Carmen Ambar Twillie
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.
Carmen Twillie Ambar, J.D., President of Cedar Crest College, is widely recognized for her commitment to the education of young women as future leaders in a global community and has won several prestigious awards for her support of women.
Under her leadership, Cedar Crest has launched more than 20 initiatives focused on global connectivity, civic engagement and health and wellness. She served as dean of Douglas College at Rutgers University, the youngest dean in the university’s history, and as assistant dean of graduate education at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affair at Princeton University. Prior to her leadership in higher education, she was assistant corporation counsel in the New York City Law Department.
She earned her J.D. from Columbia School of Law, her Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton and her Bachelor’s in Foreign Service from Georgetown. She and her husband are parents of triplets.