Meet the team

Our wonderful team comprises nurses, carers, activities coordinators, chefs, housekeepers and more. These people are here to ensure that residents enjoy their time at the home and are supported to live life to the fullest. Meet some of our staff below:

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Violeta Baesu

General Manager

I have been working at Overslade House since 2004 and I have found our home to be extremely welcoming and a happy place to live and work in.

I first qualified as a nurse in 1996 along with my husband and practiced for 8 years in a hospital in Romania.  I moved to the UK along with my family in 2004 and started my employment with Barchester Healthcare at Overslade House as a Senior Care Assistant.  I then started my adaptation at Northampton University to allow me to qualify and practice as a nurse in the UK, this I completed in 2007 and I was promoted to RGN at Overslade.  I then progressed to Head of Unit in 2011 shortly followed by promotion to Deputy Manager.

I have now taken up the position of General Manager at Overslade House and warmly embrace the opportunities this position will give me.  At Overslade House we pride ourselves on our excellent care and skills that our staff possesses.  It is my aim to maintain the happy, friendly and caring nature our home offers to our residents.

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Genoveva Tamasi

Deputy Manager

Genoveva has been a nurse for over 30 years and joined Overslade House as a Senior Carer in 2007 and was then duly promoted to Head of Unit. Genoveva took on the role of Deputy Manager in 2015, working closely alongside Violeta, and thoroughly embraces the opportunities and challenges this role has provided. Genoveva’s door is always open should you need any help or advice and she looks forward to many years at Overslade House.

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Anneke Alston

Head of Unit

I qualified in 1977 as a general and mental health nurse in South Africa. I then went on to working in an A & E department and a TB Clinic. After taking time away to raise a family I returned to nursing by training as a Community Health Nurse and worked as a Community Psychiatric Nurse for 5 years managing 5 clinics in the area. I moved to the UK in 2004 and started working immediately for Barchester Healthcare at Overslade House where I also qualified as an NVQ assessor. I love working with people and helping them. I like the atmosphere at Overslade House, it is such a happy place to work as we all work as a team and this reflects on our residents. I appreciate the fact that the Company supports its staff to deliver a high standard of care. Out of work I like all kinds of hand crafts, travelling and visiting my grand child in South Africa.

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Rashidat Ajagbe

Head of Unit

I qualified as a General Nurse in 2006 and then as a Psychiatric Nurse in 2009 in Nigeria. I worked in a Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Abeokuta, Nigeria before coming to the UK in 2012 when I then obtained a degree in nursing and healthcare. I completed an Overseas Nurses Programme in Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing and I am presently registered as a dual qualified nurse in the UK in 2013 and 2015 respectively. When I was choosing my career path, I decided on a career that I would gladly do for nothing. I have always loved to care for people and make a positive impact in their lives. I chose nursing because it is all about caring. Knowing I have made a positive impact on a residents life is what I love the most about my job, the smiles, the appreciation and the trust mean much more than anything else.

When I am away from work I spend my time with friends and family, exercise and planning the next milestone in my future.

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Orhan Aliosman

Registered Nurse

I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2010 in Bulgaria with a BsN degree. I worked within an intensive care cardiac unit for 3 years at a general hospital in Bulgaria. I then moved to the UK in 2014 to work for Barchester Healthcare at Overslade House as a Registered Nurse. I especially enjoy working on the Memory Lane Unit of which I find very rewarding and challenging. In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities and keeping fit.

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Rhuby Pablico

Senior General Nurse

I qualified as a general nurse in 1998 in the Philippines. I then worked in a Tertiary Hospital as a nurse and at Nursing School as a Clinical Instructor. I moved to the UK in 2007 where I joined Barchester Healthcare at Overslade House as a Senior Carer. After qualifying as a nurse in the UK I took up the position of Senior General Nurse on the Lawrence Sheriff Suite at Overslade House. I thoroughly enjoy my career with Barchester and my time with the residents, it is a pleasure to nurse them. In my spare time I enjoy shopping, socialising and reading.

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Stefania Stella

Registered General Nurse

I qualified as a nurse in 2015 in Italy and worked as a nurse in a nursing home in Pedemonte, Italy. In December 2015 I moved to the UK and joined Barchester Healthcare at Overslade House as a Carer. In February I became registered with the NMC and was able to work as a nurse at Overslade House. I work on the William Webb Ellis Suite where I find the work challenging, satisfying and enjoyable. I enjoy coming to work to spend time with the residents and the staff of which are one big happy family. I spend my time away from work taking long walks with my friends and enjoying a chat and a coffee with them, I also enjoy discovering new places in England and spending time at the gym.

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Helen Levine

Administrator

I joined the team at Overslade House in 2010 as an Admin Assistant and has since then progressed to the role of Administrator. Previously, I have worked for CEGELEC and Jaguar Company Vehicles. My role is to ensure that the day-to-day administration of the home is kept up to date. If you have any questions regarding the home and funding then I am always happy to help.

In 2016, I was named as a Divisional Winner for Home Administration Champion in the Barchester Care Awards. Which is something I am immensely proud of, I also managed to complete my Level 3 Diploma in Administration and Business Studies. In my spare time I enjoy listening to live music, so much so that I manage a popular Rugby based punk rock band. 

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Marie McIvor

Care Practitioner

I joined the team at Overslade House in 2003, firstly as a Carer, and then progressing to Team Leader, Senior Team Leader and Home Trainer. I qualified as a Care Practitioner in October 2016 and took up the position of the first Care Practitioner at Overslade House shortly afterwards. I support the nurses with the residents care plans and medication and any nursing requirements, I also support the care staff in their duties. I am very passionate about my residents and their needs are paramount to me. Outside of work I am very family orientated, and spend a lot of my time with my grandchildren.

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Darren Kessna

Activities Coordinator

Hello my name is Darren and I worked on Overslade's domestic team for 3 years. Then I volunteered to assist with activities, and here I am now as the Activities Coordinator.

We carry out activities 7 days a week and myself and the team are very passionate about the activities we provide. There are a variety of activities on offer, including trips out to live performances that all residents and relatives are invited to.

I am always open to new suggestions for activities, so please feel free to have a chat with me and the team.

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Pinky Holden

Nurse

I qualified as a Nurse in 2011 and worked for the NHS until February 2018, which is when I joined Barchester Healthcare at Overslade House as a Nurse. I work on the William Webb Ellis Suite, where I find the work challenging, satisfying and I love working as part of the Overslade team. I consider myself to be a very outgoing person and I enjoy chatting to the residents here at the home.

In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my young family and socialising with my friends.

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Joanne Kolat-Furca

Head Chef

Joanne joined the team at Overslade House in 2004 as a Kitchen Assistant and then progressed to Head Chef. Joanne and her team offer an extensive and varied menu catering for all residents' needs. Joanne finds great enjoyment working at Overslade House and is always prepared for any special requests.

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Jacek Kozik

Head of Maintenance

I joined the team at Overslade House in 2007 as a Maintenance Assistant and was promoted to Head of Maintenance in 2011. I am responsible for ensuring that all maintenance is kept up to date and all equipment is tested and maintained to meet safety standards. I am aided by Paul, our gardener, who is responsible for keeping the grounds in a beautiful condition for residents to enjoy.

I spend my spare time playing 5-a-side football and I am also an avid supporter of Manchester United and Real Madrid.

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Mandy Smith

Head Housekeeper

I joined the team at Overslade House in 1996 and I am responsible for managing both the housekeeping and laundry teams. Under my supervision and expert eye for detail, Overslade House is kept clean, tidy and presentable at all times and a prompt laundry service is delivered. When I am not at work I spend a lot of time with my family and I also enjoy travelling.

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Nicola Wilson

Admin Assistant

I joined the team at Overslade House in 2014 as a part-time Receptionist, and was soon promoted to full-time Admin Assistant and Receptionist. I support the Administrator with the administration of the home and I am usually the first point of contact when you arrive at Overslade House. I am always willing to help and point you in the right direction.

Out of work I spend time with my family, especially my nieces and nephews, and I enjoy volunteering my time to help others. I also have an interest in counselling and have recently gained a Level 2 NVQ in Administration and Business Studies.

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