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Our Team

Executive Leadership Team

  • Gordon Ward


    Over the years Gordon has been involved with running and building many successful companies across multiple industries, in the UK as well as in Toronto and Manila.

  • Riza Tongson-Espe

    Chief Operating Officer

    Riza was born and bred in the Philippines. She is a qualified Intensive Care Nurse registered in three different countries – The Philippines, The United States and the UK. Riza immigrated to the UK in January 2001, after she had been head hunted, and was the first Filipino Nurse to work in The General Intensive Care Unit, at the University Hospital of Southampton. In 2008, Riza ventured into complex care, working as a Nurse Manager for various companies. However, passionate to challenge the norm in the complex care sector, and determined to make a difference, Riza went on to develop the HASCS care model – bespoke, patient-centred, ethical, and truly clinically led. With the backing of Lord Gordon Ward, HASCS was born and is one of the major key players in the complex care industry. Riza enjoys travelling to different parts of the world and doing charitable work for the elderly and orphans.

  • Julie Barton

    Clinical Director

    Julie is a Registered Nurse and has been qualified since 1991. She spent the first few years of her career in the Royal Navy (UK and International) as a Naval Nurse caring for service men and women.
    Since leaving the forces Julie worked in Medicine, MAU & NICU within the NHS and Learning Disabilities, Occupational Health and Palliative Care in the private sector.
    In 2010 Julie moved into Clinical Homecare, for Complex Care, IV Therapies, Oncology & Virtual Wards, with Bupa/ Lloyds Pharmacy Clinical Homecare as a Regional Manager, Head of Nursing and finally Deputy Director of Nursing.
    Most recently, Julie was Head of Clinical Governance & Quality for a Palliative & End of Life Charity in Hertfordshire before joining HASCS in May 2023 as Clinical Director
    Julie has been leading clinical services and teams since 2002 and is passionate about patient-centred care and ensuring high quality services for clients.

  • Kathleen Ganzon

    Clinical Director

    Kathleen has been in the healthcare profession for over 10 years, working in both Adult and Paediatric nursing.
    She is a caring, flexible and driven individual, with a pro-active approach to her work which she extends to the care she delivers to her patients.
    Apart from having experienced years of bedside nursing, she has had the responsibility of undertaking the role of Clinical Educator at her previous hospital setting in the UK and becoming a HASCS Nurse Manager before being promoted to her current role as Clinical Services Manager.
    Kathleen is a qualified registered nurse in the Philippines, Middle East and in the UK.

  • Denlord Pascual

    Head of Assessments and Mobilisations

    Denlord became a Registered Nurse in the Philippines in 2010. He arrived in the UK in 2018 and obtained his NMC pin the same year. Denlord has worked on many different wards in the NHS, but mainly in Gastro and Hepatology. He has also attended the well established Liver Course at Kings College London.

    Denlord made an instant impact. having joined HASCS as a Rapid Response Nurse in June 2021, he was then promoted to Regional Nurse Manager in August 2021. Denlord now makes up part of the senior leadership team, as a Clinical Services Manager, a role he began in May 2023.

Registered Manager

  • Leanne Beaton

    CQC Registered Manager

    Leanne has worked in the care industry for 15 years. She started out as a care assistant for domiciliary care, before being promoted to Care Coordinator, then Care Manager and then to CQC Registered Manager. In her first role as a Registered Care Manager she gained an overall of Outstanding, to then be moved location and again achieve Outstanding in Care. Leanne has achieved levels 2,3 and 5 in Health and Social Care, she has also studied HR. Leanne is very passionate about her role in the care sector and ensuring we continuously work towards Outstanding. Outside of work Leanne enjoys spending time in the New Forest walking her dogs, or at the beach. Leanne joined HASCS in November 2020 and loves the teams ethics and values.

  • Andrea Davis

    Head of Quality and Governance

    Andrea has worked in Health and Social Care for 13 years. With her wealth of knowledge on the sector, critical thinking and strong leadership skills, Andrea heads up the compliance team and is one of our two CQC Registered Managers. This means Andrea is responsible for ensuring the business is fully compliant in all areas, keeping up to date with regulations and implementing change to improve the quality of the service.

    “ I am passionate and motivated to not only deliver outstanding care to those we look after, but to continually improve practice to benefit the whole HASCS team. “