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Jennifer Peña, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Senior Vice President, Clinical Quality & Excellence

Jennifer Pena, ACNP-BC, is Senior Vice President of Clinical Quality & Excellence at Private Health Management. Ms. Pena has more than 20 years of nursing experience, including medical-surgical, critical care, emergency room, occupational health and wellness, and organ transplant experience, she is a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. 

Prior to joining Private Health, Ms. Pena worked as Lead Nurse Practitioner at Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California in the Abdominal Transplant Program, specializing in liver transplant and hepatocellular carcinoma. Her clinical responsibilities included complex medical management, 

coordination of multidisciplinary treatment, and optimizing outcomes  of pre-transplant patients.  She played an integral role in the growth and development of the hepatocellular carcinoma program, participated in clinical research, co-authored numerous abstracts and manuscripts, and led many educational programs for both patients and clinicians. She also held Clinical Faculty teaching positions at both University of California, Los Angeles and California State University, Los Angeles. 


Before joining USC, Ms. Pena worked as Nurse Practitioner at Amgen, Inc., a leading and innovative biotechnology company. In addition, she worked as a Registered Nurse at UCLA where she attained a broad array of clinical expertise, including in the surgical intensive care unit and level-1 trauma emergency room. 


Ms. Pena is licensed in California and board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She also holds certifications in triage and PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) line insertion, as well as Acute/Critical Care Knowledge (CCRN-K) by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. She is a member of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners. 


Ms. Pena graduated cum laude with her Master of Science in Nursing from UCLA and received her baccalaureate degree from California State University, Los Angeles.