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Our Executive Team

Our Rehabilitation Counsellors & Allied Health Team 

MSVS have qualified and experienced staff who specialise in:
  • Pre-Injury employer services
  • New employer services
  • Career planning and development
  • Job placement services
  • Adjustment to disability counselling
  • Manual Handling
  • Job Analysis
  • Allied Health services
  • Work Health Safety

Our Executive Team

Mary Saloniklis (Managing Director) BA (psychology)

 

Professional Registrations and Membership

Accredited Rehabilitaiton Provider with WorkCoverSA (provider no: 40894)

Full member of ASORC (Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors)

Accredited to provide rehabilitation services under the Safety & Rehabilitation Act (ComCare provider no: 197)

Member of Professional Career Development Practitioner, Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA)

Member of Self Insurers of South Australia (SISA)

Member of Registered Employer Group (REG)

 

Founder of MSVS Consutancy in 2002 (formerly known as MS Vocational Services), Mary commenced within the rehabilitation industry in 1989.  Mary is the Director of MSVS Consultancy and is constantly researching innovative ways to improve return to work services which has now seen the company grow with operating nationally.    

 

Mary has worked in both a private and public setting and has been the recipient of numerous awards.

Mary specialises in psychiatric claims including working with severely disabled workers (quadrapelegics, parapelgics, amputees, brain injuries). Areas of expertise and interest also include early intervention and strategy for long term complex claims, career counselling (vocational employability assessments) and job matching.

 

Mary has also been involved in a number of projects which include:

  • Consultancy services with long term complex claims 

  • Job placement pilot 
  • Work capacity review projects
  • Best practise for Department of Defence
  • Best practice for culturally and linguistically diversified clients (CALD)

Self-insured, State and Commonwealth Government employers have been assisted by Mary with their injured workers.  She has successfully negotiated return to work programs working along side unions and legal providers,establishing alliances with job network providers, resulting in a good knowledge of various industries.

Christine Smitham (National Manager) BA, GradDipSocSc(Rehab), MBA

 

Professional Registrations and Membership

Accredited Rehabilitation Provider with WorkCoverSA (provider no: 100155)

Full member of ASORC (Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors)

Accredited to provide rehabilitation services under the Safety & Rehabilitation Act (ComCare Provider no. 649)

Member of Professional Career Development Practitioner, Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA)

Member of The Executive Connection (TEC)

Member of Self Insurers of South Australia (SISA) 

Member of Registered Employer Group (REG)

 

Christine commenced within the rehabilitation industry in 1990, joining MSVS Consultancy in late 2009. Her extensive background within the Rehab Industry allows her to bring a depth of knowledge to her role as Principal that is reflected in her professional approach.

 

Christine has a ten year history with another provider where she worked as a Team Leader,Supervisor and more recently as General Manager. She has also worked in Hong Kong facilitating vocational skills training for English speaking adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. She has a particular interest in providing services for people experiencing workplace psychological injury, and has the ability to successfully manage complex and chronic claims.

 

 
 Lou Marchesan (Operations Manager) BMechEng, AssocDipMechEng

 

Professional Registrations and Membership

Life Membership with the Golden Key National Honour Society

Dean’s Merit Award List for academic achievement

Awarded the Institute for Drafting and Design Australia Achievement Award

 

 

Lou Marchesan is a multi-skilled professional with a superb track record of managing complex projects in various environments. Lou has experience with managing stakeholder expectations and assists with delivering project objectives within budget and timeframes. Lou enjoys challenging and diverse roles and is confident working with technical experts from any industry. His strong attention to detail and focus on task completion ensures that MSVS meets the quality standards required to maintain accreditation.