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
Mrs Tracy Acton, Practice Development Co-ordinator
The Medical Director and Clinical Matron are members of the Palliative Care Multi-Professional Committee and the Oldham Palliative Care Strategy Group.
Mrs Joanne Sloan
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
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
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
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 qualified from Salford University 12 years ago with a BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing. Her first job as a newly qualified nurse was as a District nurse in Oldham based at Crompton Health Centre.
She came to join the team here at Dr Kershaw’s 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.
Mrs Tracy Acton
Practice Development Co-ordinator
Tracy joined our team as a Practice Development Co-ordinator in October 2018. Her previous role had been managing a Macmillan service in the community.
Tracy has 30 years of experience in health and social care across both nursing and occupational therapy. This includes experience as a lecturer and in research. Her clinical experience is palliative care, long term conditions management and rehabilitation.
She now delivers palliative and end of life education to health and social care professionals across Oldham.