Kathie Kudela
Executive Director
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Kathleen L. Kudela, American art gallery director, educator, real estate agent. Achievements include organized movement that saved the NACC’s landmark building and turned it into an Arts & Cultural Center. Recipient Good Neighbor award, Ivey Wallens Show, Niagara Falls, New York, 2003, Beautiful Person award, Niagara Beautification Commission, 2005.

Kathie worked as an art teacher Niagara Falls Board Education, New York, 1968—1970. Substitute teacher, Lewiston Board Education, 1975—1981. Real estate agent Salisbury Real Estate, Lewiston, 1981—1990. She was also a Customs broker John V. Carr & Son, 1981—1990, Deringer, Inc., Lewiston, 1990—1997. Real estate agent Hunt Real Estate, since 1996. She has served as the Executive Director of the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, Niagara Falls, New York, since 1997.

Kathie is also passionate about community gardens, she is an active member of the Pine Avenue Redevelopment Project and serves on the board of the Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Society.

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Louis Townsend
Finance Director
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Kelly Buckley
Marketing & Development Director
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Rachel Macklin Olszewski
Program Director & Director of Rentals
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Rachel Macklin Olszewski is the Program Director at Niagara Arts & Cultural Center (NACC), where she manages art exhibitions, performances, programs, lectures, workshops and events. Rachel began her work at the NACC in 2012 with a mission in mind, to promote a cultural and artistic resurgence in Niagara Falls that will enhance the quality of life for it’s residents, foster interest in the city, and encourage investment in it’s future. In recognizing the power of arts and culture as a mechanism for social and economic impact, Rachel continues to make visual and performing arts experiences accessible to the Niagara Falls community and visitors to the region.

Rachel graduated in 2012 from Niagara University with a BFA in Theater Performance. In 2015 Rachel attained an MA in Arts Management from the University at Buffalo. Rachel is also pursuing an MPA in Nonprofits from Buffalo State. Rachel still acts and sings on stage when she can find the time, most recently she starred as “The Raven” in Patchwork Theatre’s production of Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe.

Currently, Rachel serves on several boards in Buffalo/Niagara, including nonprofits Big Easy in Buffalo, which brings New Orleans musicians to WNY, and Post-Industrial Productions of Buffalo, a new theatre company that just completed the innagural season. When she’s not at the NACC, Rachel works at the University at Buffalo in the Theatre & Dance Department managing Graduate Programs. At the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center she manages art exhibitions, children’s classes, performances, programs, lectures, workshops, and events. It sounds like a lot, but she doesn’t mind because she gets to spend every day making visual and performing arts accessible to everyone, which is truly what she loves to do.

Pictured right to left: Rachel M. Olszewski (Programs/Rentals/Exhibits), Kelly Buckley (Development/Marketing), Laurie Martelli (Finance)

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Nathan Miller
Office Manager
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Serge Arutunjan
Financial Manager
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Ray Robertson
Special Projects

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Doug Krell Sr.
Building Supervisor