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About the RCPA Team

Learn more about the RCPA Team

Hilary Robinson -
Chief Executive Officer

Hello, and thank you for taking an interest in the RCPA. Returning visitor? Welcome back!

Here at the RCPA, we are very proud of and passionate about the work we do with people being our priority and our ‘reason to be’. If this is your first visit, I hope you enjoy browsing and discovering the services and events on offer, and how we can support you, from our well established and reputable Trusted Assessor service to individual member support, influence and engagement across the Somerset health and social care system, to a personalised DBS service, accommodation to the new Academy, hospital discharges to digitalisation, recruitment to training, fee negotiation to international recruitment; these are just a few of the areas where we are involved and in which we specialise.

If you are thinking about whether to become a member of the RCPA, Somerset’s only independent care association, then I would encourage you to think of the reasons why you wouldn’t! At the heart of the RCPA’s service offer is quality, support and influence, and our strength is in a united voice representing the adult social care sector. Amidst these uncertain and challenging times both nationally and globally, now more than ever it’s important to ‘champion’ and ‘challenge’; be part of a growing community of dedicated care providers who want to do the right thing for the people of Somerset.

Finally, if you think we have missed something, can do something better, or would like to know more, I would love to hear from you!

Yours faithfully,

Hilary Robinson RGN, LLB (Hons), MSc Adv HCP (Open).


Laura Stooke - Business Manager

I started working permanently for RCPA in 2015 after having my first child. Prior to that I ran my own secretarial services company and it was during that time that I started working part time with RCPA. I have over 20 years’ experience of administrative and financial duties and have previously worked in banking and for a firm of financial advisers.  I have enjoyed developing my role over the past few years at RCPA, helping the company to grow and further support providers.  I live just outside of Taunton with my partner and two children. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading and long walks in the countryside.

Daniel Plummer - Project Delivery Officer

I have worked in social care for over 12 years, I started to work in a care home as a cleaner when I was still in college. I made the move into administration a few years later working with management and carers supporting their role and residents ensuring their changing needs are met. From here I developed the role which now includes being responsible for the ASC and CHC finances and being made Data Protection Officer when the DSPT was introduced. My work allows me to find new and efficient ways of working, I migrated the company to a cloud-based service and implemented new software to help become a more digitally focused company.

My work for RCPA is being a Local Support Officer for the DSPT working with regional and national partners to provide the most effective support for care providers. My experience with the DSPT allows me to assist care providers to register and publish their own DSPT. The care home I worked with had very little in place for data protection and security, my work with the DSPT means that it is now compliant with GDPR.

In my spare time I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes, I love reading and taking my dog walking on the beach.


Diana Sharp -
Office Administrator

I joined the RCPA in 2021, having taken a few years out to look after my two young sons, prior to this, I worked for another membership organisation for many years, where I helped support the running of their membership and events. 

My role at the RCPA is mainly to provide help and support for our personalised DBS services, along with membership, events and other general administration. 

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, socialising with friends, reading and am currently in the midst of renovating our family home!

Lobeth Tanguanco - Trusted Assessor

I have twelve years of nursing experience, originally qualifying in the Philippines in 2008. I initially worked as a dialysis nurse and in critical care in the Philippines.  In 2010, I decided to study in the UK and earned a BSc (Hons) degree in International Nursing. Prior to qualifying as a UK RGN. I worked in the care home sector as a healthcare assistant to gain valuable experience needed to understand the health care setting in the UK. In 2012,  I  registered with the NMC to become a qualified Registered General Nurse in the UK. Throughout my career, I’ve worked in the NHS, care homes, and held managerial roles in Somerset.  I’ve also trained as an NMC Practice Supervisor and currently a Practice Assessor supporting our future nurses from Bournemouth University. 

I worked as a unit nurse manager and help set up a PW3 Bedded Facility in Taunton before I transitioned to the Trusted Assessor role in January 2022. As the organizational champion for our Trusted Assessor database, I ensure our statistics are current. Currently, I am interested in media and marketing. Outside of work, I enjoy photography/videography and playing the drums. 

Kylie Storry - Trusted Assessor

I have been working in healthcare since the age of 17, starting my career as a medic in the Royal Navy where I served for just over seven years including overseas deployment. Following my naval career, I studied Paramedic Science at Bournemouth University where I qualified with a foundation degree in 2014 and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

I am the founding member of the Trusted Assessor Scheme in Somerset having developed the role in back in 2019 relishing its growth. I am the champion of end of life care, providing update and support to the team in this area as well as a trained Practice Supervisor with the NMC through Bournemouth University enabling us to host and support nursing students.

Aside from renovating our new home, outside of work I love being active and outdoors, enjoying going away in our van, paddle boarding, surfing, weight training and walking our fur baby Pluto.

Cara Hughes - Trusted Assessor

I have been working in Health and Social care for over 10 years, starting as a Support Worker for Adults with Learning Disabilities, studying a BSc in Childhood and Youth at the University of South Wales, and then completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work at Bristol University. I worked as a Social Worker for Adults in a community team before commencing work with the RCPA where I supported a variety of clients within different care specialities and support needs.  

I have a strong interest in Mental Capacity and Safeguarding; I am the Trusted Assessors champion for these areas. I have recently completed a Level 3 Diploma in Management and Leadership to strengthen my skills and professional development. I am registered with Social Work England and have trained as a Practice Supervisor with the NMC through Bournemouth University.  

I would describe myself as a huge bookworm; I love to read. In my free time I enjoy exploring National Trust areas and I am learning French.

Adriana Morcov-Marton - Trusted Assessor

I graduated as a General Nurse in Romania , in 2010. I started my career as a Registered General Nurse in Romania, working in various areas of Nursing, from acute settings to teaching and OOH service.

I moved to the UK in 2014 where I started to work in care home settings . Since then, I’ve worked in various care home settings such as General Nursing, Complex Care, Dementia care and OPMH,  progressing in my career to more senior roles in the sector to Clinical Lead and Deputy Manager .I am the organisational lead for Dementia and OPMH.

I am currently undertaking a Level 5 Diploma for Management and Leadership to develop my skills and knowledge.

I have trained as a Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor through Bournemouth University in order to be able to support, guide and supervise our Student Nurse placements.

In my spare time, I love taking walks with my dog (Border Collie called Arlo) and spending time with my family.