I'm Errol L. Pierre, a business executive, leadership coach, healthcare strategist, public speaker, professor, and writer.
For the past 17 years, I've been relentlessly pursuing health equity, while helping those around me reach their personal and professional aspirations. I’ve worked at the largest for-profit and non-profit health plans in New York, taught and given guest lectures at Ivy League institutions, and have spoken in front of large crowds all over the world as a healthcare thought leader. But, I actually ended up in healthcare by accident; though some say it was destiny. In 2003, the chief operating officer of the largest health plan in New York met me working in a beauty salon over the summer while I was a sophomore in college. She said something about me led her to believe shampoo wasn't my full-time job and that one day I would be going places. She asked me for my resume, and I started working for her as an intern later that fall. 16 years later, through many unforeseen turn of events, I became the chief operating officer of that same company. I moved from the cubicle to the corner office. Now, I dedicate my career to helping other professionals follow my footsteps.
Healthcare is at its best when it is local. That is why I have purposefully lived in the Bronx for the past 20 years; a county rated 62 out of 62 in health outcomes. I graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. I went back to school to obtain my master's degree in Health Policy and Financial Management from New York University after President Obama passed the Affordable Care Act. Now, I'm a doctoral candidate at the Zicklin School of Business as Baruch College focusing on health economics. I plan on completing my program in 2021. In the meantime, I'm an adjunct professor at Molloy College teaching Health Economics in their Healthcare MBA program.
When I am not working or teaching, I am an avid art collector and spend time buying and promoting art from the Haitian and African Diaspora. In 2017, I was the executive producer of a documentary film entitled “1804: The Hidden History of Haiti”, directed by Tariq Nasheed. I also volunteer for various non-profit organizations. I'm a board member of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, MediNova New York, and the One Hundred Black Men. As a Fordham University alum, I am a member of the President's Council and serve on their Athletic Advisory committee. While I've been recognized by many non-profits and business organizations for the work I've done in the community, the award I am the proudest of my dad's smile at my NYU graduation. As a Haitian immigrant, seeing me graduate made one of his dreams come true.