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.

  • William Nay
    William Nay

    William Nay has been involved in Community Media for over 20 years – first as a staff member and manager of Shrewsbury Media Connection and recently as the General Manager of MashpeeTV on Cape Cod. He has been active in the Alliance for Community Media and MassAccess for many years, has served on the Board of MassAccess since 2007, and has been President for the past two years.

  • Dana Healy
    Dana Healy

    Dana holds a Master’s in Education from Endicott College, a certificate from the Institute of Non-profit Management and Leadership from Boston University, and a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications from Franklin Pierce University. She has been involved in community media since 1999, and is now the Executive Director for Danvers Community Access Television. Dana has been on the MassAccess Board since January 2016.

  • David Gauthier
    David Gauthier

    A native of Salem, Massachusetts, David became interested in media as an intern and volunteer at Salem Access Television (SATV). He spent many years at SATV before leaving to become the Executive Director of Winchester Community Access & Media in 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.

  • 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.

  • Erich Archer
    Erich Archer

    Erich Archer is an Emmy-winning television producer with 14 years of professional experience in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston. He has produced video content for major networks and corporations including MTV, ESPN and The Boston Red Sox. Erich is currently the Executive Director of Cape Ann Television and sits on the Board of Directors of Mass Access and the Northeast Region Alliance for Community Media.

  • Melinda Garfield
    Melinda Garfield

    Melinda Garfield is the Executive Director of WestCAT, as well as the Vice President of MassAccess. Before coming to WestCAT, 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.

  • 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. Stephen is the MassAccess Board of Directors Treasurer.

  • Zack Gorman
    Zack Gorman

    Zack Gorman joined Holbrook Community Access and Media (HCAM) in 2012. He learned his craft at the Art Institute of New England followed by New York Film Academy, and followed that with a 10+ year career working on feature films, TV shows and commercials. Zack rose from a production assistant into department management roles, before making his way to HCAM. Zack joined the MassAccess Board of Directors in 2015.

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