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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.