Ralph Nappi is executive vice chair of Northwell Health’s board of trustees, with health system responsibilities. Previously, he served as president of the Northwell Health Foundation, where he worked to cultivate private charitable support for programs, endowments and facilities. He was responsible for establishing charitable partnerships with the region’s leading individuals, corporations and foundations.
Mr. Nappi has been associated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) for more than three decades. He is a former chairman of the NSUH board of trustees.
Mr. Nappi is the former chairman of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. As a board member, he has helped guide the work of many organizations including Healthcare Trustees of New York State, Variety Children’s Lifeline, Volunteer Trustees of Not for-Profit Hospitals, Cornell University Medical College, and the Nassau-Suffolk Health Systems Agency. He was a founding director of the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation. In addition, Mr. Nappi is past chairman of the Institute for Student Achievement, founding chairman of the Nassau County HIV Commission and vice chairman of the Ryan White Planning Council.
Mr. Nappi holds an undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School.