Our Team

The Wellness Assistant is an exciting new partnership between AEP Health Group and Money101, with over 30 years’ combined experience in physical, mental and financial health and wellbeing.

Chris Ftinogiannis

Chris Ftinogiannis

Chris is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and managing director of AEP Health Group and The Wellness Assistant. Chris has over 20 years’ experience as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist specializing in clinical rehabilitation. Commencing his career in 1996 at Royal Adelaide Hospital, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the state wide health and wellness program for SA Ambulance Service, SAASfit. In addition to the SAASfit program, Chris also headed up the cardiac and stroke rehabilitation programs at the centre.

In 2006 he established AEP Health Group with Reuben Vanderzalm. This has grown into a leading allied health service provider in South Australia with four clinic locations across metropolitan Adelaide. Chris leads AEP Health Group Workhealth division with particular interest in health assessments and rehabilitation following work related injuries and work hardening programs.

Reuben Vanderzalm

Reuben Vanderzalm

Reuben has over 15 years’ experience as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in a variety of clinical settings including the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing, numerous GP clinics and private practice. Reuben is passionate about helping others achieve optimal health and quality of life, by providing education, support and above all a comfortable inclusive environment for the delivery of exercise treatments.

Catherine Birchall

Catherine Birchall

Catherine is the CEO and Founding Director at Money101. She pioneered the development of digital financial education content and has built Money101 into Australia’s leading provider of trusted digital financial education programs. Catherine is dedicated and passionate about financial health and education. Catherine brings her knowledge and understanding of financial stress and poor financial health and the direct correlation these factors have on physical and psychological health. Considering financial health as an aspect of one’s overall health is critical and an important feature in the Wellbeing Assistant platform

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