Melinda Garfield, Executive Director

Melinda Garfield is the Executive Director of Westwood Media Center, (formerly WestCAT), as well as the Vice 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.

Jamie Cannan, Production Manager

Jamie Cannan is the Production Manager of Westwood Media Center, (formerly WestCAT), as well as the Media Specialist for Rockland High School. Before coming to WMC she was an Audio Visual Technician for the Boston Park Plaza Hotel for the company PSAV. Also during that time she did freelance work for High Output, Emerson Theater and BCAM.  She finished her education graduating in 2014 with a Bachelors in Science in Digital Film and Video production from The New England Institute of Art.