Deb Nelson

Deb Nelson

Vice President, Client and Community Engagement 415.561.6193
Deb guides RSF’s field building, collaboratives, and client engagement programs, including the Integrated Capital Fellowship and Women’s Capital Collaborative. Deb landed at RSF after career paths in community development, retail, financial services and nonprofit networks. She is passionate about economic justice, women’s rights/human rights, and courageous leadership. Deb was executive director of Social Venture Network (SVN), a community of mission-driven entrepreneurs and investors, for 15 years. Deb also worked for Working Assets/CREDO Mobile and American Express, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon. Deb has a BA in English from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. When she’s not at RSF, she enjoys exploring the Bay Area with her sons.