Staff Directory

Castle Craig Hospital Medical & Administrative Teams

Board of Directors

  • Peter J McCann, MA, Chairman
  • Dr Margaret Ann McCann, MB BCh, BAO, Chief Executive Officer
  • Dominic McCann, MA (Hons)
  • Dr Michael G McCann, MD, MA, DIH, MFOM
  • John L McCann BA, ACIS
  • Frances Beek

Senior Management Team

Medical Director

  • Professor Jonathan Chick, MA (Cantab), MPhil, MBChB, DSc, FRCPsych, FRCP

Development Director

  • Dominic McCann, MA (Hons)

Treatment Coordinator

  • Dr Glynis Read, BSc Hons, Ph.D., MSc in CBT & Eating Disorders, BABCP Accredited, Hazelden Certified Addiction Counsellor, ICADC, RT, COSCA Accredited, COSCA Accredited Trainer (Diploma Level), EMDR Europe Approved Practitioner, PG Cert. in Supervision, EEATS Accredited Supervisor.

Medical Staff

Associate Medical Director

  • Dr Maria Kelly,  MBChB, DipPsych, MRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrists

  • Dr Florian Kaplick, MD, PhD
  • Dr Robert James Craig, MB, ChB, M Phil, FRC Psych, External Advisor

Resident Medical Officer

  • Dr Simona Markovits, MD

Head Nurse

  • Dawn Dixon, RGN, RMN

Senior Staff Nurses

  • Karen Watson, RGN
  • Guy Heath, RMN
  • Duncan Dewar, RGN, SVQ4 Health & Social Care Management
  • Louise Spencer, RGN

Staff Nurses

  • Theodora Babancu, RMN
  • Leanne Raeburn, RMN
  • Sharon Lacey, RGN
  • Janette Burrell, RGN
  • Wendie Gibson, RGN
  • Ewa Raton, RGN
  • Sari Nousiainen, RGN
  • Gillian Aitken, RGN
  • Anca Sirbu, RGN
  • Adrian Woods, RMN

Senior Health Care Assistant

  • Donna Campbell, SVQ2 Health and Social Care

Health Care Assistants

  • Diane McGinn, SVQ3 Health and Social Care
  • Liz Robertson, SVQ3 Health and Social Care
  • Margaret Nelson

Bank Staff Nurses

  • Hugh Crawford, RMN
  • John Oliphant, RMN, RGN, BA, BSc
  • Romany Mitchell, RMN, HNC Counselling
  • David Corrigan, RMN
  • Fiona Robertson, RGN
  • Elaine McCormack, RGN
  • Caitlin Smellie, RGN
  • Michelle Lane, RGN
  • Mary Clancy, RMN

Bank Health Care Assistants

  • Sharon Laing
  • Anne Shearlaw
  • Mary Connor
  • Jackie Kerr

Therapy Staff

Head Therapist

  • José Lopes Pereira, Dip., FDsc and Bsc Hon. Addiction Counselling, Msc Counselling, MBACP

Programme Manager

  • Nuno Albuquerque, BSc Hons, Dip. Addictions Counselling & Life Coaching.

Senior Therapists

  • Phillip Baron, NCAC. (Men’s Unit Lead, Extended Treatment Facility)
  • Roseanne Boyle, ICADC*, Dip. Addiction Counselling (Castle Craig), COSCA Practitioner Member, RT. (Serenity Unit Lead, Extended Treatment Facility)
  • Aureol Gillan, Equine Therapist, IC&RC,  RT. Practitioner.
  • Karolina Czepil Darling, MA Psychology, PgCert CBT, PG Dip CBT, ICADC*, Reg. Acc. FDAP, Reg. Acc. BABCP


  • William Allan, MSc Drug & Alcohol Studies
  • Tom Bennett, BABCP Practitioner Member, PgDip CBT, COSCA Certificate
  • Felix de By
  • Paul Durkin, MIAAAC, Dip. Psych. (UU), Dip. Addiction Counselling, Dip. Addiction Studies, IC&RC accredited, Hazelden Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT).
  • Teri Lyn Fairnie, MNC Mental Health Counselling
  • Jim Ferguson,  Master of Counselling
  • Louise Forrest, COSCA Diploma, BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Denise Kennedy, Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Caring Services.
  • Jason Lumb, PgCert Counselling, Advanced Diploma CBT
  • Tony Marini, HNC Counselling, PgDip Counselling.
  • Gerard Mulrooney, Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork.
  • Josh O’Neil
  • Angela Thomson, Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Lindsay Wilson, BSc (Hons) Pharmacy, PgDip Person Centred Counselling.
  • Victoria Wood, MA (Hons) Psychology, MSc. Forensic Psychology.

Recovery Advocates

  • Victor McCormack
  • Paul Shannon
  • Charlene Todd

Specialist Practitioners
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Linda Hill, BA (Hons), Dip Counselling, Dip Supervision and Mentoring, MBACP (Snr. accred.), UKRC Reg. Ind. Counsellor, EMDR (Europe) Accredited Consultant, External advisor.

Family Programme

  • Lee Taylor, BA, Dip.Ed, PgDip. Counselling and Supervision, RT, ICADC*, COSCA Practitioner Member, PgDip. Gambling.

 *ICADC, IC&RC, (AODA): International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor, International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse).

Fitness Trainers

  • Joanne Sutherland, NASM Level 3 Personal Trainer, Power-Plate and Yoga trainer
  • David Kilgour, Physical Trainer

Art Group Facilitator

  • Catriona Taylor

 Finance Manager

  • Gareth Pugh

Finance Staff

  • Scott Shields, Accountant
  • Ronnie McClue, Accountant
  • Helen Thomson, Accounts Assistant
  • Patricia Smith, Finance Assistant
  • Theresa McEwan, Finance Assistant

Administrative Staff

Personal Assistants

  • June Beevers, Personal Assistant to Peter McCann
  • Lucy Douglas, Personal Assistant to Dr. McCann, MA (Hons.)


  • Jillian Johnstone, Admissions Manager
  • Alison McDougall, Admissions Officer

Service Development Manager

  • Don Whitaker B.Soc.Sci (Psych.)

Governance & HR Assistant

  • Fiona MacDonald
  • Shannon Horner BA (Hons) (maternity leave)


  • Jennifer Way, Medical Secretary
  • Tina Walker, Transport Manager

Information Technology

  • Bruce Tait HND BSc, MBCS, IT Manager

Communications Executive 

  • Victoria McCann, BA, MSc

Clinical Communications

  • Andrei Zamfir
  • Nina Hesz, MA

Hospital and Grounds Maintenance

  • Andrew Raeburn
  • Arek Lukaski
  • Iain Sommerville
  • Janek Cichomski

Housekeeping Department

  • Head of Housekeeping
  • Maureen Crosbie, Deputy Housekeeper
  • Angela Cruise, Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Wendy Simpson
  • Mihaela Bolesch
  • Andrei Bolesch
  • Sharon Donaldson
  • Catalin Badea
  • Jess Dunthorne