Joe Pierle,  

Missouri Primary Care Association

Jefferson City, Missouri

Joseph E. Pierle, MPA, is a native St. Louisan. 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 Coalition for Oral Health Access, and as a board member of the National Association of Community Health Centers.He is currently the board chair of the Central Missouri Chapter of the March of Dimes, a member of the Missouri MO HealthNet Oversight Committee, MO HealthNet QI Council, Governor’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Health, and Community Advisory Board to the UMKC School of Dentistry, and Community Advisory Council to the Missouri Foundation for Health. 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 a certificate from the UCLA Anderson School of Management for completing a health care executive program. 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 for Exceptional Service on behalf of community health.