Wayne E. Chaplin, president and COO of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, is the new chairman of the Mount Sinai Medical Center board of trustees. Chaplin previously served as the past vice chair of the executive committee at Mount Sinai.
Chaplin's business philosophy has helped make Southern Wine & Spirits the largest wine and spirits distributor in the U.S. with operations in 35 markets. He also serves on not-for-profit boards that promote health and education.
Mark H. Hildebrandt, president of Mark H. Hildebrandt, P.A., has been named vice chairman of the board of trustees. Hildebrandt is the immediate past president of the Mount Sinai Foundation, a past chair of the Young Presidents Club of Mount Sinai and a member of the hospital's Trustee Service Committee and Finance Committee.
Bonnie Schaefer, former co-CEO and co-chair of the board of Claire's Stores, has been named president of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation. Schaefer has been actively involved with Mount Sinai in a variety of roles. She will continue to serve as a member of the hospitals' executive board of trustees.
Mount Sinai also named two new members to its executive board of trustees:
Benny Klepach is the CEO and chair of Duty Free Air Supply, the world's largest in-flight duty free specialty retailer.
Howard Wittels, M.D., is chair of the department of anesthesia at Mount Sinai. He has been a member of the Mount Sinai board of trustees since 2001. Wittels also is chairman of the department of anesthesia at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. He has received multiple clinical research grants and is a published author in various medical journals.