Meet the White Lodge Care Home Team

Our staff are what hold the home together. Each one of these team members are dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. See below to meet some of our friendly faces:

Ramona Gherendi

General Manager

Hello - my name is Ramona Gherendi. I am the General Manager here at White Lodge. Welcome to our website!

I joined Barchester in 2018 as a Clinical Lead, progressing to Deputy Manager and then General Manager of White Lodge in 2020.  My focus at White Lodge is to ensure residents have the best possible life and experiences every single day, supported by the skilled and caring team here.  I am committed to person centred care for all our residents and my door is always open to them and their families.

I have a real passion for nursing beginning my nursing career in 2004 in Romania as a cardiac nurse.  I moved to the UK with my family in 2011 and I have worked in adult general nursing in the UK since then.

For anyone considering care for themselves or for a loved one our doors are open for you to visit and meet the team.  


Ioana Morar

Deputy Manager

Hello. I am Ioana Morar and I joined the White Lodge team as Deputy Manager in July 2020. I began my nursing career in 2004 in Romania as an orthopaedic nurse and I moved to the UK with my family in 2013. I have worked in the care sector since then and I am passionate about working closely with families to offer support and guidance on the most appropriate type of care for their loved ones. I believe it is important for care staff to understand what a difficult and emotional journey this can be for residents and their families. White Lodge is a beautiful home and I am very pleased to be working with such hardworking, caring and supportive colleagues.

Elizabeth Sikazwe

Clinical Lead

Hello. I am Elizabeth. I qualified as a nurse in 1985 and joined White Lodge in 2003 as a RGN. I was later promoted to Unit Manager and am now Clinical Lead. I really enjoy making sure residents get the medical support they need to feel as well as they can. I oversee clinical training for the White Lodge team and I ensure residents have their medication and treatment reviewed regularly. I also make sure that nursing processes are understood and followed by the team.

Thresiamma Skariya

Unit Manager

Hello. I am Thresiamma and I qualified as a nurse in 1984. I joined the  White Lodge team in 2006, as a Senior Nurse. Over the years I have undertaken additional training and been promoted to Unit Manager on the Treetops Unit. I really enjoy my role, ensuring that people get the care and support they need in our lovely community. I also like getting to know resident's families, so that they are reassured their loved ones are well looked after.

Richard Harris

Head Chef

Hello I am Richard the new Head Chef at White Lodge.  I started my career over 45 years ago in Cornwall in the hotel industry and over the past few years have worked at a local hotel near Chippenham.  I am really enjoying working in a care home as it is not just about tasty food, it also about nutrition and planning a balanced diet for our residents.  It has been great getting to know the residents and it is a pleasure to work with them as diet is so important.

Bret Richardson

Head of Maintenance

Hello I am Bret, I recently joined White Lodge as Head of Maintenance.  I am skilled carpenter and decorator and take pride in all of my work.  Working with my assistant Lou we look forward maintaining this beautiful home along with the extensive grounds and gardens.

Tracy Richardson

Head of Housekeeping

Hello. I am Tracy, Head of housekeeping at White Lodge. I am responsible for cleaning, housekeeping and infection control as well as managing the other members of the Housekeeping Team. We ensure residents' rooms and shared areas are cleaned daily and I maintain stock levels of the products and equipment essential for keeping White Lodge clean, tidy and safe for residents, visitors and staff. I enjoy my role and like to meet all residents and their families.

Nita Rana

Care Practitioner

Hello. I am Nita. I joined White Lodge as a Carer in 2018 and have since qualified as a Care Practitioner. I am originally from Nepal and now live in Swindon with my family. I enjoy my work at White Lodge, supporting residents with their care and making life as comfortable and enjoyable as I can. I work with a great team here and I feel encouraged to develop my professional skills. I like meeting new residents and their families so that I can make their move here as smooth as it can be.