Susan J. Crawford 2005

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.

Appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in November 1991, she served as Chief Judge from October 1999 to September 2004. She was appointed Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Army in 1981 and General Counsel in 1983, Special Counsel to the Secretary of Defense in 1989 and Inspector General of the Defense Department in November 1989.




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