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Senior Management Team

The Senior Management Team provides strategic leadership at the Hospice and are responsible to the board for the development of future plans and the strategic direction of the Hospice. 

The Senior Management Team (SMT) meets on a weekly basis and regularly reviews and monitors day to day aspects of hospice management, provides strategic leadership and considers future plans and developments and deals with issues referred from staff or public.


The SMT Members are as follows: 

Mrs Joanne Sloan, Chief Executive

Dr Matthias Hohmann, Medical Director

Mrs Lyndsey Donbavand, Quality and Governance Manager

Ms Adele Doherty, Clinical Matron

Ms Maria Papaleo, Finance Manager

Ms Rebecca Bentham, Head of Income Development

Mrs Lindsey Harper, Lead Nurse for Community Services


The Medical Director and Clinical Matron are members of the Palliative Care Multi-Professional Committee and the Oldham Palliative Care Strategy Group.


For the SMT Structure please click here.

Hospice Management Team Profiles


Mrs Joanne Sloan

Chief Executive

Joanne is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the organisation. She came to Dr Kershaw’s in 2014 as Director of Clinical Services and still provides a lead on any clinical service developments in the Hospice. Her nursing career spans 33 years and prior to joining the Hospice team Joanne worked for 11 years as a Clinical Nurse Manager in the Division of Medicine at Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust, she holds a Master's degree in Health Service Management.


Dr Matthias Hohmann

Medical Director

Dr Hohmann has worked as a doctor in the NHS since 1999. GP since 2004 and Member of the Royal College of GPs. Diploma in Palliative Medicine (Cardiff) 2009. Macmillan Clinical Director Cancer for the NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group. Dr Hohmann became the Hospice Medical Director in October 2017. 


Mrs Lyndsey Donbavand

Quality and Governance Manager

Group leader of the Policy Monitoring & Review Group and Clinical Governance Group. A member of the IT group and Board Secretary. The role focuses on quality assurance with the implementation of a 12 monthly audit programme for both clinical and non-clinical areas within the Hospice. Lyndsey assists with organising the training and development for the staff at the Hospice.


Ms Adele Doherty

Clinical Matron

Adele is a senior nurse with 29 years’ experience spanning educational and managerial roles. Adele holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Practice Development and a Master’s in Leadership and Management in a Healthcare Setting.


Ms Maria Papaleo

Finance Manager

Maria joined the team in November 2018 and is responsible for producing and managing the Hospice’s budget. Her finance career spans nearly 30 years, predominantly in the public sector, and prior to joining the Hospice had worked for 15 years in Local Government. She is a part qualified accountant, holding certificates on both the CIMA and CIPFA Accounting bodies. 


Ms Rebecca Bentham

Head of Income Development

Rebecca is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Income Development team; covering fundraising, legacies, events, marketing and communications, lottery, shops, e-commerce, and trading. She joined the Hospice in 2019 bringing fifteen years’ experience in the public sector; having worked for a number of charities as a cross fundraiser, including Liverpool Cathedral, Scope, and the Science Museum Group. Her specialty lies in that of Major Donor Giving. She holds a Batchelor’s degree in Business Finance and is also qualified with the IOF’s Certificate in Fundraising Management. 


Mrs Lindsey Harper

Lead Nurse for Community Services

Lindsey had been a district nurse in Oldham for over 10 years when she joined the team here at Dr Kershaw’s in 2015 to lead and implement the Hospice at Home Service, where she was able to utilise her knowledge skills and passion for palliative and end of life care in the community.

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