Our People

Vitality Works has a focus on delivering quality programs and services that are evidence-based and effective, but most of all life-changing.

Vitality Works has a focus on delivering quality programs and services that are evidence-based and effective, but most of all life-changing. To do this we rely completely on the skill and passion of our team. They include experienced and accredited practitioners who are also considered some of the foremost experts in their field. More importantly, our people bring our vision to life.

They are, above everything else, passionate about helping organisations and individuals reach optimum health.

Meet some members of our team


Cathy McDonald

Executive General Manager – Health & Wellbeing Services

Cathy has worked for Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing – Australia and New Zealand’s largest health food company for the past 24 years, and is currently Executive General Manager of Health & Wellbeing Services. In this role, Cathy is the Executive General Manager of Vitality Works; a significant player in the workplace health market across Australia and New Zealand.

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Karen Barson-Wright

People & Culture Business Partner – Health & Wellbeing Services

Karen has worked for Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing for six years. Karen has over 25 years experience in Human Resources across a wide range of industries from professional services to the not-for-profit sector. Karen brings this knowledge and experience to her role as People and Culture Business Partner for Vitality Works where she can make a positive difference in people’s lives


Scott Cameron

IT Services & Solutions Manager – Health & Wellbeing Services

Scott has worked for Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing for over 10 years, in business analyst, software development, project and management roles. Scott has a passion for creating information systems that make a difference, and is excited about the IT opportunities within Vitality Works to help clients lead healthier, happier lives.

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Samuel Samhan

Commercial Manager – Health & Wellbeing Services

Sam is a senior commercial finance professional with over 13 years’ experience. Sam has had broad exposure to various industries; covering all aspects of finance, business integrations and strategic plans. Sam is passionate about health and wellbeing and making a positive difference to people’s lives.

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Dr Louise Schofield

Group Innovation Manager

Louise is qualified and experienced in public health and workplace health and wellness. Louise specialises in developing wellness interventions that achieve sustainable behavioural change. She is the author of several international research papers and a regular speaker at national and international conferences.


Justin Kirkland

Business Manager, Eastern Region

As an Accredited Sports Coach, Justin is enthusiastic about combining his passion for health with his knowledge about organisational strategy, growth and business decisions to ensure Vitality Works programs and services are tailored perfectly for each organisation.


Cat Walker

Business Manager, Western Region & Occupational Health

Cat has worked in the health and wellbeing field for 15 years, including the Corporate, Mining, Education and Leisure sectors. Cat understands the importance of partnering with companies to implement programs that deliver a return on investment and healthy, happy employees.


Sarah Curtis

Business Manager, Southern Region & National Flu Business

Sarah has worked in the health and wellbeing arena for 17 years and has expertise in developing, implementing and managing health solutions. Sarah is passionate about health and general wellbeing and is dedicated to making a difference to people’s lives.


Ben Tootill

Business Development Manager, QLD

Ben has worked in the training and coaching industry for 12 years in sales, management and consulting roles. Ben is passionate about optimal health, resilience and wellbeing and enjoys partnering with Vitality Works clients, providing solutions that produce positive, lasting change.


Kate James

Service Delivery Manager, NSW & ACT

Kate has been with Vitality Works for five years. She absolutely understands the relevance of fun and building relationships in educating people to be able to make behavioural changes in their health & wellbeing.


Melanie Gibson

Service Delivery Manager, VIC

Melanie is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) who has worked in corporate health for over seven years. Melanie has extensive experience working with blue and white collar industries including projects in rural Queensland.


Sarah Hooper

National Service Delivery Manager, Flu

Sarah has a background in recruitment and operations and is currently managing Vitality Works’ vaccination business in an operations capacity. Sarah oversees and supports the delivery of a quality vaccination program to clients, providing excellent customer service and coordination of nurses.


Michael Nadalin

National Flu Vaccination Specialist

Michael has had many years experience working with national clients managing their vaccination programs including the ATO, Centrelink, Westpac and Victoria Police. Michael’s key strengths include his communication skills, maintaining KPI performance against contract deliverables and commitment to customer service.


Sean Duffy

Service Delivery Manager, WA

Sean has over four years’ experience delivering health and wellness programs to both remote and metropolitan WA. Sean has also worked in return to work and injury management, providing graded rehabilitation and return to work programs for injured employees.


Samantha Anderson

Service Delivery Manager, QLD & National Training Specialist

Samantha has had five years’ experience in workplace health including delivery of programs and services on WA mine sites, coordination of service delivery throughout WA and currently as Vitality Works’ National Training Manager and Service Delivery Manager for QLD.

  • “Having Mel go over her presentation in the vibrant happy manner she has certainly got everyone talking how they could improve their diet and exercise. (more…)

    Janet Grundy, Safety Coordinator, Sibelco


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