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Ryan Campbell

Beth Ward
Director of Care 


Nicky Josling
Director of Income Generation

Lavinia Jarrett - Human Resources Manager Lavinia Jarrett
Head of People

Lavinia has a varied industry background including manufacturing, the NHS, estate agency and financial services.

Lavinia spent four years in an NHS commissioning role for primary health care providers and is aware of the complexities surrounding family healthcare, including social services and palliative care provision.

Lavinia joined Demelza in 1999 and has been involved in periods of change management for the organisation as all our services have grown and developed to meet our strategic goals.

A member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; Lavinia has responsibility for securing Demelza's specialised workforce and over 1,000 volunteers, ensuring they are developed and managed appropriately.

Anthony Crocker
Director of Corporate Services

Anthony joined Demelza in November 2014 and his areas of responsibilities include finance, estates, ICT and business support. 

Anthony spent 6 years as the finance and ICT lead for a medium sized healthcare charity based in the South East, prior to this, he worked for a top 30 firm of Chartered Accountants as an auditor for 10 years, where he gained his Association of Chartered Certified Accountants qualification in 2006.

 Anthony has been involved with charities his whole career and other experience includes property, construction and financial services companies. 

Sarah Carter - Head of Care Demelza South East London Sarah Carter
Head of Care Demelza South East London

Sarah trained to be a Registered General Nurse at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary in Scotland before moving to London to take up a position as staff nurse on the paediatric ward at North Middlesex Hospital.

She later completed her Registered Sick Children's Nurse training at Westminster Children's Hospital and worked within paediatrics at GOSH, Guy's & St Thomas' and Westminster Children's Hospital before becoming ward sister at the Brook Hospital, Greenwich District Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich.

While working full time Sarah completed a Diploma in Professional Practice then continued for a further two years gaining a BSc (honours) in Caring for Children with Respiratory conditions.

In 2001 she joined a very well established and respected team of Community Children's Nurses in Greenwich. During her time with the team Sarah continued her professional development gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Children's nursing.

In 2005 Sarah became one of the first Demelza Community Children's nurses working alongside the acute team providing holistic care at home to the large number of children with life -limiting/life-threatening conditions residing in Greenwich.

In May 2008 she took up the position of Head of Care for the new Demelza Hospice in South East London.

Sarah has loved every single job she has ever had but says obviously Demelza is her favourite!

Ashley Peterson
Head of Community Care East Sussex

Ann Fagg
Head of Care Demelza Kent

Ann trained as a paediatric nurse at Canterbury and has worked in Oxford, Medway and at Guys and St Thomas before starting at Demelza in February 2000 as a Palliative Care nurse.

She progressed to Deputy and now is Head of Care for the hospice in Kent.

Ann has gained experience in general, surgical and high dependency units, and has completed a degree in Children’s Palliative Care.

Willis Atherley - Bourne
Head of Psychosocial Support Services

Willis joined Demelza in December 2010 and has a background in health and social care across a range of client groups and difficulties, such as learning disabilities, sensory impairment, mental health, identity, abuse, and bereavement. He is a Senior Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and is qualified to work with children and adults and to provide psychotherapy supervision.

He has a varied background which includes working as a Mental Health Commissioning Officer, a Lecturer in Counsellor Studies, Clinical Supervisor and Assistant Director: Young Person’s Counselling Service. His work with children and families affected by life limiting / threatening conditions began in 2002 when working as part of a Community Palliative Care Team in The Midlands.

His role at Demelza is to support the further development of Family Support, Bereavement and Therapy Services across the three sites. He works directly with children and families as a therapist, whilst supporting service development to meet the local psychosocial support needs within each of Demelza’s hospice services.

Willis fully supports the drive to ensure the voice of children and families are heard throughout all aspects of Demelza’s work and beyond into wider service improvements in health and social care.

Demelza Kent : Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME9 8DZ
Demelza South East London : 5 Wensley Close, Eltham, London. SE9 5AB
Demelza Community : Langtye Farm, Langtye Lane, Ripe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6BA 
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