Board of Directors

Ability Online has a diverse and dedicated volunteer Board of Directors drawn from all walks of life. They share the dream of making Ability Online a place like no other, and they work hard in all kinds of ways to make that dream come true. They keep their eyes on the prize of continually improving the service we offer to our members. Board meetings are animated discussions full of good ideas that are limited only by the realities of time and money. We’re working on those!

Vince Morelli

Chair, Ability Online

Director MED-RX Brand Development, Canadian Hospital Specialties


In April 2014, Vince Morelli joined Canadian Hospital Specialties as Director MED-RX Brand Development. Vince has enjoyed a 25 year career in healthcare in diverse roles including marketing, sales management and business development.  Prior to joining Canadian Hospital Service, Vince spent more than 10 years with Cardinal Health Canada, the country’s largest distributor of medical-surgical products.

Vince holds both a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto.

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Scott Gasson

Treasurer, Ability Online

Director, Internal Audit, Purolator Courier Ltd.

Scott Gasson  

Scott currently serves as the Director, Internal Audit for Purolator Courier Ltd. Scott has over 20 years of internal and external audit experience working in a number of industries including post-secondary, utilities, telecommunications and consumer packaged goods.  Scott obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University followed by his Chartered Accountant designation while working with Deloitte & Touche.

Scott joined the Board of Ability Online in 2006 and currently serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee.

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Murray Geddes

Driector, Ability Online

President, Murray Geddes & Associates


Murray Geddes is a management consultant focused on enhancing the effectiveness of Board of Directors, CEOs and Senior Management Teams through board services, executive search, assessments and related services. He has conducted scores of assignments across a broad spectrum of industries in both the for-profit and the not-for-profit sectors in Canada. He holds a MBA from the Schulich School of Business, an ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors and has served on local, national and international boards.

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John Comacchio

Director, Ability Online



Prior to joining Teknion Corporation, John was a Principal in the e-Integration Practice of KPMG Consulting Inc., where, as a member of the senior management team of the practice, he was responsible for delivering the highest standards of information technology consulting service to executive level clients. In addition, John was General Manager of the Toronto office of the internet professional services firm US Interactive where he was responsible for establishing and growing the Toronto office. Prior to US Interactive, John was the Information Technology Officer at Nissan Canada Inc., where he was responsible for planning, implementing and managing information systems and technology solutions for sales, distribution, marketing, finance, and customer service divisions.

In 2010 he joined the Board of the Ability Online Network, a non-profit organization that provides an engaging on-line community for kids with disabilities.  He is also a member of the IDC CIO Research Review Board, RBC Venture Partners CIO Advisory Council, Masergy Customer Advisory Board, and the Institute of Corporate Directors.

John holds a Master of Business Administration, granted by the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.

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Reena Punani

Director, Ability Online

Erinoak Kids



Reena Punani is a registered occupational therapist, practicing since 2002, working with children with physical and developmental disabilities at ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development. She is committed to promoting sustainable rehabilitation services and enhancing education both locally and internationally in support of improving the quality of life of children with special needs. Reena has been fortunate to volunteer internationally in rural hospitals, rehabilitation centers and schools through various non-profit organizations in Nepal, India and Trinidad. 


Reena obtained a Masters of Clinical Health Sciences in Occupational Therapy and an Honours Bachelor of Science from McMaster University. 


Reena joined the board after the success of co-planning a fundraiser - Locomotion 2013 in support of Ability Gives | Ability Online in April 2013 with over $24,000 raised.

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Ruth Bayne

Director, Ability Online

Elantis Consulting


Ruth Bayne is the President of Elantis Consulting Corp.  Her management consulting practice focuses on increasing organizational and operational value for clients through a unique combination of stakeholder alignment, strategy execution and change management.  Prior to launching Elantis in 2011, Ruth held a number of senior strategic positions with SAP, Capgemini and the Ontario Government, where she was responsible for establishing integrated organizations such as Plexxus and the Ontario Green Office. 


Ruth joined the Ability Online Board in 2012.  She holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.      


Caroline Finlay

Director, Ability Online



Caroline joined AbilityOnline in 2011, introduced to her by Christine Haeberlin, as a parent interested in volunteering her time and supporting her son who has Autism.  She has been actively participating in our Parent Forums by answering questions, sharing experience and resources, and initiating ideas with other parents of children with disabilities.


Caroline works at IBM as a Program Manager in the Consulting and Innovation area, working with a wide variety of clients in different industries.  She is also a volunteer co-chair for IBM’s persons with disabilities business resource group, leading and supporting discussions and initiatives for the organization’s Canadian employees.   She is committed to advocating for inclusion and accessibility in both her work and personal life.


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Paul Rosen

Director, Ability Online

Motivational Speaker, Gold medal Paralympic athlete


Paul Rosen is an inspirational speaker, gold medal Paralympic athlete and family man

Within one year of his amputation, Paul mastered the game of Sledge Hockey, tried out for, and made the Canadian National Sledge Hockey Team. One year later he became the oldest rookie in the history of the game, playing for Team Canada at the 2002 Salt Lake City Paralympics. Paul remains an integral and inspirational leader of the top-ranked Canadian National Sledge Hockey Team, and after the 2006 Torino Paralympic Games, Paul Rosen was ranked the number one Sledge Hockey goaltender in the world.


Paul has been an inspiration to the Ability Online members, coming online to chat prior to the Vancouver Olympics.

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