Dr. Piercey is the 14th Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health. Dr. Piercey is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics. She remains active in evaluating children for abuse and neglect and serves in a voluntary capacity as the Medical Director for the Madison County Advocacy Center and a faculty member at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Piercey is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives where she has been President of the Mid-South Healthcare Executives Chapter and National Chairman of the Management Series Editorial Board. Dr. Piercey also serves on the American Hospital Association’s Small and Rural Hospital Governance Counsel, Joint Commission Critical Access Hospital Advisory Group, and Tennessee Center for Healthcare Workforce Development Board. She received her Bachelor of Science form Lipscomb University and medical degree and pediatric residency training from East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine and her Master of Business Administration Degree from Bethel University.