Gracewell of Horley Park
Meet our team
It is the people who make our home a truly happy and caring one.
We are proud to have a great team delivering individual, customised care in the most professional way and with genuine kindness. We all work together to ensure that our residents' needs are constantly being identified and that truly personalised care is provided.
Alina-Simona Varga Pali, General Manager
Simona is a very experienced Registered General Nurse having qualified in 2007. Simona has worked clinically in Acute Cardiac Care, Community Healthcare and Residential Care. She joined Horley Park in May 2015 and is committed to ensuring high standards are achieved and maintained throughout the Home from Housekeeping to Resident Care. Simona values involvement from everyone connected with Horley Park and enjoys talking with residents and families at every opportunity.
Awards: Champion of Quality Care 2018
Cristina Cristea, Deputy Manager
Cristina is a registered general nurse with experience in Acute Cardiac Care and Learning Disabilities. She joined Horley Park in October 2016 and is a Diabetes and Falls Prevention Champion.
Cristina has proven clinical skills and advance knowledge which has led her into the recent development of Deputy Manager role. Cristina prides herself on being resident focused and ensures that all individuals we support are empowered to make choices and participate fully in the running of their home. She enjoys spending time bonding with residents and their families ensuring their safety, wellbeing and happiness are met.
Awards: Champion of Quality Care 2019
Julie Groves, Administrator
Julie started at Gracewell in February 2014 when Horley Park was opened, which makes her the longest standing team member of Horley Park. Previous to working for Gracewell, she has over twenty years’ experience in accounts and payroll. The role of administrator is a busy and varied role with no 2 days being the same.
Michael Ursescu, Maintenance Manager
Mike is a valued team member who looks after the home and ensures that it is safe, well maintained, and pleasant to live in. He joined Gracewell of Horley Park on January 2017, having previous experience in facilities management and in the army as a logistic officer. Mike has completed Level 2 Health and Safety training.
Awards: Health and Safety Champion
Tracy Seymour, Head Housekeeper
Tracy joined Gracewell in May 2014 as Head Housekeeper. She leads a dedicated housekeeping team who make sure that the highest standards of cleanliness are met at all times. She has vast experience in a similar position from the hotel industry.
Awards: Housekeeper of the Year 2017
Gillian Grove, Activities Coordinator
Gillian joined 2 years ago having had 5 years experience in care and as a team leader. She is a dedicated memory care pathway trainer, along with an Ergo coach for Manual Moving and Handling and is an experienced Dignity Champion. Gillian is extremely creative and enjoys introducing new activities to help engage our residents.
Awards: Heart and Soul 2018 and Activity Champion 2019
Robert Atitiene, Clinical Nurse Manager
Robert has been a registered general nurse since January 2015 and has previous experience working with young adults with Epilepsy and Learning Disabilities. Robert joined Horley Park in February 2017 and is our Nutrition and Hydration Champion and one of the First Aiders. Robert was recently promoted to Clinical Nurse Manager and is dedicated to ensuring all of our residents receive the highest quality of nursing care.