Marciene S. Mattleman 2000
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.
A strong advocate on behalf of quality education for all children, she has championed literacy through teacher training, mentoring, and motivational programs throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and the state. She has been both a professional and volunteer leader in these efforts as an educator, executive director of Philadelphia Reads, board chair of the Free Library of Philadelphia and as an active member of many other education initiatives.