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JHF Vice Chair Debra Caplan Receives 'Women of Influence' Award

Debra Caplan, MPA, vice chair of JHF’s Board of Trustees and board chair of WHAMglobal.

Debra Caplan, MPA, vice chair of JHF's Board of Trustees, was selected as one of the region's Women of Influence by the Pittsburgh Business Times. She received the award at a ceremony at the Westin Convention Center Hotel on March 20.

Two other women with ties to the Foundation were among the 26 honored: 

Health Careers Futures Board Member Jessica Brooks, MPM, and former JHF Trustee Anne Lewis. Ms. Brooks is CEO of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health; Anne Lewis is Board Chair of Oxford Development.

Health Careers Futures Board Member Jessica Brooks, MPM.

Ms. Caplan, who recently became chair of the WHAMglobal Board of Trustees (see story here), has a long career in health care and philanthropy. 

At present, she is Executive in Residence at The Forbes Funds and president of HobartHumphrey LLC, a management consulting company she founded. She spent 27 years in senior leadership in the West Penn Allegheny Health System and Allegheny Health Network, and served as a vice president at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. 

Ms. Caplan is also a board member of Partner4Work and a board member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

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