Silvia M. Ferretti 2012
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 Silvia Ferretti has been a driving force behind the growth of osteopathic medical education in Pennsylvania. As Provost, Senior Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, the largest medical school in the country, she has dedicated her career to the education and training of future doctors, pharmacists and dentists.
Widely recognized for her professional leadership, Dr. Ferriti has accepted many awards including the State of Pennsylvania House of Representatives Award for Professional Excellence and Humanitarianism. Beyond her professional work, She has been actively involved in charitable and economic development endeavors in the City of Erie and the Commonwealth.
For more than 30 years, Silvia Ferretti has been a strong advocate for public health service. Her efforts to expand opportunities for training to health care professionals have resulted in an improved health care and quality of life for innumerable men, women and children in Pennsylvania and beyond.