MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, September 18, 2015

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, September 18, 2015, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Nikolai Lieders, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.

ABSENT:
Albert Geetter, M.D.
Lynn Rudich, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.
Debra Pollack, 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 9:12 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. Ghandour at 9:13 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Leiders motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Ghandour at 1:47 PM.

LYNDA BOUCHER     D- 11847     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Lynda Boucher's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DONNA BURNHAM     D- 11372     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Donna Burnham's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DUANE MARIE CHOWANIEC     D- 11862     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Duane Marie Chowaniec's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN COLEMAN     D- 11750     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve John Coleman's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PAMELA FARMER     D- 11865     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Pamela Farmer's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LISA HAYDEN     D- 11866     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Lisa Hayden's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHRISTOPHER HAYES     D- 11863     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Christopher Hayes' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

WILLIAM IDAROLA, JR     MD- 1480     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve William Idarola, Jr's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

TERRY JACKSON     D- 11570     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Terry Jackson's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANGELA JAMES     D- 11626     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Angela James' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROBIN MILLER     D- 11781     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Robin Miller's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARTHA PEREZ     D- 11880     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Martha Perez's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BRIAN PETROSKY     D- 11898     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Brian Petrosky's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Dargan dissents.

BENJAMIN RIVERA     D- 11859     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Benjamin Rivera's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SHIRLEY SEARS     D- 11879     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Shirley Sears' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARY TALBOT     D- 10830     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Mary Talbot's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BERYL TOMLINSON     D- 11817     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Beryl Tomlinson's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LINDA WATSON     D- 10626     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Linda Watson's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LISA WOMBLE     D- 11828     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Lisa Womble's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KAREN ZELVIN     D- 11906     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Karen Zelvin's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Dargan dissents.
 

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour to adjourn the meeting at 1:49 p.m.

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