Sister Doreen Cunningham – Regional Superior & Chair of Trustees

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.  Sister Doreen is a registered nurse, has a degree in Health and Social Care and has completed several management courses.

Angela Dempsey – Chief Executive Officer

Angela Dempsey is an experienced healthcare executive who joined Nazareth Care Charitable Trust (NCCT) in March 2023.  As the Chief Executive Officer, she drives NCCT’s vision to provide excellent resident and staff experience.  Prior to joining the organisation, she held a Chief Nurse role in the NHS leading on Continuing Health Care and Quality Improvement.  Angela has extensive experience in the NHS and independent healthcare sector in driving quality improvements and standards in care and is a qualified Quality Service Improvement and Redesign Practitioner (QSIR).

Angela is passionate about education and training and is proud to have led on a national programme for the NHS Leadership Academy as Clinical Associate, the Edward Jenner Programme.

Most recently Angela has chaired on behalf of the NHS Confederation the Clinical and Care Professional Network which has developed a suite of information and tools to be used by Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) across England.

Michael Anderson – Head of Risk & Deputy CEO

Michael Anderson joined Nazareth Care Charitable Trust in May 2012 as the General Manager for Nazareth House Hammersmith before becoming Regional South in June 2018 and appointed Director of Operations in 2021.  In 2022 Michael was appointed Acting CEO and on 1st March 2023 became Head of Risk & Deputy CEO.

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

Louise Graham – Head of Human Resources & Payroll

Alison Mugunthan – Finance Director

Alison Mugunthan is a qualified Accountant with a degree in Biochemistry.  She is an experienced Finance Director who joined Nazareth Care Charitable Trust in June 2023.  Alison has extensive experience managing charity finances, governance and HR.  She believes the finance function must provide the trustees senior management and the care home managers with accurate information to allow them to manage the Organisation.

Alison is keen to support the development of her team and provide opportunities for growth and intends to implement robust procedures to ensure that everything is completed properly and in a timely manner.

This is Alison’s first role within the Care sector and is passionate about improving the care for residents and opportunities for staff across the organisation.

Josh Stallard – Employee Engagement Manager

Josh Stallard joined Nazareth Care in February 2022 as Regional Support Manager in the Scottish Homes.  During this time, Josh also undertook the role of Registered Manager of the Bonnyrigg Service.  In January 2023, Josh was appointed Employee Engagement Manager.

Josh has worked within the care industry since the age of 16 where he started as a YTS carer working for a registered charity.  Josh was then promoted to his first General Manager position at the age of 23 and has worked in various care management positions since then.

Josh holds a BA Hons in Human Resource Management, achieved when he enrolled at Stirling University as a mature student and graduated in 2010.  In addition to this, Josh holds various Care Management qualifications and one of Josh’s passions is developing staff and supporting others to achieve their potential.

Mike Jones – Regional North

Mike has worked in Adult social care for more than 20 years and began his career as a care assistant, becoming a Registered Nurse 15 years ago.

Mike has spent his whole professional life within Older Adult care, joining Nazareth House in June 2022 as an Interim Home Manager in our Manchester house and in December 2022 Mike became our Regional Support Manager for the North of England and Scotland. Mike’s philosophy of care matches that of the Nazareth family in supporting and ensuring all our Residents Relatives and Colleagues enjoy their time at Nazareth Care.

Claire Anderson – Regional South

Claire has worked in health and social care for the last 25 years and started as a care assistant and has progressed throughout her career to managing various nursing and residential services.  Claire’s background includes crisis support management in which she has turned around many care services to meet excellent standards. Claire has qualifications in Leadership and Management in Health and Social care, (MSc) in Advanced Dementia studies and Assessors’ Diploma in Occupational Health.

Claire has been part of the Nazareth Care Family since May 2018 as a General Manager for Southend House and then moved to manage Hammersmith House.  Claire became Regional Manager for the South Region of Nazareth Care in February 2022.  Claire is passionate about supporting Services to embed Nazareth Care Core Values so that residents can live their lives to the fullest.

Mike Clemens – Regional Property Manager

Mike began as a part time maintenance person at a nursing home in Plymouth in 2007, initially helping the existing Maintenance Manager and within a few months Mike became full time and was in this post for approximately 9 years, working at 2 care homes.  Mike then became Maintenance Manager at a newly opened Child and Adolescent Mental Health Hospital for a further 2 years until the service was unfortunately closed.

In 2019 Mike joined Nazareth House Plymouth as the Maintenance Manager and in 2021, he was appointed Regional Facilities Manager to look after all sites for South Region.  Following a restructuring in September 2022, Mike was then appointed Regional Property Manager to which Mike oversees all the sites for UK Region.

Administrative Team – Overview

The Regional Team comprises the below Departments and the Administrative staff work together to help carry out the following functions of the Organisation:

– Archives & Records – Human Resources / Payroll – Operations / I T Support – Purchase Ledger Payments – Sales Ledger Income Processing.

If you wish to make an enquiry in respect of the below, please dial 0208 444 4427 and press the following Options:

Purchase Ledger – Option 1 – or email:

Sales Ledger – Option 2 – or email:

Group Purchase Enquiries – Option 3

Human Resources / Payroll – Option 4 – or email:, or

Archives Records – Option 5 – and request Ext 6207 or email:

For general enquiries please press Option 5 or email:

For Operations and or I T Support, please email: