Meet the Corrina Lodge 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:

Dumitru Vazaru

General Manager

Hello, I'm Dumitru, and I'm the General Manager here at Corrina Lodge. Welcome to our website!

I have a genuine passion for our residents  and their well-being and together with my team I constantly strive to create a home where residents can live their best life in a safe, happy and homely environment.

The quality and delivery of person centred care is paramount at to me here at Corrina Lodge. 

I am an experienced and qualified nurse with a background of working in care homes as part of my professional development, I have completed a Diploma level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care

I like to operate an open door policy and would welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have about Corrina Lodge care home.


Michelle Llaguno

RGN and Unit Manager

I am an RGN and Unit Manager here at Corrina Lodge. I have worked at Corrina since 2006 and love my job.

I lead an amazing team and I am passionate about the care and support we provide to our wonderful residents.

Jo Gadher


My name is Jo and I am the administrator here at Corrina Lodge.
I thoroughly enjoy my role. 
Each day is different and a great mix of duties.
My administration and accounting career spans over 30 years .  I recently took some time out to care for my Father and when I was ready to return to work I looked for a role that could  utilise my skills and experience.

Sharon Rickman

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Sharon, and I'm part of the activities team here at Corrina Lodge and have worked here for over 20 years. I thoroughly enjoy my job and have achieved an NVQ Level 3 in Activities whilst working here. During my time here, I have met some truly amazing people and I feel privileged to work in a home with such a sense of community.

Kathleen Foster

Head Chef

I have worked in the care sector all of my working life. I believe I have a good understanding of our residents' needs and always do my utmost to accommodate them.

I love to make home cooked dishes from scratch and always promote a nutritional diet. I enjoy cooking traditional dishes that residents can relate to and look as good as they taste.

On the naughty but nice side, I pride myself on baking some delicious cakes and biscuits for residents to enjoy.

Nothing is too much trouble and I will always do my best to create a wonderful dining experience for the Corrina Community.

Mark Girdler

Mark Girdler

Residents' Chairman

Hello, I’m Mark and I have been elected as Chairman of our Residents' Committee. The committee meets every two months and we make lifestyle choices for the home. 

I’ve lived at Corrina Lodge since 2017, and I have had so much support with activities that it has engaged my interest in all sorts of ways. My interest in art has resurfaced and I now pursue this hobby actively. I also really enjoy taking photos around the home using my iPad, which get uploaded on to our TV in the reception area and are a great talking point for visitors. 

As a spokesperson for our community, I enjoy helping others, welcoming visitors and getting involved with all aspects of life here at the home. I come from a very large family; I am one of nine siblings. My family and friends visit often and have recognised that living at Corrina Lodge has greatly enhanced my life.

Sherry Work

Care Practitioner

I have worked here since 2009. I started my career at Corrina Lodge as a Carer and then became a Senior Carer and then Ground Floor Team Leader.

In 2019, I qualified as a Care Practitioner. I am really enjoying the challenge of this role. I am proud to be part of a brilliant team and pride myself on supporting residents in a person-centred way and ensuring the well-being and happiness of those myself and my team support.

I have also built up excellent relationships with residents and loves and really appreciate the value of this.