Errol Pierre serves as the Vice President of Medicaid and Commercial Markets at Healthfirst, the largest Medicaid and Medicare health plan serving New York City and Long Island with more than 1.1 million members. He is responsible for the overall leadership, direction, and growth, including profit/loss responsibility, for all Medicaid & Commercial lines of business. Through a strong understanding of the market landscape, his team implements and manages products then develops and executes a multiyear sales and retention strategy. He came to Healthfirst in 2012 as the Assistant Vice President of Product Management charged with launching the company’s first ever Health Exchange products. Errol’s career in health care started out as an intern at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield in 2003. Throughout his tenure there, he has held various leadership roles in Sales and Strategy until leaving the company as the Chief of Staff to the President and CEO.
A Bronx, New York resident, Errol graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He later obtained a Master’s degree in Health Policy and Financial Management from New York University. He is an adjunct professor for Molloy College teaching Health Economics in their Healthcare MBA program.
In his spare time, Errol volunteers for various non-profit organizations. He serves as a board member of the West Side YMCA. He is a board member and co-Chair of the One Hundred Black Men Health & Wellness Committee. Lastly, he mentors both high school students and Fordham undergraduates in the Bronx. In 2014, Errol was recognized as one of The Network Journal’s 40 under 40 for his volunteer efforts. In 2015, he was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year for the YMCA of Greater NY and awarded the Percy Allen, II Healthcare Award from the NY Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE).
Errol enjoys classic R&B music, running, politics, and singing. In 2010 he released a Hiphop album called Seven Deadly Sins. It was an album he performed in front of hundreds of fans opening up for Three 6 Mafia at Club Overboard in Destin, FL on February 19, 2010.