Meet Our Team
Dr Vince Gradillas
CEO | Medical Director
MRCPsych BSc (Hons) MPhil (Cantab.)
Dr Vince Gradillas is founder and CEO of Claimont. He is responsible for transforming the organisation to increase the range of services it offers nationally and internationally, and supporting the senior team in developing and optimising clinical services. Dr Gradillas is also a consultant psychiatrist, providing clinical services to a small number of families and supporting the wider clinical team with specific cases in his direct areas of expertise. Prior to founding Claimont, he was Medical Director of The Belgravia Clinic and The Abstinence Centre (private addictions clinics), and ran his private practice in Chelsea and Harley Street, London, as well as holding admission privileges in The Priory at Roehampton and Nightingale Hospitals in London.
Group Managing Director
As Group Managing Director overseeing all departments, Lorraine is the lead on delivering Claimont’s corporate strategy, driving the quality and growth agenda. She has over 30 years of senior leadership and commissioning experience, along with clinical expertise in managing and directing addictions, mental health and learning disabilities services in the NHS, voluntary and private sectors. Previously Director of People, Operational Performance & Effectiveness at Turning Point, Lorraine’s overall responsibility in Claimont is continued delivery of high quality, innovative and integrated mental healthcare services.
Director of Clinical Operations
RMN MSc PgDip
Peter is Director of Clinical Operations, developing mental health services, ensuring safe and high quality client care, and providing effective leadership to clinical staff. A Registered Mental Health Nurse for approximately 30 years, he has worked across a diverse range of statutory and private mental health and specialist learning disability services, in senior clinical and operational roles. In addition to his director responsibilities, he remains clinically involved in a small caseload in his areas of specialism, including autism and complex care, and is responsible for specific clinical training within the organisation.
Head of People & Business Administration
Fiona is Head of People and Business Administration. She has over 20 years’ operational and general management experience in healthcare, education and hospitality sectors. Fiona is the lead in Claimont’s people strategy, overseeing recruitment, retention and L&D, and ensuring that our vision and values are reflected in our staff across the organisation. Her role is to establish Claimont as a preferred employer to help us deliver the highest standards of clinical care within the mental health sector.
Deputy Head of Clinical Operations (North)
RMN, DPS, BSc
Paula is the Deputy Head of Clinical Operations and is responsible for the clinical and operational management of services in the North of England. Prior to joining Claimont she was Regional Operations Manager and Substance Misuse Lead for the veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress. A Registered Mental Health Nurse, Paula’s career has focussed on complex mental health across in-patient, community, prison, NHS and private services. As an experienced senior nurse and healthcare manager, she has a history of successfully managing complex mental healthcare services within operational roles at national and regional level.
Mental Health Commercial Manager
Gareth works with our NHS and Public Sector clients – engaging with commissioners and other professionals to broaden Claimont Health’s services throughout the UK. With 20 years of experience in Mental Health, Sensory, Physical and Learning Disabilities, he is passionate about delivering great outcomes for our clients.
Having developed bespoke services to enable individuals to remain in their own homes and avoid lengthy hospital admissions, Gareth is committed to continuing and expanding our work with NHS and Public Sector partners nationally.
Private Client Commercial Manager
Michael has been working in private healthcare and commercial operations for 10 years. He is responsible for ensuring that private clients receive high levels of service and care for which Claimont is known.
Michael works collaboratively with private referrers to deliver business growth while delivering exceptional outcomes to clients. He believes that the customer experience should be at the forefront of everything a company does and applies this principle to each aspect of his role.
Client Coordination Team Leader
Timika has a background in social care, mental health and administration. Timika is responsible for daily communication with stakeholders, clients and associates, overseeing all administration and scheduling of nursing and support staff to ensure the right match between client and care.
Amy is a full-time clinical nurse (RMN) with over 20 years of mental health nursing experience. Before working at Claimont, Amy was a Specialist Practitioner in perinatal mental health. She has also worked as Senior Staff Nurse at a well-known private hospital on the south coast specialising in adult general psychiatry and the treatment of addictions.
Rhia is a highly dedicated compassionate and committed mental health nurse, with a wide range of practice experience within PICU, acute, rehab, crisis and community mental health teams.
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