Catherine D. DeAngelis 2008
DEBRA L. CAPLAN is currently serving as an Executive-in-Residence at The Forbes Funds, where she advises nonprofits in governance and leadership. During her longstanding career as a leader in healthcare at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Allegheny Health Network (AHN), and more recently as Interim CEO of Partner4Work, Ms. Caplan has been a steadfast advocate for community health and workforce development and advancing women's leadership. This passion continues through her many nonprofit board affiliations, including currently chairing the JewishHealthcare Foundation Board and previously serving as WQED Board Chair and President of the Pittsburgh International Women's Forum. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Harvard Kennedy School, she has received numerous honors, including the YWCA Tribute to Women and the Pittsburgh Women of Influence Award.
The first woman to serve as editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, she is a leading figure in exposing conflicts of interest in medicine. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she is nationally known for her work in pediatrics and women's health. The National Library of Medicine recognized her as a woman who has changed the face of medicine.