Rebecca Alderfer


Rebecca Alderfer’s professional and volunteer pursuits focus on local, national and international efforts to serve the greater good. Her career spans a broad range of policy and programmatic areas as well as the private, public and non-profit sectors.

Rebecca began her career at the White House Office of Management and Budget, shaping policy and funding direction for a portfolio of multi-billion-dollar international aid programs. This work progressed to leadership roles in innovative programs with the State Department and at the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria – managing staff and relationships with international colleagues to prevent and treat infectious diseases.

Rebecca next joined the Pew Charitable Trusts where she served as a strategic advisor for new philanthropic investments. Her work focused on questions of value, impact, and ripeness for driving change.

She then joined a Denver-based health policy institute that works to inform policymakers and health leaders on health and healthcare issues in Colorado.

Rebecca serves in several volunteer capacities.  In 2015, she was appointed by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to the Nurse-Physician Advisory Taskforce for Colorado Health Care (NPATCH).  Rebecca is also a Partner with Social Venture Partners of Boulder County, a consulting and philanthropic partnership that helps nonprofits deliver better results.  She completed the Boulder County Leadership Fellows program and has worked with the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County.

Originally from Iowa, Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Iowa State University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.   Rebecca lives in Louisville, CO with her husband and two sons.