Board of Directors
Meagen Donoghue, President
Meagen is the Executive Director of the Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority and has served in that capacity since 2018. In her role, she works with the community to bring a positive change to Fitchburg’s Downtown. To that end, Meagen understands the importance of collaboration and community involvement and is the reason for her interest in joining the Board of Directors at FATV. She firmly believes that FATV plays a vital role of the community as a conduit for news, information, and local entertainment. Meagen lives in Worcester with her husband and two sons.
Matt Bourgault, Vice President
Matt has been working professionally in PEG Access Television for over 20 years. His past experiences includes working for Comcast (formerly Cablevision & AT&T Broadband) which operated local access television in the communities of Townsend, Ashby, Ashburnham. He was later hired by Ashburnham Westminster Community Access Corporation in 2005, where he has held the position of Executive Director since 2007. Matt has also volunteered as a Video Engineer and IT resource for WAVM, a student-run program out of Maynard, MA for over 15 years. Matt was asked to join the FATV Board of Directors in mid-2018 to share his knowledge and experiences to help grow our organization.
Glenn Kinney, Treasurer
Glenn has been involved with the Harvard University community, supporting media for major events such as Harvard Universities Hasty Pudding Man and Woman of the Year, Science and Cooking, a verity of large lecture series and press releases related to Harvard University research. His dedication to the university spanned for 33 years. Besides supporting Harvard University, he has created Leominster Housing and Development, a development company focused on providing Worcester County quality apartment living. To support his interest in entertainment, Glenn is a successful mobile DJ for Kinney DJ Services that specializes in wedding, corporate events and private parties.
Alex Cardinale, Secretary
Alex’s roots in the city of Fitchburg run deep. Born and raised in the city as well as a “Double Falcon” of Fitchburg State University (holding both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) and a loyal employee of her alma mater for the past twelve years, it is safe to say that Alex has immense pride and dedication to the city she feels gave her so much. With a sincere interest in public access television, Alex first joined the Board of Directors back in 2014 while producing one of its long-standing, and perhaps most renowned programs: Inside Fitchburg. In 2017 Alex and her husband Michael welcomed their first child, daughter Rena. Motherhood is something Alex holds very dear to her heart and with her daughter’s best interests in mind, she made the difficult decision to resign from the Board and give up hosting Inside Fitchburg. Fast-forward three years, Alex and Michael were blessed with their second child (son, Michael). Since then, Alex found herself in a place both professionally and personally where she felt compelled and prepared to return to FATV. Serving on two subcommittees: The Marketing Committee and Building Committee, Alex feels now more than ever FATV is making great strides in becoming a fierce contender in the world of public access and is proud to be a member of its community.
Pat Calhoun is a Senior Engineer in Charge for Game Creek Video, providing support for all home Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox broadcasts for NESN and NBC Sports Boston. He has been working in television for 15 years specializing in large scale replay networks and feed distribution, and has been a part of many large events including the Olympics, World Series, Super Bowl, Final Four, Emmys, and Masters. Pat is thrilled to give back to his community as a part of FATV and help the next generation get into broadcasting.
Art serves as Director of Media Services and Chief Engineer of Broadcasting and Electronic Media at Mount Wachusett Community College. He is an experienced Technical Manager with a demonstrated history of work in the broadcast media industry.
David is the Chief Marketing Officer for Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts. For years prior, Ginisi served his region at the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce as the Marketing and Communications Manager where he was able to build his relationships with business and community leaders in Fitchburg and beyond. Currently, he serves FATV as the chair of both the Marketing Committee and the Building Committee and is committed to the growth and prosperity of FATV. Ginisi is dedicated to the tremendous growth happening right now in the City of Fitchburg, where he resides. He also serves on several other boards and committees in Fitchburg and helps contribute to the city’s momentum. At 28 years old, he was the recipient of the Worcester Business Journal's Top 40 Under Forty in Central Massachusetts. Ginisi is a proud graduate of Fitchburg State University, Class of 2016.
Tracy Lafleur has 22 years of banking experience, of which 11 have been with Enterprise Bank where she is Branch Relationship Manager, VP of the Fitchburg branch. An active supporter of local nonprofit organizations and businesses, Tracy is a member of the Steering Committee of the United Way of North Central Mass Day of Caring, an Ambassador for the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, a member of Fitchburg East Rotary Club, and recent member of the HealthAlliance Guild. Previously, Tracy was member of Rotary Club of Fitchburg for five years, where she was the Sergeant-of-Arms for one year, and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow in 2019.
George is program director of the Wachusett Chess Club at Fitchburg State University - a position he has held since November 1968, when he started writing chess news for the Fitchburg Sentinel that evolved into a weekly chess column in the early 1970s for the Sentinel & Enterprise. He is a former president of the Massachusetts Chess Association and the New England Chess Association, as well as a New England Regional vice president of the U.S. Chess Federation. He has been hosting "Chess Chat" on FATV since October 2006 and has served on the station's board of directors for more than 10 years. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was member of the production crew that televised world chess championships matches for PBS, working out of WGBY-TV in Springfield, Mass. and a PBS affiliate in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to "Chess Chat," George has also been part of the production crew of FATV's "Friday Nights in Fitchburg History Club" programs that aired several years ago. In his college years, George hosted a Russian-language classical music program on WUNH radio at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.