At its regular board meeting on Jan. 26, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital elected Christopher Scott of Edgartown to its board of trustees.
Mr. Scott served from 1992 to 2017 as President and Executive Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, a nonprofit organization which acquires, preserves and manages Vineyard landmarks and historic open spaces for public use. During his tenure, the Trust acquired and restored 18 properties, and he oversaw an annual budget of more than $4 million and supervised a year-round and seasonal staff of 50.
Prior to working for the Trust, Mr. Scott supervised a multi-year planning initiative to restore New York City open spaces, and also worked on developing major open space initiatives in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He holds master’s degrees in landscape architecture and urban design from Harvard University.
“Chris brings a great deal of experience in community planning and fundraising. His leadership and management skills will be a great asset to the hospital,” said Denise Schepici, chief executive officer for the hospital, adding: “Mr. Scott’s understanding of the Vineyard will serve us well as we continue our work and focus on planning for the future.”
Chris Scott currently serves on the Edgartown Yellow House Preservation Committee, the Edgartown Public Library board of trustees and the Edgartown Historic District Commission. He also serves on the boards of the Animal Shelter of MV and the MV Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.
Mr. Scott said, “Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is the single most important institution to our community. I’m honored to be asked to serve on this board and I look forward to helping in any way I can.”