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 2021 Audrey was elected Vice-Chair of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) and she continues to serve as Chair of the MCSW's COVID-19 Action Committee. She was appointed to the MCSW in 2018 by the Massachusetts Senate President and has held positions as Vice-Chair of the Legislative Committee and Chair of the Budget and Personnel 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.
Daniel (Dan) Lampl is a financial and business leader with more than thirty-years experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial spaces. He earned a masters degree in finance from Bentley University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston University. Lampl has worked in various financial leadership roles for most of his professional life. Dan was Chair of the Finance Committee for the Town of Framingham. He also started several businesses ranging from a haircutting franchise to life insurance. Dan has resided in Framingham with his wife, Tracy, and his two children since 2001.
Dr. Ambar SarkarTreasurer
Ambar Sarkar moved to Framingham in 1995, after receiving his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He has almost three decades of Semiconductor industry experience and is actively involved in multiple international standards and conferences. He has served as the chair for the Finance committee, Town of Framingham. He has been a radio DJ in his college years, and is thrilled to relive some of the magic by participating in FPAC.
Michael has lived in Framingham since 2003 and been involved with public access since 1999. He previously served on the board of directors at PACTV in Plymouth, MA and also served on the board at Access Framingham from 2008 to 2014. Michael has produced or directed over 1000 hours of public access television including many live shows, including Jim Pillsbury LIVE, The Wrestling Scene, Toukon Retsuden, Mass After Dark, and The Video SportsPage. In his spare time he likes to do video editing and work on various electronics projects. He has helped out at AFTV with technical solutions and helped with the networking, wifi and monitoring systems for the station.
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.
Kathleen (Kathy) Sullivan is a communications professional with more than 25 years of experience in the non-profit and higher education sectors. She earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Boston College. She works for her alma mater in the strategic communications division where she has been involved in writing, editing, web content creation, social media, media relations, and budget management. Kathy has lived in Framingham since 1991.
Cynthia Villanueva is a Court-approved Spanish interpreter working in the legal and science field, since 1991. In 2000 she started teaching and after 22 years of service retired from Framingham High School. She has an M.Ed in Curriculum Design using Instructional Technology. She taught science in English and Spanish for the Science and ESL departments. She later became the Bilingual/ESL Department Head. She used her platform as an educator of Immigrant children and her fluency in Spanish to advocate and strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion and to ensure academic success for her students.
She also enjoyed being the faculty advisor for the Framingham High School Gender & Sexuality Alliance. During her leadership of the GSA, she advocated against bullying and identity-based discrimination. She worked with her students, the School Committee, and Central Administration to have LGBTQ History Month officially recognized in the Framingham School district, to create two non-binary bathrooms at the high school, have the LGBTQ flag flown at the high school year-round, and be flown at all the schools in the district during Pride Month.
In 2022, she was presented the Advancing Equity & Justice Award by the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. In 2023 she was named a Massachusetts Heroine, nominated by her state representative, and celebrated by The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
Jessalyn Dutra, Framingham native, fluent in Spanish. Having graduated from FSU, she's an ongoing Social Worker at DCF, Framingham. Jesse always worked with youth and adults in various work settings, continues to mentor teens. She's a hairdresser on her free time, specializing in color, kids cuts and braiding. Military wife and mom of three athletic boys.