Meet the Ashchurch View Care Home Team

Our trained team of professionals work together to create the best possible experience for those living in the home, striving to deliver excellent care services in a warm, homely environment. You can find out more about some of our wonderful staff members below:

Samantia Deflorimonte-Rose

General Manager

Hello, my name is Sam, and I am the General Manager here at Ashchurch View. Welcome to our website!

I have gained a wealth of experience within the health and social care sector and I began my nursing career Guyana (South America) since then I have worked as registered nurse and midwife. I then moved to the UK in 2004 working as a registered nurse in the NHS and care sector before going onto securing the role of Deputy Home Manager. I joined Barchester in 2022 as Deputy Home Manager here at Ashchurch View and I am now delighted to have been appointed General Manager.

I am passionate about delivering the best support to our residents at Ashchurch View and promoting person-centred approach to care. 

Becky Edmunds

Deputy Manager

Becoming Deputy Manager at Ashchurch View Care Home Has been the highlight of my Career so far.

Before this I have worked in the NHS, but have always been drawn back to care of the elderly.

As a Deputy Manager it is important to be caring, compassionate and have a good eye to detail, you also need to have good interpersonal skills and to be diligent, hardworking and committed to the home.

I love to see the residents enjoying activities with in the home it has become my favourite part of my working day. I am proud to be working with such a fantastic team who make a difference in residents day to day lives.

I am looking forward to supporting the Ashchurch View team on its journey from Being ‘ Good to Outstanding’.

Rachel Tasker

Clinical Lead

Hello, my name is Rachel and I’m the Clinical Lead at Ashchurch View Care Home.

I’m passionate about working with the elderly and I’m focused on providing the best possible care for all our residents. I’m always happy to support our team members and relatives.

Dilip Hadkar

Community Manager

Hello, my name is Dilip.  I am a registered nurse and Community Manager on our York nursing community.  My aim is to provide a warm and caring environment for all of the residents with the highest quality nursing care.

Amitha Johny


Hello, my name is Amitha and I’m part of the nursing team at Ashchurch View.  I am passionate about working with our residents to ensure the best quality of life and care at all times.

Anila Anthony


Hello, my name is Anila and I am part of the nursing team here at Ashchurch View.   I believe that respect, dignity, and compassionate care are vital for working as a nurse in elderly care.

Cheryl Carrington-Windo


Hello, my name is Cheryl and I am the Ashchurch View Administrator.  I worked  in administration for many years including having previously worked in another care home.  The administration team will be your first contact with the home either in person or by phone and I feel privileged to work at Ashchurch View, supporting our residents and their families.  

Sarah Walker

Activities Coordinator

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am the Activities Coordinator for Ashchurch View.  I have always worked in care and my experience includes working with older people in the community.  I am passionate about working with those living with dementia to enhance well-being as well as fun along the way.  I will plan a varied and interesting variety of events and activities with new ideas welcome!

As a team we are committed to Barchesters Life Enrichment Programme ensuring we work with mind, body and soul.

John Fesel

Head Chef

Hello, my name is John and I joined Ashchurch View as Head Chef in 2017.  I completed my  chef training at South Kent College and I have worked in a variety of environments all over the world.   I am really enjoying working in a care home as it is not just about tasty food, it also about nutrition and planning a balanced diet for our residents.  It is great getting to know the residents and it is a pleasure to work with them as diet is so important.

Pat Maddox

Head of Housekeeping

Hello, my name is Pat and I am Head of Housekeeping here at Ashchurch View.  I am  responsible for cleaning, housekeeping and infection control as well as managing the other members of the Housekeeping Team.   I love chatting to the residents as I go around the home.

Janet Hughes

Senior Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Janet, and I am a Senior Carer here at Ashchurch View.   I love supporting residents with their daily needs and life enrichment, and I love working as part of a team to help the residents live to the fullest.

Eva Rylance

Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Eva and I so enjoy working as a care assistant at Ashchurch View.  I love spending time with residents and working with the team to enrich their lives and well-being.

Nicky Foster

Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Nicky and I hve worked as a care assistant here at Ashchurch View since it opened in 2012.  I love spending time with the residents and looking after their well-being at all times.  

Christine Poole

Second Chef

Hello my name is Christine and I'm the second chef at Ashchurch View Care Home.  I am committed to ensuring our residents have nutritionally balanced and tasty food of their choice.  

Tia Lawrence

Housekeeping Assistant

Hello, my name is Tia, and I am a Housekeeping Assistant here at Ashchurch View.  I love working with the residents as I clean the home and deliver their laundry.

Brendan Gearon


Hello, my name is Brendan and I joined the Ashchurch View team in 2017 as gardner. I’m very passionate about my job as well as enjoying spending time with the residents, getting to know them and also involving them in the gardening activities.