Meet the Team

Woodlands Care Home has a team of dedicated staff members that are committed and compassionate. Our professionals all have a passion for delivering high standards of person-centred care. Our home believes in building strong relationships with everyone that enters our home and we are able to achieve this by treating everyone with respect.

  • Lesley Stewart

    Home Manager
    Lesley Stewart
    Lesley StewartHome Manager

    Lesley has worked with the company since 2021 as manager of their flagship home in Edinburgh and has now transferred to join the team at Woodlands. As a qualified nurse,  Lesley’s main clinical background is the Intensive care unit at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and latterly as a Specialist Peritoneal Dialysis nurse. On a personal level, Lesley lived in Italy for 20 years and loves cooking Italian dishes, having now moved from Edinburgh, she looks forward to walking her two dogs and seeing more of Aberdeen.

  • Anna-Marie Hudson

    Deputy Manager
    Annamarie Hudson
    Anna-Marie HudsonDeputy Manager

    Anna-Marie is our Deputy Manager, she joined Woodlands over a year ago and has 20-plus years of experience in the care industry. Beginning her career as an Activity Coordinator and specialising in Dementia support, Anna-Marie has supported many families during difficult times. As an avid promoter of education and progression, she loves training and developing our teams.

  • Frith O’Connor

    Clinical Deputy Manager
    Frith O’Connor
    Frith O’ConnorClinical Deputy Manager

    Frith joined Woodlands in May last year and has over 10 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse. Prior to specialising in the care of the elderly, Frith worked as a Registered Nurse in Accident and Emergency and in the acute sector in hospital. Palliative care and support are Frith’s main areas of interest and she is passionate in ensuring residents and families are supported during these challenging times. Frith supports our nursing team and oversees the clinical aspects of care within the home.

  • Margaret Gray

    Margaret Gray, Administrator at Woodlands
    Margaret GrayAdministrator

    Margaret joins the team as the Administrator and brings a wealth of experience having done similar roles in care homes for over 6 years.  We are delighted that Margaret has joined the team.

  • Gregor Wood

    Head Chef
    Gregor Wood, Head Chef at Woodlands
    Gregor WoodHead Chef
    Gregor has been in the catering industry for more than 30 years and has progressed through positions in various kitchens including working on oil platforms for 3 years.
    Gregor has adapted to current trends in the food industry which include being well-informed on all allergens. Gregor is married with 3 children and enjoys walking the dog, baking with my kids and cooking of course. 
  • Kristine Anvensica

    Kristine Anvensica, Chef at Woodlands
    Kristine AnvensicaChef

    We would like to introduce Kristine our new Chef who comes to us with over 20 years of experience. Kristine has been welcomed with open arms to Woodlands and has enjoyed her first couple of weeks with the team.

  • Wisdom Gavor

    Unit Lead
    Wisdom Gavor
    Wisdom GavorUnit Lead

    Wisdom joined Woodlands in October last year, from one of our sister homes. Having had the sad experience of the bereavement of his best friend. He saw how busy hospitals were and decided then and there, to become a nurse. Wisdom has a very calming demeanour and is a great role model for the younger members of the team.

  • Alison Lawson

    Unit Lead
    Alison Lawson
    Alison LawsonUnit Lead

    Alison joined Woodlands in October and brings many years’ experience as a Registered Nurse. Alison’s specialist area and passion is in the care of the elderly, which stems from placement in a nursing home when she was 16 years old. As a great forward thinker, Alison leads her team to ensure every day is meaningful and full of smiles and laughter.

  • Regina Tamang

    Registered Nurse
    Regina TamangRegistered Nurse

    Regina studied and worked as a Registered Nurse in Nepal before moving to Scotland. Coming from a long line of nurses, who all specialised in care of the elderly, it was a natural progression for her to follow suit. To convert a nursing qualification is a difficult process, requiring a lot of studying and we are delighted Regina has just passed her Nursing and Midwifery exams in the UK. Regina always has a positive and smiley outlook and is always extremely kind and generous with those she supports.

  • Jennifer Taylor

    Senior Care Assistant
    Jennifer Taylor
    Jennifer TaylorSenior Care Assistant

    Having over 10 years experience in caring for the elderly within the community, Jennifer joined Woodlands over a year ago as Senior Carer, providing valuable support to our nursing team. Person-centred and holistic care are her two main areas of focus and she passionately advocates that each resident should be supported as she would her own family.

  • Victoria Romulewicz

    Care Assistant
    Victoria, Care Assistant at Woodlands
    Victoria RomulewiczCare Assistant

    Victoria has over 6 years of experience in the care sector, Victoria loves to help people and says “My heart just wants to care for others”.

  • Maureen McGhie

    Care Assistant
    Maureen McGhie, Care Assistant at Woodlands
    Maureen McGhieCare Assistant

    With over 8 years of experience in the care sector, Maureen is a real asset to Woodlands. “Interacting with our residents and offering great care for them is a pleasure”.

  • Lakshmi Naick

    Care Assistant
    Lakshmi, Care Assistant at Woodlands
    Lakshmi NaickCare Assistant

    Lakshmi has 2 years of care sector experience and always wants to go the extra mile for people. Lakshmi loves to look after people and make a difference.

  • Rupinderjeet Kaur

    Care Assistant
    Rupinderjeet, Care Assistant at Woodlands
    Rupinderjeet KaurCare Assistant

    Rupinderjeet has recently joined our care team, when we asked what made her want to join the care team she said “I love to make people happy and spread joy wherever I can, it is important to me to offer great care!”

  • Priyanka Jadhav

    Care Assistant
    Priyanka Jadhav, Care Assistant at Woodlands
    Priyanka JadhavCare Assistant

    Priyanka has joined our care team as a Care Assistant. Priyanka made the move from hospitality to the care sector almost 3 years ago and has never looked back. Priyanka is a caring person who likes to treat everyone with kindness and spread joy wherever possible.

  • Elayne

    Care Assistant
    ElayneCare Assistant

    Meet Elayne, one of our amazing night Care Assistants. Elayne comes to us with over 7 years of care experience. Elayne is a loyal, passionate person who takes pride in caring for our residents.

  • Sumaia Islam

    Care Assistants
    Sumaia, Care Assistant at Woodlands
    Sumaia IslamCare Assistants

    Sumaia has recently joined the Woodlands care team, Sumaia loves to help people and has enjoyed getting to know our residents “I feel at my most happiest when I can help and look after others”.

  • Amaka Ukachukwe

    Care Assistant
    Amaka Ukachukwe, Care Assistant at Woodlands
    Amaka UkachukweCare Assistant

    Amaka has joined our care team as a Care Assistant. Amaka has been in the care sector for 3 years and she loves to make people happy, and it is important to Amaka she makes everyone feel included and have a sense of purpose.

  • Hayley Campbell

    Wellbeing Team Member
    Hayley Campbell
    Hayley CampbellWellbeing Team Member

    Hayley joined Woodlands in August as a care assistant and quickly became a valued member of the team. Recently Hayley moved from our care team to our wellbeing team, she is very focussed on the social aspects of care. Hayley is passionate about making every day special for the residents she supports and loves organising outings.

  • Jessica Fernandes

    Wellbeing Coordinator
    Jessica Fernandes Wellbeing Coordinator
    Jessica FernandesWellbeing Coordinator

    Jessica’s love for people coupled with her generous nature makes her perfectly suited for this role. Be sure to say hello when you see her.

  • Ellen-Cate MacDougall

    Wellbeing Coordinator
    Ellen Cate Wellbeing Coordinator
    Ellen-Cate MacDougallWellbeing Coordinator

    Ellen is a bubbly an energetic person who has a talent for music Her warm personality comes through in all she does and is a great asset to Woodlands.

  • Steve Munro

    Steve, Maintenance at Woodlands
    Steve MunroMaintenance

    Steve has come to us with a wealth of experience in all aspects of maintenance and has worked in care homes since 2017.

  • Paul Middleton

    Paul, Maintenance at Woodlands
    Paul MiddletonMaintenance

    Paul has had a variety of jobs over the years but has come back to maintenance and can turn his hand to anything.

  • Mandy Lawson

    Mandy, Volunteer at Woodlands Care Home
    Mandy LawsonVolunteer

    Mandy has volunteered to help at Woodlands, Mandy helps in our café bar making sure everyone has a cuppa and a fine piece. Mandy also helps with some of our activities and the residents love her energy and enthusiasm!