Tennessee health commissioner leaving post next month
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey is leaving state government next month.
Gov. Bill Lee announced Pierce's departure on Thursday. It is effective May 31. Lee will name a successor in coming weeks.
Piercey joined the administration in January 2019 and was a member of the Governor’s Unified Command Group during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lee said in a statement that she led the state's response to one of its most challenging crises.
Piercey told WPLN-FM she wants to spend more time with family and start a consulting firm.