Alex Chrisment is a co-founder and director of Vitalis Health & Home Care.
Alex brings 20 years of management experience across a broad array of corporate sectors and roles. He started his career in corporate advisory, working with PwC in Luxembourg, France and Australia on a range of assignments for multinational clients. After this, Alex joined an Australian private property group with specialisation in the retirement village industry where he developed a strong interest and understanding of how our community addresses the needs and challenges we face as we get older.
From this experience, added to a family heritage of engagement with aged care – with both parents working in Geriatric hospitals and his own personal involvement assisting nurses in aged care during his student years – Alex came to the conclusion that more should be done to support people when they need it most.
Vitalis Health & Home Care was born from a simple and powerful vision: to create a compassionate provider of quality care services that makes a difference in people’s life.
Co-Founder & Director
BA(Hons)/LLB; Masters Env. Law
Susan is a co-founder and director of Vitalis Health & Home Care.
Susan began her career as a lawyer with a leading Wall Street law firm, Milbank. Her interest in integrated health and home care began after leaving her legal career to care for her own family’s complex home and healthcare needs. These needs spanned critical and chronic illness as well as disability and palliative care, the latter when caring for her father as he faced terminal cancer.
She grew passionate about health and home care quality and the need for advocacy and coordination of services. This led her to co-found The Medical Concierge, a healthcare navigation and advocacy service, and more recently Vitalis Health & Home Care.
Voni is the Clinical Director of Vitalis Health & Home Care.
Voni has over 30 years working as a nurse in hospitals and homes both in Australia and the UK.
Trained in Scotland, Voni has spent the past 20 years specialising in Acute Care Nursing in Australia.
With a broad range of Clinical leadership experience including ICU, EC and HITH (Hospital In The Home), Voni is passionate about leading a team of highly experienced and compassionate nurses and carers providing the very best level of care.
Currently completing a Masters of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Voni understands the complexities and challenges faced by those who wish their loved ones to remain at home with dignity and assisted independence.
Voni volunteers with the Sony Foundation to provide holiday camps for children with special needs and to give their families much welcomed respite, and is involved with Homeless Connect, Sydney.
Dr Claudia Lopez
Emergency and Hospital Medical Officer
M.B., B.S., M.Sc.
Dr Claudia Lopez began training in surgery then became an emergency medical officer 20 years ago. She is currently a part-time emergency and hospital medical officer at Sydney Adventist Hospital.
She worked in the Hospital in the Home service at that hospital, where she had some of the most rewarding years of her career and where she gained an understanding of the important role of home care in the health system. She enjoys meeting patients and looking after them in their homes.
Dr Lopez is married and has three adult children.
Dr Greg McDonald
M.B., B.S., M.Sc.
Dr Greg McDonald became a specialist emergency physician in 1988 and has been Director of Emergency Care at Sydney Adventist Hospital since 1996. He is a senior examiner for the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and a senior clinical lecturer with the University of Sydney.
He has been interested in education and training all his career, both through the exam process of ACEM and as convenor of various educational courses and conferences in Australia and the South Pacific.
As an emergency physician he understands the value of quality home-based services.