Jena Abernathy

Senior Client Partner, Executive Search and Sector Lead, Healthcare Board Services
Korn Ferry

Jena Abernathy is a senior client partner for CEO and executive search/sector lead for healthcare board services for global organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry. Ms. Abernathy specializes in C-suite and board-level searches and works with clients to find the “right fit,” no matter how challenging. In addition to executive search, she serves as an adviser for strategic planning, cultural assessments, organizational design, change management, succession planning and comprehensive hiring initiatives. Ms. Abernathy’s background includes more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, distribution and retail. She is a noted leadership expert and speaker. She is the author of The Inequality Equalizer, published by Ankerwycke/American Bar Association, which provides practical, real-world career advice. She has served on the board of directors for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and on the advisory board for MedShare. Ms. Abernathy currently serves on the board of directors for The Parkinson’s Foundation and is chair of its Compensation Committee.


Tuesday, March 21
3:15–4:15 p.m.
61H - Turbocharging Innovation: How Authentic Leadership Transformed an Academic Medical Center