Mark T. Pile, MSHA, MSW
Mark T. Pile, MSHA, MSW, is President/CEO of Diakon, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, and Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries as well as several additional related organizations. As such, he is responsible for overall operations of nearly a dozen senior living and housing communities, a wide range of child, family and community-focused services, and support operations.
In his role, he has overseen growth in a number of areas including readiness for health-care reform, care for staff initiatives, an emphasis on long-term financial stability, and several successful reorganizations or service transitions.
President/CEO since Jan. 1, 2010, Mr. Pile was named Chief Operating Officer at Diakon’s creation in 2000, having held a similar role with Lutheran Services Northeast, one of the two organizations that created Diakon. He joined LSN as Senior Vice President in 1997, overseeing that organization's operations in 14 eastern Pennsylvania counties.
Before joining LSN, Mr. Pile served as Vice President of Somerset Hospital, a non-profit, 150-bed community hospital in western Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Twin Lakes Center, a Somerset, Pennsylvania, non-profit drug and alcohol treatment service under Somerset Hospital's corporate umbrella.
Mr. Pile is a 1974 graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa., from which he received a bachelor's degree in sociology, cum laude. He earned his Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va.
In 2013, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Social Work Practice from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. The award acknowledges and honors a social work alumnus or alumna who, throughout his or her career, has consistently demonstrated exceptional contributions to the profession and the community at large.
Mr. Pile has served on the board of directors of Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries, was chairman of the board and a founder of the Somerset Area Food Pantry, and has served as chairman of Eagle Scout Advancement for the Boy Scouts of America. He is a Fellow with the American College of Health Care Executives and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers.
Mr. Pile works in Diakon’s ministry support office in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and can be reached by telephone at (610) 682-1262.