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: Peter Kinnas – Massachusetts State 911 Department
Peter Kinnas is the Operations Manager for the Massachusetts State 911 Department PSAP Operations Division 1. Prior to this position, he had been a Dispatch Supervisor for the Nashoba Valley Regional Emergency Communications Center in Devens, MA for 10 years and has over 23 years of experience in all aspects of public safety.
Peter is dedicated to promoting the profession of Emergency Telecommunications and serves as Co-Chair on the Peer Support Committee and is the Chair of the Website Subcommittee. Peter is also the Central Massachusetts representative for APCO Atlantic, the Massachusetts NENA Secretary, and the Central Region TERT Team Leader.
In 2022, Peter was one of five emergency telecommunicators selected to receive the Massachusetts State 911 PSAP Leadership Scholarship and attended Fitch & Associates Communications Center Manager course in San Antonio, Texas.
Peter sees expanding opportunities for our profession and looks forward to what the future holds.
Secretary: Gregory Lynskey – SWCCC
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 – Boxford Communications
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: Rick Rossi
Hampden & Berkshire Counties
Regional VP: Khristy Lord
Regional VP: Johnathan Danek
Franklin & Hampshire Counties
Regional VP: David Squires
Belchertown Police Department
Regional VP: Don Tryon
State 911 Commission Representative
Director of Communications