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Meet the Director

Bio for Director of Health, Housing & Homelessness Carol Pierce, MSN.

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Director of Health, Housing & Homelessness Carol Pierce

Ms. Pierce has more than 30 years of experience working in the health field in the public and private sectors in New Mexico. Most recently she was the Manager for the School-Based Health Center Program at the University of New Mexico, Department of Pediatrics. Before her UNM position, Ms. Pierce provided public health consultation services to a wide range of government, private, and nonprofit organizations, hospitals, and schools and served as the New Mexico Department of Health District One Public Health Director. Ms. Pierce also spent more than a decade as a health care provider and administrator, including nine years at Presbyterian Healthcare Services. She earned her RN diploma from the Presbyterian School of Nursing. Ms. Pierce completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Denver and earned her Master’s degree from the University of New Mexico. She currently serves on the ARCA Board of Directors and is an elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church.