Stephanie W. Naidoff 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 chief counsel for Thomas Jefferson University, founding President of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and the first elected President of the Pennsylvania Women's Forum, she was City Representative and Commerce Director for the City of Philadelphia from 2004-2008. Her community service includes leadership in the Free Library of Philadelphia, Women's Way, the Wachovia Regional Foundation and the University Pennsylvania Law School.