Kim Phipps, Ph.D.

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.

Kim Phipps, Ph.D.

KIM PHIPPS, Ph.D. In December 2004, Dr. Kim S. Phipps, an advocate for academic excellence, holistic student learning, and community engagement, was named the eighth president of Messiah University. Her tenure at Messiah has been marked by implementing a School of Graduate and Professional Studies, the successful completion of significant fundraising campaigns totaling more than $185 million, and a rise in the University’s regional and national visibility. Dr. Phipps actively models civic engagement by serving on local, regional, and national boards, including the Harrisburg Symphony, Keystone Human Services, Susquehanna Art Museum, and YWCA. She has received numerous awards from the Salvation Army, Central Penn Business Journal, Open Stage of Harrisburg, and more. In 2012, she received CREDC’s Athena Award.

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