Margaret Duckett

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.

Margaret Duckett

Margaret Pace (Peggy) Duckett chaired Miracle at Philadelphia, the U.S. Constitutional Convention Bicentennial Exhibition at Independence National Park, and served on the founding boards planning the architecture, exhibitions and education for the National Constitutional Center and for the Museum of the American Revolution.

Appointed to the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities by President George H.W. Bush, she served for 13 years within three Presidential administrations and chaired four of the five divisions of NEH. She is the longest serving member of the National Council on the Humanities.

Her work through two State Boards of Education and on five current Boards providing historic and educational materials, conservation and museum exhibitions continue this lifelong work. A native of Texas, living in Pennsylvania since the 1970’s, Peggy attended Smith College, graduated from the University of Texas, and earned a master’s degree from Tufts University.




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