MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, September 26, 2014

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, September 26, 2014, at the office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Mark Buchanan, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Robert Fitzpatrick, M.D.
Carolyn Drazinic, M.D.

ABSENT:
Wilner Samson, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Ariane Sirop, M.D.
Steven Singer, M.D.
Marc Croteau, M.D.

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

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 9:00 am.

Dr. Buchanan motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick at 9:04 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Buchanan motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick at 1:08 PM.

TIMOTHY AVENIA D- 11155 CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Timothy Avenia's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SUZANNE BLAKLEY D- 11301 SERVICE-CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to stand by the board's previous decision to deny Suzanne Blakley's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LARRY BODIAN D- 11631 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Larry Bodian's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DANIEL BOILEAU D- 11475 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Daniel Boileau's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROBIN CASELLA D- 11629 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Robin Casella's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ELONA CHUBBUCK D- 11215 SERVICE-CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Elona Chubbuck's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARC COTTRELL D- 11622 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Marc Cottrell's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DOREEN DEPAIVA D- 11170 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Doreen Depaiva's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

EDWARD ERICKSON D- 11794 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Edward Erickson's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PHOUANGMALAY GRAPPONE D- 11625 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Phouangmalay Grappone's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ELADONIS HILL D- 11627 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny Eladonis Hill's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JENNIFER IRELAND D- 11429 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Jennifer Ireland's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LYNN LUDWIN D- 11621 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Lynn Ludwin's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Buchanan dissents.

PRISCILLA MCGRATH D- 11632 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Priscilla McGrath's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DAWN PRUE D- 11563 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Dawn Prue's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JUNE SPINNATO D- 11261 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny June Spinnato's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROBBIN THIMBLE D- 11604 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Robbin Thimble's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

YVONNE TOMS-CARDONA D- 11142 SERVICE-CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Yvonne Toms-Cardona's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

NICOLE TYSON D- 11567 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny Nicole Tyson's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CAROL WHITE D- 11616 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Carol White's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KATHLEEN WLASUK D- 11634 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Kathleen Wlasuk's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

TODD YORK D- 11731 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Fitzpatrick moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Todd York's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.


ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Buchanan moved, seconded by Dr. Fitzpatrick to adjourn the meeting at 1:10 p.m.

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