2007 Star Volunteer

Shellie Caplan founder and president of Caplan Associates Executive Search

Shellie CaplanShellie Caplan, founder and president of Caplan Associates Executive Search, was honored as the 2007 HBA Star Volunteer by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association at the 18th annual Woman of the Year awards luncheon, Thursday, May 3rd, at the New York City Hilton.

Shellie Caplan is passionate about living life to the fullest and helping others realize their potential. She has been a successful executive recruiter, specializing in the healthcare industry, for more than 27 years. She added winning entrepreneur to her credits 13 years ago when she founded Caplan Associates Executive Search. In 2006, she received certification in corporate and career coaching, leading her to establish a new practice within Caplan Associates, Segue Coaching and Transition Solutions along with her newest venture of creating peer advisory boards for women entrepreneurs.

Luckily for the HBA, Shellie’s passion for people, and devotion to the advancement of women’s careers in healthcare, brought her and the organization together long ago. Honoring Shellie this year, which marks the 30th anniversary of the HBA, is fitting as she’s held volunteer and leadership positions within HBA for over 20 years, participating in the growth of the organization from an under 200-member support organization to the 3600-member career-building organization it is today. In addition to numerous other roles, she has served as a member of the HBA board for more than 18 years.

“I am proud to be part of this organization and to turn other women on to it,” stated Shellie about her years of service. “This is such a special day for me because one of my closest friends is being honored as a woman of the year and its amazing for me to be sitting up there with her and all these other women. I feel very honored and privileged to be a part of it.”

Also honored at the luncheon will be the HBA’s Woman of the Year, Meryl Zausner, vice president and CFO of Novartis oncology, and the HBA’s Honorable Mentor, Lonnel Coats, president and COO of Eisai Inc.