The Board of Directors
Dr Vanessa Webb
Vanessa is dual qualified as a Nurse and a Doctor. Over the past 10 years, Vanessa has provided Police and sexual offence healthcare services in over 20 different Police Forces. She has also been awarded with an honorary Professorship by Staffordshire University for her years of voluntary service in advancing and developing the practice of forensic healthcare professionals in both custody and sexual offence. This amazing accolade confirms Vanessa’s status as a leading figure in SARC and custody provision.
Gary is one of the original co-founders of Mountain Healthcare, and helped to establish the business in its early days. Prior to this, Gary successfully graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 1st Class Engineering degree, and supported the setup of various other healthcare companies, including ‘Essex Medical’ which won him the National Shell Technology Enterprise Programme award in 2006 for the Quality Systems he set up. Gary then went on to work at a senior level within a FTSE 100 company, for approximately 7 years, before focussing back on Mountain Healthcare. Gary has used his commercial and operational experience to develop Mountain Healthcare into a successful, flourishing business. He demonstrates a real commitment to the provision of sexual offence and custody healthcare, and works hard to ensure Mountain Healthcare delivers the best possible standard of service across the industry.
Sandra has dedicated most of her working life to running businesses and providing consultancy services, helping others to reach their potential too. Sandra has been actively involved in supporting Sexual Assault Referral Centres and Police healthcare services since 2005, and provides valuable experience and expertise to the outstanding provision of healthcare services across all contracts. Sandra is a hands-on, operational director, who puts a considerable amount of energy into the successful running of the business and, subsequently, excellent service delivery.
Prior to co-founding Mountain Healthcare, Jon was also a Director of Essex Medical and Forensic Services. Jon supports all aspects of the company, ensuring the provision of high-quality forensic healthcare services across each of the sexual offence and custody contracts. Jon demonstrates a significant commitment to ensuring that Mountain Healthcare employees and customers are always put first.
Dr Lucy Love
Assistant Medical Director
Lucy has been the Assistant Medical Director for Mountain Healthcare since January 2016, specialising in sexual offence examinations, and the evaluation of child sexual abuse. She has 20 years’ experience in sexual offence medicine and has been operating at Director level since 2010. Alongside Professor Webb, Lucy pioneered the training of Forensic Nurse Examiners, contributing to Mountain Healthcare’s successful Nurse training programme. Lucy has previously worked in the sexual health industry for 30 years, and continues to work for the NHS as a Psychosexual Therapist. Lucy enjoys running Induction training days for Nurses and, alongside her husband (who is a Barrister), providing a Courtroom Skills training module. Lucy is also a member of the FFLM.
Dr Kate Shardlow
Clinical Director, Sexual Offence Services
Kate joined the senior Mountain Healthcare team in August 2016. She has worked as a Sexual Offence Examiner for many years, and has combined this with a career in General Practice and Genitourinary Medicine.
Dr Ewa Wolksa
Clinical Director, Health and Justice
Dr Ewa Wolska is our Clinical Director, overseeing Health and Justice requirements which encompasses our Custody Healthcare provision. Ewa qualified as a Doctor of Medicine in 2000, and holds a Diploma in Forensic Medicine, a Ph.D for Philosophy in Forensic Medicine, and a Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development in Forensic Medicine. Ewa has been a Forensic Medical Examiner since 2010 and has also previously worked as a Forensic Pathologist. She is the author and co-author of over 20 studies and researches, published in medical journals, and has performed over 3000 autopsies and medical examinations in criminal cases of both males and females, including victims, suspects, children, adolescents and adults.