Margaret 'Peg' Ruddy 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.

Margaret 'Peg' Ruddy

Margaret A. Ruddy is a graduate of Marywood College’s School of Social Work where she earned a Masters Degree in 1990. Ms. Ruddy is the Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center (WRC).

Ms. Ruddy began her career with the Women’s Resource Center in 1984 and was named Executive Director in 1992 and during her tenure raised substantial funds through grants and public speaking for the Center; initiated numerous programs related to emergency temporary shelter and transitional housing; created the Barbara J. Hart Justice Center, offering civil legal representation and economic justice for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Ms. Ruddy is dedicated to WRC’s mission to eliminate domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, education and social change.

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