Pat Hofscher, Administrative Assistant
Pat is a lifelong resident of the hilltop area of Southmont, Westmont and Upper Yoder. A graduate of Westmont Hilltop and Pennsylvania State University, she is excited to be working for the Community Arts Center (CACCC) in an administrative capacity. “My background is as a “bean counter” and a musician. I am by no means an artist, but I really enjoy being around all the artisans and their fantastic creations that are shown here at the Center.”
In the past, Pat has worked as an accountant for MountainTop Technologies, Inc. and for Penelec as a budget analyst. For over 40 years, she worked within the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra (JSO) organization in all facets (except conducting) – a member of the Youth Orchestra, occasional member of the Symphony Chorus, long time performer in the JSO’s cello section, as Personnel and Orchestra Manager, Music Librarian and as Executive Director. She formally retired from the JSO in 2016, but continues to aid the organization upon request. She belonged to the former Johnstown Chapter of Business and Professional Women and is a current member of the Somerset Auxiliary of the JSO. She has also been a music director in a local church and a member of a freelance string quartet for over 20 years.
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David Pundzak, Maintenance
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Keeping the Arts Alive in Cambria County.
Tamra Steiner-Niida, Education Coordinator
Tamra returned to her hometown of Armagh, Pa after 13 years as an educator in the historically rich Samurai town of Aizuwakamatsu, Japan. She received dual degrees in History and Sociology from Dickinson College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pa. After college, she pursued a teaching career in Japan that also gave her the opportunity to independently study Japanese art forms and culture. Her love of traditional art, theater, and music, as well as fluency in the language, allowed her to travel extensively and receive an ‘inner circle’ status normally reserved for nationals. While painting with Buddhist monks, she was encouraged to continue her education as a Master’s level student with England’s Sheffield University Correspondence Program. The Japanese Language and Society courses granted her the option to study the art of various social classes and minorities while studying social and racial injustice. Since her return stateside, she continues to paint and sculpt. Her most recent undertaking, Amai Sweet Bakery, is a custom cake design shop. Niida also teaches Japanese language and culture to local students. She is the newest member of the Community Arts Center staff and hopes to build on the rich history of the Community Art Center’s passion for educating the public.
Patrick Sheridan, Maintenance
Community Arts Center of Cambria County
Hours of Operation
Billie Ann Murphy, Bookkeeper
Billie Ann Murphy, a graduate of UPJ with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She has been the Bookkeeper for the Community Arts Center on and off for many years, originally starting at the Arts Center in 1991. Billie left the Arts Center in 2001 to work at the First Presbyterian Church. She returned to work part-time at the Arts Center in 2006; in 2017, Billie retired from the church. She is the mother of two and grandmother of five. Billie enjoys the challenges of keeping within the budget and balancing the books at the Arts Center.
Angela R. Godin, Executive Director
Angela was born in Pasadena, California. Eventually, she moved back to the area as a resident of Somerset County. Ms. Godin develops and navigates the Community Arts Center of Cambria County through new programming, special events, fundraising campaigns and grant funding. She is a Cum Laude graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts. Godin worked as an independent contractor in art related fields for over eleven years. This experience included directing over twenty plays and musicals, performing in close to forty productions, as well as vast experience in choreography, teaching dance, stage-managing, lighting design, sound design and production administration. Her repertoire comprises of directing theatre festivals, studio theatre projects, acting camps, training seminars and teaching theatre courses to all ages. In her spare time your can find Ms. Godin directing plays and musicals, choreographing or stage-managing productions. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to grow the Arts Center and keep the Arts Alive in Cambria County.