Meet our team

  Niki Richardson - Registered Manager, Oakdown House
Niki has lots of experience working with adults who have learning disabilities including over 17 years here at Oakdown House. For the last few years at Oakdown Niki has been the Senior Care Coordinator and Medications Lead. With this experience and a Level 5 qualification in Leadership for Health and Social Care, Niki will ensure that the delivery of care at Oakdown is of a high standard.

  Michael Derrick – Managing Director
Mike joined the company in 1997 after completing a Diploma in Nursing and having worked in the National Health Service for a number of years. He works closely with the management team providing supervision and support and ensuring the aims, ethos and objectives of the company are achieved, most importantly high standards of care and safety. Mike is responsible for strategic planning, finance and undertaking regular audits of the service provided. Mike is an executive director of the East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Registered Care Association, working with other specialist care providers on issues affecting the care sector.
Michelle Spates – Facilities Director
Michelle joined the company in 2008 and brings valuable business leadership and management experience from her career in the national media industry. Michelle oversees the management & maintenance of the company facilities & works closely with the Registered Managers & staff team to ensure the quality of our environment & equipment
Mireille Petfield - Day Services Manager
Mireille is a qualified Learning Disabilities Tutor & oversees Day Services at Oakdown House. Mireille is dedicated to improving our established day care facilities & implementing an exciting range of activities.
Charlotte Cialfi - Personnel Manager
Charlotte is a CIPD qualified Personnel Manager and has an ILM Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Management. Charlotte managers the Training and Personnel Department and is responsible with her team for all aspects of staff recruitment and retention, their training and development. She has a deep commitment to work in a collaborative, transparent and inclusive manner, which allows her to build lasting relationships with staff, residents and peers.