Melinda Garfield, Executive Director
Melinda Garfield is the Executive Director of Westwood Media Center, (formerly WestCAT), as well as the President of MassAccess, a non-profit organization that serves and supports local access cable TV stations (community media centers) across Massachusetts. Before coming to WMC, she was the Director of Production Services for NewTV in Newton, MA where she won numerous awards including a New England Emmy® as the Associate Producer of “The Folklorist” in 2014. 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, where she coordinated film premieres at Sundance Film Festival. In addition, Melinda taught digital media at Rumney Marsh Academy Middle School in Revere, MA.
Connor Lynch, Government Media Specialist
Connor Lynch is the Government Media Specialist of Westwood Media Center. He has been involved with Milton Access Television since he was a teenager, working as a Production Assistant and Director. Prior to working for WMC, Connor was a Master Control Operator and Director for Lax Sports Network, and a Technical Director for Pride Productions in Hempstead, New York. Connor received his degree in Video/Television from Hofstra University in 2014. Connor attended high school at Catholic Memorial in West Roxbury, where he worked on the morning news program CMTV for two years.
Maggie McGinnis, Production Coordinator
Maggie McGinnis is the Production Coordinator of Westwood Media Center. She is a recent graduate of Curry College where she studied Television and Digital Video. During her college career, she produced and directed content for Curry College’s television station, CC8, in addition to working as an intern for NewTV’s Production Services.