Meet Our Team
Donna Yam set the foundation for her career in Senior living long before she became our Executive Director. Her roots go back as far as 15, when she worked in a Senior Living Community as a Dietary Server.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Donna attended college Allentown where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Biology.
Throughout college she worked as a Nursing Assistant, also in Senior Living, where her passion for the industry truly took off. This passion sparked her to complete her Nursing Home Administration License in 1991 at the age of 24, at the time she was the youngest to have ever completed the license in Pennsylvania.
Donna’s dedication to her craft and desire to constantly be better for her residents took her back to school once more at the age of 52 where she received her Master’s Degree in M. Health Administration specializing in Gerontology.
Throughout her 20 plus years in the industry, Donna has pursued a specialty in Memory Care and Alzheimer’s, successfully opening four memory care units in her previous positions. Her desire to go above and beyond for all residents and their families, specifically those facing Memory Care challenges, lead her to become trained as an Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disease support group facilitator. But she wasn’t done yet, Donna took that one step further when she got her Dementia Care Practitioner Certification in 2019. There are few people in the Senior Living industry as passionate, qualified, and knowledgeable in Senior Living Memory Care as Donna Yam is.
Escaping the cold up north, Donna and her family moved to Broward Country Florida, eventually settling in Vero Beach in October of 2020. Joining The Promenade team in the summer of 2021, she has been the perfect addition and leader for our team.
As Executive Director for The Promenade, Donna is involved and responsible for all community operations. She is constantly assisting our staff, our residents, and their families as they navigate the complex world of senior living. Her vast knowledge of business, senior living administration, and her gerontology background has helped countless seniors span the care continuum. It takes a special person to lead with compassion while providing a streamlined path of care for our residents and staff. The Promenade has been extremely fortunate have had Donna to fill that role.
Donna’s devotion to work is second only to her devotion to her family. She is the proud mother of two beautiful women, Rachel who is 27 and Paige who is 18. As an empty nester, she fills her time with her dog Brandy and her cat Mia.
Helping others has always been at the forefront of Donna’s career, and that principal is at the heart of Concordis’ values. We could not have asked for a better fit. Stop by The Promenade to meet Donna and the rest of our experienced staff, they can’t wait to meet you!