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, Executive Director

 

Telling Tales 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

Board Members:

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

Tyler Cowie, Designer/Consultant, former founder of factor[e] design initiative and Parallel Digital Studio

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

Rondalyn Brown, Manager, Westfield Heritage Village, Hamilton Conservation Authority, Co-Host, Transportation Committee, involved with Telling Tales since 2009

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

Janet Canavan, Chair of Volunteers, Rotary Club of Burlington Central, Co-Host

Lisa Hunter, Program Officer, Westfield Heritage Village, Hamilton Conservation Authority, Co-Host, Program Chair, involved with Telling Tales since 2012

Telling Tales Steering Committee

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

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

Joe Hamilton, Rotary Club of Hamilton AM, Finance and Admin Committee

Christina Jager, Westfield Heritage Village, Program Committee

John Madalena, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Transportation Co-Chair

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

Stephanie Brown, Administrative Assistant  involved with Telling Tales since 2019

Katherine Kleeb,  Manager of Communications and Development, since 2019.

Laura Van Alphen, School Liaison, since 2018.

Tracey Warren, Manager of Program and Development  involved with Telling Tales since 2015

Nancy Penney, Volunteer Recruitment Committee since 2018

Melissa Hefferman, Volunteer Recruitment Committee since 2016

Autumn Stadtlander, Volunteer Recruitment Committee since 2019

Marie Robbins, Rotary Club of Hamilton, Volunteer Recruitment Committee since 2009

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.

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

David Bradley, Edward Jones, Logistics Committee

Sharon Campbell-Springstead, Selection Committee

Linda Coleman, Prize and Raffle Supervisor

Gordon Falconer, Hamilton Video and Sound

Jeff Burnham, GoodMinds

Christina Jager, Westfield Heritage Village, Program Committee

Itah Sadu, A Different Booklist

Morgan Stanek, Hamilton Literacy Council, Book Swap Committee

Jodi Murray, Conestoga College, Volunteer Recruitment Committee

Jennifer Ratcliffe, Hillfield Strathallan College, Transportation Committee

Steve Roblin, Rotary Club of Dundas Valley Sunrise

Alyssa Seul, Hamilton Public Library, Selection Committee

Lisa Troisi, First Student Canada, Transportation Committee

Courtney Workman, Columbia International College, Volunteer Recruitment Committee