Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation Names Jay Parker President
- Mar 18, 2016
Parker has been actively involved with Mount Sinai in a variety of roles. He began as a member of Mount Sinai’s Foundation in 2003 and now serves on the hospital’s Executive Board of Trustees.
“It was during my early years as a donor that my determination and commitment towards the Foundation and medical center organically grew,” said Parker. “I look forward to working on expanding our donor base and generating even more support for Mount Sinai.”
Parker brings a fair amount of business expertise and experience to his new role. He began his career at the Law Firm of Gunster Yoakley Valdez Fauli & Stewart and in his first years as an attorney, Parker was handled a client’s international rollout overseeing more than $300 million in mergers and acquisitions. In 2000, Parker moved to New York City where he was general counsel for LandTel Communications and supervised the implementation of a Pan-European fixed wireless market, raising over $375 million from numerous private equity firms.
“Jay’s professional experience and personal commitment to Mount Sinai assures that our Foundation will continue to thrive under his leadership,” said Wayne Chaplin, chairman of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Board of Trustees.
In addition to his business accomplishments, Parker is an active participant in a number of charitable and community organizations, such as the Humane Society of the United States.
“It’s an honor to take on this new position as president of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation. This is an exciting time for the medical center, which will break ground on a new surgical tower and emergency room later this year, and the Foundation will have a role in helping to bring this project to fruition,” added Parker. “Under the leadership of Steve Sonenreich, the hospital’s administrative team continues to move Mount Sinai’s mission forward by providing valuable community assets, such as the teaching program, charitable care, and groundbreaking research, that enhance the health and well-being our community.”
Parker is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario located in London, Ontario Canada, where he received his B.A. degree. He continued his studies at the University of Miami, School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate in May 1998.