MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, September 23, 2016

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, September 23, 2016, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Kamel Ghandour, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Lynn Rudich, M.D.
Nikolai Lieders, M.D.


ABSENT:
Debra Pollack, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.


OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit
Tanya Jasper, 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 9:00 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 9:02 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Ghandour motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Lieders at 12:26 PM.

SALLIE BOOTH     D- 11867     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Sallie Booth’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

EDWARD BRETON     D- 12134     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Edward Breton’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KASONDRA CALLOWAY     D- 12181     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to deny Kasondra Calloway’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ALFONSO COLLAZO     D- 11780     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to stand by the Board’s previous decision to deny Alfonso Collazo’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DARLENE CORBIN     D- 12251     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Darlene Corbin’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PAMELA COX     D- 12090     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Pamela Cox’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GAIL GOMES     D- 11710     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to stand by the Board’s previous decision to deny Gail Gomes’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JACQUELINE GRANDISON D- 12054 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to deny Jacqueline Grandison’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BILLY HYMAN     D- 11896     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Billy Hyman’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SHERYL LOFGREN     D- 11987     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Sheryl Lofgren’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANGEL MENDEZ     D- 12084     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to deny Angel Mendez’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LISA MOTTILLO     D- 12089     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Lisa Mottillo’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DIANE PIERCE     D- 12079     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to deny Diane Pierce’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KAIM ROSADO     D- 1500     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to deny Kaim Rosado’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHELLE RUZZA     D- 12081     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to deny Michelle Ruzza’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CAROL SAMUELS     D- 12075     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Carol Samuels’ entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN SANTOSTEFANO     D- 11957     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to deny John Santostefano’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROXANA SIGAL-ELLINGHAUSEN     D- 12073     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Roxana Sigal-Ellinghausen’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DANIEL TRYON     D- 11528     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich, to approve Daniel Tryon’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Ghandour moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders to adjourn the meeting at 12:30 p.m.

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