Judith von Seldeneck
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.
A pioneer in the executive search industry, Judith M. von Seldeneck is the Founder and Chair of Diversified Search. After working as an executive assistant to then-Senator Walter F. Mondale in Washington, D.C., in 1974 she founded what would become Diversified Search, and over time built the firm into a powerhouse placing C-Suite talent. In 2018, Diversified, which has nine offices throughout the U.S., was ranked fifth by Forbes magazine in its list of the Top 250 search firms in the nation. The recipient of numerous professional awards—including the William Penn Award, Philadelphia’s highest civic honor—von Seldeneck has been active on many public, private, and not-for-profit boards, and co-founded the Forum of Executive Women, the largest association of women business leaders in Philadelphia.