Donna Sams

Partner at Spencer Consulting Group and Co-Founder at Centered Change

After leaving her executive/officer positions in Fortune 50 companies, Donna became one of the founding partners of Centered Change, LLC; a Providence based consulting practice. Centered Change partners with organizations, teams, and individuals to  remove internal and external barriers that prevent the elevation of women to roles with impact. This is done through business consulting, workshops,  education, and coaching.


Donna also joined Spencer Consulting Group as a Partner and Senior Consultant. She is consulting with organizations in Fortune 500 companies, assisting them with the organizational strategies required to achieve intended outcomes; such as change management, organization/team development, and leadership development.


Donna has over 20 years of executive leadership and organization transformation experience in health care, retail, technology, and non-profit organizations. For 15+ years she has held officer level positions in Fortune 100 companies where constant change and the achievement of measurable results were paramount. Donna has a solid track record of achieving results, while developing organization, team, and individual confidence and competence. Because of her passion for people and their immense capabilities, Donna has been recognized for effectively coaching and developing individual talent. She also dedicates a great deal of her personal time seeking to impact compelling issues such as: diabetes, childhood literacy, heart disease, and women representation in the field of technology, to name a few. She has been a requested speaker at numerous conferences and meetings. She has served on several non-profit boards and is currently a member of the YearUp Advisory Board, the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of RI and the State of RI Commerce Board. She has received several recognitions and awards; she was a 2010 Rhode Island Commission on Women, Women of the Year for Leadership in Technology, a 2011 Women Helping Women award recipient in recognition for her advocacy and mentoring of women, and a 2012 Volunteer of the Year for her work with urban, young adults.


Ms. Sams has a BA in Sociology and an MS in Human Services.

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