Audrey was a founding member of the board. She is the Executive Producer and Host of The Audrey Hall Show which airs on AFTV. Early in her career Audrey worked in network programming for B&B advertising in Manhattan, as a radio news reporter for WEBR and WRKL radio, and as a news journalist for WIVB-TV (NBC). She was a Marketing/Advertising/PR Management trailblazer in the cable television industry for Telecommunications, Inc., American Cablesystems, and Continental Cablevision before moving into General Management at Framingham Cablevision and Cablevision Systems Corp. She worked in public radio as General Manager of WICN (NPR) before starting an independent consulting practice. A resident of Framingham since 1993, Audrey was elected to town meeting and served for 19 years, many of those as Chair of the Ways and Means Committee. She also served as a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) officer for BLOCKs and Potter Road Schools and then as a three-term President of Framingham’s Townwide PTO. Audrey currently provides strategic communications consulting services in the private and public sectors focusing on launching new initiatives and building trust with stakeholders. Audrey believes quality communications is a core component of success which is why she contributes her expertise to public access television.
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.