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.
Carolyn Duronio, an attorney with Reed Smith in Pittsburgh, is highly respected as an expert on non-profit governance and is counsel to many leading state and national not-for-profit groups. She served as Managing Partner for the firm’s Pittsburgh office and currently is a member of the Executive Committee. Carol is included in The Best Lawyers in America (2003-2015).
In addition to her impressive professional accomplishments, her dedication to her family and community has been extraordinary. For many years, Carolyn was a loving caregiver to her younger sister who was born with special needs. Her dedication to community development is evident through her many board affiliations, both past and present, including The Children’s Institute, Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, The Frick Art and Historical Center and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Harvard where she also received her J.D. magna cum laude.