Protecting the Values of Community Media in Massachusetts

MassAccess Leadership

The leadership team at MassAccess is comprised of professionals working in community media. We’re just like you, focused on free speech and dedicated to the growth of our industry.

We’re your source for information gathering, resource sharing and networking opportunities. Our rallying cry is that we’re in this together. Our hope is that working together, we can keep moving our industry forward.

Our Structure

Our organization governs with a volunteer Board of Directors and support from volunteer committees. We’re a registered 501 (c) 6 nonprofit organization, and we work without employees. It’s a big job, but we’re happy to provide the service.

MassAccess Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors has the desire to lead our worthy pursuit into an uncertain future. Hundreds of non-profit media centers across the Commonwealth are counting on this grassroots effort. You can help us provide the support needed across the state. By joining our team, you can help us lead.

  • Melinda Garfield
    Melinda Garfield


    Melinda Garfield is the Executive Director of Westwood Media Center, as well as the President of MassAccess. Before coming to Westwood, she was the Director of Production Services for NewTV in Newton, MA, where she won numerous awards. Melinda has previously worked on freelance projects for Powderhouse Productions, Straight Ahead Pictures, Cutter Productions, NBC30, and mtvU, and was the Office Manager for iDeal Partners Film Fund.

  • David Gauthier
    David Gauthier


    A native of Salem, Massachusetts, David has been the Executive Director of Winchester Community Access & Media since 2011. David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Salem State University and uses those skills communicating with MassAccess membership through written releases and messages. David is also a member of the Public Policy Committee with the organization and enjoys the challenge of working with lobbyists and legislators in an attempt to secure a viable future for community media in Massachusetts and beyond.

  • Greg Dolan
    Greg Dolan


    Greg is the Executive Director of Bedford TV and has been involved in community media for over 10 years.  He has a bachelor’s degree from Endicott College and is still involved with the Endicott community as part of their Alumni Council.  Greg is passionate about building community through media and loves how different every day is at his job.  Greg joined the Mass Access Board of Directors in 2018.

  • Eric Dresser
    Eric Dresser


    Eric Dresser is the Executive Director of Whitman Hanson Community Access and was previously the founding Executive Director of Hingham Community Access & Media (HCAM). Eric has served on the MassAccess Board of Directors since 2015 and also serves on the nominating committee for the national board of the Alliance for Community Media. Eric is drawn to these professional/trade organizations in order to learn and share best practices and advocate for the important services the industry provides.

  • Michael Lynch
    Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch has over 20 years’ experience working in public access television. He started as a volunteer on a family produced show, and is now the Executive Director for Milton Access Television. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications for Quinnipiac University. Michael is also a member of Rotary International, and was elected to the Mass Access Board in December of 2017.

  • Shaun Neville
    Shaun Neville

    Shaun Neville is Executive Director at Wilmington Community Television. Before joining the world of community media, Shaun spent more than a decade as a television news producer, with stops at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH and the Hearst Television Bureau in Washington, DC.  Shaun is happy to be back home in Massachusetts covering people and events at the community level. He lives in Reading with his wife and two boys. He joined the MassAccess Board of Directors in 2017.

  • Stephen M. Kessinger
    Stephen M. Kessinger

    Stephen Kessinger has over ten years of experience working on diverse multimedia and communications oriented projects. His background includes building partnerships with government agencies at a local, county and state level. As Director of Government and Educational Media at NewTV, he oversees production of regional and statewide programs that have received national recognition.

  • Carol McGilvray
    Carol McGilvray

    Carol McGilvray has ten years of marketing, public relations and advertising experience in Boston with clients such as FedEx and AT&T. Carol has worked at Plymouth Area Community Television for 12 years and is currently the Integrated Marketing & Membership Manager. Carol joined the Mass Access Board of Directors in 2017.

  • Jonathan Grabowski
    Jonathan Grabowski

    Jonathan Grabowski has been the Executive Director of Marshfield Community Television since 2008 and has over 15 years’ experience in the television production world. Jonathan was previously the Vice-Chairman of the Hanover Community Media Committee and served as a consultant to the Town of Norwell’s Cable TV Committee. He is a former two term President of the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce and a member of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee.

  • Brett Poirier
    Brett Poirier

    Brett is the General Manager of Medfield TV. He started his career in Access Television at North TV in North Attleborough as an announcer for his local wrestling program. That role grew into a full time role as Access Coordinator and eventually to where he is now at Medfield TV. His favorite part of access television is being able to help others put together programs of their own. Brett is also the Chairman of the Massachusetts Wrestling Association and coaches a youth wrestling team which spans from Kindergarten to 8th grade in his home town.

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