About Ave Maria Care

Our People

Ave Maria Care & Support assistants are carefully selected & trained during the recruitment process. This is to ensure that anyone who represents Ave Maria delivers our services at an exceptional standard with a positive attitude, ensuring that we treat our clients as we would like to be treated.

We understand that the people we employ are central to ensuring that quality care and support is delivered to our clients. That is why we have an extreme focus on the quality of our staff, helping us to ensure that our clients & their families can rest assured that they will be treated with dignity & respect & that each visit is a pleasant experience that brightens up their day.


Edward Owusu-Ansah – MD/Head of Finance

Edward is a chartered accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). A successful finance practitioner and entrepreneur Edward has had noteworthy success in establishing and growing start up businesses into established commercial enterprises.

Edward has been with Ave Maria Care since it’s inception, he has been an important part of the leadership team, primarily heading up our finance function in his day to day work. Edward has also provided valued commercial input into successful award and mobilisation of the various tenders we have won through his project management experience.

Elizabeth Owusu-Ansah – Head of Care

Elizabeth is a Registered Nurse with 34 years of experience working in the health care industry. Elizabeth also has a Masters degree in Health Development, she was also a finalist for the National Dementia Award in 2009, the national award was for innovation in practice of dementia care.

Elizabeth developed a diet management system for people with dementia. The diet management system was published in the journal of dementia care & the nursing & residential care journal in 2009. In her most recent position before becoming Head of Care at Ave Maria, Elizabeth was the director of clinical governance for an organisation with over 7000 service users, she developed the quality assurance systems across the organisation which ensured that new sites were successfully registered with the care quality commission & subsequent inspections by the care quality commission were successful.

Elizabeth is a care specialist & her knowledge & abilities are passed on to the Ave Maria care teams through training & development to ensure that team member’s skills are continuously developed & enhanced, aiming to provide a consistent, outstanding level of care & support to our clients.

Elizabeth is in charge of governance on all Care quality and compliance matters, helping to ensure that our care teams consistently deliver high quality services which are compliant with regulations.

David Mathews – Head of Operations

David has worked in the Health and Social care sector for over 10 years, starting off as a Community Health Care Assistant before climbing the ladder in Supervisor, Registered Manager and Regional Manager roles prior to being appointed as Head of Operations at Ave Maria Care.

David is extremely passionate about delivering high quality services, also ensuring that our organisation is compliant with it’s regulatory obligations.

David is a highly qualified health and social care professional, he holds an NVQ level 5 in Health and Social care, level 5 qualification in employment law and is trained in MAPA, tissue viability, train the trainer and manual handling. David also has a Registered Manager award.


Each of our branches has a highly caring, qualified and competent manager in place, to manage the day to day delivery of services to our valued clients. The manager is supported by a team of highly trained staff consisting of care assistants, field care supervisors and administrators. The organisational structure at our branches has been carefully designed to ensure optimum quality and efficiency of services in the environment we work in. To find out more about our individual branches please contact us.

For more information on how Ave Maria can assist you, a family member or a friend with personal care & support please contact us


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Testimonial April

‘May I say how delighted my wife and I were with Emma. She quickly formed a bond with my wife, she clearly had experience with dementia. We would be happy to welcome Emma at future occasions’