Martha’s Vineyard Hospital elects new trustees


The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital board of trustees elected Warren Spector of Chilmark and New York City and Ronald H. Rappaport of Chilmark to its board of trustees at its regular meeting on Saturday, May 24.

Mr. Rappaport is a founding director of Reynolds, Rappaport, Kaplan & Hackney, LLC in Edgartown and has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of municipal law, civil litigation, and real estate law. He is town counsel for five of the six island towns (Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and West Tisbury) and is counsel to the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission. Mr. Rappaport grew up in Oak Bluffs where his father, Dr. David Rappaport, practiced medicine from 1946 until 1982.

Mr. Rappaport lives in Chilmark with his wife, attorney Jane Kaplan. They have one grown daughter, Julia.

Mr. Spector is co-chairman of Balbec Capital, a private equity firm, and is chairman and co-founder of Tashtego Films, a New York-based independent film and television production company. He is the retired president and co-chief operating officer of the Bear Stearns Companies.

From 2005 to 2008, he was co-chairman of the hospital’s capital campaign and was instrumental in raising over $50 million to build the new hospital, completed in 2010. He is also active with a number of other boards and charitable organizations.