Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation has announced the appointment of Carle W. Battle as board member. Battle was senior vice-president and chief patent counsel for GlaxoSmithKline and managed its global patent and intellectual property portfolio. He earned a B.S. in chemistry and economics from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law. A resident of Sarasota, Battle founded National Legal Information Services and is chair of the Gamma Xi Boulé Foundation Board.
The current 22-member board includes Michael J. Valentino, chair; Philip A. Delaney Jr., past-chair; Deb Kabinoff, vice-chair; Dr. Joel Morganroth, treasurer; Gwen Mackenzie, secretary; Robert G. Bartner; Ariane M. Dart; Gary Dornbush; John Giglio; Mary Evelyn Guyton; Eric Kaplan; Thomas F. Kelly, M.D.; Robert P. Martin; Diane M. Mayer; Jonathan E. Mitchell; Barbara Rodkin; Eric Spiegel; Sandra Stuart; David Verinder (ex officio); Dr. Kirk Voelker; and Robert L. Wood.