Nancy Minshew 2011
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.
Dr. Nancy Minshew received her medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine and she was trained as a behavioral child neurologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Currently, Dr. Minshew is the director of the National Institutes of Health Autism Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh and of several other grants on new interventions in autism and is a professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where she has worked since 1984. For more than 25 years, Dr. Minshew has been an internationally renowned expert in the cognitive, neurological and genetic bases of autism. Dr. Minshew