Foothills Arts Council, Inc. Board Members


Richard Lyford


Rich is a musician. He plays the keyboards at Tribes Hill Presbyterian Church and the Amsterdam United Presbyterian Church. He is also studying piano and voice at SCCC School of Music, Schenectady.

Irving Towne, Jr (Jay)

Vice President

Towne is a published author, producer, director and founder of Foothills Arts Council, Inc.

Tobin Cash


Cash is a CPA, a member of the Nathan Littauer Hospital Board of Directors, current President of the Gloversville-Johnstown NY chapter of Kiwanis, and a member of the Board of his house of worship.

Patricia Insogna


Patricia is a Customer Service Specialist, past member of Hagaman Players (Cast member, Stage Manager, Program Designer), and Disc Jockey.

Dawn Hillman Snyder


Dawn earned a certificate in Early Childhood Education and worked for several years at the Amsterdam Free Library in the children’s department. She especially enjoys writing poetry and voice acting.

Jamie Lemiszki


Jamie is a health insurance Claims Adjuster, Girl Scout leader and has studied visual arts.

Joan Caska


Joan is a copywriter, editor and digital marketing specialist. In addition to her freelance career, she studies and teaches Creative Writing and enjoys working with other writers in and around the Mohawk Valley.

Cathie Ozug


Cathie is an actor, a former President of the Adirondack Players, and a former volunteer at CASA and HFM Prevention Council.

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