Retirement Services Division March 22, 2019 MEETING OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD

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MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019

 

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.
 
 
PRESENT:
Debra Pollack, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Richard Blum, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
J. Robert Galvin, M.D.
 
 ABSENT:
 Lynn Rudich, M.D.
 Manny Katsetos, M.D.
 Nikolai Lieders, M.D.
 Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
 Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.
 Rita Ohene-Adjei, M.D.
 
 
     
OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor Disability Retirement
Colin Newman, Assistant Director Retirement Division
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 9:14 am. 
 
Dr. Galvin motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Pollack at 9:15 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 at 10:47 am. until 10:52 am.  Annette Sadlowski left the meeting at 11:52 am and returned at 11:53 am. 

  1. Leonard Katz and Christine Golet, CEUI appeared before the Board at 10:54 am.  They made statements and then, they were excused by the Board at 10:59 am.
  2. Theresa Atkins and Attorney Brennen Maki appeared before the Board at 11:00 am.  They made statements, and then they were excused by the Board at 11:02 am.
  3. Joseph Innamorato appeared before the Board at 11:04 am.  He made a statement and then was excused by the Board at 11:10 am.
  4. Greg Murdy appeared before the Board at 11:13 am.  He made a statement and then was excused by the Board at 11:20 am.
  5.  Francisco Rivera and his wife Aida Rivera appeared before the Board at 11:21 am.  They made statements and then they were excused by the Board at 11:39 pm.

 
Dr. Galvin motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Pollack at 11:56 a.m.
 
 
THERESA ATKINS   D- 11009     SERVICE-CONNECTED (reconsideration) 
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to deny Theresa Atkins' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
LONI BROCKETT   D- 12550     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED 
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Loni Brockett's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
DELORES COREY     D- 12494     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Dolores Corey's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
CATHERINE DANIELS     D- 12768     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Catherine Daniels' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
WENDI EVERTON      D- 12767     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED 
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Wendi Everton's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
DEBORAH FOSS      D- 12702     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Deborah Foss' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
JOSEPH INNAMORATO     D- 12719     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Galvin, to deny Joseph Innamorato's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement, but they would look favorably upon a Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
ANNADELL JACZYNSKI     D- 12680     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Annadell Jaczynski's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
LEONARD KATZ       D- 12637     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Leonard Katz's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
CARLO MALERBA      D- 12201     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to deny Carlo Malerba's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement, but they would look favorably upon a Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
ELAINE MARTIN       D- 12017     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Galvin, to deny Elaine Martin's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
  
ALYCE MEROLA       D- 11833     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to deny Alyce Merola's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
RICHARD MILLER      D- 12111    SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to deny Richard Miller's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
GLENN MILLER SR.     D- 12496     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Glenn Miller, Sr.'s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
ROBERT MOONEYHAM     D- 12321     SERVICE-CONNECTED (cont'd)
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Robert Mooneyham's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
GERARD MORZELLA      D- 12088        NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Gerard Morzella's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
GREG MURDY    D- 12222     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Greg Murdy's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
JANINA PUZIO        D- 12337     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Janina Puzio's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
FRANCISCO RIVERA      MD- 1572       SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to deny Francisco Rivera's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
LYNNE ROBINSON       D- 12752     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (reconsideration) 
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Lynne Robinson's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
CAROLAND WIGGS-LEWIS     D- 12350     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Caroland Wiggs-Lewis' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
KAREN WORKMAN      D- 12631     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to approve Karen Workman's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously.
 
 
THERESA ATKINS       D- 11009     SERVICE-CONNECTED (reconsideration) 
Dr. Pollack moved, seconded by Dr. Galvin, to reconsider the decision to deny Theresa Atkins' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously. 
 
 
THERESA ATKINS       D- 11009      SERVICE-CONNECTED (reconsideration) 
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack, to deny Theresa Atkins´┐Ż entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement, but they would look favorably upon a Non-Service Connected Retirement.  Motion approved unanimously. 
 
  
ADJOURNMENT:
 
   Dr. Galvin moved, seconded by Dr. Pollack to adjourn the meeting at 11:58 am.

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