Nate Pelsma
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Nate Pelsma

Chief Operating Officer, RTW Charitable Foundation

Nate is responsible for leading operations and policy for the RTW Charitable Foundation.

Prior to RTW, Nate was CFO of JMG, a youth workforce development organization, and COO of Teach Plus, a national teacher leadership organization. He taught for eight years as an adjunct professor of Organization Studies at the Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College. Prior to working at Teach Plus, he was an economist at Analysis Group. Nate started his nonprofit career at City Year where he managed volunteer projects and then managed national corporate partnerships. In addition, prior to joining the RTW team, Nate served as an independent board director for RTW’s private funds.

Nate has an MBA from Boston College and a BA in English from the University of Kansas.

These are the early days of a new scientific renaissance, and at RTW we are investing in the companies that will have a profound impact on humanity. It is humbling and awe-inspiring to witness this transformation and to be that critical connection between scientists, entrepreneurs, and patients.