Cary Lorene 2011

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.

Lorene Cary is a highly respected author of fiction and nonfiction, a lecturer and social activist who writes about issues affecting race, the lives of women, education and growing up. Ms. Cary is a cultural leader and in 1998 founded Art Sanctuary, which seeks to bring creators of the best of African-American arts and letters to speak, lecture and perform in venues in Philadelphia




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