- Notice of Vacancy – At Large Seat 2, Sarasota County Public Hospital Board
- Application for Appointment to fill At Large Seat 2
- 2015 Board Meeting Schedule
- Job Description: Individual Board Member
- Job Description: Sarasota County Public Hospital Board
- March 18, 2013 Public Hearing Results and Presentation.
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Donna Desisto, Board Secretary
with any questions.
Effective November 17, 2014
Marguerite G. Malone, Ed.D., Chair
Dr. Malone received a Bachelor’s degree from William and Mary College and Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the University of Memphis. Her academic background includes the economics and educational fields. An assistant professor of education, Dr. Malone also was an administrator at the University of Memphis. In addition, she served as a training and development manager with Federal Express. As president of MGM Consulting Co., Dr. Malone has provided consulting services to many different types of organizations including health care, on a broad range of issues such as quality improvement, leadership/management, human resources, productivity improvement, communication, and instituting change. She also has served on numerous boards of directors in leadership roles.
Region: At Large - Seat 3
Term Ends: 2016
Gregory Carter, First Vice Chair
An employee of AT&T's Engineering Department for 31 years, Mr. Carter served as project manager, coordinating all aspects of construction for the corporation's network facilities for the state of Virginia and working as a liaison between the company and vendors, consultants and project personnel. Currently the owner/operator of a general home repair business, Mr. Carter also served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Region: Southern District - Seat 2
Term Ends: 2018
Joseph J. DeVirgilio, Jr., Treasurer
The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board recently appointed Mr. DeVirgilio to the board's Central District Seat.
Currently president of Suncoast Management Consultants and a senior consultant with River Consulting Group, Mr. DeVirgilio relocated to North Venice, FL, from Poughkeepsie, NY, where for three decades he served in a series of executive positions for the CH Energy Group, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation and Central Hudson Enterprises, most recently as executive vice president.
Mr. DeVirgilio's extensive board experience includes 12 years on the Board of Trustees of St. Francis Hospital, where he served as chair of the board's Quality Council and Capital Campaign. He also served on the board of the St. Francis Healthcare Foundation. In addition, he has been a member and leader on numerous boards of community and business organizations.
Mr. DeVirgilio has received several honors for his service, including the Healthcare Trustees of New York State Award, the Poughkeepsie Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award and the Hospice Community Service Award.
He received his bachelor's of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and his Master's in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Region: Central District - Seat 2
Term Ends: 2018
Richard O. Donegan, Assistant Treasurer
A retired executive of the General Electric Co., Richard O. Donegan's 33-year career with company culminated in his role as senior vice president of the Major Appliance Group, overseeing design, manufacturing, finance, marketing, sales and service for the multibillion dollar international division. A resident of Sarasota since 1984, Mr. Donegan has served for nine years on the Board of Trustees of the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Inc., most recently as secretary for the organization. Mr. Donegan also has served on the boards of the New College Foundation, Mote Marine and Spanish Point, as well as the Canadian GE Appliance Co., Vendo Co., Upright Co., United Way, Bellarmine College, Federal Reserve - Louisville Branch and the Fresno State University Advisory Board. A native of Wellesley, Massachusetts, Mr. Donegan received a bachelor's degree from Tufts University.
Region: At Large - Seat 2
Term Ends: 2016
Darryl W. Henry, Assistant Secretary
Darryl Henry served as CEO for International Interoperability Initiatives, Inc. before retiring in 2006. From 1979 to 2002, he was a program director at the U.S. Department of Defense, serving as Director of the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Program, Director of the Joint Warrior Interoperability Program and Chief Hardware Engineer of Milnet (forerunner of Internet). Mr. Henry received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland. He serves on the Executive Board and Bylaws Committee of the Republican Club of South Sarasota County and participates in the Keep Sarasota Beautiful road cleanup crew. Mr. Henry also serves as a greeter and nursery attendant for the Living Waters Lutheran Church.
Region: Southern District - Seat 1
Term Ends: 2018
Richard C. Merritt, Member
Originally from Sterling, Illinois, Richard “Dick” Merritt was a member of the Board of CGH Medical Center in Sterling for 24 years, serving as chairman for two terms and chair of the Finance Committee for three terms. He was owner and president of Sterling Ford Lincoln Mercury. Mr. Merritt received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He was recruited from his MBA program by Ford Motor Company and held a number of sales positions before becoming owner of the Ford Lincoln Mercury dealership. Mr. Merritt was a member of the Sterling Noon Rotary Club and the Boards of the Illinois Auto Dealers Association and Midwest Ford Dealer Advertising Association. He also was president of the Notre Dame Club of Rock River Valley for many years. .
Region: Northern District - Seat 1
Term Ends: 2018