NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Lisa Piercey, is stepping down from her place. According to a launch from Governor Bill Lee’s workplace, Dr. Piercey will depart from state authorities to enter the non-public sector, efficient May 31.
“Lisa led our state’s health response through one of the most challenging crises Tennessee has faced, and I commend her faithful service to Tennesseans,” acknowledged Lee. “She has played an invaluable role in my cabinet, and I wish her much success as she enters the private sector.”
“I am deeply grateful for the privilege of serving Governor Lee and Tennesseans for the last three and a half years, particularly through the enormous challenges posed by the pandemic,” acknowledged Dr. Piercey in a launch issued by TDH. “I have seen firsthand the unparalleled dedication of our public health workforce, and I am confident that they will continue driving positive health outcomes for Tennessee.”
Dr. Piercey had been with the Lee Administration since January 2019 and served as a member of the Governor’s Unified Command Group in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor will identify a successor within the coming weeks.