Meet the Hunters Care Home Team

From nurses and carers to chefs and housekeepers, staff in our home are here to deliver high quality care and services to those we support. Check below to meet some of the friendly faces you are likely to see when visiting our home:

Ciprian Groza

Senior General Manager

Hello I am Ciprian the Senior General Manager of Hunters Care Centre.  Welcome to our website!

I joined Barchester in 2018 as a Clinical Lead, progressing to Deputy Manager and then General Manager of Hunters in 2019.   I have built a strong and dedicated team and our focus is to provide person centred care for all residents where they are treated with respect and dignity.  I am committed to not only maintaining the highest standards of care, but ensuring residents are living a fulfilling life.

I began my career in nursing over 10 years ago working in A&E.  I enjoy working in a care home as I can build relationships with the residents and their families.  For anyone considering care for themselves or for a loved one our doors are open for you to visit and meet the team.  

Iulia Cotet

Deputy Manager

Hello I am Julia, the Deputy Manager at Hunters.  I qualified as a nurse in 2008, moving to the UK to advance my carer in elderly care. I oversee the clinical standards at Hunters ensuring that the care and nursing team deliver excellent person centred care with dignity and respect.

Hayley Whelans

Clinical Lead for Memory Lane

Hello I am Hayley and I have worked at Hunters for over fifteen years.  I  started as a carer before obtain my nursing qualifications.  As the clinical lead for Memory Lane I ensure a safe and stimulating environment for all whilst promoting the values of dignity and respect.

Aneta Jankun

Clinical Lead for General

Hello I am Aneta and I am the Clinical Lead for our General Community.  I started nursing in 1996 in hospitals in Poland and I love working with the elderly.  My aim is to provide a warm and caring environment for all of the residents.

Ana Grigore

Community Manager

Hello I am Ana and I am the Community Manager for General Care.  I have been a nurse for over twenty years specialising in elderly care.  I am passionate about person centred care, my aim is to provide the best possible care and environment for the residents at Hunters.


Brincy Sudeep

General Community Manager

Hello I am Brincy and I am the manager for the general Community at Hunters.  My goal is to provide personalised care to all of my residents in a way that puts them at the centre of everything I do. I have transitioned from working in hospitals to care homes as I find that I am able to interact with the residents more and put a smile on their faces.

Jenny Smith


Hello I am Jenny the Administrator at Hunters. I have worked in the care sector for over 12 years, including as a Carer at Hunters several years ago. I was delighted to return working as part of the Administration team. I love meeting and greeting both existing and prospective residents and always welcome them with a smile

Ben Sandall

Activities Coordinator

Hello I am Ben and I am the Activities Coordinator at Hunters.  I started working at Hunters as part of the hospitality team, but when a vacancy came up on the activities team I jumped at the opportunity.  I have seen how important a varied activities programme is and the team ensure we offer something for everyone including regular past times.

Leo Vilaca

Head Chef

Hello I am Leo the Head Chef at Hunters.  My background was working in Five Star Hotels, receiving training from the very best chefs.  I believe that each resident should be treated as an individual and I work with each resident to ensure their dietary needs are met, not only nutritionally but also promoting a quality dining experience to make meal times enjoyable.

Darren Jones

Head of Maintenance

Hello I am Darren and I am the Head of Maintenance at Hunters.  I joined Hunters from a background is in hospitality as a Maintenance Supervisor, I am also a qualified electrician. I am committed to providing residents, and all who visit a safe and welcoming home.

Bobby Blythe

Resident Ambassador

Hello I am Bobby the Resident Ambassador at Hunters. I served in the Royal Air Force just after the war, where I gained experience working with and communicating with a wide range of different people, skills which are invaluable in my current role. I aim to go out of my way to look after and make new residents feel really at home.

Michelle Andrews

Activites Assistant

Hello I am Michelle and I am one of the activities assistants at Hunters. I very much enjoy working with the residents adapting all we do so everyone can join in.  I am a trained singer so love a good sing along session and seeing how music makes everyone smile. 

Ali Dicks

Activites Assistant

Hello I am Ali and I am one of the Activities Assistants at Hunters.  I have worked with older people for many years. I love to bring fun and laughter to the residents, you will often see me in a different outfit!  Equally I enjoy spending one to one time with a resident in their room.