The only CARF and JCI Accredited
Private Rehabilitation Hospital in the Middle East

Meet Our Team

Magi Livadaris
Vice President of Clinical Operations

Magi is the Vice President of Clinical Operations at Amana Healthcare. Magi qualified from the UK and obtained her MSc (Hon) in 2007 from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. She has spent over 20 years in healthcare in a variety of clinical and administrative settings within the UK and internationally. She has extensive experience in hospital administration, practice development and quality management. Magi has a keen interest in quality of life and palliative care.

Sally Ann Sodergren
Director of Clinical Operations – Al Ain

Sally is the Director of Clinical Operations at Amana Healthcare Long Term Medical and Rehabilitation Hospital in Al Ain. Sally obtained a degree in Registered General Nursing from the Charles Frears College of Nursing and Midwifery, UK in 1993 and later on obtained her Post Graduate Diploma in Children’s Nursing from South Bank University, London in 1996. She has extensive experience in all areas of Pediatrics and Neonatal Care having worked in different hospitals in New Zealand, UK and Middle East. Prior to working at Amana, Sally was working as a Nurse Manager in PICU/PECU in a JCIA (Joint Commission International Accreditation) accredited government hospital in Al Ain.

Claudia Soares
Director of Clinical Operations – Abu Dhabi

Claudia is the Acting Director of Clinical Operations of Amana Healthcare in Abu Dhabi. A degree holder in General Nursing in 2007 from the Nursing College of Viana do Costela, Portugal apart from holding an MBA in Management Consulting at London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), she also obtained her Post Graduate in Intensive care from St. George University in London in 2012. Her 10 years of professional experience with robust background in cardiothoracic intensive care in Spain and in UK plus her strong qualifications have molded her managerial qualification.

Bridgetta McHugh
Director of Home Health Care and Case Management

Bridgetta is the Director of Home Healthcare & Case Management at Amana. Bridgetta obtained a BA in Health Administration from Dublin University, and a diploma in Project Management from the University of Limerick, in Ireland. Bridgetta is a registered general nurse and has a vast experience in clinical and healthcare management in Ireland. Bridgetta was the General Manager of an acute hospital for 13 years, and since 2013 she has worked within the private healthcare sector as a Strategic Operations and Business Manager. Bridgetta’s management competencies include change management process, effective communication and negotiation technique, organisational ability, inspiring leadership and a strong commitment to outstanding care delivery with an instinctive ability to ascertain and meet patients’ needs. She is committed to bridging the gap between tertiary, secondary and primary care and is a passionate advocate for promotion quality driven care for patients and their families.

Deborah Pierce
Senior Physiotherapist & Team Leader – Al Ain

Deborah is a Senior Physiotherapist and the Head of Rehabilitation teams at Amana Healthcare. Deborah obtained a BSc in Health Science from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. She has spent over 7 years in various acute care settings. Deborah has spent the last 3 years in the UAE as the team leader for critical care, acute neurology/neurosurgery, stroke and medical units within a JCIA (Joint Commission International Accreditation) accredited hospital.

Angela Lewis
Clinical Coordinator – Al Ain

Angela is a Clinical Coordinator at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. She qualified in 1985 with a degree in General Nursing from Mid Glamorgan School of Nursing, UK and obtained her degree in Sick Children’s Nursing from Swansea University UK, in 1995. Then in 2009, she completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice from the University of Wales, Swansea University in UK. Angela has over 30 years of extensive experience in the field of Pediatric Nursing, and was the Pediatric Lead Nurse in one of the NHS hospitals in the UK before joining Amana Healthcare.

Alena Prystsinskaya
Health & Safety Officer – Abu Dhabi

Alena Prystsinskaya, joins our team a Health & Safety Officer at Amana Healthcare, Abu Dhabi. She began her career as the Health & Safety Officer in Al Noor Hospitals Group, Khalifa branch in 2008. From 2010 she worked successfully in this position at Al Noor Hospitals Group prior to joining the Amana Healthcare. Alena is a registered Occupational Safety and Health Practitioner (OSHAD, Qudorat program), and holds Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, from Kharkov National University, Ukraine.

Dyen Manahan
HR Coordinator – Al Ain

Dyen is Human Resource Coordinator at Amana Healthcare. She obtained her primary degree in Business Administration from the University of The Philippines in 2003. Dyen has held a senior HR position for several years and has gained considerable HR and recruitment experience within the UAE.