Joseph E. Pierle, Chief Executive Officer
Joseph E. Pierle, MPA, is a native Missourian. He was appointed chief executive officer of the Missouri Primary Care Association in April 1999. The Association serves as a voice for the medically underserved and represents Missouri’s community health centers, or FQHCs. Prior to this appointment, he worked for United States Senator Christopher S. Bond in Washington D.C., serving as an advisor on issues concerning health, children, the elderly, and veterans.
Mr. Pierle has shared his experience as a member of the National Advisory Committee on the National Health Service Corps, Missouri HITECH Advisory Board, Community Advisory Council to the Missouri Foundation for Health, and as a board member of the National Association of Community Health Centers. For six years, he served as board chair of the Central Missouri Division of the March of Dimes. Currently, he is a member of Missouri MOHealthNet (Medicaid) Oversight Committee, Community Advisory Board to the UMKC School of Dentistry, and Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (MOSDOH) Council.
Mr. Pierle received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kansas and a Masters in Public Administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He also received certificates from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for completing health care executive programs.
Mr. Pierle is a dedicated volunteer and is committed to the betterment of the community in which he resides.
He has been honored by the March of Dimes for his work promoting healthier babies, the National Association of Children’s Hospitals for child advocacy efforts, and by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) for Exceptional Service on behalf of community health. He was inducted into NACHC’s Hall of Fame in March 2012.