Arlene Peasnall is senior vice president and interim chief human resources officer of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. In this role, Peasnall is responsible for all human resources functions across the organization, including compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, learning and development, recruiting, succession management, and workplace safety and workforce well-being, and creating and sustaining a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Peasnall reports directly to Kaiser Permanente’s chairman and chief executive officer and is a member of the National Executive Team.
Peasnall joined Kaiser Permanente in 1996. In her tenure at Kaiser Permanente, Peasnall has held several executive leadership positions in human resources. Most recently she was senior vice president of National Human Resources Consulting. Prior to that she served for more than 12 years as senior vice president of human resources for the Southern California Region. Peasnall played a significant role in the labor agreements reached with the Alliance of Health Care Unions and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions.
Earlier in her career, Peasnall served as human resources director for Kaiser Permanente’s Tri-Central Service Area in the Southern California Region, where she was responsible for leading and directing human resources services for 3 hospitals and 29 medical offices. From 2009 to 2018, she also served as a trustee on the SEIU-UHW & Joint Employer Education Fund, which provides education and training opportunities for health care workers.
She has provided pro bono human resources support to several community organizations including El Nido Family Centers, Downtown Women’s Center, and California Food Policy Advocates.
Peasnall holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Old Dominion University.