Susan Kemenyffy

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.

Susan Kemenyffy

Susan Kemenyffy is widely recognized for her significant achievements in American ceramics, especially Raku, and her numerous international exhibits and lectures on art and gardening.

She received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Governor’s Pennsylvania Artist of the Year Award. She served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts where she is a Trustee Emerita, as President of the Erie Art Museum and Trustee of the Erie Community Foundation. She continues her life-long commitment to advocacy for a wide panoply of art forms for creative expression, including studio, garden, political, visual, spoken and written arts.

She received her BFA from Syracuse University, studied at the Art Students League in Woodstock, NY and her MA and MFA from the University of Iowa.

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