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:

Violeta Baesu

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.

Genoveva Tamasi

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

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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Orhan Aliosman

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

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

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

Helen Levine

Administrator

Helen joined the team at Overslade House in 2010 as senior administrator. Her role is to support the General Manager to ensure that the day-to-day administration of the home is kept up to date. She also handles telephone enquiries and will be most welcoming should you visit Overslade. In 2016, Helen was named as a Divisional Winner for Home Administration Champion in the Barchester Care Awards.

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Head of Activities

Sam Brack

Head Of Activities

I am an experienced HOD and dementia specialist with 10 years’ experience in the care industry. Meaningful activities,events and community engagement being forefront in ensuring that each day, is a day well lived, for each and every one of our residents.

Ensuring that the 'Whole Home Approach' is delivered at Overslade House is key to a successful and happy home. I look forward to each day at work, as no two days are ever the same.

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Joanne Kolat-Furca

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

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

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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