Our Team

Ellen Graham, RN, Nurse Advocate

Ellen has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years working primarily in senior service. With experience in a multitude of care settings, Ellen has worked in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, as a Visiting Nurse, and most recently she was the Resident Care Director for an Assisted Living for 9 years. Ellen has maintained a philosophy of Patient Centered Care in all settings, understanding to live that philosophy you must be aware of the patient’s goals and begin every care plan with that in mind.  Ellen is also very active in the local community. She has been a volunteer in the community as a Selectman, Town Meeting Member and currently on the Preservation Commission in Danvers. She also teaches CNA classes at North Shore Community College.  Ellen regularly attends meetings at The Executive Office of Elder Affairs who establish regulations for Assisted Living. She has been proactive in interacting  with policy makers on the State level in hopes of ensuring that seniors in Massachusetts have the best care available. Senior Living Advocates mission to assist seniors in achieving their goals in an ever changing complex system of health care is the perfect setting for Ellen to advocate for you and your loved ones. She is tireless in her passion to ensure that each senior is able to feel secure in the knowledge that she is on their side every step of the way so they get the care they choose and deserve.  

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Elizabeth Burridge, RN, CDP, Nurse Advocate

 As an R.N. for over 25 years, as well as a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Beth Burridge is a highly respected senior care expert.  She has worked with the elderly, with a primary focus on those who have dementia and related cognitive issues, for her entire career.  Her nursing experience includes skilled nursing, home care, and assisted living with a range of responsibilities from staff nurse to management, allowing her to understand the healthcare system in varied environments.  This experience gives her a unique perspective as an elder care advocate.

She has worked tirelessly to educate staff and families about the challenges faced by those suffering with dementia.   Her support and communication to families who are caregivers is unparalleled in the field.  She continues to facilitate caregiver support groups to help people cope and understand the challenges associated with senior care and dementia.  Beth has the clinical expertise and a passionate belief that every senior deserves an advocate who understands the full spectrum of the health care system.

Additionally, Beth has been very involved in her community, having served as a town meeting member, and as a volunteer for the town parade and recycling program.  As a senior or family member, by working with Beth, you will get the best support through her experience and her empathy toward your individual situation.  Beth’s heart and compassion for the elderly are clearly seen as she serves members of this population.   

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Brian J. Pillo, Owner


Brian has been in senior living for over 20 years as a Healthcare Executive. He obtained his Masters in Healthcare Administration from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island and started working as a licensed Nursing Home Administrator shortly thereafter. His many years of experience in Senior Living operations at the community level has given him tremendous insight in providing excellent service, building positive reputation, and advocating for the senior population and the care they receive. Before starting the company, SENIOR LIVING ADVOCATES, Brian provided leadership and operated Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing facilities his entire career.  Brian specializes in  team development, and creating positive culture in senior living services.  

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