Marsha Perelman

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.

Marsha Perelman

MARSHA PERELMAN started her career in the energy business at Buckeye Pipe Line as one of the company’s first female executives, followed by co-founding Clearfield Energy and serving on two NYSE energy company boards. She is Chair Emerita of the Board of the Franklin Institute, helping to build the organization into a premier science center during her eight-year tenure as chair. Her ambitious leadership raised over $65 million for the Inspire Science campaign. She is chair of Calder Philadelphia, responsible for Calder Gardens, set to open in 2025 and highlighting the work of world-famous artist Alexander Calder. Passionate about helping animals, she served as chair of the ASPCA, is a founding Board member of Project Chimps, co-chair of ACCT Philly, and a Pennsylvania Dog Law Advisory Board member, where she led the effort to pass the significant overhaul of Pennsylvania’s Dog Law in 2008. Perelman graduated from Northwestern University and received her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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