Rebecca W. Rimel is president and CEO of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Ms. Rimel joined Pew in 1983 as health program manager, became executive director five years later, and accepted her current position in 1994. Prior to joining Pew, Ms. Rimel’s career was focused in health care. She was the first nurse to hold a faculty position at the University of Virginia’s medical school, serving as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. She also served as head nurse of the emergency department at the University of Virginia Hospital. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award from UVA and the UVA Women’s Center Distinguished Alumni Award. Ms. Rimel serves on the board of directors for Becton, Dickinson and Company, Deutsche US Funds, and BioTelemetry. She is also a trustee emeritus of Monticello (the Thomas Jefferson Foundation). Ms. Rimel earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia School of Nursing and a master’s degree from James Madison University.