Telling Tales is in transition from being an independent project of the Rotary Club of Hamilton to becoming a not-for-profit with charitable status. 

On behalf of our hardworking committee and many community supporters, we thank you for your interest in our festival and sincerely hope that you and your family will discover many wonderful stories at Telling Tales – stories that you will cherish and share with others throughout your life. We hope that you will return often with friends and family as we grow our festival. 

~ Susan Jasper, Chair & Founder

 

Telling Tales 2017 Inaugural Board of Directors

Executive:

Chair, Richard Koroscil, President and CEO, Korlon Strategic Services Inc., involved with Telling Tales since 2017

Treasurer, Cindy Alaimo, President, CPA, Treasury Management Services, involved with Telling Tales since 2016

Co-Treasurer, Ruth Liebersbach, CFO, C.Dir, McMaster Innovation Park, involved with Telling Tales since 2016

Board Members:

Paul Berton, Editor-in-Chief, The Hamilton Spectator, involved with Telling Tales since 2017

Emily Ecker, M.A.Ed, Manager of Community Access and Engagement, Mohawk College, involved with Telling Tales since 2017

Alyssa Lai, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Hamilton Heath Sciences Foundation, involved with Telling Tales since 2017

Madeleine Levy, Community Relations, Marketing and Fundraising Professional, involved with Telling Tales since 2017

Laura J. Lukasik, Manager of Tourism, City of Brampton, involved with Telling Tales since 2009

Gillian O’Reilly, Author, Freelance Editor, former Editor of Canadian Children’s Book News, involved with Telling Tales since 2009

Co-Hosts

The following individuals represent our four Co-Hosts: Westfield Heritage Village, Hamilton Conservation Authority, Hamilton Public Library, and Rotary Club of Hamilton

Nancy Baker, Director of Community Service, Rotary Club of Hamilton, Co-Host, involved with Telling Tales since 2015

Rondalyn Brown, Manager, Westfield Heritage Village, Hamilton Conservation

Authority, Co-Host, Transportation Committee, involved with Telling Tales since 2009

Lisa Hunter, Program Officer, Westfield Heritage Village, Hamilton Conservation

Authority, Co-Host, Program Chair, involved with Telling Tales since 2012

Laura J. Lukasik, Manager of Tourism, City of Brampton, involved with Telling Tales since 2009 (also a Board Member)

Telling Tales Steering Committee

Susan Jasper, CFIB District Manager, Rotary Club of Hamilton, Telling Tales Founder, Executive Director, former Festival and Fundraising Chair, involved with Telling Tales since 2009

Lita Barrie, Hamilton Public Library, Selection Committee Co-Chair, involved with Telling Tales since 2014

Anne Bermingham, 2WA Consulting, Rotary Club of Hamilton AM, Volunteer Recruitment Co-Chair, Board Development Advisor, involved with Telling Tales since 2009

Judy Boswell, Muse Marketing Group, Marketing Co-Chair, involved with Telling Tales since 2013

Naomi Brun, Hamilton Public Library, Selection Committee Co-Chair, involved with Telling Tales since 2015

Joseph Curto, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Transportation Co-Chair, involved with Telling Tales since 2013

Duane Dahl, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton, Transportation Committee, involved with Telling Tales since 2009

Paul Gibel, Grant Thornton, Rotary Club of Hamilton, Logistics Chair, involved with Telling Tales since 2013

Donna Millard, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Transportation Co-Chair, involved with Telling Tales since 2015

Kelly Russell, Festival Coordinator, involved with Telling Tales since 2015

Julie Shea, Financial Advisor, Rotary Club of Tonic After 5, Volunteer Recruitment Co-Chair, involved with Telling Tales since 2014

Mark Tharme, Muse Marketing Group, Marketing Co-Chair, involved with Telling Tales since 2013

Tracey Warren, Wellwood, Fundraising Committee, involved with Telling Tales since 2015

Joanna Williams, Public Relations Manager, involved with Telling Tales since 2014

Rotary Club of Hamilton Board of Directors

This board is overseeing Telling Tales until charitable status is achieved.

President: Kevin Anstee

President Elect: Brad Spencer

Vice President: Nancy Baker

Treasurer: Zafar Iqbal

Secretary: Heather Moroz

Sgt-at-arms:  John Clinton

Past President: Rosemary Knechtel

Key Advisors and Rotarians:

A team of over 30 key Rotarians and Committee Members from across the community act as our advisors and support the Steering Committee.

Kevin Adams, Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore

Richard Allen, Volunteer Recruitment Committee

Amber Aquin, YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford, Program Committee

Scott Bearman, Westfield Heritage Village, HCA, Logistics/Transportation

Joan Bell, Rotary Club of Dundas

David Bradley, Edward Jones, Logistics Committee

Sharon Campbell-Springstead, Selection Committee

Linda Coleman, Prize and Raffle Supervisor

Rachel Connell, Telling Tales Social Media Coordinator

Gordon Falconer, Hamilton Video and Sound

Melissa Heffernan, Rotary Club of Hamilton, Volunteer Recruitment Committee

Caitlyn Hicks, Cambridge Public Library

Christina Jager, Westfield Heritage Village, Program Committee

Cameron Kroetsch, Hamilton Literacy Council, Book Swap Committee

Bryce Leggatt, Rotary Club of Burlington Central President

Alexander Lutchin, Rotary Club of Hamilton AM President

Nancy McKibbin Gray, Selection Committee

Sue MacLachlan, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, Transportation Committee

Jodi Murray, Conestoga College, Volunteer Recruitment Committee

Jennifer Ratcliffe, Hillfield Strathallan College, Transportation Committee

Marie Robbins, Rotary Club of Hamilton, Volunteer Recruitment Committee

Steve Roblin, Rotary Club of Dundas Valley Sunrise

Alyssa Seul, Hamilton Public Library, Selection Committee

Lisa Troisi, First Student Canada, Transportation Committee

Renée Wetselaar, Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, Transportation Committee

Courtney Workman, Columbia International College, Volunteer Recruitment Committee