Kathleen Peirce, RN, BSN, MS, vice president of operations, executive director, and chief nursing officer of the VNA of Care New England, has been named to the board of directors of the Visiting Nurse Association of American (VNAA). Peirce is among six new board members voted on at the VNAA annual National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, earlier this month. The VNAA supports, promotes, and advocates for the role of mission-driven, home-based care providers including home care, hospice, and palliative care.
Peirce has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years. Her experience includes acute care and 20 years of home health and hospice care. Kathy joined the VNA of Care New England in 2014 after working for Hartford HealthCare and Masonicare Home Health and Hospice in Connecticut, serving as chief operating officer.
She is a graduate of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, and Rensselaer at Hartford, in Hartford, CT, where she earned a master of science in management. Kathy has served on a number of community boards and committees. Currently, she is serving on the board of Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care and she chairs their education committee. Additionally, Kathy is representing the Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care on the Medicare Board of Advisors. Kathy is originally from Rhode Island.