Pierrette hails from Saint-François-de-Madawaska, a small community in northwestern New Brunswick. She completed high school at Cité des Jeunes A.M. Sormany in Edmundston in 1977. She subsequently took training as a Human Services Counsellor through a partnership between CCNB-Campbellton and CCNB-Edmundston. Pierrette later enrolled part-time at the Edmundston Campus of the Université de Moncton for various programs, including gerontology, religion, international trade, and personnel and organizational management.
In 1987, Pierrette was hired as a worker at the Atelier des Copains Co-op Ltée in Saint-François. In 1991, she began a recycling project and became the coordinator. This project, entitled "Concerned Planet," became a large recycling plant serving Haut Madawaska and Edmundston, in partnership with the Northwest Regional Service Commission.
In July 2005, Pierrette was hired by the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL), where she was the Community Development Officer for the Grand Falls/Edmundston and Haut Madawaska area until the end of April 2010. Beginning on May 1, 2010 she took up the position of Social Inclusion Facilitator for the same area. In July 2015, she became the Coordinator of the Social Inclusion program. She works in the Edmundston office, but serves the greater Edmundston, Grand Falls, and Haut Madawaska areas, and still proudly holds this position today.
Pierrette has always felt the need to make a difference in people’s lives in all fields. She was elected a municipal councillor from 1992 to 2001 (three terms). She chose to return as a municipal councillor on May 17, 2016, and was named Deputy Mayor of the Saint-François municipal council in June 2016.
Pierrette began her involvement in volunteering as a teenager, and continues to give her time to various committees, at the local, regional, and provincial levels. She is president of the Réseau d’Inclusion Communautaire du Nord-Ouest, chair of the committee to help students with learning disabilities, she was Trustee of the Mgr Plourde library for many years, President of the Village des Sources Resmavic for two terms, a member of the Comité du Mieux-Être du Nord-Ouest (northwest wellness committee) and its CHIC committee (Collectif hôte de l’inclusion communautaire), and member of the board of directors of the Association d’intégration communautaire Edmundston Madawaska (AICEM).
Pierrette and her husband Adrien have three biological daughters and are also a foster family for the Department of Social Development in Edmundston and Grand Falls. They have hosted, loved, educated, and defended the rights of 49 children and teenagers over the past 38 years and continue to do so. Bio up-to-date as of April 27, 2017