During the last 37 years Myron Robinson has served as President/CEO of various Urban League affiliates around the country and is a consultant to the National Urban League in New York City. He was also a Marketing & Senior Sales Executive for AT&T. Before moving to paradise in the Sarasota area in 2009, he was an Executive-in-Residence at the School of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.

Myron has had a multi-faceted volunteer career. He served on numerous boards in Cleveland including John Carroll University, Key Bank and University Hospitals. He is past Chair of the Board of Directors of Doctors Hospital here in Sarasota and is serving on the Manatee County Library Board and the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. Myron has been a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ for seven years. He has served as a Deacon, Vice Moderator, Moderator, and Past Moderator of the Church Council. He is married to Brenda K. Robinson, a mixed-media artist. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.

“I have a passionate interest in continuing the long, productive relationship with First Congregational United Church of Christ and to further developing strategies to diversify Plymouth Harbor.”

Lee DeLieto, Sr., Trustee

“My involvement and appreciation of the composition and dedication of the Plymouth Harbor, Inc. Board of Trustees motivated me to accept an invitation to become a member of the Plymouth Harbor Foundation Board of Trustees.”

Lee DeLieto, Sr. joined the Commercial Group at Michael Saunders & Company more than 20 years ago and he and his partner, Lee Jr., have repeatedly received the “Top Commercial Real Estate Team” recognition. Lee is an active member of various professional organizations including member and Past President of The Commercial Investment Division (CID) of the Sarasota Association of Realtors, member of Sarasota Association of Realtors and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Lee’s community involvement includes Founder and Board Member of Insignia Bank, and current Board Member and Past Chair of Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. Additionally, Lee is a Past President of the Downtown Sarasota Kiwanis Club, Past Board Chair of the Sarasota University Club, and Past President of the Sarasota Alumni Club of Phi Delta Theta. Lee received a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the University of Rochester.



Ann and Ray Neff had occasion to spend a good deal of time with Bobby Broderick before he passed away. Over time, Ray learned of Bobby’s career in the laundry business and heard stories of how he began that business as a job and how it blossomed into a fulfilling and successful career. Remembering this important part of Bobby’s life, and the role it played in his family life — taking his children to work with him on Saturdays and how they would play in the laundry bins and conveyors — it seemed most fitting to Ann and Ray that when our own Plymouth Harbor laundry room was being renovated, to do something to honor Bobby and his contributions to life at Plymouth Harbor.

The Neffs have made a gift to support the purchase of the large industrial-sized washer and dryer (roughly half the cost of the equipment) in memory of Bobby Broderick. A memorial plaque will be installed by the end of the February. Please join us in thanking Ann and Ray Neff for their thoughtful gift to remember our longtime friend, neighbor, and colleague Charles “Bobby” Broderick.




We are excited and honored to welcome Cade Sibley as our new Chair of The Foundation Board. Cade has served as a member of The Foundation Board since its inception in 2013. She and her husband Whit are residents of Longboat Key, having moved here in 2010 from Denver. In Denver, Cade was involved in advanced estate, business-transfer, and investment-planning strategies. She was a longtime member of several of the Lincoln Financial Group’s most prestigious honors societies, and served as Vice Chair of Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center Board for The Denver Foundation, and on the Denver Arthritis Foundation Board.

Cade assumed her new role as Chair in January of this year. Bill Johnston will continue as a Foundation Trustee as a resident of Plymouth Harbor, as he and his wife Betsy became residents in December of 2015. Harry Hobson continues as Vice-Chair of The Foundation Board, and Garry Jackson continues in his role of Secretary/Treasurer.


In December 2015, three members of the Plymouth Harbor, Inc. Board of Trustees reached the end of their term, and in January 2016, the Board gained three new members. Below please find biographies introducing these new members.



I am looking forward to serving on the Plymouth Harbor Board because it is a facility I have admired since moving to Sarasota in 1983, and the more I learn about Plymouth Harbor, the more I treasure such a valuable resource in our community.”

Kathryn Angell Carr is a partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP where she is Board Certified in Real Estate Law. She has been involved in the representation of both purchasers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate, including several shopping centers, hotels, apartment complexes, restaurants, and office buildings. Kathryn also has experience in the leasing and financing of both residential and commercial projects, including securitized financing and bond financing. Kathryn has represented developers of residential projects in all stages of development, including acquisition, financing of the land, and platting of the property, and has advised clients as to the effects of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act and the Florida Land Sales Act.

Kathryn received a BS degree in Political Science from Iowa State University and earned her law degree from the University of Florida. In addition to Plymouth Harbor, Kathryn previously served on several community Boards, including, but not limited to, The Argus Foundation and the Animal Rescue Coalition. She has three stepchildren and six grandchildren, ranging in age from three to 27. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys cooking, having learned much from her husband who was a page boy in the Ringling Hotel in the 1940s while his father was the manager.


Grindal 4x5 300 dpi (4) CropALAN B. GRINDAL, M.D. 

As a Sarasota physician​, I have long admired Plymouth Harbor as a model for providing a successful aging lifestyle.”

Dr. Alan B. Grindal is a Board Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his Medical degree from the University of Illinois. Dr. Grindal obtained his Neurology training at the Medical College of Virginia, where he also served on the medical faculty.

For over 30 years Dr. Grindal was in private practice in Sarasota, and he is currently on the Clinical Faculty of Florida State University. He also works with the Memory Disorder Clinic at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and is a volunteer at the hospital’s Community Clinic. In addition, Dr. Grindal often teaches at the University of South Florida Lifelong Learning Academy and Pierian Springs Academy. He was selected by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America from 1997 to his retirement in 2004. Dr. Grindal and his wife will be                                                                                                     celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this summer with their three children and six                                                                                                    grandchildren.



I am pleased to serve on the Board of Trustees at Plymouth Harbor. As the premier vertically integrated care facility in Florida, Plymouth Harbor affords me the opportunity to continue my life of service with an institution that does so much for its residents and the community at large.”

Ambassador James D. McGee spent the majority of his 30-year Foreign Service career overseas working in support of U.S. Government policy. His professional skills include political-military affairs, crisis management, and international negotiation and management. He was nominated and confirmed as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Swaziland 2002-2004, Madagascar and the Comoros Islands 2004-2007, and Zimbabwe 2007-2009. He then returned to the National War College in Washington D.C., as the senior advisor to the Director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. At his last assignment, Ambassador McGee opened the first political-military office to provide diplomatic advice and guidance to the Commander of U.S. naval forces Europe, Africa and the 6th Fleet. Ambassador McGee served in the U.S. Air Force for five and a half years during the Vietnam conflict and earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses and 16 Air Medals while flying on 471 combat missions.

In addition to his military honors, Ambassador McGee was presented the Palmer Award for Diplomatic Excellence in 2011, the Diplomacy for Freedom Award in 2008, and numerous Presidential Pay and Superior Honor Awards. He is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy and serves on the Board of Directors for the Global Alliance for Zimbabwe and the Committee for the Community of Democracies. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the Defense Language Institute, and speaks French and Vietnamese.


Dale N. Woodling, Board of Trustees

Designated Member from First Congregational UCC Church

Dale Woodling serves on the Board of Trustees as the representative of First Congregational United Church of Christ of Sarasota, the church that founded Plymouth Harbor. He is a native of northeast Ohio and received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After receiving his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law, Dale entered the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps where he served for nearly 28 years in various legal positions around the country and overseas. He also holds a master’s degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.

Dale currently serves on a number of volunteer boards in Sarasota, including the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army and the board of Orchard Place, an apartment complex for physically disabled adults. He is married to Colonel Cynthia Woodling, U.S. Army (Retired) who served with the Army Nurse Corps. They have two sons.


William Woeltjen, Board of Trustees

Previously serving as interim CFO and Treasurer for Sarasota Memorial Hospital, William Woeltjen was named Chief Financial Officer in November 2010. As Chief Financial Officer, William is responsible for all financial matters related to the health care system, including financial reporting, financial planning, revenue cycle, reimbursement, debt management and managed care contracting. He has more than 25 years of experience in corporate health care finance.

Before joining Sarasota Memorial’s Finance Department in 2007, William, a Certified Public Accountant, served as corporate treasurer and corporate chief financial officer for University Community Health in Tampa. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from Tulane University and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida.



Jon F. Swift, Board of Trustees

Prior to joining the Board of Trustees, I knew about Plymouth Harbor’s great reputation in the community. Since joining, I have been thoroughly impressed with it as a comprehensive CCRC. It has been very educational  for me, and I’m glad that I can contribute my construction background to help the organization during an exciting growth period. 

An Ohio native, Jon Swift attended Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, studying industrial technology. In 1969, Jon started his own construction company and moved his organization to Sarasota 10 years later. Currently, he is the CEO of Jon F. Swift Construction.

As an active member of the community, Jon is past president of the Argus Foundation of Southwest Florida, the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., and the Police Athletic League of Sarasota County. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange and the Development Services Advisory Board of Sarasota County, and is currently on the Board of Directors of Sabal Palm Bank and The Field Club. Jon has a passion for woodworking and enjoys spending time in the shop. He and his wife Janey have five children and seven grandchildren.


Nora Patterson, Board of Trustees

Our ties to Plymouth Harbor date back many years, to when John’s father was a resident. I am pleased to serve on the Board of Trustees.

Nora Patterson served as a Sarasota County Commissioner for 16 years, retiring in November 2014. Prior to that, she held a seat for eight years on the Sarasota City Commission. Nora grew up in New York City, obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Duke University and a Master of Education from the University of Florida in Educational Psychology. She has been a small business owner, a teacher, and a real estate broker. She has lived in Sarasota County since 1970 with her husband John, a local attorney and a former chair of the Plymouth Harbor Board of Trustees.

Nora has always been active in the Sarasota community, serving on numerous boards of directors.  In addition to the Plymouth Harbor Board of Trustees, she currently holds a seat on the board of Teen Court of Sarasota as well as the Jewish Family and Children’s Service. She previously represented Sarasota County on regional boards that deal with subjects such as the regional water supply of a four-county area; MPO, the transportation planning organization advisory to the Florida Department of Transportation regarding Manatee and Sarasota counties; the maintenance of the Intracoastal Waterway in a four-county area; and TBARTA, a regional transportation authority.

William R. Kennedy, M.D., Board of Trustees

In my years of serving on the Plymouth Harbor Board I have never been among a finer group of individuals. I am always amazed at the accomplishments of our Board members and their dedication to their Board responsibilities. I think this dedication in itself speaks for the institution and its residents. Plymouth Harbor is simply the best, and I am honored to be a board member.

William R. Kennedy, M.D. is co-owner of Kennedy-White Orthopaedic Center and specializes in Adult Reconstructive Joint Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Kennedy graduated from Tulane Medical School and did his orthopedic residency at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia. While there, he served as the Senior Annie C. Kane Fellow in Orthopaedic Surgery and held a teaching appointment as a clinical instructor at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Kennedy has designed numerous total hip systems that were manufactured by several companies from 1972 until1995. He also designed several knee systems and is currently the co-designer of the Zimmer CR Flex Total Knee System. Dr. Kennedy is a member of the Florida Orthopaedic Society, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is also a member of the Florida Arthritis Foundation Board of Directors, and has served as President and Vice-President of the Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery. Dr. Kennedy enjoys spending time with his family and woodworking, especially if it involves boats. He is an avid sailor, and in 1980, he qualified for the Olympic final trials in the Star Class.