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Mary Pierce

Executive Director
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Meet Mary

Mary A. Pierce is a native of Newport News, Virginia and brings many rich experiences to the behavioral health field. Her diverse background encompasses over 20 years of compliance, behavioral health and business experience which has left her with invaluable knowledge for which she is profoundly grateful.


Ms. Pierce has served as Regional Director and Program Manager for programs such as Psychosocial Rehabilitation, IDD and MH Case Manager, Mental Health Counselor, Skill Builder, Consumer Supervisor as well as other administrative teams as leadership in the role of Compliance Specialist for REACH, a state funded crisis stabilization program. Ms. Pierce has served individuals having dual-diagnoses, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), as well as adolescents and adults that have been diagnosed with having behavioral and Mental Health (MH) diagnosis in various out-patient and residential settings. Moreover, Ms. Pierce has a passion for helping others using a person-centered approach. Ms. Pierce earned a Master of Business of Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is also a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and Qualified Developmental Disability Professional (QDDP) with the board of counseling. During her career, she has gained knowledge in areas such as interviewing, counseling practices and techniques, and experience working with non-stock/non-profit organizations as a volunteer in business research and consulting. Ms. Pierce possesses knowledge of Medicaid laws, Department of Behavioral Health, and Developmental Services (DBHDS), knowledge of quality assurance principles and applications. Additionally, she has the ability to establish, maintain, improve interpersonal relationships/communication, and establish working relationships with providers and community partners.


She has a thorough knowledge of management concepts, principles, and techniques to include a strong background in analysis, data collection and interpretation, report writing, and presentations. In previous roles, she ran the daily operations and safety of the Hampton Roads locations, which collectively served over 300 clients and approximately 50 staff, consisting of Program Managers, Clinicians, Nurses, Case Managers, Medication Technicians, and a transportation department.

Ms. Pierce desires to utilize her education and skills to have an impact in serving her community to educate others and serve those with various diagnoses and disabilities. She hopes to raise awareness by strengthening community relationships, education, and advocacy for those unable to have their voices heard. Ms. Pierce believes that helping others become independent with skills such as daily life activities, and giving them resources for continuity of care, helps provide stability and the skills necessary to become productive members of the community.

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