Joshua Watts, Administrative Assistant
Joshua is thrilled to have joined the Community Arts Center in the spring of 2018 and bring his expertise to our vision. Born and raised in Alabama, Josh's childhood dream was to be an animator for Disney Studios, but his passion for the arts soon evolved to include other forms of visual arts and music, as well as a passion for ministry. He attended Central Bible College (now Evangel University) in Springfield, MO, where he earned 2 Bachelor's Degrees in Biblical Studies and in Ministry in the Arts, which focused on the performing arts, music and vocal studies, graphic design, video editing, and marketing. During this time he also received credentials to become a licensed reverend through the Assemblies of God. Upon graduation, Josh moved to Seattle to help found Transit Assembly, a home-based church network, where he also served as Creative Arts Pastor. In 2014, he relocated to Johnstown to help launch and develop New Hope Community Church, where he is still actively involved. As the newest member of the Community Arts Center, Josh brings a wealth of nonprofit experience to areas such as graphic design and branding, and is looking forward to investing in our mission of keeping the arts alive in Cambria County.
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David Pundzak, Maintenance
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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 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.