Our Creative Team

Donna Gority

ArtsAltoona Chairperson; Former Blair County Commissioner

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.

Ken Decker

Vice President

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!

George Sackandy

Treasurer; Principal Instigator

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.

Pam Snyder-Etters


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.

Shasta Langenbacher

Marketing Volunteer, Steering Committee Member

Shasta is a boomerang kid who came back to Blair County, and is a photographer. She also enjoys street fairs, adventures & shenanigans, and a good rum cocktail.

Mike Holzer

Steering Committee; Technical Advisor

Ukulele maven, serial hobbyist and technical wizard, Mike is a member of the ArtsAltoona Steering Committee and serves as a technical advisor.

Tiffany Stuckey

ArtsAltoona LIVE! Host

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

Board Member

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

Board Member

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.

Tony DeGol

Monthly Contributor

Tony DeGol is thrilled to profile talented artists and engaging events for ArtsAltoona.