Parkland Nursing Leader Trinette Pierre, DHA, Elected to ACHE Council of Regents

Trinette K. Pierre, DHA
Trinette K. Pierre, DHA

Dr. Pierre will take office in March 2021

Trinette K. Pierre, DHA, BSN, RN, CCC, CEC, CHLC, FACHE, NEA-BC, Nurse
Unit Manager at Parkland Health & Hospital System, has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The Council of Regents serves as the vital link between ACHE and members by approving governance and membership regulations as well as promoting ACHE programs, services and activities within their respective areas.

Dr. Pierre will take office March 20, 2021, prior to ACHE’s 64th Congress on Healthcare Leadership. As a Regent, she will represent ACHE’s membership in North Texas – Region 4 (responsible for Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Montague, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise counties). She will serve as Regent for ACHE for a three-year term.

Dr. Pierre’s 30-year career in healthcare began at the bedside as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). She earned her Registered Nurse (RN) and has held numerous positions in a variety of healthcare and nursing settings. She is a multi-certified executive consultant/advisor, a Professor of Graduate and Post-graduate Studies (concentrations in healthcare administration, business administration, public health and nursing) and a critical care nurse manager at Parkland.

Throughout her career, Dr. Pierre’s “take care of the caregiver” philosophy has underpinned her dedication to advocate for and serve those within the healthcare profession.

“It’s an absolute honor to be elected to the ACHE Council of Regents,” said Dr. Pierre. “Throughout my career and service, I’ve been committed to excellence and the highest level of quality care for patients and to advancement in education and opportunities for staff. That passion continues today in my role as a dedicated mentor and colleague for frontline providers.”

Board-certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Dr. Pierre is also a Nurse Executive Advanced – Board Certified (NEA-BC) leader. She received her Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) degree from the University of Phoenix in 2015. She also earned her master’s degree in health administration (2010) and her BSN from University of Phoenix. She earned her associate degree in nursing from Charity-Delgado School of Nursing (New Orleans, Louisiana). She has been at Parkland since 2012.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE’s mission is to advance our members and healthcare management excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE’s established network of 77 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to improving health. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses.

About Parkland Health & Hospital System
Parkland Health & Hospital System is one of the largest public hospital systems in the country. Premier services include the Level I Rees-Jones Trauma Center, the only burn center in North Texas verified by the American Burn Association and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The system also includes more than 30 community-based clinics and numerous outreach and education programs. By cultivating its diversity, inclusion and health equity efforts, Parkland enriches the health and wellness of the communities it serves. For more information, visit