Our Team

Our people are one of the greatest assets at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, and they are the reason why we are successful at providing extraordinary hospice care to the local community of Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset.

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has over 25 members of dedicated and enthusiastic staff within the organisation. The Executive team is accountable for the operational management of Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, and is made up of people with unparalleled expertise within each sector of the charity.

Senior Management Team

Clare Gallie – Chief Executive Officer

Clare has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, but always wanted to be part of an organisation that reflects her values and when a role came up as Regional Manager at Macmillian Cancer Support she was delighted to join this well respected charity at the age of 24. Having progressed quickly to become Head of Fundraising at Cancer Research and then Head of UK Fundraising for CLIC Sargent, after 9 years Clare moved onto Directorial roles at Tenovus Cancer Care and St. Margaret’s Hospice Care, before becoming CEO of Lewis-Manning Hospice Care. Clare volunteers as a Trustee for national childhood bereavement charity Winston’s Wish, and says that she feels very lucky to have had the opportunity to be a part of some inspiring organisations and truly amazing teams. Clare’s family originally come from Dorset and she has four children who keep her busy in her spare time.

Ruth Burnhill – Director of Clinical Services

Ruth trained at St Thomas’ Hospital in London and followed her interest in oncology to the Royal Marsden Hospital. After her time there she switched to palliative care in the Support Team at the Royal Free Hospital and later, as Team Leader, at St Bartholomew’s. Ruth’s career then took her to Biella, Italy, where she set up a hospice before returning to UK in 2004 as Director of Nursing at Weldmar Hospicecare in Dorchester. She was then invited to become Interim Director of Nursing for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and we are delighted that Ruth has now become our Director of Clinical Services.

Sandra Cox – Director of Finance & Operations

An established Financial Professional/Business Manager, with extensive experience in operations and finance across corporate and charitable organisations. Sandra has twelve years’ experience in a banking environment, in a senior role, where she achieved major savings on budget and was responsible for setting up a new £20 million computer centre.

Sandra also has eighteen years’ experience as a Bursar/Operations Director in the Independent Sector, turning a major deficit into a sustainable healthy surplus. As an elected Local Councillor from 2011-2015, Sandra was a member of the following committees, with specific responsibility to advise the local authority in these areas:

  • Finance Efficiency & Effectiveness Overview Scrutiny Committee
  • The Health & Social Care Overview & Scrutiny Committee
  • The Audit Committee and Grants Panel.

Tom Goodinge – Director of Fundraising

Tom started his career in the commercial world, as Business Development Manager for Vodafone, after just over 6 years there he moved to into the charity sector and started at St Margaret’s Hospice Care, as their Supporter Development Manager. After three years he was promoted to Head of Supporter Care and Individual Giving, before joining Lewis-Manning Hospice Care as Director of Fundraising.

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