Meet the team

Our senior management team have many years of combined mental health and social care experience. They lead by example and are often found at our services themselves, helping our clinical and support teams with the day to day running of the service or supporting resident activities. Here are some of the friendly faces you’ll see when you visit Northern Healthcare.

The Directors

  • Ashley Mancey-Johnson
    Managing Director
    • Ashley has over 10 years’ experience in the independent healthcare sector.
    • He is responsible for leading a team of business development and marketing professionals.
    • His team build strong stakeholder relationships and manage the contract bidding for new business. His team also manage the Northern Healthcare brand as a leading provider of mental health services.
    • Ashley joined Northern Healthcare at a time of significant growth and the business continues to expand under his guidance.
  • Anthea Gribbin
    HR Director
    • Responsible for leading the Human Resources & Recruitment functions within Northern Healthcare and ensuring HR strategy is aligned to the organisation’s mission, vision and goals.
    • Anthea has a BA Hons Management Degree and Human Resource Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
    • With over 15 years’ experience, Anthea has a strong background in human resources, recruitment and talent acquisition roles.
    • Anthea has worked within a number of industries including mental health, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and is accustomed to working within highly regulated environments including CQC and TGA.
  • Daniel Flaherty
    Finance Director
    • Almost 20 years’ finance experience within the NHS and health care settings.
    • Multifaceted finance professional specialising in financial accounting, planning and cash management.
    • Daniel has also undertaken roles within finance systems, management accounts, governance and project accounting.
    • Daniel has a BA Hons in Accountancy and is highly skilled in a wide range of finance and accounting packages.
    • As a highly experienced manager Daniel has played a key part in the development and restructuring of a number of financial accounting departments including numerous process and system implementations.
  • Clinical Development Director Dawn Fearn
    Dawn Fearn
    Clinical Development Director
    • Dawn is a Registered Mental Health Nurse (BSc Hons) professional with experience in multiple NHS environments that include prison healthcare, substance misuse, dual diagnosis, mental health primary care, crisis resolution home treatment, mental health rehabilitation, and mental health inpatient flow.
    • Dawn is a qualified CBT therapist and Nurse prescriber.
    • An experienced clinician who has developed wider strategic and operational experience over an 18-year career across a range of sectors of the NHS.
    • Dawn is also a specialist advisor to the CQC and has supported several inspections over the last 6 years.

If you have an enquiry about our services, please get in touch with our team.

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Clinical Advisors

  • Professor Kevin Gournay
    Non-Executive Chairman

    Registered and Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and Registered Nurse FRCPsych(Hon) FMedSci MPhil PhD DSc (Hon) CPsychol CSci AFBPsS FRCN RN Cert CBT

    • Kevin is an emeritus professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.
    • He was a consultant psychologist at the Priory Hospital North London; retiring in December 2018.
    • He is currently a professorial fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre; University of New South Wales in Sydney.
    • He has been responsible for a wide range of research, policy and practice development in mental health care. He also works as an Expert Witness; he has provided reports on more than 200 suicides; 20 homicides and hundreds of reports on people who have suffered the consequences of traumatic events.
  • Barrie Green
    External Clinical Advisor


    • Barrie has over 35 years’ experience as a nurse in both the NHS and independent sector.
    • Previous posts include Operations Director, Director of Nursing and Nurse Consultant.
    • He is a widely published author and researcher, speaks nationally and internationally, and holds academic positions in the UK and China.
    • Recently he was appointed as a Consultant to the International Management of Aggression (Asia) organisation. He is a founder and executive member of the Association of Nurse Consultants, and is a Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission.

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