This month we are excited to introduce you to our Community Network Executive, Cequila Greer, in honor of National Social Work month! Cequila is an amazing part of the Pieces team, and we are so lucky to have her. Keep reading to learn more about the great work she does.
Describe your role at Pieces
I am the Community Network Executive here at Pieces. I oversee our community relations efforts with all community based organizations on both the outreach and account management side. I oversee the strategy and planning for creating social networks across the U.S. that address SDoH. I develop key partnerships with senior leaders of community based organizations, social service agencies, and nonprofits and lead a team to ensure we are building successful community networks and partnerships.
How long have you been with Pieces and what were you doing prior to joining?
I've been a Pieces a little less than a year, and I absolutely love it! I've been in community relations and social services for the past 12+ years. Prior to Pieces, I worked at the American Heart Association and oversaw community impact efforts for North Texas. I also worked for seven years with Centene Corporation, a managed care organization, and oversaw community relations across the state of Indiana and Texas. I began my career as a social worker doing ongoing case management for Child Protective Services.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
This role has allowed me to continue to operate in my purpose and passion of working closely with those frontline agencies that work tirelessly to help underserved communities. I love building relationships and truly connecting with others for the greater good! I also work with wonderful people that truly work hard to make a difference every day!
What inspires you?
Helping others! Being a part of an organization that offers beneficial resources (Pieces Connect and Pieces Guide) to community organizations to help those in need. I'm also inspired by the collaboration and tenacity community organizations show when they come together to solve complex social issues.
What’s an accomplishment you are most proud of?
I am proud of the opportunity to work in public health and work to make an impact in communities where it's needed most. Especially, since I grew up in an underserved community myself. It's an honor to do what I love and give back. I don't take it for granted.
What’s the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?
There are so many to choose from, but two that come to mind are:
1. Choose to operate in excellence! When you do, you and everyone around you benefits.
2. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. You must be flexible and open to change.
What do you do in your free time?
I stay busy as a boy's mom doing family fun activities! I also enjoy reading, volunteering and writing. I'm always looking for a new recipe to try and somewhere to travel.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I've done a couple of commercials and TV interviews in the past. I could talk forever about astrology! I also love poetry, both reading and writing it.