Sister Anna Maria Doolan – Regional Superior

I was professed as a Sister of Nazareth in Hammersmith in October 1972. My main ministry as a Sister has been in care of older people both in Ireland and the UK. I trained as a nurse in West Middlesex Hospital in London, have attended many courses on different aspects of care and management. Recently I completed a PGDip at Loughborough University in Leadership and Management.
I was appointed UK Regional Superior in December 2012, am based in Finchley and work with the UK Regional Team in the governance and leadership of the region

Robert York – Chief Executive Nazareth Care United Kingdom

Robert York joined the team at Nazareth Care in September 2008 initially on a consultancy basis and in 2009 became the Regional CEO for the region. Robert began his career as a nurse working within both the NHS and private sector. During this time Robert has worked in both Acute and Long Care, for both larger cooperate organisations and smaller operators, these have included BMI Hospitals, BUPA and Barchester Healthcare.

Christopher Stringer – COO UK Region

Christopher Stringer joined the UK region in 2010, initially on a consultancy basis, and in 2012 became the UK region Finance Director. In August 2018 he was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer for the region. Christopher began his career as a nurse, within both the private sector and NHS, specialising in minimal access and micro surgery, quality and financial management systems. Christopher has worked for both large corporate and smaller organisations.

Brendan Sheehy – Regional Property Director

After several years involvement with the management of the Ministry of Defence estate, Brendan joined Nazareth Care Charitable Trust in 2014 as Regional Development Manager (Property). He provides support to managers and maintenance staff at all Nazareth Care homes in the UK Region.

Sister Doreen Cunningham – Chief Nursing Officer

Sister Doreen joined the Regional Team in 2018 and became the Chief Nursing Officer. Previously she was the deputy at Nazareth House Hammersmith for 5 years. She is a registered nurse, has a degree in Health and Social Care and has completed several management courses.

Maxine Spencer – Assistant Matron

Maxine is an experienced care manager who started her nursing career within the RAF. Having managed a number of settings within the healthcare arena, Maxine joined Nazareth Care in April 2017, as a Support Manager, covering the South of England. Maxine is now Assistant Matron focused on revising our policies and to ensure that the service delivered to our residents is of the best possible standard and that it meets the needs and personal choices of the residents in our care.

John Graham – Financial Controller

John has worked for the Sisters of Nazareth for a number of years and in a number of different roles. He first started in catering and then moved to finance. John joined the Regional Team in August 2011, were he was appointed to the role of Regional Purchasing Manager. In August 2018 his role changed to that of Financial Controller. Throughout John’s time working for the Sister of Nazareth he has obtained a degree in Economics and Mathematical Sciences, accountancy qualifications and a PGDip in Leadership and Management.

Sue Mussell – Regional Development Director

Sue has extensive experience in care home finance and administrative systems and joined the regional team at Nazareth Care Charitable Trust in 2012 as a Regional Development Manager where she supports our administration teams throughout the UK. In 2018 Sue became the Regional Development Director for the organisation.

Diane Langford – Area Manager

Diane joined Nazareth Care in September 2016, having worked with Nursing since 1980. Diane spent most of her career working within mental health sector, predominately caring for the elderly and those living with Dementia. Having previously worked as a General Manager of a care home, she possesses the knowledge and experience that enhances her role as an Area Manager.


Michael Anderson – Area Manager

Michael Anderson joined Nazareth Care in May 2012 as the Registered Manager for Nazareth House, Hammersmith before becoming Area Manager South in June 2018.

Michael qualified as Registered Nurse in 1992 and has spent most of his career working with elderly clients within the charitable care sector. Michael holds a Diploma in Health Service Management and has attained qualifications in Fire Risk Assessing and Project Management as well as various clinical qualifications.