Janet Silvestri joined The DAISY Foundation in 2013 and serves as the Regional Program Director for our Mid-Atlantic Region. Janet works with approximately 300 healthcare organizations and schools of nursing in her home state of Michigan, as well as in Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia.
Janet ran a successful home-based clerical service from 1987-2006 while she and her husband, Sandro, raised their three children. In 2003, she began the first of a variety of administrative roles at two Ascension hospitals in Michigan, where she had the unique opportunity of being their first DAISY Coordinator and witnessed the positive impact DAISY has on the nursing environment. Working in healthcare behind the scenes for 10 years, Janet worked closely with nurses and was awed by their dedication and compassion. She was proud to bring her insight from working in a healthcare environment to DAISY to be able to provide guidance to our partners that is not only relatable, but also helps them to create a successful and sustainable DAISY Award program.
Janet lives with her family in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Her hobbies include performing in a flute choir during the holidays and spending time with her family and their Maltese/Pomeranian dog, Boxer. Janet says her journey with The DAISY Foundation has been an incredible blessing and the most rewarding work of her career.