Advanced Practice Perspectives

Leadership Through the Eyes of a President

Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN - Speaker Bio
Dr. Jessica Peck is an expert pediatric nurse practitioner and anti-trafficking advocate who
provides innovative, visionary, and award-winning leadership to develop and lead inclusive and
diverse interprofessional teams to provide outcomes of high-quality health care.

Dr. Peck is a recognized and published national and international expert about human
trafficking. She served as founding Chair of the Alliance for Children in Trafficking, a national
campaign of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Partners for Vulnerable
Youth, where she works with other national organizations to equip healthcare professionals to
combat human trafficking of children and advocates for other vulnerable youth populations. Dr.
Peck worked with the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of an
interprofessional team to create a set of core competencies for health care professionals caring
for trafficked individuals, published in 2021. She serves as the Lead Medical Consultant for
Unbound Houston and helped create a statewide continuing education program and pass
legislation mandating continuing education for all direct care providers in Texas.
Dr. Peck is currently a Clinical Professor of Nursing at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas. She
holds active credentials as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, a Certified Nurse Educator, and a
Clinical Nurse Leader. Dr. Peck has been practicing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for more
nearly 20 years in primary care environments. Dr. Peck is a frequently requested national
speaker on anti-trafficking and health prevention for children at risk. As both a nurse
practitioner and a mother of four children, she has a special interest in educating and equipping
families to promote positive physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual health. She is an
accomplished author of clinical articles for peer-reviewed journals, a regular contributor for
parenting magazines and a frequent guest on radio, television, and other media to promote the
health of children.
Follow her on Facebook and Twitter: @DrPeckPNP and on Instagram @dr.nurse.mama
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