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

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

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, Project and Communications Coordinator, Socrates Project, McMaster University 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

Telling Tales Contract Staff

Susan Jasper – Executive Director, Chair and founder, involved since before 2009

Tracey Warren, Manager of Program and Development, involved since 2015

Katherine Kleeb, Manager of Communications and Development, Jan 2019

Stephanie Brown, Administrative Assistant, – Jan 2019

Laura Van Alphen, School Liaison, involved since 2018

Janet Canavan –Chair of Volunteer Recruitment, also represents Rotary clubs of Burlington and Hamilton, Co-Host, involved since 2017

Co-Hosts

Representatives from our Co-Hosts; Westfield, Hamilton Public Library, Royal Botanical Gardens, Rotary Clubs of Burlington and Hamilton

Lisa Hunter – Program Officer, Westfield Heritage Village, Hamilton Conservation Authority, Co-Host and Program Chair, Involved since 2012

Rondalyn Brown – Manager, Westfield Heritage Village, Hamilton Conservation Authority, Co-Host, involved with since 2009

Lisa Radha Weaver, Director, Collections and Program Development, Hamilton Public Library, Co-host, involved since 2018

Janet Canavan –Chair of Volunteer Recruitment, also represents Rotary clubs of Burlington and Hamilton, Co-Host, involved since 2017

Jason Van Veen, Manager of Customer Promotions, RBG, 2018

Steering Committee Chairs and Advisors

Naomi Brun, Hamilton Public Library, Chair of Selection Committee, since 2015.

Jeff Burnham, Goodminds, Indigenous Advisor, since 2016

Sharon Campbell-Springstead, Selection Committee

Duane Dahl, Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton, Transportation and Logistics Committee, since 2009

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

Melissa Hefferman, Volunteer Recruitment Committee since 2016

Christina Jager, Westfield Heritage Village, Program Committee

John Madalena, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Transportation co-chair, involved since 2017

Donna Millard, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Chair of Transportation Committee, involved since 2015

Koren Nichol, Hamilton Public Library, Selection committee since 2018

Nancy Penney, Rotary Club of Burlington Central, Recruitment Committee since 2018

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

Itah Sadu, A Different Booklist, Cultural Diversity advisor, since 2016

Alyssa Seul, Hamilton Public Library, Selection Committee since 2015

Autumn Stadtlander, Volunteer Recruitment Committee since 2019

Morgan Stanek, Hamilton Literacy Council, Book Swap Committee

Consultants

Heather Kanabe

Second Order

The Good Partnership