Beth Strait, CTRS CDP
Beth Strait began as the Administrator in March of 2016 after serving 4 ½ years as the Director of Life Enrichment and Volunteer Services. Prior to this, Beth has worked as a Recreation Therapist for over 20 years working primarily with seniors in Nursing Homes, specializing in Dementia Care. Beth graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Since joining Yorkshire and Stonebridge Manor, Beth has received her Certified Dementia Practitioner Certificate and serves on the Board for the Michigan Association of Activity Professionals as the Professional Development Chairperson. Beth feels strongly about the need to continue to train and educate ourselves and others about serving seniors in our communities and individualizing the care to meet their physical, social and cognitive needs. As the Administrator, Beth feels she can better address these areas with staff and families to make a better life for our seniors. Beth grew up on the East side of Michigan but met her husband while attending Grand Valley State University. Beth has been married for 28 years, they have two children and are blessed to be actively involved in the lives of their two grandchildren. Beth enjoys reading, music and bike riding.
Epiphany Donat began as the Associate Administrator in January of 2020 after serving 4 years as the Director of Life Enrichment and Volunteer Services. Prior to this, Epiphany worked with Beth completing her undergraduate internship in Recreational Therapy, serving the residents of Yorkshire and Stonebridge Manors. Epiphany graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Recreational Therapy and Psychology. Where she also competed on the Varsity Women’s Lacrosse Team, was a member of the Service-Learning Center, and completed a number of volunteer hours with Resident Life and Calvin Athletics. Since joining Yorkshire and Stonebridge Manor, Epiphany has been a committee member and volunteered with the board members of the Michigan Association of Activity Professionals. She was nominated and received the 2018 Ruth Helms Award, acknowledging her dedication and service to MAAP and commitment to providing Quality of Life to all her residents. Epiphany is dedicated to providing quality of life, maintaining dignity and independence, and promoting the individuality of each resident in the Yorkshire and Stonebridge Manors. She is enthusiastic to connect with residents and their families as well as employee education and training. As Associate Administrator, Epiphany hopes to foster a welcoming and comfortable, home-like community for everyone that enters their doors. Epiphany grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and values an active lifestyle. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, going to the beach, and camping. Epiphany serves in high school programming at her church and often travels across the Midwest to visit family in Minnesota.