MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, September 20, 2013

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, September 20, 2013, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Catherine Lewis, M.D. CHAIRPERSON
Robert Fitzpatrick, M.D.
Marc Croteau, M.D.

ABSENT:
Wilner Samson, M.D., SECRETARY
Mark Buchanan, M.D.
Ariane Sirop, M.D.
Steven Singer, M.D.


OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit

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. Lewis motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Croteau at 9:11 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Lewis motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Croteau at 11:45 am.

MAUREEN BENNETT MD-1419 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to deny Maureen Bennett's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

FREDERICK BLOOD MD-1413 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Frederick Blood's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PAUL EASTERLING MD-1425 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Paul Easterling's entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved by unanimously.

NORMA FERNANDEZ D-11156 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Norma Fernandez's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LINDA GAWRONSKI D- 11089 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Linda Gawronski's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROBERT GRAHAM MD-1321 SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Robert Graham's entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN HAYDEN MD-1332 SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny John Hayden's entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

REBECCA HOUDE D- 11430 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to deny Rebecca Houde's entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CYNTHIA INGRAHAM D- 10806 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Cynthia Ingraham's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JENNIFER IRELAND D- 11429 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to deny Jennifer Ireland's entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JACQUELINE LAMAR D- 11441 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrtick, to approve Jacqueline Lamar's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SHEILA LAMOTHE D- 10808 SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Sheila LaMothe's entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JEFFREY LAPORTO D- 11128 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Jeffrey LaPorto's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

VICTOR LOFFREDO D- 11370 CHANGE TO NON-S/C
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Victor Loffredo's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BRUCE MAYNARD D-11407 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Bruce Maynard's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RHONDA PAGANI D- 11571 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Rhonda Pagani's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DEBRA POLLO D- 11434 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Debra Pollo's entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MAUREEN POULIN D- 11440 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Maureen Poulin's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHRISTOPHER PRICE D- 11439 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Christopher Price's entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DIANE REYNOLDS D- 11405 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Diane Reynold's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ALEXANDRIA SIMONELLI D- 11131 CHANGE TO NON-S/C
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Alexandria Simonelli's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANNA STIGGLE D- 11066 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Anna Stiggle's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHELE SULLIVAN D- 11368 CHANGE TO NON-S/C
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Michele Sullivan's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARK SUPLINSKAS D- 10782 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Mark Suplinskas' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

TERESA TERMINE D- 11443 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick, to approve Teresa Termine's entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau to adjourn the meeting at 11:46 a.m.


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