Our Team

Dr Tania Ash – Principal Integrative Medical Doctor

Dr Tania Ash, MB BS , FRACGP, FAAAM, is a clinician, teacher, lecturer and leader in her field in Australia. She holds a medical degree from Melbourne University, a fellowship with RACGP and a fellowship in Integrative Medicine with A5M.

Dr Tania Ash lectures for the Australasian Academy of Anti-Aging medicine (A5M), and is a sought-after speaker, having been regularly invited to speak with the annual Australasian Anti-Aging Conference and the Gawler Foundation. Tania has spoken on wide-ranging topics such as Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, the Optimal Anti- Aging Diet, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Adrenal Fatigue. Tania is a media liason doctor for the A5M and has appeared on well-known television programmes such as Today Tonight and been sought after for opinions for such publications as the Herald-Sun and Australian Women's Weekly.

Dr Ash is renowned for frequently providing the final port of call for her clients by addressing the root causes of her clients’ chronic illnesses and creating a comprehensive management plan, that includes boosting energy production on a cellular level, as well as correcting nutritional and hormonal deficiencies to optimal levels.

Dr Ash has special interests in working with bioidentical hormones for documented hormone deficiencies including for the menopause and andropause, effectively treating thyroid and auto-immune disease, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia plus irritable bowel syndrome, women's health issues,as well as the biochemistry of and biomedical intervention in depression and other mental illness and autism, assisted by her extensive training with the US Pfeiffer clinic.

Above all, Dr Ash is committed to empowering her clients to have vitality breakthroughs and to extend longevity with quality of life.


Dr Anjana Arunachalam – Associate Integrative Medical Doctor

Dr Anjana practices Integrative medicine. She passionately engages conventional, nutritional and alternative approaches to cater for the needs of those in her care.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and also a Diploma at the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Her search for multiple approaches to best suit the individuality of each person she serves, opened the doors to explore knowledge and techniques in nutritional medicine, ayurveda, yoga, meditation, life leadership, nutrition and fitness.
She has completed the Primary ACNEM course with an aim to complete a fellowship in Anti-Aging Medicine via A5M. This is complimented with numerous meditation and nutritional courses and conferences.
Having been through the exploration of her own personal health she deeply understands the need for integrating all forms of treatments.
She practices with the core belief that each person has a unique point of balance which impacts the individual and those around them. To assist in finding this balance, She helps increase each person's self awareness in the area's of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
Anjana's passion is to empower you, through her researched network of conventional and well-being practitioners, reading lists and knowledge from both study and life experience, to achieve this point of beautiful balance.

 

Kathy Ashton - Life Coach & Nutritionist

Kathy combines her expertise in Nutritional Medicine with her skill and experience in Life Coaching to deliver dynamic nutritional medicine coaching.  She has a unique ability to help clients identify their emotional baggage around their health and lifestyle and work through it so that they can pursue their health and healing direction with vigour and vitality. 

Blockages from the past are left in the past as clients begin to understand why they have made the choices they have and what they have to do to get where they really want to be.

Besides specialising in nutritional medicine coaching, she is also very sort after for her skills in relationship coaching, her other passion.  

Kathy has extensive experience in the health industry, holding a Health Science Degree (Nutritional Medicine), Advance Diploma in Remedial Therapies, and 4 Certificates in Clinical Pilates.  She is a qualified and highly sort after Life Coach, accredited with and using the Beyond Success coaching system. 

Her personal style is encouraging, firm and supportive.  She will guide and facilitate your journey to becoming the very best you can be, and enable you to achieve your health goals, whilst creating a safe and secure environment.

Adrian Harper – Naturopath

Adrian Harper is a qualified Naturopath specialising in clinical nutrition and herbal medicine. He combines evidence-based medicine with traditional naturopathic principles, drawing upon the following modalities:

  • Herbal Medicine
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Food as Medicine
  • Lifestyle Counselling
  • Mindfulness & ACT Therapy

Adrian is focused on empowering individuals to take control of their own health through practical diet andlifestyle strategies. A former chef, he is passionate about the impact of food on our health and wellbeing; and enjoys working with people to create therapeutic and satisfying diets.

With clinical experience in a broad range of health conditions, Adrian has a particular interest in the following areas:

  • Mental Health, Stress and Fatigue
  • Chronic Immune Conditions
  • Men’s Health
  • Digestive Health
  • Kidney and Urinary Conditions

Adrian will familiarise himself with your health and lifestyle, and utilise a range of naturopathic diagnostic techniques to gain a comprehensive assessment of your health and wellbeing. Using this knowledge, he will work collaboratively with you, and other health specialists as needed, to develop an effective and integrative wellness plan that will enable you to achieve your desired health goals.

Adrian holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy graduating from the Southern School of Natural Therapies. He is a member of the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA).

  

Kathryn Arnel, B.Hsc (Nat)

Kathryn Arnel is a qualified Naturopath and Nurse.  She started her career in Nursing in 1987, initially working with both adults and children.   After many rewarding years Nursing at the Royal Children's Hospital she retrained and studied Naturopathy, Nutrition and Herbal Medicine and now works exclusively as a Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist.  This is where her keen interest in illness prevention and health promotion can be fully realised. 
Kathryn draws on both her Natural Medicine and Nursing experiences to bring a wholistic approach to the heath care of her patients.  Using the best of modern testing capabilities, she uses functional pathology testing and is qualified in DNA profiling, Live Blood Analysis and Bioimpedance analysis.  She is also trained in Anaphylaxis management and allergy testing. Her aim is to give symptomatic relief to patients whilst endeavouring to find the cause of their health care problems.  It was this focus that lead her into the recognition, training and treatment of tick borne illnesses. 

Kathryn uses natural medicine to help the body heal.   Imbalances and deficiencies are treated with nutrition, herbal medicine and nutritional supplementation, to enhance the body’s intrinsic healing ability.  She specialises in the treatment of allergies, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, Candida, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune illnesses, thyroid and adrenal problems, anxiety and depression.

 

Oscar Moreno - Chinese Medicine Doctor (TCM)

Oscar is a skilled practitioner of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, greatly experienced in the treatment of a wide range of disorders. After being in general practice for a number of years, he has acquired a particular interest in chronic and difficult-to-treat diseases, with a focus on digestive disorders, fertility issues and mental health.

Oscar uses a complete, holistic system by focusing on how the body-mind-emotions-diet-lifestyle interactions affect our health or disease states, and he emphasises this approach in treating chronic problems.

 

He is particularly interested in the role that emotional issues play in digestive problems and brings the potential of this ancient, eastern, holistic approach to help alleviate mental ailments.

 

He also focuses strongly on Chinese medicine dietary therapy, a timeless form of dietetics that focuses not only on the right foods to eat for a particular condition, but also takes into account the seasons, environment, cooking methods, eating times and attitudes towards our foods.

One of the most attractive aspects of Chinese medicine for Oscar is to see how such an old and highly complete medical system is able to bring thousands of years of knowledge to our modern health predicaments, in a safe and very effective manner.

 

Cindy Morris – Clinical Nurse

Cindyhas joined our team to work with doctors providing IVC treatments to patients. Cindy comes with more that 12 years experience as a nurse and brings with her;-

Leadership & Management Skills

  • Acting as a role model for staff, communicating clinical and professional expectations and holding staff accountable for meeting these expectations.
  • Ensuring effective team work in the clinical area.
  • Allocation of resources based on ability, patient acuity and scope of practice.

Communication Skills

  • Building of relationships with staff, peers and colleagues to facilitate effective communication with multidisciplinary teams to plan and/or improve patient care outcomes.
  • Role modeling effective interpersonal skills and behaviours.
  • Informing the Practice Manager as soon as possible any significant human resource management and/or complex patient care issues.
  • Seeking feedback and actively providing feedback to staff.

 

Rebecca Siegel - Psychologist

Rebecca is a fully registered psychologist and accredited mediator with significant experience in delivering a range of counselling services and psychological intervention strategies.

A lifelong fascination with human interaction, behaviour, relationship dynamics and the inner workings of the mind invariably led Rebecca to a career in psychology.

Understanding the range and influence of factors contributing to wellbeing, Rebecca has explored a variety of holistic approaches, integrative techniques and lifestyle factors influencing psychological wellbeing and successful treatment outcomes.

Completing her studies at both Monash and Deakin universities, Rebecca continued intensive studies in advanced counselling strategies and a range of therapeutic treatment modes for individuals, couples, families and groups.

Rebecca’s areas of expertise are not limited to diagnosable conditions as psychological strategies equip individuals with strategies to manage a variety of situations and experiences. However, Rebecca has significant experience in the successful treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Grief, Life Changes/Transitions, interpersonal and Relationship based issues. This includes relationship counselling, family therapy and/or individuals struggling with relationships based concerns.

Rebecca’s ongoing curiosity with problem solving, critical thinking and understanding the connections associated with individual experience, interpretation, beliefs, thoughts, environmental and cultural factors directs her approach beyond simply distress reduction methods and resulted in ongoing successful treatment outcomes. This approach has extended Rebecca’s work into training, workshops, presentations and seminars associated with Mindfulness based skills, dealing with difficult situations, successful communication strategies and human performance enhancement.

Rebecca is truly passionate about client work and the effective delivery of evidence based strategies through individual journeys. Her warm, flexible and adaptable approach engages clients in a respectful, non-judgmental professional relationship, without the clinical undertones often associated with treatment. In these cases, clients are empowered to take a more holistic approach to their health and wellbeing and set goals that are based on thriving, rather than simply surviving.

 

Tamara Sanches - Hypnotherapist

Tamara Sanchez (Cert IV in Clinical Hypnotherapy) is certified in Clinical hypnotherapy, personal development and meditation. Tamara joins the Vitality Hub team and brings with her many years of experience in treating people through hypnotherapy and hypno-analysis.

Her area of specialty is Tics and Tourette’s syndrome in children and adults using hypno-analysis as well as smoking and pain relief.



Nick Gatsios – Finance  Director

Nick Gatsios, has broad-based experience in the life science, corporate advisory and technology industries, from an operational, structural and investment perspective. His most recent accomplishment was listing HealthLinx on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2006 and taking the reins as the Managing Director for over six years. In that time Nick completed numerous commercial transactions for the company including the establishment of distribution networks to sell OvPlex™ into Europe, Asia and Australia and, securing PI’s in Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom to run a multi-centre multi-national study to increase the clinical data on OvPlex™.

Since the late 90’s Nick has been involved in corporate advisory and capital raising, held an AFS License and raised over $90million for HealthLinx and for clients in the private and public sectors. Prior to his role at HealthLinx, Nick co-founded Teraform Advisory. Through Teraform Nick was appointed by DIIRD (Victorian Sate Government) formally DSRD to assist in the evaluation of Round 1 and Round 2 STI Grant submissions. Nick’s involvement in Round 1 was to critically evaluate the final Business Plan prior to the committee receiving it for final sign off. Round 2 Teraform provided all the Business Plan training for DIIRD and the 22 final applicants and then reviewed over 50% of the applicants Business Plans prior to their final submission to Government.


Collaborators and Alliance Partners

Over the years of developing the Vitality HUB wholistic and medical protocols Dr Ash has built relationships with a number of high performing practitioner only supplement companies, allied health providers, compound chemists and international bioidentical hormone groups.
  • COMO Compound Chemist
  • Wiley Protocol
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Food as Medicine
  • Lifestyle Counselling
  • Mindfulness & ACT Therapy