Rebecca Rimel

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Rebecca Rimel "is president and CEO of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

"Prior to joining Pew, Rebecca Rimel had built an exemplary career in health care, specifically in the field of nursing. From 1981 through 1983, she was assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia Hospital, making her the first nurse to hold a faculty position in the university's medical school. Along with additional teaching and practitioner positions at the University of Virginia Hospital, she was head nurse of the medical center's emergency department.

"Ms. Rimel began her tenure at The Pew Charitable Trusts in 1983 as health program manager. She became executive director in 1988 and accepted her current position as president and CEO in 1994.

"In addition to her work at Pew, Rebecca Rimel serves on the Deutsche Bank Scudder Funds board and the PNC Bank advisory board. She is also trustee emeritus of Monticello (the Thomas Jefferson Foundation); a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; and a member of the American Philosophical Society along with its prestigious Wistar Association.

"Ms. Rimel received her Bachelor of Science, with distinction, from the University of Virginia School of Nursing (1973), and earned a Master of Business Administration from James Madison University in 1983." [1]

Takeover of the Barnes Collection

The Pew Foundation led by Rebecca Rimel was instrumental in the legal manuevering for the takeover of the Barnes art collection -- a large prime collection of artwork with an estimated value of $25 - $30 bn.[2]


Resources and articles

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  1. Directors, Pro Republica, accessed February 7, 2008.
  2. Don Argott (director), The Art of the Steal (documentary title), or The Billion Dollar Art Heist (TV version title), 2009.