Josephine Moore 2016
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.
In the late 1980’s, Ms. Moore started a street ministry working in some of Pittsburgh’s most distressed neighborhoods. Concurrently, she met at The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary recruited Rev. Tom Johnson. Together, they partnered to create a summer school program which in 2001 became The Neighborhood Academy, a faith-based, independent, college-prep high school for Pittsburgh’s low-income youth. Seven years later, Ms. Moore launched the successful 10.2 million dollar capital campaign that provided the school with its current 7.8 acre campus.
Ms. Moore holds a B.A. in Russian History from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and holds multiple civic awards including the Pittsburgh Business Times 2015 Business Woman First Award.