Photo by Tracy Kolenchuk

Directors and staff

The Yardbird Suite is made up of a talented group of board members, staff, and volunteers, and support crew. Without them, we wouldn’t be the club that we are today.

Board of Directors

  • Francis Remedios – President
  • Adrian Albert – Programming
  • David MacFarlane – Vice President
  • Monique Bielech – Secretary
  • Lorn Stanners – Treasurer
  • Collette Slevinsky
  • Stephanie Urquhart
  • Leesila Dawkins
  • Micheal Guirguis
  • Lisi Sommer
  • Hitomi Suzuta 

Yardbird Suite Team

  • Suzanne Morter – Finance 
  • Lisi Sommer – Production
  • Adrian Albert & Nico Arnáez – Programming (Jazz)
  • Stephanie Urquhart – Programming (Jazz)
  • Julie King – Programming (Blues)
  • Dave Babcock – Programming (Blues and YSJO Showcase)
  • Alan Spence – Transportation
  • Jasiek Poznanski – Archives
  • Joel Gray – Littlebirds Director
  • Sandro & Brandy Dominelli – Jazz for Kids Director
  • Colette Slevinsky – House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
  • Hitomi Suzuta – Operations
  • Peter Zawalski – Programming
  • Mboya Nicholson – Progamming
  • Nico Arnaez – Programming
  • Peter North – Programming
  • Ernie Howe – Website

Volunteer house managers

  • Jan Doll
  • Gail Kelly
  • Tracy Kolenchuk
  • Len Penner
  • Collette Slevinsky
  • Rhonda Smith
  • Karen Voller
  • Hitomi Suzuta
  • Barb Currie
  • Micheal Guirguis
  • Amanda Dang
  • Bob Morter 

Yardbird Suite Support Crew

  • Joel Gray
  • Suzanne Morter
  • Lisi Sommer
  • Alan Spence