Suzanne Reese Horvitz 2003
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.
A widely-recognized artist and educator, she has served as an international cultural specialist for the U.S. Department of State in South America and the Middle East, organized traveling art exhibitions and had international exhibits of her art work. A founder and the first Executive Director of the Nexus/Foundation for Today's Art, she has contributed her talents to numerous other Philadelphia arts organizations, including the Philadelphia Arts Alliance.