Anna Chioariu

General Manager

Before joining the home, I worked in the health and social care sector for over 13 years. My experience comes from previously working as a Registered Manager. I am passionate about working with the elderly. Our mission at Signature is to champion quality of life for all seniors, and it’s one of my most valued beliefs.

Rachel Walker

Deputy Manager

Joining Signature has been a dream come true for me. It has been a life- long ambition for me to become a nursing, care home manager. I graduated from the University of West London with a BSc (Hons) in Adult nursing, and from here on I worked in Emergency Medicine eventually becoming a Sister in A&E. In 2010 I became a Clinical Site Manager, a busy role which focused on the need to facilitate the site from an operational perspective, During this time, I attended night school to study for my MBA and graduated in 2014. I worked as a Site Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Site Manager for a period of 8 years, and during this period I had my two beautiful children, Harriet and Jack.

Now a member of ‘the Signature family’ I really feel that I have achieved my ambition. I am so happy to be here and I look forward making some lovely memories with the residents and my fellow colleagues. I feel privileged to work in such a beautiful place, I am dedicated to ensure that Signature at Bagshot continues to provide person centred care for all residents, and that we strive to spread joy and love within our community!

Sybil Buijnsters

Client Liaison Manager 

As a Client Liaison Manager my role is to assist families and potential residents from the onset of their enquiry right through to moving into our community. It can be a very difficult and an emotional time as it’s a huge transition for everyone involved, however I am committed to handling each enquiry with care and integrity, supporting the potential resident and the family. It gives me great pleasure seeing new residents settling in, making new friends and joining in with our very busy activity schedule. It’s wonderful seeing relatives when they visit knowing they have made the right decision to move to Signature at Bagshot. I am very proud to be working here sharing a few laughs with residents that I now class as friends!

Jay Jay Chavez

Dementia Care Manager

It is such a great honour to be working at Signature at Bagshot. Having joined the team in 2021, I must say it has been one of the best decisions! My career in care started as a care assistant, then worked my way through to become a deputy manager in one of the residential homes in Hampshire before joining Signature. I like to believe that my commitment and passion to deliver quality care to the residents is one of the many highlights here at Bagshot.

Pranav Vaidya

Assisted Living Coordinator

As Residential Care Manager at Bagshot, I support the team to deliver exceptional person-centred care to all our residents. I have worked as a manager in healthcare for over a decade with experience in nursing, dementia and residential care. My aim to make a positive difference in our residents’ daily lives.

Tiina Tastula

Dining Services Co-ordinator

My name is Tiina. Yes, spelt with two I’s, I am Finnish. I moved to England in May 2002 to continue my management placement in catering. I loved it so much I decided to stay. I joined the home in 2011, the same as Tracey, since the day it opened. I look after all residents dietary needs, their nutrition, their hydration, their intolerances, their allergies, and most importantly their likes and dislikes. Not everyone is a fan of everything and it’s important to me that everyone gets something they like. I especially enjoy making special cakes for birthdays and anniversaries. Did you know I have made over 10 100th birthday cakes! Food is such an important part of good living and I am so passionate about making sure the residents enjoy their meals. Feel free to ask me anything when you visit. I am always happy to help.

Jane Harris

Activities and Volunteers Co-ordinator

I have worked for the home for 6 years. Prior to this I was a social care manager for 25 years. I manage all the activities for the residents at Signature at Bagshot. In my early years I trained in art and design and project management. My colourful career is a perfect blend of skills and experience to manage and look after the individual needs of each resident, whilst making sure that we have plenty of group activities that appeal to everyone.

Matthew Lapworth

Maintenance Engineer

I have worked for Signature since 2018, my role here is to look after the building compliance, health and safety as well as the fire management to ensure we keep Bagshot safe and secure for the residents and guests. During your move in I will be on hand to give assistance and support including from setting up TV’s and internet-based equipment to hanging your favourite pictures where you want them. Apart from being here to keep things running smoothly I like to get to know our residents so I can better serve the community and I am always looking to improve a way of working for the benefit of all here and if it’s just a chat you want, I will always find time to spend it with you.

Tracey Kirkland

Head of Housekeeping

I am the head of housekeeping and have worked at Signature at Bagshot since the day it opened back in 2011. Me and my team make sure your laundry is named, washed, ironed and returned to you without anything going missing. I have a pretty good track record here! We keep the community sparking clean and take a lot of pride in our work. The residents enjoy seeing us each day when we pop into their rooms to make sure everything is at it should be. It’s an absolute pleasure to work here.

Api Ahilan

Business Office Co-ordinator

I was delighted to join the home at Bagshot at the beginning of March 2020 as Business Office Coordinator for Payroll, HR administration, Recruitment, Accounts receivable and payable, residents invoices control, information monitoring and systems etc. I have completed my postgraduate Diploma in CIM and been working in healthcare sector for nearly six years now. I am passionate about caring for people and what we do to improve people’s lives. I’m so excited to be part of the Signature family and looking forward to working closely with my colleagues and residents.