Nola Tolsma

Associate Manager

Nola Tolsma leads the delivery of Ready to Govern, an onboarding program for new political appointees who join the presidential administration. The Ready to Govern courses ensure that appointees are prepared to govern from the start of a term and strengthen overall leadership capability within the federal government. Nola is inspired by Frances Perkins, the first female Cabinet member, who advocated for workers’ rights and gender equality in the 1930’s. Nola has a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.