Vanessa M. Benavides


Vanessa M. Benavides is senior vice president and chief compliance and privacy officer for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan. In this role, she is responsible for planning, oversight, and coordination of activities to drive effective compliance with regulatory requirements and Kaiser Permanente policies. Benavides is a member of the board of directors of The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. She also served on the national board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign. In 2018, the San Francisco Business Times named her one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business. Benavides holds a law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she served as articles editor for the Iowa Law Review, and a bachelor of arts degree from Vanderbilt University.