“Deanna will provide valuable strategic expertise, operational insight and guidance to both our client-partners and the Sage Age team,” says Ott. “She has a reputation for netting extraordinary results. She is a tremendous asset to the team.”
Sage Age President Melinda Schmitz adds, “Deanna is a true thought leader who is consistently on the leading edge of industry knowledge and innovation. We are lucky to have her.”
Ziemba brings over 25 years of Operations and Business Development experience to the Sage Age team. Her extensive senior living experience includes post acute healthcare, strategic growth, financial performance and establishing key business partnerships. Her experience as a senior living executive is vast and diverse and includes working with both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors of senior housing.
Throughout her career, Deanna has a proven record of success in leading organizations and building high-performance teams. She is highly impactful in exceeding metrics through business development strategies, identifying key areas of growth and innovative revenue streams.
Ziemba has a long working relationship with the Sage Age team. Before joining Sage Age, Deanna was the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships with Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, a long-time client-partner of Sage Age. Working with the Sage Age team during her six-and-a-half-year tenure at Diakon, she increased net margin by 40% and influenced over $50 million of revenue growth. She left the organization at 95% occupancy. Diakon and Sage Age continue to have a strong partnership. Ziemba will continue a successful working relationship with Diakon through our continued partnership.
“I have always been impressed with Sage Age and the level of expertise the entire organization brings to the table,” says Ziemba. “I am excited to be part of the team and look forward to sharing what I’ve learned with our wide variety of senior living providers. It’s an exciting time in our fast-changing industry. I am passionate about guiding our client-partners through the changes while helping them develop creative, out-of-the-box business and marketing plans that will bring them results and lead them to success.”
Ziemba resides in Annville, PA.
About Sage Age
With headquarters in Montoursville, PA, Fripp Island, SC and Kansas City, MO,Sage Age Strategies is a nationally respected boutique marketing and business growth firm with a reputation rooted in personal client focus, creativity, integrity, accountability – and success. With over 35 years of strategic experience in the senior living industry, services include: strategic marketing and sales consulting, market research, award-winning creative and branding, media planning, PR, digital and integrated marketing, and direct marketing. Sage Age develops relationships that go beyond creating marketing campaigns and sales initiatives by adding something more valuable – critical information, insight, and innovation. We know the industry, understand consumer behavior, identify challenges and continually monitor trends for clients. We bring this personalized 360° perspective to every aspect of marketing, integrating high-level strategy with effective messaging, developing successful marketing campaigns that resonate with the target audience.