For questions regarding the following, please email:

District Governor – Gloria Gassi – Contact Gloria
• Chapter elections
• Regional (Great Lakes) events

President – Mei Lee – Contact Mei
• Joining NATS and NATS Ontario
• Chapter members’ needs
• Chapter Bylaws, rules, and regulations
• Annual General Meeting

First Vice-President – Amanda Brunk – Contact Amanda
• Chapter Newsletters
• Support for the President

Second Vice-President – Renée Salewski – Contact Renée
• Special Events and Projects
• Vocal Showcase Vendors’ Booths
• Fall Social Event
• Guest speakers, masterclasses, and workshops
• Spring Professional Development Day

Treasurer – Mike Fan – Contact Mike
• NATS national and chapter dues
• Event fees
• Donations, tax receipts, and scholarships
• Chapter’s financial records

Secretary – Margie Bernal Rodriguez – Contact Margie
• Meeting minutes
• Proxy votes

Vocal Showcase Director – Bethany Horst – Contact Bethany
Assistant Vocal Showcase Director – Amie Debrone – Contact Amie
• NATS Ontario’s annual Vocal Showcase

Past President – Shannon Coates – Contact Shannon

Communications & Marketing – Amanda Kind – Contact Amanda
• NATS Ontario website and social media accounts


Liaisons represents members’ interest in respective areas (urban, suburban, rural, academic, classroom) and assist the Executive to respond to members’ needs, questions, concerns, and ideas. As Liaison Representative, Irene Ilic will ensure that emails are forwarded to the appropriate liaison or board member who can best address the content or inquiry. Contact Irene

NATS Ontario Liaisons and their respective service areas:

  • Allison Cecilia Arends, Independent Teacher Liaison, Urban
  • Irene Ilic, Independent Teacher Liaison, Suburban
  • Chad Louwerse, Academic Classical Voice Liaison
  • Elspeth Maynard, Classroom Music Liaison
  • Erin Milley-Patey, Independent Teacher Liaison, Rural
  • Suzanne Schaafsma, Independent Teacher Liaison, Urban
  • Darnell Thomas, Academic Musical Theatre Liason