Jeanette Pena is the Director of Youth Engagement Programs for National Health Foundation where she is responsible for the leadership, administration and strategic development of NHF’s youth engagement programs. These programs work to empower teens in making lasting healthy changes for themselves and their community.
Ms. Pena has been at National Health Foundation for nine years and has held multiple positions since joining in 2008. Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Pena was Program Manager of NHF’s school-based teen pregnancy prevention programs. In this role, Ms. Pena managed programs aimed at providing social, emotional, and academic support to adolescent youth and teen mothers with the ultimate goal of empowering youth to avoid an unplanned pregnancy and successfully improve their overall health and school achievement.
Ms. Pena has over 12 years’ experience in Public Health. Prior to joining National Health Foundation, she served as a Children’s Social Worker with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Ms. Pena holds a bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles.