Employee Spotlight

Maria DeCaro-Ali

Maria DeCaro-Ali

Director of Marketing | PHP


Hey guys! My name is Maria. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to a large, crazy Italian family. I am married and have two little girls who have brought so much joy, happiness and love into my life. We just recently made the move to Staten Island and on my spare time I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. I have worked as the Director of Marketing for PHP since 2008 but at the end of the day my favorite title is Mommy.




My World. This picture was taken on our trip to Sesame Place.

My Girls. I have thousands of pictures of them. Over 20,000 to be exact.

The Happiest Place on Earth. I feel like a little kid every time we go back!  

More About Me…

Fun Fact: Italian was the first language I learned as a child. It wasn’t until I went to school that I began to speak English.

How do you balance work and family?

I haven’t mastered that yet, not sure that I ever will! I am trying to take it a day at a time but the perfectionist inside me still tries to control every situation.

What is your proudest moment at PHP?

I actually have two – the first one was the release of our website in 2013 and the second is when PHP took 1st place in the NYLJ Reader Rankings. Though they were both company accomplishments they were personal goals of mine.

What has been your greatest accomplishment in life so far?

My greatest accomplishment is being a mom. It’s rewarding, challenging at times and completely overwhelming (in the best possible way) by love, joy, responsibility, and selflessness – and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Where is your favorite place to vacation to?

Disney World. I’ve always been a huge Disney fan since I was a kid, but seeing it through the eyes of your children makes it so much more special!

What are your biggest pet peeves?

Drivers who leave large gaps between them and the car in front of them!

What’s fine in small numbers but terrifying in large numbers?

My mortgage payment.