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About the RCPA Team

Learn more about the RCPA Team

Hilary Robinson -
Chief Executive Officer

I have over thirty years’ experience of working in the health and social care sector in the UK and New Zealand. I am a registered general nurse (adult), educated to Bachelors’ level in law and Masters’ level in Advancing Healthcare Practice-transforming and leading healthcare improvements. Roles range from working in the NHS as a staff nurse on acute medical and surgical wards to the private care sector as business/nurse manager for independent providers to a large multinational in NZ, CEO of a newly established nursing and care agency in NZ, including international recruitment. I am registered with the NMC and have trained as a NMC Practice Supervisor and Assessor through Bournemouth University enabling us to host and support our future nurses. 

Before joining the RCPA Ltd I worked as a Registered Manager for a large residential and nursing provider. I joined the RCPA in April 2020 as a Trusted Assessor at the outbreak of Covid, continuing to lead a successful team in Yeovil District and Musgrove Park Hospitals. I fully understand the challenges and issues facing the care sector today and am proud to be representing and working with the RCPA’s members and my colleagues.  

Outside of work I enjoy long countryside walks, taking advantage of all this beautiful part of the world and its heritage has to offer (whilst trying to keep fit!), travel, cooking, and spending time with family whilst supporting our young adult son with autism. 

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. 

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 Scheme

I have twelve years of nursing experience and originally qualified in the Philippines in 2008.  

I initially studied in the UK in 2010 and was awarded a BSc (Hons) degree in International Nursing with the University of Hertfordshire. Pursuant to this in 2012 I concentrated on my registration to practise as nurse in the UK.  

I have since worked both in the acute sector and care home environment utilising my wide array of clinical experience gained; I have also worked in managerial roles for various care homes in Somerset.  I am registered with the NMC and have trained as a NMC Practice Supervisor, and soon to be Assessor, through Bournemouth University enabling us to host and support our future nurses. 

I have previously worked as a unit nurse manager in a bedded facility unit in Taunton, before joining the Trusted Assessor role in January 2022. I am the organisational champion for our Trusted Assessor database and work to ensure that our stats are up to date! I am currently enrolled in a CompTIA IT programme of learning. 

In my spare time I enjoy photography and playing the drums!

Kylie Storry - Trusted Assessor Scheme

I started 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 qualified as a Paramedic in 2014. I then went on to work as an Acute Trust Liaison within another Trust supporting discharges to appropriate placements. I am the founding member of the Trusted Assessor Scheme in Somerset and have worked with the RCPA for three years. I am the organisational champion for RESTORE 2 and regularly attend updates and training to share with my colleagues. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and have trained as a Practice Supervisor with the NMC through Bournemouth University. 

Outside of work I love the outdoors, enjoying going away in our van, paddle boarding and surfing, as well as being an avid gym lover. I enjoy walks with my fur baby (Working Spaniel), Pluto! 

Cara Hughes - Trusted Assessor Scheme

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 am currently undertaking 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 as well as exploring National Trust locations! 

Adriana Morcov-Marton - Trusted Assessor Scheme

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.

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