MAURICIO PINEDA serves as the president of the Oak Point University Alumni Association. He completed his BSN at Oak Point University (Resurrection University chapter) in the fall of 2015, graduating cum laude, and was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. He completed a nurse residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he specialized in emergency services. As a nurse resident, he underwent training in acute trauma care as well as prehospital ground and air transportation. He also was on the hospital’s Committee of Clinical Excellence and worked with the Department of Emergency Medicine Research.
Mr. Pineda then transitioned to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he sat on a committee to develop a nurse residency program. A certified emergency communications registered nurse, he practices as an emergency and trauma nurse at the University of Chicago Medicine. In his free time, he volunteers at Community Health Clinic, the second largest free clinic in the country, where he advocates for the underserved, uninsured/underinsured, and undocumented Latino communities. He received his master in family nurse practitioner, focusing on emergency medicine, from the Loyola University Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in 2022.