Staff

Melinda Garfield, Executive Director

Melinda Garfield is the Executive Director of Westwood Media Center, (formerly WestCAT), as well as the former 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, Director of Original Content

Connor Lynch is the Director of Original Content 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.

Dan Coughlin, Production Coordinator

Dan Coughlin is the Production Coordinator for Westwood Media Center. After recently graduating from Curry College in May of 2021, he began getting into PA work to get his foot in the door and begin building up his experience and network. After stints with Humble Hero Productions, Fox Sports, and ESPN he found his way over to WMC. He now looks to bring his passion for sports and skill set to WMC in hopes to help bring local sports to the homes of the Westwood community.