Debra Pierce

Debra Pierce was appointed Chief Compliance Officer for Avalon Health Care in July of 2018. Ms. Pierce has worked in long-term care for almost 20 years. 

Before joining Avalon, Ms. Pierce had a 14-year career with Beverly Enterprises/Golden Living as the Associate General Counsel of Healthcare and Vice President of Compliance. She was responsible for approximately 60 skilled nursing facilities in 5 states. In addition, she was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for ROMA Healthcare/Chosen Healthcare 2.5 years where she was responsible for approximately 25 nursing facilities with multi-state operations. Prior to entering long term care, she represented doctors and hospitals in cases involving allegations of medical negligence. Her nursing experience is in Internal Medicine and Operating Room. 

Ms. Pierce earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Saint Louis University and a Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law.