Meet the 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:

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Fran Sharp

General Manager

Hi, my name is Fran and I am the General Manager here at The Spires. Welcome to our website!

I joined the RAF in 1985 and then became a lecturer in the further education teaching sector in 2004. After working in the domiciliary sector for 5 years, I became the Deputy Manager at Wheatlands in 2008 and was appointed as the General Manager in 2011. I was appointed to Acting General Manager at The Spires in 2018 and I am thrilled to be leading a wonderful team at this stunning home.

I have gained qualifications in City & Guilds 7407 Stage 2 Further Education, social care, dementia care and care of the elderly, and was awarded with a post-graduate certificate in Management Studies (with credit) from Revans University. I am also a graduate member of the International Management Centres Association. I was awarded the Licentiateship Award for Health & Social Care Level 4 and Management Level 4 in 2007.

I am excited to be working in this stunning home in such a vibrant city as Lichfield, and looking forward to meeting the many community leaders who are already friends of the home. I love my work and aim to make The Spires a centre of excellence for care. It will also be a warm, welcoming and supportive environment for the residents who will make this their home

Please feel free to pop in for a chat!

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Daniela Mackenzie

Deputy Manager

I am a qualified Nurse and have been practicing for over 20 years. I began working in palliative care and then went on to work in older people’s services. I also managed the home care department for a local authority for 5 years. I then moved into management and clinical lead roles in various nursing homes for HC-One and the privately owned sector for 5 years, gaining valuable skills and knowledge about specialist dementia care and nursing care. 

I am passionate about caring for older people, ensuring that they receive excellent clinical care and are enabled to live a full life whilst remaining active and part of the wider community. My role at The Spires is to ensure that high quality care is maintained and geared towards residents’ personal preferences and choices; and to work closely with other healthcare professionals to promote the health and well-being of our those we support.

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Carrie Jahn

Home Services Advisor

Hi, my name is Carrie and I am the Home Services Advisor at the The Spires. I have been working in the care sector for the last 10 years as an Area Manager. I am a Dementia Champion for the Alzheimer's Society and passionate about improving dementia awareness and understanding.

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Marcin Stepisiewicz

Head Chef

Marcin joined the team on 2018 as Head Chef. Previously he worked for the NHS, where he gained vast experience catering for various needs. Marcin has worked as a chef for over 10 years in various kitchens, from small restaurants to large hotel chains, and he and his team offer an extensive and varied menu catering for all residents' needs. Marcin finds great enjoyment working at The Spires and is always prepared for any special requests.

In his own time, Marcin enjoys visiting the gym and spending time with his young family.

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Wendy Charlesworth


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Jill Harris

Activities Co-ordinator

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Heather Fleming


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Jennie McKean

Home Administrator

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Joy Reece

Head of Housekeeping

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