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.
Edith has been working for peace and social justice for 60 years.
She is a long-time member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and works with the Thomas Merton Center. She co-founded the Pittsburgh Raging Grannies.
Edith Labowsky was born in Hamburg, Germany. She survived concentration camps, lived in Israel after the war and in Panama, where she met her future husband Sidney Bell. Edith has a daughter in Pittsburgh and a son in Rochester, NY with families who are all supportive of her work. She continues her work, because “Evil can only happen, when enough good people stand idly by and do nothing”.