President & Parent
Rob is a digital pioneer, using technology to deliver eLearning for large corporations and school boards since he opened McGill Digital Solutions in Windsor, Ontario over 22 years ago. Rob left the company in the spring of 2009 to put his full time efforts into OTEP. A technologist at heart, he knows first hand the problems parents, teachers and children with LD face, being one of those children forced to deal with it in school in the 70's. Not surprisingly, his 16 year old son has the same issues Rob had while growing up and Rob is dedicating himself to promoting the cause using technology to get the message out.
Dr. Jonathan Reed, D.Clin.Psych.
Chief Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Jonathan Reed is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Full Practitioner Pediatric Neuropsychologist. He has over 20 years experience as a psychologist and 15 years specialized experience in child neuropsychology. He has worked as a senior pediatric neuropsychologist at Guy's Hospital London and as a specialist pediatric neuropsychologist at the Royal London Hospital. He has also held positions in child development, child mental health services, and was a researcher on the National Traumatic Brain Injury Study.
Jonathan is very interested in using the latest research in developmental neuroscience to help children with neurological and neurodevelopment conditions. He is co founder and director of Recolo UK, which is a company providing community based neuropsychological rehabilitation for children with neurological conditions. He has also set up Neurogames (neurogames.co.uk), which is a company that designs and builds computer games to help with learning. He has edited an international textbook on child neuropsychology together with his colleague Jody Warner Rogers (Reed and Warner Rogers; Child Neuropsychology Concepts Theory and Practice: Wiley Blackwell, 2008). He has arranged several national conferences on child neuropsychology attracting international speakers. He has extensive experience of assessing and treating children with neurological conditions and children who have suffered abuse and neglect. He lectures throughout the UK.
Strategic Advisor/Acting COO
Veronika Litinski is a financially astute executive with a track record for identifying growth opportunities and new venture creation. She was responsible for launching Cogniciti, a JV formed with Baycrest - the world's leading center for the study of memory and aging - and MaRS, Canada's leading innovation center, and was instrumental in taking Cogniciti from concept to early revenues.
Cogniciti develops and markets evidence-based interventions to support brain health for older adults. In her current role as COO of Cogniciti, Ms. Litinski oversees a broad range of market development and operational activities with significant impacts on the growth and strategic direction of this young company.
Before taking on a leadership role with Cogniciti, Veronika led the Health Care and Life Sciences practice at MaRS Discovery District. Veronika had been with MaRS since their doors opened in July 2005, and she continues contributing to MaRS as Senior Advisor. Currently Veronika Litinski oversees implementation of Digital Health initiatives at MaRS. Prior to joining MaRS, Veronika worked in corporate finance with UBOC and GATX Venture Finance in San Francisco.
Carmelo Bertuccio C.A.
Chief Finance Officer
Vice President - Finance & Administration
Carm brings over 20 years of financial and over 10 years of Administrative Management experience with small to mid-size privately and publicly held companies. Carm has developed sales strategies, operational processes and financial controls to improve overall corporate deliverables and results.
Carm has a business degree from the University of Windsor and holds a Chartered Accountant designation. He articled with KPMG where he worked as a Senior Accountant and has experience in audit, forensic accounting, taxation and software implementation for clients. Prior to KPMG, Carm worked for Deloitte as a Junior Accountant working within the audit and small business advisory group.
Stephen C. Fedder
Chief Technology Officer/Director of Technology
Steve has been designing and architecting sophisticated engineered multimedia, computer systems and software since the mid 70s. In the 80s, an R&D and Chief Engineer for a large video, cd, laserdisc, and interactive manufacturing and development company, developed multiple technology and engineering patents, and ran a successful engineering and multimedia consultancy. In the 90s, was EVP of Technology and Chief Technical Officer for a large publicly traded multimedia development company. Subsequently, he was the CTO for testingsolutions.com, a leading authority in the field of technology management and e-Learning consulting, and ran his own independent development and technology consultancy servicing numerous large and Fortune 500 clients and their agencies.
Kevin started developing interactive when Mosaic was the dominate browser. He began his career working for The University of Western Ontario developing generation one websites. Kevin continued to grow his interactive experience working for companies developing Macromedia Director Projects for Kiosks, Interactive TV, CD-ROM and other old school technologies. He moved to the metro Detroit area and worked for large advertising agencies, interactive studios and dot-com companies.
Kevin launched his interactive studio ten years ago. Over the years the studio has developed interactive and motion graphics for clients such as: Disney, WWF, ESPN, CBC, MTV and One.org. Kevin has authored several books, and his work has been feature in: HOW Magazine, Adobe.com, G4 Tech TV, Communication Arts, FITC, and the Globe and Mail.
Ann Elisabeth Samson
Ann Elisabeth Samson in an experienced content creator specializing in accurate, research-based, accessible information for parents. She has managed BabyCenter Canada for 6 years, Canada's number one website for parents and parents-to-be, including expert content and a vibrant online community. Based in Toronto, she uses her journalism and research background to help clients better communicate complicated subjects to a broad audience, focusing on science, technology, and health.
Ann Elisabeth holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge in the history and philosophy of science. Ann Elisabeth is the mother of three, with a seven-year-old son, a five-year-old daughter and a three-year-old son.