Charise M. DiPierro, MA

Program Manager Mobile Dental and Community Wellness Programs
Community Health Center, Inc.
Middletown, CT

“Leadership is the ability to inspire and motivate others around a common goal and empower a team to move forward to make change a reality.”

Charise M. DiPierro grew up in Portland, Maine attending the local high school which housed students from 41 countries who spoke 26 different languages.  “At school I experienced the issues of access to health care and health inequity that many of my peers, who were recent immigrants, faced.”

DiPierro attended the University of Connecticut in Storrs earning a bachelor of science in business and health care management.  An internship at UCONN introduced her to the field of health communication.  “My strong interest in this work led me to pursue a master of arts in health communication at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.”   DiPierro was exposed to racial and ethnic health disparities faced by specific populations and developed an understanding how to better tackle these issues.

When not at work DiPierro enjoys time with friends and family, traveling, cooking and staying healthy by enjoying the outdoors in the changing New England seasons.