Meet the Team

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Rommel Villanueva Home Manager at Priory Court Care Home Epsom

Rommel Villanueva

Home Manager

I am proud of the wonderful team we have here taking care of our residents, their families and friends. I enjoy my job as no two days are the same! Please feel free to drop by for a chat or visit.

Peter Haysom deputy manager priory

Peter Haysom

Deputy Manager

I started my career in Healthcare at the age of 17, joining the Ambulance Service where I trained and qualified as a Paramedic. I worked my way through the Ambulance service ending as a Response Manager and Clinical Audit Lead for the Trust. I left the ambulance service and started work as a Service Manager at an NHS Hospital, responsible for their home care service. I then joined Priory Court in August 2020.

I am really excited and proud to be working at Priory Court, I feel the team here has a real family spirit and the care that is provided to the residents is reflected in this.

Debbie Kennedy Priory Court

Debbie Kennedy

Administration Manager

My name is Debbie and I work at the front desk at Priory Court. I assist with both, reception and administration, and am always happy to help people.
I enjoy chatting to and getting to know the families of the residents and the residents themselves. Being able to improve their lives provides me with a great sense of fulfilment.
I love animals and have quite a few pets.
Maria Peralta

Maria Peralta

Clinical Manager

I joined Priory Court in 2009 and am the Clinical Manager. I am extremely proud of the team of Nurses and Carers that work here and how they provide the best care possible to all our residents. I really enjoy my job; no two days are the same and I enjoy helping our residents live their lives to the fullest.

Mandy Melia Head of Residential Services at Priory Court Care Home Epsom

Mandy Melia

Head of Residential Services

I have been working at Priory Court for nearly 13 years now. I started working as a care assistant with no experience on the residential unit and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the residents and working with them. This encouraged me to achieve my NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care. After a couple of years I was promoted to a senior care assistant on the nursing unit. This helped me gain more knowledge to complete my NVQ Level 3.

I was then promoted to Senior Care Officer and transferred back to the Residential Unit. I was a Senior Care Officer for around 6 six years before finding the confidence in myself to accomplish NVQ Level 5 in Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care.

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Charles Ashton Maintenance at Priory Court Care Home Epsom

Charles Ashton


I left school at 15 years old and became a plasterer, a trade I stayed with for many years. I worked for various companies and eventually became self-employed for some time. I then entered into the refurbishment management sector, working for various companies. I was involved in many projects such as care homes and housing developments; some of these projects went on for five or six years.
I came to work to Priory Court in September 2015. I’d say the camaraderie with the staff is fantastic and I just love the warm and welcoming atmosphere here. It’s very satisfying seeing everyone so happy and always helping each other.
I enjoy making our home and facilities safe for residents, their loved ones and our staff.
Debbie Bailey Lifestyle Coordinator at Priory Court Care Home Epsom

Debbie Bailey

Lifestyle Lead

Hi, my name is Debbie and my role at Priory Court is Lifestyle Lead. I have worked at Priory Court now for 8.5 years, and I absolutely love my job. I have an amazing team who are passionate about what they do.

The decision to move yourself or an elderly loved one into an assisted living community can be a difficult one to make. Just as importantly, it can be a difficult decision to stick with after you’ve actually made it. Understanding the benefits of assisted living is the best way to reassure yourself that you’ve made the correct decision for you and your family.

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Hamilton Jo Skinner lifestyle lead

Jo Skinner

Lifestyle Lead

My name is Jo and my role at Priory Court is Lifestyle Lead. I’ve worked here at Priory Court for 3.5 years. I have a fantastic team of activity coordinators who are very passionate about what they do.

It can be a difficult decision moving a loved one to a care home and with this in mind, we adapt our activities to include hobbies of each and every resident the best way we can.

John Prosser Chef Manager at Priory Court Care Home Epsom

John Prosser

Chef Manager

I left school in 1979 with a view to becoming a chef; I left school when I was sixteen and went to the College in Ireland to study business. I started work in the care sector, the love of cooking came to the fore as I began to see there was more to catering for the elderly than I had given credit for. I recognized very quickly this was my forte as it were, and it was.

For a while, I wanted to train as a social worker and go to university as I had a strong desire to help and care for elderly people. Unfortunately, this did not happen as finances would not permit this venture. However, working in the care sector was a way to carry out of my desire to help others.

In 1992, I moved down to York in North Yorkshire as an area catering manager for a private care group. I stayed in this role for three years and was in charge of two homes. I then moved on to the MS Society respite care center in York as Chef Manager. I stayed in this role for 23 years.

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Hamilton Emma Clarke – Head of Housekeeping

Emma Clarke

Head of Housekeeping

I have been doing housekeeping nearly all my life and I really enjoy it. I applied for a position at Priory Court as I had never worked in a care home environment before and I thought it would be a challenge. When I got the job, I realised I was not wrong, but I absolutely love my job and it is the best choice I have ever made. I enjoy coming to work every day and I have been here over 2 years now and hope to be here for many more.