Damaris Piliro, a longtime advocate for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), recently joined SERV Behavioral Health System as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SERV Achievement Centers, Inc. In this position, she is responsible for the management of a variety of services provided to individuals with I/DD and youth with behavioral challenges and emotional problems.
Ms. Piliro has more than 20 years of progressive operations and leadership experience, with much of her work focused on working with people of all ages with I/DD.
Prior to joining SERV, Ms. Piliro was COO at Generations Home Care in Delaware where she was in charge of overall program planning, development, administration and evaluation. Previously, she held various director-level roles at Loving Care Agency, NJ Mentor, Bayada Nurses and Beechwood Brain Injury Program.
Ms. Piliro earned her MBA in Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix-Philadelphia campus and her bachelor’s in psychology from Rutgers University, where she was a member of Psi Chi National Honor Society. She is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish.
In defining her goals for SERV Achievement Centers, Ms. Piliro said she will focus on growth — ensuring that the company continues to develop its core business of providing safe and nurturing homes for individuals with I/DD, as well as building a consistent team among her staff with the “key standard of excellence, integrity and commitment.”