Kama Pierce

Chief Program Officer

Kama Pierce joined the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) as Chief Program Officer (CPO) in 2023, with more than twenty-five years of experience working in civil rights, educational programming, and non-profit and education leadership. As CPO, she oversees The Center’s exhibitions, K–12 education, public programming, and community initiatives.

Kama began her career in museums and cultural institutions as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) 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. Before joining The Center, she was the Senior Vice President of Strategy, Marketing & Communications for the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, GA.

Kama also had an extensive career in both law and education. A professor at Charlotte School of Law, Kama taught criminal law, appellate advocacy, and legal writing, and directed a travel comparative law program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Kama began her legal career with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She served as Staff Attorney and as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge Theodore McKee. She worked on numerous federal cases, including civil rights and constitutional law. Later, she practiced criminal law as an Assistant Public Defender in Pennsylvania.

Kama 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 Pennsylvania, and Director of Marketing & Communications at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School in Florida.

Kama, who now lives in Atlanta with her husband and is a mother to three grown children, is a member of Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2023 and a graduate of Georgetown University and Northwestern University School of Law.