Debra McCloskey Todd, J.D., LL.M.
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.
DEBRA MCCLOSKEY TODD, J.D., LL.M, is the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The Honorable Justice Todd was elected to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in 1999 and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2007. On October 1, 2022, she became Pennsylvania’s first female Chief Justice in the Court’s 300-year history.
Todd began her career as an in-house litigation attorney for US Steel Corporation and later entered private practice as a trial attorney. She chaired the Supreme Court’s Elder Law Task Force and is the Court’s Liaison to the Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts and the Pennsylvania Veterans Courts. She received her BA from Chatham College, JD from The University of Pittsburgh, and LL.M. from the University of Virginia. Chief Justice Todd and her husband, Attorney Stephan K. Todd, live in Pittsburgh.