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.
RASHIDA NG. As a licensed architect and educator, Rashida Ng focuses her research on the confluence of climate change and racial equity, specifically emphasizing housing insecurity. Engaging researchers, practitioners, and community stakeholders, she recently organized the Housing Justice Futures symposium aimed at tackling housing inequities in Philadelphia and other US cities. Similarly committed to equity in higher education, she also seeks to address systemic disparities in architectural education through her writing, research, and administrative work. She served as the 2019-2020 President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the first black woman to hold this position. She is Chair of Undergraduate Architecture and Presidential Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Weitzman School of Design.