keyes    Douglas Smith
Daniel Flores, Jr.    Donald Konow    Hasson Stavis

Dr. Rudich motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Lieders at 9:13 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division and the General Counsel to the Commission were invited to stay during Executive Session. There was a brief break from 10:57 am. until 11:11 am.

1. Patty Burgio, spouse of David Burgio, appeared before the Board and made a statement at 11:16 am. She was excused by the Board at 11:19 am.
2. Daniel Flores, Jr. appeared before the Board at 11:20 am. He made a statement and was excused by the Board at 11:21 am.
3. Tanya Mack appeared before the Board and made a statement at 11:22 am. She was excused by the Board at 11:25 am.
4. Hasson Stavis appeared before the Board and made a statement at 11:26 am. He was excused by the Board at 11:34 am.
5. Esther Vega-Espanol and Attorney Ralph Wilson Jr. appeared before the Board. Ms. Vega-Espanol made a statement at 11:36 am. They were excused by the Board at 11:40 am.
6. Earl Wilson appeared before the Board and made a statement at 11:42 am. He was excused by the Board at 11:44 am.

Dr. Blum motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Lieders at 11:49 a.m.

MARK BASTA     D-10536     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Mark Basta. Motion approved unanimously.

DANNY BROWN     D-10766     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Danny Brown. Motion approved unanimously.

DAVID BURGIO     D-10781     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of David Burgio. Motion approved unanimously.

LAURIE COMBS     D-10036     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Laurie Combs. Motion approved unanimously.

JOSEPH DECOSTA     D-10660     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Joseph DeCosta. Motion approved unanimously.

RICHARD DUNN     D-10659     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Richard Dunn. Motion approved unanimously.

DANIEL FLORES JR.     D-11487     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Daniel Flores Jr. Motion approved unanimously.

CHRISTOPHER GOFF     D-10687     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Christopher Goff. Motion approved unanimously.

KATHLEEN GONZALEZ     D-11431     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Kathleen Gonzalez. Motion approved unanimously.

VINSTON HAMILTON     D-11644     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Vinston Hamilton. Motion approved unanimously.

STEWART HENRY     D-11033     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Henry Stewart. Motion approved unanimously.

JILL HILL     D-11426     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Jill Hill. Motion approved unanimously.

DANIEL KEYES     D-11575     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Daniel Keyes. Motion approved unanimously.

DONALD KONOW     D-10767     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Donald Konow. Motion approved unanimously.

TANYA MACK     D-10483     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT (CONT.)
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Tanya Mack. Motion approved unanimously.

TRACY MACLAY     D-11573     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Christopher Goff. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN McCROREY     D-11556     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT (CONT.)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of John McCrorey. Motion approved by a majority decision. Dr. Rudich dissents.

MUNTEGA MOORE     D-10793     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Muntega Moore. Motion approved unanimously.

SUSAN RICH     D-11649     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Susan Rich. Motion approved unanimously.

DOUGLAS SMITH     D-10494     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Douglas Smith. Motion approved unanimously.

HASSON STAVIS     D-11120     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT (CONT.)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to continue the disability retirement of Hasson Stavis. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Rudich dissents.

ESTHER VEGA-ESPANOL     D-10687     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Esther Vega-Espanol. Motion approved unanimously.

EARL WILSON     D-11394     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of Earl Wilson. Motion approved unanimously.

JAMES WYANT     D-11063     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Rudich moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to continue the disability retirement of James Wyant. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich to adjourn the meeting at 11:52 a.m.

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