Our Team

Ellen Graham, RN

Ellen has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years working primarily in senior services on the Northshore. With experience in a multitude of care settings, Ellen has worked in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and as a Visiting Nurse. Most recently she was the Resident Care Director for Putnam Farm at Danvers (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 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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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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