Arlene Peasnall is senior vice president and interim chief human resources officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. In this role, she is responsible for all human resources functions across the organization, including compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, learning and development, recruiting, succession management, workplace safety and workforce well-being, and creating and sustaining a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Her responsibilities also include ensuring the alignment of resources against organizational priorities. In this interim role, she a member of the national executive team, reporting directly to Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and chief executive officer.
Peasnall is a highly experienced human resources executive with a strong technical background and a proven record of designing and implementing successful human resources strategies. In her 23 years 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, and 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 resource 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 2009-2018, she also served as a trustee on the SEIU-UHW & Joint Employer Education Fund, which provides education and training opportunities for 74,000 health care workers.
Peasnall holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Old Dominion University. 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.