2022 – 2023 Executive Board
President: Erin Hastings – WestComm
Erin began her career as an emergency dispatcher in the town of Brimfield before 911 was available to the area. She had a “Red Phone” and remote radio in her house to answer emergency calls and tone out responders. When 911 came to the area, she worked for the Town of Warren, a single dispatch center in central Mass. She then went to MSP New Braintree Regional Dispatch where she was promoted to dispatch supervisor. After 20 years with the State Police, Erin became the first Executive Director of Westcomm Regional Dispatch. During her 30 year career working full time as a 911 dispatcher, Erin also worked part time in several areas of public safety. She was an EMT with Brimfield and Warren Ambulance, a police officer/detective with the Wales Police Department and the Emergency Management Director for the Town of Wales.
Erin has been an active member of MCSA since its inception in 2000. She served as the
Regional Vice President for Hampden and Berkshire Counties for several years. She contributes her successful career to the many mentors she had access to through MCSA. She was also one of the first recipients of the Leadership Scholarship Award and attended CCM in 2012.
Vice-President: Anthony Gentile – Wilbraham RECC
Anthony started his public safety career as a call Firefighter in his home town of East Longmeadow after high school graduation. He retired after 20 years of service. In 1997 Anthony was sponsored through the Massachusetts Reserve Police Academy where he graduated in early 1998. In May of 1998 Anthony started his career in Wilbraham as a Public Safety Dispatcher where he still works today. In 2019 Anthony was appointed Dispatch Supervisor by the Wilbraham Board of Selectmen to lead Wilbraham Central Dispatch. Shortly there after, Anthony was given the complex task of regionalizing Wilbraham and Hampden. After several months of hard work, in May of 2021 Wilbraham regionalized with Hampden creating Massachusetts newest RECC. Anthony was then appointed as the Regional Communications Director of the Wilbraham RECC by the Board of Selectmen.
Anthony could not have obtained his accomplishments if it were not for the Massachusetts State 911 Leadership Grant. Anthony was selected, attended and graduated from the Communications Center Managers course in 2018. It allowed him to gain the knowledge and skills needed to positively lead a Communications Center.
Anthony wanted to give back to MCSA to help other dispatchers and dispatch centers. He was elected as Hampden/Berkshire Regional VP in 2020 and holds that position today. Anthony believes there is nothing more rewarding than serving the public.
Anthony is also the Chair of the Western Mass. Regional Interoperability Committee, a position he has held since 2021.
Immediate Past-President: Charles Goodwin – Worcester RECC
Charles Goodwin is the Director of the Worcester RECC. He is certified in various elements of emergency communications, emergency management, and public safety. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master of Business specializing in Public Administration, and is currently working towards his Ph.D in Psychology. He is a graduate of the CCM program offered by Fitch & Associates, the RPL program offered by APCO Intl., and the CMCP program offered by NENA.
Secretary: Gregory Lynskey
Gregory Lynskey is currently Communications Center Director for the South Worcester County Communications Center (SWCCC) which serves Webster and Dudley. Greg has been a member of MCSA since 2015 and has been an elected member of the board since 2017, serving as Secretary since 2019. Greg currently assists with the MCSA social media and website committees in addition to his role as a Secretary. He also serves as recording secretary for his agency’s Board of Directors and Operations Board and recently served as Secretary for the Town of Webster Town Administrator Screening Committee.
Greg began his career in public safety in 2003 with the Town of Webster as both a volunteer with the former Webster Rescue Squad and as a part-time dispatcher. Greg continued in his role as a dispatcher for the Town of Webster until 2014 when he was appointed as the Communications Center Director for the SWCCC which was a newly created entity to provide dispatch services for the Towns of Webster and Dudley. Greg continues in this role today. Greg also has prior experience with the WPI Campus Police Department as a dispatcher and in the private sector as a scheduler/planner with two different manufacturing companies.
In addition to serving on the Board for MCSA, Greg also currently serves on the Fire District 7 Radio Committee, Fire District 7 Mutual Aid Committee, Central Regional Homeland Planning Council-serving as Chair of the Interoperability Subcommittee, and will soon be joining the Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee.
Greg is a graduate of the Communications Center Supervisor program in 2018.
Treasurer: Warren Gould
Warren Gould started his career with the Town of Boxford in 1981 as a Call Firefighter. He joined the Town of Boxford Communications Department in 1986 as a per-diem dispatcher, and became a full-time dispatcher in 1987. In 2000 he became the Director of Communications for the Town of Boxford, a position he’s held since that time. Warren is also a lieutenant on the Call Fire Department in Boxford. Warren holds an Associates Degree in Automotive Repair and a Bachelors Degree on Mechanical Engineering.
Regional VP: Laura Kilgour
Public Safety Clerk Coord.
Amesbury Police Department
Regional VP: James Officer
Gloucester Police Department
SE Region: Barnstable, Bristol, Plymouth, Norfolk and Dukes Counties
Regional VP: Brian Kamp
Public Safety Communications Manager
Westwood Public Safety
Regional VP: Patrick Feeney
Operations Section Chief
Southeastern Mass. Regional 911 District
Regional VP: Corey Swift
Wilmington Police Department
Regional VP: Kevin Lessard
North Middlesex RECC
Regional VP: Chris Carleton
Supervisor of Communications & Records
Town of Northborough
Regional VP: Peter Kinnas
Nashoba Valley RECC
Hampden & Berkshire Counties
Regional VP: Khristy Lord
Regional VP: Nina Barszcz
Westfield Public Safety Communications
Franklin & Hampshire Counties
Regional VP: David Squires
Belchertown Police Department
Regional VP: Charles “Butch” Garrity
MSP Regional Comm. Center Shelburne Falls
State 911 Commission Representative
Director of Communications