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.
Erica Adams, Production Manager
Erica Adams is the Production Manager of Westwood Media Center. Her passion for television production shows over the last four years at Curry College, holding three internships throughout her college career. Her interest in community sparked during her internship with Marshfield Community Television which led her to another intern experience at Plymouth Area Community Television. During her senior year, Erica did her final internship at WCVB Channel 5 Boston in the Chronicle department. In May of 2019, she graduated with a degree in Communications focused in television, digital video, and film. While at Curry, Erica was heavily involved in the production of Curry College Prime Time; the campus news program, as well as the production of “Me Myself and I”, a student-produced short film.