Our Creative Team
ART RENAISSANCE TEAM, INC. - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President of the Altoona Renaissance Team, and former Blair County Commissioner, Donna’s primary role in the arts is audience, champion, promoter and advocate. She is committed to ArtsAltoona being a countywide venture and the Altoona/BlairCounty area becoming a destination haven for the arts.
As Vice President of the Altoona Renaissance Team, Ken’s enthusiasm and energy for all things arts is immeasurable. An investment advisor by day, Ken dreams of walking across Pennsylvania with his camera around his neck – and before his legs give out!
Treasurer of the Altoona Renaissance Team, visionary and principal instigator, George identifies himself as a frustrated carver and sculptor. He is passionate about the arts, about creating arts educational programs that touch and inspire young people and about his community. His vision: when live music is available seven days a week in Blair County.
A muralist at heart and Secretary of the Altoona Renaissance Team, Pam also carries the titles of Art Executive, artist, arts advocate, collegiate soccer coach and mommy. A true lover of the arts, Pam enjoys traveling internationally with her Murals Talks Program.
Wife to amazing husband Matt, mom to two incredible sons and a former teacher with a heart for Blair County, Tiffany also serves as host for ArtsAltoona Talks. She loves to meet new people, hang with family and friends and stay active. Tiffany brings great energy and insight to the Board.
Andrea Devorris Cohen
Currently Vice President/Partner in Blair Companies Real Estate in Altoona, Andrea has been a part of this family business for thirty years. With many directorships and board memberships to her credit, Andrea lives her belief that community building is important for everyone’s quality of life and seeks to make a difference in her hometown by serving as a leader and director for many local organizations - including ArtsAltoona!
Patricia W. Savage
President and CEO of Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries for more than 20 years, Pat shares her talent and expertise with many community agencies in our area. She has also served as an adjunct instructor for the MBA program at Mount Aloysius, Vice President of Program Operations for Lutheran Welfare Services in Hazleton, PA, and Director of Hospice – Saint John, Kingston, PA. Her love of community and inherent desire to improve the lives of those around her make a perfect member of our Board.
Dr. Charles Prijatelj
A newcomer to the Altoona/Blair County area, Dr. Prijatelj is Superintendent of the Altoona Area School District. His passion for exceptional education, young people, the arts and for his newly adopted community is unparalleled. Music is in his soul as a former band director and trumpeter extraordinaire! He is also founding member of the Altoona Brass Collective. Dr. Prijatelj’s vision and passion for music bring an exciting perspective to ArtsAltoona.
Angie is Client Virtual CMO and Lead Marketing Strategist for The YaZo Group, a collaboration of professionals and creatives working together as contractors and partners to provide clients access to top marketing and digital talent. With award winning PR professionals and an LA based production company, Angie’s firm brings incredible talent and expertise to each and every client it serves.
The arts are wonderful to experience in any capacity. We have many extraordinary arts-related events, organizations, and businesses in Blair County that deserve all the recognition, along with our ever-expanding small business growth. In my involvement with ArtsAltoona, I intend to continue to illuminate the arts in Blair County for all.
A graduate from Penn State Altoona with a degree in Integrative Arts, Korin has always been a lover of the arts! Her passions are fashion and interior design! As an Associate Director with the fashion brand Stella & Dot, Korin enjoys helping women style their life through clothing, jewelry, skincare and more! She and her husband, Jude, work with their families’ businesses; Little Caesars, Al’s Tavern and Frosty Cow Soft Serve. Korin loves traveling with her family; their favorite place to visit is Aruba!
Ukulele maven, serial hobbyist and technical wizard, Mike is a member of the ArtsAltoona Steering Committee and serves as a technical advisor.
STAFF MEMBERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
Leah is a lifelong member of Simpson Temple United Parish and a part of the church council that gifted their buildings to ArtsAltoona to become the ArtsAtloona Center! She is a lover of music and grew up playing multiple instruments and joining as many school music groups as she could, culminating in three years in the Penn State Blue Band in college. She is passionate about the arts and teaching and is excited about working with the After School Arts Program and all of the possibilities for the future of ArtsAltoona.
Tony DeGol is thrilled to profile talented artists and engaging events for ArtsAltoona.