Executive Management Team      Chief Nursing Officer

Aya Smith, RN, MSN
Chief Nursing Officer

Aya Smith, RN, MSN, a longtime resident of the Antelope Valley, first worked at Antelope Valley Hospital from 2007‑14. She rejoined the AVH team in June 2016 as house supervisor and was appointed chief nursing officer (CNO) in early 2017.

An accomplished healthcare professional, Ms. Smith served as staff educator and nursing department administrator for Kaiser Permanente as well as a nursing clinical instructor at Antelope Valley College. She is a certified critical care nurse and holds a Master of Science in nursing and nursing education.