Jeannine D. Peterson 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.
Jeannine Dorsey Peterson has dedicated her professional career to improving access to health care and health outcomes for our most vulnerable citizens. Ms. Peterson served as the Commonwealth of PA Deputy Secretary of Health, overseeing the state’s drug and alcohol system, family health, and preventative and communicable diseases. She also worked for a federal contractor assisting states around the country on Medicaid managed care issues. Ms. Peterson recently retired as the President and CEO of Hamilton Health Center, a federally qualified health center located in Harrisburg whose mission is to provide quality health and human services to low-income south-central PA families.
Ms. Peterson has served on local, statewide, and national boards of directors, including her current positions on the Board of Trustees of Harrisburg University, Penn State Harrisburg Board of Advisors, and the Board of Directors of the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement. She has also received numerous awards for her public/community health service.
Ms. Peterson earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, her Master of Public Administration degree from Penn State University, and Certification from UCLA’s Johnson & Johnson Executive Management Program.