Kama Pierce

Chief Program Officer

Kama Pierce recently joined The Center as Chief Program Officer with over twenty-five years of experience working in civil rights, educational programming, and non-profit and education leadership. Her first position after graduating from law school was with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit where Kama served both as a Staff Attorney working on pro se motions and appeals involving prisoner civil rights and habeas corpus claims and as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge Theodore McKee. Kama was also an assistant Public Defender in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 

Just before relocating to Atlanta in 2021, Kama was the Chief Operating Officer at Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, NC, where she worked closely with the education, exhibits, and museum store staff. She also served as the Director of Development for the museum. Prior to joining the history museum, Kama was a law professor at the Charlotte School of Law where she taught Criminal Law, Appellate Advocacy, Legal Writing, and directed a travel comparative law program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Kama has also served in school administration as Associate Dean of Practice Ready Education and Assistant Dean of Academics at Charlotte School of Law; Associate Director of Admission at Episcopal Academy in PA; and Director of Marketing & Communications at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School in FL.   

Most recently, Kama was the Senior Vice President of Strategy, Marketing & Communications for the Woodruff Arts Center. She is also a member of Leadership Atlanta Class of 2023 and a graduate of Georgetown University and Northwestern University School of Law. 

Kama lives in Atlanta with her husband and has three grown children including a set of twins.