Melodie Mortenson, Board Member

(BCom, MAcc, CPA, GAICD)

Melodie is a finance professional with experience in transformation and driving organisational change. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (Property & Finance) and Masters of Accounting. Melodie is a registered certified practising accountant and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

With a strong foundation in financial analysis, governance, risk management, and a knack for out-of-the-box thinking, Melodie is always looking for new ways to help organisations reach their potential. 

She is also a busy mother of two children and a self-confessed rule-breaker, who likes to challenge authority, draw on whiteboards, and do her best at avoiding technology. Melodie disappears off the grid whenever she can for long walks and much-needed daydreaming.

“I am motivated by people who believe nothing is impossible and want to chase their full potential. I adore Steve and the What Ability team’s youth, energy and commitment to bringing smiles to people with disabilities.”

–Melodie Mortenson

Steve Dresler, Director 

Steve is a former Parramatta Eels and NSW Cup player turned founder of What Ability Pty (Support Service). He is also the founder and visionary of What Ability Foundation. Prior to this, Steve combined his NRL career with his true vocation working with children on the Autism spectrum as a support educator at Giant Steps, a specialist education school in Sydney. 

Steve brings passion, vision and bucketloads of youthful energy to the Board. Having faced early retirement through injury, What Ability Foundation is the evolution of Steve’s desire to create a positive change for children and adults with disabilities.

When he’s not shaking up the way people view the disability sector, this change-maker can be found at the gym, practicing Vedic meditation, and adding to his growing collection of designer sneakers – Steve loves his shoes!

“Since being medically retired from the NRL, I’ve found my new purpose in life: ‘To be a voice for the innocents of the world through inspiring them to do more, be more, see more and dream more’.”

 –Steve Dresler

Jared Chapman, CEO & Director

Jared has over 10 years’ experience working in the digital space and has been part of TheFork’s (formerly Dimmi) business for the past 3 years, first as the Director of Sales and Operations and now as Managing Director.

Throughout his career, Jared has taken on various sales and marketing roles within a number of different industries and brings a wealth of digital and sales experience to the team, previously being the Director of Sales at Menulog Group Limited.

Jared believes that having the right people in your team is what makes a business successful, citing the most rewarding part of work is seeing people grow, learn, succeed and achieve.