After nine years as president of DHR Inc., a McLean-based high-tech research firm he cofounded, Stephen Rattien has joined Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology as vice president for technology development and transfer. Rattien, who has held senior positions at the National Science Foundation, presidential commissions on energy and environmental policy and on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh, was appointed by CIT President Robert H. Pry, completing the management troika for CIT, a joint venture between academia, industry and government. Pry, with Rattien and Vice President John J. Salley, form CIT's senior staff. In addition, Pry appointed directors for the CIT's four university-based research institutes: Roger Ehrich, Institute of Information Technology; Carl Herakovich, Institute of Materials Science and Engineering; Ira Jacobson, Institute of Computer Aided Engineering; Marino Martinez-Carrion, Institute of Biotechnology. The four had been interim directors at the institutes.
Douglas W. Gentry, director of marketing for the Kaiser Permanent Health Care Program, was recently appointed to a one-year term as chairman of D.C.'s Statewide Health Coordinating Council. The council, composed of District residents and volunteers from the health care field, works with the State Health Planning and Development Agency to develop a five-year state health plan and to review applications from D.C. institutions considering major capital expenditures or expansions.