Cynthia F. Figueroa 2022
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.
Cynthia F. Figueroa is the President and CEO of JEVS Human Services, beginning her tenure in February 2022.
Cynthia is a dynamic leader with 25 years of experience in the government and non-profit human service sectors. Prior to joining JEVS Human Services, Cynthia served as Deputy Mayor, Office of Children and Families under Mayor Jim Kenney. Additionally, Cynthia co-led the Mayor’s special initiative to address institutional racism focused on police reform, community engagement, and an inclusive economy.
Before her term as Deputy Mayor, Cynthia served as President and CEO at Congreso de Latinos Unidos. From 2008-2011, she served as the Deputy Commissioner for DHS. Cynthia’s early career includes roles at several community-based organizations working on the front lines serving Philadelphia’s most vulnerable communities.
Cynthia serves on the boards of several community-focused non-profits. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Spring Hill College. She was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and resides in Philadelphia with her husband and two children.