Tina Hastings, Executive Director, email@example.com
Tina joined the arts council in May 2014. At Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (SIUC) she worked in the University Museum and loved everything about working with art, artifacts and artists. She graduated from SIUC with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in 2002 and a Masters of Public Administration in 2006. Originally from central Ohio, Tina and her family moved to western New York in 2007 when her husband accepted a teaching position at SUNY Fredonia. She was named Director of the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at SUNY Fredonia where she enjoyed working with artists in all mediums and curating diverse exhibitions for the campus and community. She also coordinated and taught courses for students in the Museum Studies minor program. Tina lives in Silver Creek, NY with her husband and filmmaker, Phil, and their two boys, Owen and Cole.
Courtney Mealy, Associate Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney has served as the Programs and Grants Manager since May 2010 after volunteering with CCAC for over a year. After graduating with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Painting, Drawing and Sculpture from SUNY Fredonia, Courtney moved back to her hometown of Olean, NY. This position is a "dream job" for Courtney allowing her to work in and support the art community in Western New York. As an artist herself, Courtney has exhibited her work in WNY and has taught many classes for CCAC.
Ardyth VanScoy, Education Coordinator, email@example.com
Ardyth is a native of Limestone, NY. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art from St. Bonaventure University with a minor in Women’s Studies. Her senior thesis focused on fiber arts and ceramics. She is an avid performer for many local theatre groups as well as a singer and choreographer. After college she spent four years as a professional costumer for several NY regional theatres and ran a local alterations shop. She is thrilled to be back home and back in the art community.
Susan Andrews, Communications Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduating with an independent major in communications and design from Cornell University, Susan has enjoyed creative work in the fields of fashion, theater, interior design, marketing for small businesses, education and non-profits. She lived and worked in New York City and Baltimore before returning to the family farm in western New York. Sue has worked with many creative individuals over the years - directors, designers, artists and craftsmen - and is happy to join the CCAC to promote the artists in Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua counties.