Meet the Kenwyn Care Home Team

Rebecca Pinnock

General Manager

Hello. My name is Becky and I am delighted to be in post as General Manager here at Kenwyn. Welcome to our website!

I have worked as Clinical Lead at Kenwyn for 6 months and during that time have had the benefit of getting to know the residents and staff. I have been a Care Home Manager since 2014 and I qualified as a nurse in 2006. I aspired to work for Barchester after admiring the values, care and overall premium brand. I am thrilled to be part of the company and team.

 

Amanda Oxley

Operations Manager

Hello, my name is Amanda Oxley and I am an Operations Manager for Barchester’s South Division. I adore Barchester as a company, especially loving Barchester’s values, support and structure.

I am delighted to now be based in Kenwyn Care Home with Cornwall being a part of the world I love, having holidayed here often.

My role is to support the team and I have been welcomed warmly by everyone here at Kenwyn.

I have over 6 years management experience within Barchester and recently took on the role as Operations Manager.

I look forward to working closely with the entire team.

Diana Bejanaru

Unit Manager

Hi there, I'm Diana, a nurse and Unit Manager here at Kenwyn. Originally from Romania, I've been with Barchester for nine years, starting as a nurse in the UK after a supportive interview with a manager who convinced me this was the place for me.

I moved to the UK in 2014 to further my career and was drawn to Cornwall's beauty and nature in 2023. Before my time here, I spent 15 years in Emergency Medicine in Italy, followed by 5 years in Psychiatry. I also hold a Diploma in Forensics.

In my spare time, I enjoy immersing myself in nature, listening to music, and spending quality time with my loved ones.

Stacey Mills

Clinical Lead

Hi, I'm Stacey, and I am Kenwyn's Clinical lead. My journey to Kenwyn was inspired by my two decades of caring for my dad who battled Dementia. Knowing Kenwyn's stellar reputation in Dementia care, I felt compelled to join the team, believing my experience could make a meaningful difference here.

When I'm not at work, you'll often find me exploring National Trust places with my husband, children, and our playful dog, Bodhi. Family is at the heart of everything I do, both personally and professionally.

Adelina Maria Dan

Senior Nurse / Memory Lane Community Lead

Adelina has been a nurse for more than 10 years. She chose Barchester due to it's reputation for Person Centred Care and has been a valued member ever since she joined in 2018. 

Extremely skilled in her field, Adelina is the Head of Kenwyn's Memory Lane Community and is loved by residents, relatives and staff alike as a result of her passion and hard work.

Adele Beaton

Home Services Advisor

I started working for Barchester on 1st November 2021 and worked as Peripatetic Manager for two and a half years prior to my move to Kenwyn.

I was drawn to Barchester because of its good reputation and professionalism and was the ideal choice to fulfill my desire to help people and make a difference. 

The team here at Kenwyn are incredibly welcoming and do a wonderful job caring for our residents. I am thankful to be able to be part of such a fantastic company.

Jo Mawby

Administrator

I have worked here since 1994, as a Care Assistant, although my background was admin. I transferred to admin 4 years later, as they were looking for a Receptionist, and I worked my way to Admin Assistant, and in February 2021, became the Administrator.

have gained a lot of knowledge about Kenwyn and the admin roles. Each day is never the same; variety is the spice of life and working together as a team.

Nicki Ryan

Peripatetic Administrator

Hi, my name is Nicki and I joined Kenwyn in March 2024.  I was really drawn to the role as Kenwyn offer a first rate service to its residents, putting care at the forefront with a customer focus and individual needs catered for. 

In my spare time, I like to go out for walks with my two Labradors on the beaches around Cornwall.  I like travelling and spending time with family and friends. 

Jools Wyngaard

Activities Coordinator

South African born Jools joined the team here at Kenwyn in March 2023 as Activities Coordinator after she decided to try life in the UK with her partner.

Jools' background is in Fundraising and Digital Marketing however after witnessing her Grandmother live with Dementia has since always wanted to work more closely with the aged and vulnerable and enrich the lives of residents.

In her spare time Jools loves her animals and misses her cats who are with her family in South Africa.

Dan Sears

Head Chef

Hey, I'm Dan, the Head Chef here at Kenwyn. I've been part of this wonderful team since June 2023. Before joining Kenwyn, I worked in another Barchester home, where I fell in love with the company ethos and the joy of creating delicious meals. Here at Kenwyn, I relish the chance to cook with fresh ingredients and design lovely menus.

I genuinely love my work and the amazing staff team here. Outside of the kitchen, you'll find me enjoying walks by the sea and firing up the BBQ in my spare time.

Marlene Graham

Head of Housekeeping

Hi, my name’s Marlene and I have worked for Barchester since 1998. I started in Taunton and later transferred to Cornwall. I have been working at Kenwyn since 2011 and I am currently Head of the Housekeeping department.

Alison Collins

Receptionist

Hello! I'm Alison Collins, and I'm thrilled to have joined the reception team here at Kenwyn. My journey with Kenwyn began in November 2021 after my mother had been a resident at the Home. Witnessing the exceptional care she received inspired me to become part of this incredible team.

Starting as a carer, I've since ventured into housekeeping, and now I'm delighted to contribute to the reception and admin team. Before Kenwyn, I dedicated over 30 years to the NHS before retiring. Family holds a special place in my heart; as a mother of four and a grandmother of two, spending quality time with them is my greatest joy. When I'm not with my loved ones, you'll find me exploring both the UK and abroad with my partner, accompanied by our beloved cocker spaniel, George.

Amy Porter

Receptionist

Hello, I'm Amy. My journey to Cornwall began with the desire to study, completing a Journalism BA Hons at Falmouth University. After graduating, I found it hard to part with Cornwall, drawn to its charm and community spirit. I spent a year working at the out-of-hours urgent care doctors. My interactions with patients were always the highlight of my day, so transitioning to a career in the care environment felt like a natural fit. I am very excited to be part of the Kenwyn Team. 

Daisy Richards

Activities Assistant

Hello, my name is Daisy and I love working at Kenwyn. I was originally drawn to a career in care as I like to support and improve people's quality of life. I really enjoy the person centred aspect of my job and I moved into the Activities team when I saw an opportunity to be an integral part of enriching the lives of our residents.

Megan Grant

Activities Assistant

Hi, I'm Megan, and I'm thrilled to be part of the team as an Activities Assistant. Following in my amazing mum's footsteps, who was a fantastic carer, I was inspired to take on this role.

Outside of work, my energetic 3-year-old daughter, Millie, keeps me on my toes, and she loves visiting me at work to explore and interact with our residents.

When I'm not busy with work or being a mom, you can find me indulging in my love for books, especially those of the romantic genre.

Matt Grenfell

Second Chef

Matt is Kenwyn's wonderful second chef and brings to Kenwyn a huge wealth of experience. He is Cornish gent who has worked all over Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Drawn to a Barchester because he loves the brand, he wanted to make a difference each day to our residents.

Holly Rimmer

Housekeeping / Speak up champion

Holly joined the team at Kenwyn in 2018 as a Carer and has a wealth of experience she brings to the Housekeeping team.

Holly is also Kenwyn's Speak Up Champion and says: "As speak up champion for the home I act as a voice for colleagues to express their ideas, develop new ways of working and a pathway for them to report concerns. I regularly meet with the manager to discuss the running of the home from the colleagues’ perspective and am grateful that my colleagues feel able to trust me to speak to."

Martin Williams

Gardener

Martin first joined Kenwyn in a Housekeeping role, although his ambition was always to become Kenwyn's Gardener.

This year his dream came true and Martin took his longed for role. Martin absolutely loves his work and it is clear for all to see. 

Kenwyn's gardens are truly a hidden gem and an extension of the luxury Kenwyn offers. He has a lot to keep on top of, but with his passion for his role and Kenwyn, he continues to do a fantastic job.