The Board of Directors of Framingham Public Access Corporation (FPAC) has elected Audrey Hall as President. She was a founding Director appointed by the Board of Selectmen in 2006. She is the Producer and Host of The Audrey Hall Show, a talk show that provides viewers with a deeper understanding of complex topics. The show airs on AFTV via Comcast, RCN and Verizon, and is available on YouTube.
Audrey is an award winning Communications Consultant specializing in branding and the development of strategic messaging designed to deliver targeted outcomes.
Her communications expertise began to grow while she was pursuing her BA in Mass Communications from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. She graduated with three media internships under her belt and started her career in the advertising agency business in NYC, and as a radio news reporter, and TV news journalist. She led trailblazing B2C initiatives as she rose into Executive management roles in product marketing, advertising, public relations and business operations in broadcasting and the cable television industry. As the Regional General Manager for Cablevision Systems Corp. of MA her team deployed broadband technology in 31 MA communities.
Audrey became active in policy and legislation as a parent who organized and led community efforts to advocate for education locally and statewide. She developed a proposal which led to full day Kindergarten in Framingham and successfully advocated for fair and equitable education funding. As a three term President of the Town wide PTO she also re-established candidates’ forums to bring positions on education to the forefront. Audrey was elected to Town Meeting and served for 19 years, 12 as Chair of the Way and Means Committee which analyzed all financial articles and made recommendations to the full legislative body.
In 2018 Audrey was appointed to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women by the President of the MA Senate. She is the Chairwoman of the Budget and Personnel Committee and the COVID-19 Action Committee, and she is a member of and a former Vice-Chair of the Legislative Committee. She is also a Mayoral appointee to the Framingham Council on Aging serving as the Clerk.
Audrey is a 2019 recipient of Framingham State University’s Women Making History Award. She is proud to be a fierce advocate for equality and justice.
Currently on the board of Sudbury River Tennis Club and Personal Rep/Trustee for a client. Rotary Club: Current Secretary of the club and President of the Framingham Rotary Ed Fund Committee. Government of Framingham: I served as a Town Meeting Member for 33 years and was on several committees, including Education, Rules, Ways and Means. I served as Town Moderator for 5 years and as Charter Commissioner for 1 year. I am a graduate of the Leadership Academy Program (1994), was a member of the Computer Science Advisory Board - Framingham State College where I taught for about 15 years. I have had a successful business providing training, consulting and troubleshooting for residents and small businesses.
Mahmood Akhtar has been a resident of this City since 1975. He has a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and is a Registered Professional Engineer. He worked in the Electric Power industry for 40 years in various management positions in Engineering and Operations of the Electric Power Grid in this region. He has served on the Human Relations Commission as Vice Chair, Finance Committee as Chair for the Town of Framingham and on the Strategic Initiatives and Finance Oversight Committee for the City of Framingham.
Jonna Rubin has been a resident of Framingham for more than a decade. A longtime communications professional, she has worked for and around local and national media for more than 20 years. A mom of three young children in Framingham public schools, she also maintains a small business helping clients build effective communications strategies. A graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, she is passionate about local news, politics, and ethical journalism
Mark Ainscow has been a resident of Framingham for over ten years. He graduated from Coventry University in the UK with a BSc. (Hons.) in 1997 and then in 2006 from Bentley University with an MS in Information Design. He has worked in software design for over 20 years specializing in user research and process improvement. He is currently a User Experience designer at Staples, Inc.
Sushil Bhatia is the president and CEO of JMD Manufacturing, a manufacturer and global distributor of marking and coding equipment. Sushil Bhatia has co-developed or invented many products, including Glue Stic, unique convention/seminar name badges, mailing labels, laser/copier labels, binding systems and electro-sensitive paper. He founded DeCopier Technologies Inc., Kriticka, and Control Print India. He also established a manufacturing plant in India and created a distribution network for a Fortune 200 company in India, China, and Hong Kong.
Sian Cox is a multi-faceted business professional with a background in entrepreneurial business startup, PR, fundraising, and the arts. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory, she performed extensively in New England as an accomplished actor, classical soloist, cabaret artist, and served two terms as President of the Boston Conservatory Board of Alumni. Sian was also a volunteer fundraiser for Northampton public schools, eventually leading to a fundraising position with The Share Group for such major national clients as Greenpeace, Habitat for Humanity and NRDC. Sian also co-chaired the Northampton Arts Council, and was the recipient of the 1990 Keen Hahn Award for Community Service. A graduate of the Hallmark Institute of Photography where she studied photography and videography, Sian graduated with the Highest Scoring Portfolio, and operated an on-location portrait photography business for 12 years, during which time she also produced book covers and editorial work for Macmillan Publishing USA as a freelance photographer. In 2007, she accepted an opportunity to work for Yavapai Magazine in Sedona, Arizona where she did photo work, handled advertising sales, and was instrumental in forming business partnerships with the Sedona Film Festival and Jazz Festival. Eventually returning to Framingham where she has lived for the past 13 years, she has served on the Development Committee for the Amazing Things Art Center, and has been a volunteer for the Danforth Museum. Sian is a Realtor at eXp Realty, and enjoys a second life as a writer, painter, and a voiceover artist at Voice By Sian.
Millie Gonzalez has been with Framingham State University since 2007, most recently as the Interim Dean of Henry Whittemore Library. She has been active on FSU’s Diversity and Inclusion Council since its inception in 2008 and has served as its chair since 2010. Millie holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Hamilton College, and an MBA and MLS from Simmons College. Prior to coming to Framingham State, she worked in a library consortium, a software company, and a pharmaceutical company.
Lindsey Morris graduated in 1979 from University of Hartford and then in 1981 from Babson College with an MBA. Lindsey has worked in the insurance field since 1979, and in 1989 started his own firm in Framingham, LJM Insurance Agency, Inc., specializing in commercial and personal insurance. Lindsay is a past Board Member of MetroWest Chamber and head of Small Business Council, Past President of Framingham Rotary Club 2015-2016.
Christopher Teague, Esq.Director
Chris has worked in the legal community for over 20 years as a practicing attorney and law school administrator. Currently, he works at Boston College Law School overseeing JD career advising and judicial clerkships. He has held leadership roles in multiple professional organizations, both regional and national, and he has served on multiple non-profit boards, including 8 years as President of the Board of an award-winning theater company. Earlier in his career, Chris practiced criminal law, both as an Assistant District Attorney in Boston and as a defense attorney. He is a graduate of Connecticut College and Northeastern University School of Law.
Pam Richardson is a lifelong resident of the area, growing up and living in Sudbury until 1993 when she purchased her first home in Framingham. Pam was elected as a Town Meeting member in 2001 and to the School Committee in 2003. She proudly represented Framingham as a member of the House of Representatives from 2006-2010 and was appointed Chair of the Mass Bay Community College Board of Trustees in 2011. Recently she served as a member of Framingham’s first city council representing District 2. She is a graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Mt. Ida College, Framingham State University and Northeastern University School of Law having completed a Masters in Legal Studies. Pam currently works as a senior contracts manager in the corporate legal department of a company focused on gene therapy located in Cambridge, MA.