A team of compassionate and experienced professionals, dedicated to providing the best possible care to our residents.

Our Team

At CareChoice we take pride in a team of professionals that are committed to the highest standards of care, ethics and expertise. Having originated as a family business, we are also passionate about delivering the quality of care we would want for our loved ones.

Our Homes are supported by our Head Office team which includes a Senior Management Team consisting of a CEO, COO, Director of Finance, Director of HR, Director of Quality and Innovation and a Director of Property Development.


Zuzana Gaborova

Director of Nursing at CareChoice Nursing Home Montenotte, Cork.

Zuzana Gaborova,
Director of Nursing

CareChoice Montenotte,

Co. Cork

T: 021 486 1777
E: zuzana.gaborova@carechoice.ie

Gráinne Henson

Director of Nursing at CareChoice Nursing Home, Ballynoe, Cork.

Qualifications: Registered Nurse (R.N.), Master of Health Medicine (the equivalent of an MBA in Health)

Professional focus: Gráinne and her team regularly care for residents with dementia. Over the years this has led to Gráinne developing a particular interest in the area of dementia care, specifically developments in diagnosis and care models.

Gráinne Henson,
Director of Nursing

CareChoice Ballynoe
Co. Cork

T: 021 430 0534
F: 021 4300535
E: grainne.henson@carechoice.ie

Catherine Buttimer

Director of Nursing at CareChoice Nursing Home, Macroom, Cork.

Qualifications: RGN, BSc (Hons) Diploma in Health Services Management, Diploma in Public Administration. Masters candidate in Health Services Management

Professional Focus: Catherine has over 25 years experience both nationally and internationally in the Acute and Hospital Management sector. In addition to this Catherine holds a lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has led complex improvement projects.

Catherine’s goal is on leading the team at CareChoice Macroom in providing the highest quality of care to each individual resident, ensuring a person-centred approach. A central part of this is growing the Dementia friendly principles into a reality at CareChoice Macroom.

Catherine Buttimer,
Director of Nursing

CareChoice Macroom
Co. Cork

T: 026 42366
F: 026 42558
E: catherine.buttimer@carechoice.ie

Joan O’Brien

Director of Nursing at CareChoice Nursing Home, Dungarvan, Waterford.

Qualifications:  RGN, BSc Honours Degree in General Nursing from Waterford Institute of Technology, Harvest QQI level 6 Leadership Programme, Managing the Risk of Aggressive and Challenging Behaviour in the Workplace (Instructor), The Management of Actual Potential Aggression- MAPA (Instructor).

Professional Focus: Joan is from the locality and has over 20 years experience in care of the Elderly. Joan’s goal is to provide the highest quality of care to each individual resident in a homely and friendly environment. Joan’s ethos is to ensure that all residents are Cared for as we would care for members of our own families.

Joan O’Brien
Director of Nursing

CareChoice Dungarvan
Co. Waterford

T: 058 40300
F: 026 42558
E: joan.obrien@carechoice.ie

Maureen O’Donovan

Director of Nursing at CareChoice Nursing Home, Clonakilty, Cork.

Qualifications: B.A.(Hons), UCC Certs in Dementia Training, University of Bradford, Diploma in Leadership, Diploma Management, Diploma Psychology & Sociology, Registered General Nurse (R.G.N.), Registered Midwife (R.M.) and Dementia Trainer (London)-2016

Professional focus: Maureen has developed a specific interest in the diagnosis and management of residents with Dementia in a nursing home setting.  A Multidisciplinary Team Approach is taken in the care of the older person.   Maureen is passionate about her staff in the nursing home continuously updating their knowledge and understanding of the ageing process and associated conditions of old age.

Maureen O’Donovan,
Director of Nursing

CareChoice Clonakilty
Co. Cork

T: 023 883 6300
E: Maureen.odonovan@carechoice.ie

Emmet Gleeson

Director of Nursing, CareChoice Nursing Home, Malahide Road, Dublin.

Qualifications:  RPN, RSCN, H. Dip, MSc Mental Health

Professional Focus: Emmet Qualified as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with an honours degree in 2009 from the University of Dublin – Trinity College.

Emmet has experience working in Mental Health Nursing, General Children’s Nursing and Care of the Older Person; National Children’s Hospital, Cherry Orchard Hospital Dublin, Tallaght University Hospital, St. Loman’s Mental Health Services and St Patrick’s University Hospital Dublin and Dalkey Lodge Nursing Home caring for young people, adults and older persons with a range of general health and social care needs. Emmet held a position as Project Consultant in the development of a State of the Art Acute Inpatient Unit in Dublin prior to joining CareChoice in 2016 as an Assistant Director of Nursing at our Finglas home. Emmet has also completed a postgraduate higher diploma in Children’s nursing leading to registration as a Registered Sick Childrens Nurse, as well as a Master of Science in Mental Health in Trinity College Dublin. Emmet is currently undertaking a Master of Science in Healthcare Management at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Emmet Gleeson,
Director of Nursing

CareChoice Malahide,
Dublin 17.

T: 01 877 0844
E: emmet.gleeson@carechoice.ie

Gail Tully

Director of Nursing at CareChoice Nursing Home, Trim, Co. Meath.

Qualifications: National Diploma in General Nursing, DKIT, BSc Nursing, RCSI, MSc Nursing, RCSI, Grad Dip in Emergency Nursing, UCD & Leading and Managing People, Level 6.

Professional Focus: Gail began her nursing career in 2000.  She was previously self-employed and has experience in management and business operations. Gail spent several years in Our Lady’s Hospital Navan before moving to Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown where Gail held the position of Discharge Co-Ordinator and most recently Assistant Director of Nursing for Care of the Older Persons.  We are delighted to have Gail as part of the CareChoice team.


Gail Tully,
Director of Nursing

CareChoice Trim,
Co. Meath


T: 046 948 2700
E: gail.tully@carechoice.ie

Litty Sarah Thomas

Director of Nursing at CareChoice Nursing Home Finglas, Dublin.

Qualification: BSc Nursing, MBA

Professional Focus: Litty is a qualified General Nurse with over 13 years of healthcare industry experience and related areas (clinical governance, operations, quality & compliance). Litty has been with Carechoice group since 2015 in which the last year she has worked as an Assistant General Manager in Carechoice Finglas. Litty has completed her degree in Nursing from India and Masters in Business Administration from DCU. Litty’s vision is to drive quality care and to motivate employees to be passionate in their role of caring for the elderly. Litty will strive to amalgamate passion, authenticity and innovation in every aspects of care delivered through our Nursing Home.

Litty Sarah Thomas,
Director of Nursing

CareChoice Finglas,
Dublin 11

T: 01 880 0900
E: littysarah.thomas@carechoice.ie

Simon Balfe

Director of Nursing at CareChoice Nursing Home Swords, Dublin.

Qualifications: Diploma in Intellectual Disability Nursing & a Higher Diploma in Healthcare Management.

Professional Focus: Simon has 16 years’ experience working as a nurse in the intellectual disability, psychiatric and care of the elderly sectors. Simon gained experience over the years in these sectors and moved up through the management ladder. Simon previously worked in the Midlands as Nominee Provider for 14 centres with adults with intellectual disability. Simon has worked as a DON in nursing homes in south Dublin for the last 6 years.

Simon Balfe,
Director of Nursing

CareChoice Swords,
Co. Dublin 

E: simon.balfe@carechoice.ie

Andrew Winter

Director of Nursing at The Marlay Nursing Home, Dublin.

Qualifications: RPN,EN(M),DPSN,MSc.Dementia studies, Registered Managers Award (RMA).


Professional Focus: Andrew Joined the Marlay Nursing Home in January 2009. Prior to taking up his position he had many years’ experience in the NHS in all areas of psychiatric nursing including Acute and older persons nursing. Andrew managed a care home in the UK for the rehabilitation of people experiencing mental health issues. His ongoing interest in education resulted in him undertaking and gaining a Diploma of Professional Studies (DPSN). Andrew has achieved the Registered Managers Award in the UK.Furthermore in 2018 he successfully completed a Master of Science Dementia Studies course with the University of Stirling, Scotland.

Andrew continues with his interest in education and is a trainer in Best Practice in Dementia Care for Home Care staff and Senior MAPA instructor for the Marlay Nursing Home.

Andrew Winter,
Director of Nursing

The Marlay Nursing Home,
Dublin 16


T: 01 499 4444
E: andy.winter@themarlay.ie