Current Board of Directors:
Greg McClay- President
Ellen Rawlings- Vice President
John Coyne - Secretary
John Gagliardi - Assistant Secretary
Pamela Anastasi - Treasurer
Douglas Meagher - Assistant Treasurer
William Collins - Board Member
James Dangora, Jr. - Board Member
Conor McCarron - Board Member
Donna Popkin - Board Member
Helen Potter - Board Member
Michael Rossi - Board Member
Jim Woodside - Board Member
BATV’s Board of Directors has many roles and responsibilities including but not limited to advisement, governance, oversight and support. The Board of Directors is very aware of its responsibility to the community as an independent non-profit corporation as demonstrated by the success of BATV.
Incorporated in 1987, BATV’s first five Board Members were appointed by the Town Administration. Within the first two years of existence, the Board of Directors grew to eleven members. Since then, the governing body has grown to fifteen members; three are elected by the membership, ten are elected by the Board of Directors, one is appointed by the Billerica Town Manager and one is appointed by the Billerica Public School Superintendent.
Elections for the Board of Directors occur annually. Each term for a Director, appointed or elected, is for three years. Reorganization of the Board occurs during the Board Meeting following the Annual Meeting of the Membership. Officers of the Corporation include President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer.
Greg McClay, President:
Greg McClay is the Assistant Director of the Billerica Public Library where he has worked in a variety of roles since 2000. Greg became a professional librarian in 1995 after graduating from Southern Connecticut State University with a Masters in Library Science. He’s been a BATV board member for 5 years as well as assisting and producing library-related programming for 13 years.
Bill Collins, Board Member:
Bill is a 40+ year resident of Billerica who recently retired from a lifelong career in the construction supply industry where he sold and manufactured windows and doors. He was born in Waltham, MA on July 10, 1939 and attended Saint Mary High School and Wentworth Institute. Bill married Gloria Cincotta on September 22, 1962 and has four children and eight grandchildren.
He is active in the Billerica COA where he produces and directs the “Forever Young” program for BATV. Bill has also been involved in the BATV productions of the Yankee Doodle Parade, Cosmo's Journal, Fight Night, and Billerica skating competitions. Bill also sings in the St. Theresa of Lesieux Parish choir under the direction of Joanne Gagliardi here in Billerica. Bill works part-time for Lynnway Auto in Billerica driving cars at their weekly auctions.
Bill is Financial Secretary for the Billerica Sons of Italy and is also a lifetime member of Billerica Council of the Knights of Columbus.
John Gagliardi, Assistant Secretary:
A BATV member since 1993, John became a member of the BATV Board in 2012 as the Town Manager’s appointee. A lifelong Billerica resident, John attended Framingham State College where he graduated in 2003 with a degree in Communications and Television Production. He is employed by Pearson Education, the world’s largest education publisher, as a Senior Project Manager in the Digital Media group. For BATV, he is currently co-producer of Eye on Billerica and you may have also seen him in the crane at the Yankee Doodle Parade operating the SkyCam.
In addition to his work at BATV, John is a member of the Billerica Democratic Town Committee, Billerica Town Meeting and vice-chair of the Billerica Holiday Festival Committee. He is also an avid sports fan and sports memorabilia collector.
BATV public documents available at www.ago.state.ma.us