Trudy Rubin 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.
Author, foreign affairs columnist and editorial board member of The Philadelphia Inquirer, she informs her readers about the complexities of international relations and America's foreign policy. Over the past five years, she has traveled repeatedly to Iraq at great risk to report about the war first-hand. Because of the integrity and depth of her reporting, she is frequently called upon to share her expertise with television audiences.