A Framingham resident since 1987, Phil currently consults in sales/marketing management for software companies that address the security issues involved in complex corporate financial systems. For thirty-five years, Phil worked in financial software and channel sales for a variety of companies including McCormack Dodge, Digital, and Peoplesoft. An active Rotarian, he recently served as Framingham Rotary president from 2013-2014. He is also a court-approved mediator in the Middlesex District Court system for the small claim, divorce and commercial disputes. Phil has been a member of the Framingham Technical Advisory Committee since 2011. Phil brings his vast business experience and track record of community involvement to Framingham Access with a sincere desire to help the organization achieve its goals.
Carol L. Lach, Ph.D.
Carol is the co-host of Novel Ideas with WCVB-TV news and sports reporter, Josh Brogadir. Carol’s education background is extensive and impressive with degrees from Cornell University and Purdue University in Science Education and Ph.D. in Cell Biology/Biochemistry, respectively. She has taught at the kindergarten, middle school and university level in technology, science, math, cell biology, biochemistry, and microbiology. Her passion is writing and under her pen name, she has authored Heroines of the Kitchen Table, Gym Class Klutz and Magnolias Don’t Bloom in September. In addition to being an FPAC Board Member and AFTV member producer, Carol is a member of the Writer’s Loft, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, National Association for Gifted Education, Metrowest Nonprofit Network, The Callahan Center, and Framingham History Center among others.
I’m Dave Hornfischer. Framingham resident for over 30 years and husband of former AFTV board member Elsa Hornfischer. I’m serving a second term on the AFTV board having served a one year term in 2014-15. I’m a retired Senior VP of Finance & Administration/Treasurer at Berklee College of Music in Boston and a former board member of several area non-profits including Amazing Things Arts Center and the Bosox club, the Red Sox fan club. I’m excited by the progress AFTV has made in the last decade and want to work to continue that progress. High on my list of goals is to work to expand public and cable viewer awareness of AFTV, its programming, its facilities and its community outreach. I look forward to getting involved in learning how the station operates from a financial and business perspective but also by getting to learn more about what’s involved in technical stuff like camera shoots, editing, and show production.
A resident of Framingham since 1985, Ed Council has and continues to run multiple small businesses with his wife, Bridget McManus including a corporate graphic design studio and a residential landscape design firm. Separately, he runs his own small business – Timberfield Systems – whose focus is now on professional audio services and rental. His passion is sound design for community theater productions, for which he won an EMACT Dash award in 2012. Finally, he oversees the operation of his family farm back in north-central Illinois. Ed became active with Access Framingham through his connection with the Framingham Rotary Club and their Auction. In fact, that connection predates Access Framingham and goes back to those days when the station was under Comcast’s management and operation. Besides working on the Rotary Auction, Ed has helped with video shoots for Political Discussion and other shows as crew members are needed. Ed was elected to the Board in 2012.
A resident of Framingham since 2005, David Eells has spent his a career as TV production professional. David joined the Board of Access Framingham in 2010 and enjoys producing hyperlocal content for the Framingham Beat.
Audrey Hall is a Marketing Communications Consultant who advises businesses and municipalities on gaining public and consumer support for critical initiatives by building public trust through strategic communications and service delivery. Audrey has been in communications management most of her career and has worked for a variety of companies including WICN Public Radio, Cablevision Systems Corp., Continental Cablevision, American Cablesystems, Telecommunications, Inc., B&B Advertising and WIVB-TV. She has also produced and hosted a talk show for 15 years. A resident of Framingham since 1993, Audrey is a five-term town meeting member. She has served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Ways and Means for 14 years and also served three consecutive terms as President of the Townwide PTO. She believes in public participation and the preservation and utilization of information sharing vehicles, which is why she values and continues to contribute her expertise to public access television.
A Framingham resident since 1968, Howard is an attorney and former President of the Metro West Bar Association, as well as past president of the Temple Beth Am Brotherhood. A member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for MetroWest Unity since its founding 21 years ago, Howard was instrumental in partnering with Access Framingham on coverage of the annual John P. Garrahan Community Breakfast honoring students for leadership in diversity. Howard has a successful background in fundraising, radio hosting, and athletics, having captained the Boston University men’s rowing team.
Stephen Rollins is recently retired after proudly serving in the public sector in the towns of Hanover, Weston, and Framingham. Steve received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and his Master’s degree from Sangamon State Campus of the University of Illinois. He is now happily writing and producing music and learning how to edit at AF-TV. On the personal level, Steve has a wife and two children, is a licensed radio disc jockey and has lived in Framingham since New Year’s eve 1983.