Alfred E. Pilong, Jr., RPh, MDiv, MBA Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Alfred Pilong became SVP & COO of Youth for Tomorrow in October of 2023. Mr. Pilong started his career as a pharmacist. He has an extensive history of executive healthcare leadership positions in complex health systems and has an impressive array of experience amassed over his 30 plus year career in healthcare. Mr. Pilong most recently served as the President & CEO of Garnet Health, a three-hospital healthcare delivery system located in New York’s mid-Hudson Valley. Before joining Garnet Health in January of 2022, he served as CEO of Novant Health UVA Health System in Warrenton, VA., now known as UVA Community Health.
Prior to his role at UVA Community Health, Mr. Pilong served for six years as President of Munson Medical Center, a 450-bed tertiary level regional referral center. He was also the Chief Operating Officer of Munson Healthcare, a nine-hospital system based in Traverse City, MI.
Prior to that, he served for eight years in progressive senior leadership roles for Valley Health, a six-hospital healthcare system based in Winchester, VA. He ultimately held the role of President for Valley Health’s flagship hospital, Winchester Medical Center, as well as Senior Vice President for the health system with oversight of all centers of excellence including heart and vascular services, orthopedics, and neurosciences.
Additionally, Mr. Pilong spent 13 years holding multiple senior leadership roles at Bayhealth in Delaware, and clinical positions at Kent General in Delaware. His career began in NJ as a community pharmacist as well as spending time in NYC as a hospital staff pharmacist. While in NYC, Al was part of a ministry team helping to plant a new church while he also attended seminary.
Mr. Pilong received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Rutgers University College of Pharmacy, his Master of Divinity degree from Alliance Theological Seminary and his MBA from Saint Joseph’s University. He is board certified in healthcare management.