Meet the Team

WesleyCare has a very professional and well trained work force. There is a very low staff turnover meaning residents and staff are able to build and enjoy long relationships with each other. Some of the key staff that you will see around WesleyCare include:

Fran Pucilowski


Has been manager since 1990 and has extensive leadership experience in the aged care sector. Fran values the close relationships she builds with residents and their family.

Cheryl Bowen

Deputy Manager

Cheryl joined the team in 2015 and comes from a strong nursing and training background in older persons health. Cheryl is clinical lead at WesleyCare.

Darlene Vosataki

Ground Floor Clinical Nurse Manager

Darlene is the Clinical Nurse Manager of Tawa, Karaka and Kākāriki teams.

Andrea Devonish

1st Floor Clinical Nurse Manager

Andrea is the Clinical Nurse Manager of Whero and Kahurangi teams. Andrea has a background in natural medicine.

Janelle Moore

Diversional Therapist

Janelle is a very experienced registered diversional therapist and has an excellent rapport with the residents. She is a member of the NZ Society of Diversional Therapists.

Robyn Swain

Residents Advocate

Robyn advocates for all residents but is particularly invaluable when residents have no family.

Katherine Webster-Brown


Katherine is the friendly voice that will greet you on the telephone or the friendly face that will welcome you when you visit WesleyCare.

Simin Alipour

Admissions Nurse

Simin meets and greets our new residents upon arrival. She does all the initial paper work, develops a care plan and liaises with GP’s, pharmacies, other staff and the resident’s family.

Don Pilgrim


Don coordinates a team of ministers and lay people from various denominations. He is also available for pastoral support