To meet state requirements of a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, PACTV is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who meet throughout the year to oversee the management of the organization and the work performed by the full-time Executive Director. This diverse group of volunteers has fiduciary responsibility for the business and the direct supervision, and evaluation of the Executive Director’s performance. To contact the PACTV Board of Directors please send a letter to: PACTV, 4 Collins Avenue, Plymouth MA 02360 or email Gary Gumpright, President of the PACTV Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
Gary is a retired from the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). DCMA is the Department of Defense (DoD) component that works directly with Defense contractors to ensure that DoD, Federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all performance requirements. He traveled worldwide evaluating contractor software engineering processes. Gary was also the Agency authority and developer of software acquisition policy, and an internal auditor of Agency compliance. He served as Director of the DCMA Software Engineering and Acquisition Management Center in his last years with the Agency. Gary is also a US Navy Vietnam era veteran.
He has been involved with PACTV Board activities since 2012 and has led Strategic Planning activities, updated Articles of the Corporation and By-Laws, and is actively involved with the Personnel Committee. Gary is a resident of Pembroke and a Eucharistic Minister at Saint Thecla’s Parish.
Deborah Wall has been Director of the Pembroke Public Library and a Pembroke town resident since 2001. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and received her Master of Library Science and Information degree from Simmons College. Deborah has served on the Board of the SAILS Library Network and worked on countless committees, most recently the Pembroke 300th Committee.
In 2007, Deborah took over the management of the town website because of her concern for public access to information. She also manages the Library’s website, and its social network pages as well. Being on the board of PACTV “is just a natural fit.” Her other passions include her dogs and photography and she is looking forward to learning videography.
Deborah knows that the freedom of information, in print, online, and through public access television, is vital for an informed society. She is excited for what the partnership between Pembroke and PACTV provides for the town residents. Deborah was elected Treasurer to the PACTV Board of Directors in April of 2016.
Leslie is a psychotherapist (LMHC) in private practice in Pembroke, MA. She has been in practice for 13 years and has extensive training in anxiety, depression and behavioral addiction. Leslie recently accepted a regular role as a psychology expert for PACTV Community News and speaks at public forums on a regular basis.
Prior to being a psychotherapist, Leslie spend 13 years working for corporations and at her last job worked in IBM's marketing department.
Leslie has her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and undergraduate degrees in Communication Arts and Theology from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA.
Leslie lives in Duxbury with her two children and two-year-old rescue pup. In her free time, she enjoys doing pottery/sculpting, volunteer work, traveling and music.
Darin Colucci has been a successful trial attorney for over 25 years often representing plaintiffs in high profile cases. Darin has been recognized by Newsweek.com as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in the country, Thompson Reuters as a “Super Lawyer”, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys – Top Ten Attorney Award, and the National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He is a graduate of Bucknell University and a cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School where he was a staff member and editor of the law review. He is a founding partner in the law firm of Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin located in Milton and Boston.
Darin is also the author of the book: Everything I Never Learned in School: A Guide to Success which won a 2017 Eric Hoffer award in the category of self-help. In addition, he’s lectured extensively regarding the book and its overriding message of honesty, integrity and positivity in business.
A native of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, Darin has made his home in Massachusetts for over 30 years, currently residing in Duxbury, along with his wife, Lorna and their son, Jackson.
Steve is the retired CFO of Sid Wainer & Sons in New Bedford, Mass. Steve was an integral part of the management team in strategic planning which grew the company from 70 employees to ove 550 employees in his 17 years with the company. All accounting, human resourced and Information Technology reported to Steve.
Active in town government, Steve served 20 years on the Advisory Committee, 12 as chairman, and was a part of the Community Center Task Force. Steve currently is on the Recycling Committee in Pembroke.
Steve is currently the Treasurer for the Pembroke Historical Society, Treasurer of the Pembroke Public Library Foundation, and Treasurer of Pembroke Celebrates (which presents the fireworks in town). Steve is also the President of the Society of St Vincent de Paul for the Holy Apostles Parish (combined St Joseph the Worker and Our Lady of the Lake), and runs the food pantry at the Our Lady of the Lake Church Hall. Steve and his wife reside in Pembroke, and is a Lector at Holy Apostles Parish.
Keith R. Hickey was appointed Kingston Town Administrator on February 1, 2021. Prior to beginning in Kingston, Keith has been a town manager in New Hampshire and Massachusetts for over twenty years. Mr. Hickey began his career in 1985 in the municipal finance field prior to becoming a Town Manager in 2000.
Keith graduated from Franklin Pierce College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Administration and earned his Master’s Degree from Southern New Hampshire University. Keith also has been recognized as a Credentialed Manager by the International City and County Managers Association.
Dr. Maestas embarked on his career in education after graduating from New Mexico Highlands University and teaching in the Longmeadow public school systems. He earned a Master's Degree in Education from Springfield College and was as assistant principal in North Brookfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Maestas served as principal at Old Rochester Regional school system and then worked at Plymouth's Coordinator of Media and Technology Services also serving as an adjunct professor at Endicott College and Framingham State College and as a senior visiting lecturer at Bridgewater State College.
Following a brief tenure as Plymouth South Middle School principal, Dr. Maestas was promoted to Assistant Superintendent in 2003. During that time, he received a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from Regent University (he earned his Doctor of Education degree from Regent in 2010). Dr. Maestas succeeded Mr. Barry Haskell as Plymouth Schools Superintendent in 2008 where he served for 13 years.
Dr. Maestas raised money for the Plymouth Education Fund through Dream Ride to support and enhance the education of the students and citizens of the Town of Plymouth. Dr. Maestas resides in Marion with his wife Ruby, and they have three adult children Martin, Gary, and AJ.
Mathew J. Muratore
Mathew Muratore, State Representative for the First Plymouth District, is in his fourth term in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He was first elected to the House in November 2014. He was a Plymouth Selectman from May 2010-January 2015 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2012-2014. The First Plymouth District comprises Precincts 2-8, 10, 12, 14 & 15 in Plymouth.
Rep. Muratore serves on the House and Joint Committee on Ways and Means and on the Joint Committees of Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, as ranking minority member; Health Care Financing, as assistant ranking minority member; and on Municipalities and Regional Government, as ranking minority member. He is currently serving on the Plymouth County Drug Abuse Task Force, Executive Committee of the Plymouth County Anti-Trafficking Task Force, Executive office of Elder Affairs Citizens Advisory Committee, Ocean Advisory Commission, and the Northeast Fire Protection Commissions.
A Plymouth resident since 2001, Matt is a graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in Business Management. Matt was the Administrator at Plymouth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center and is a member of the Massachusetts Senior Care Association. He is also co-owner and operator of Crayon College in Plymouth, Kingston, and Bourne. He runs a health care consulting company specializing in elder care. Matt is active in various community organizations including Rotary (Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International), Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative, Knights of Columbus, the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth Regional Economic Foundation, and the Plymouth Networking Group for Seniors. Matt serves on the PACTV Board of Directors and is a member of the BIDLH-Plymouth Advisory Board. Matt has six daughters, and his wife Kristin is a local attorney.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Ken Tavares can track his civic-mindedness back to his time as Plymouth High school's class president. He attended Bentley College and his multi-faceted career includes a strong financial acumen, bolstered by his role as an officer in the banking industry. His early community involvement was highlighted by his role as a member of the Advisory and Finance Committee at a time when the town faced tough issues dealing with the new nuclear power plant, and the ensuing surge in population, housing, and industrial development.
He proudly served as Chairman of the Plymouth Board of Selectmen for many years. Ken’s community service has been extensive, including Town Meeting Representative, a member of the Plymouth County Advisory Board and numerous town-appointed committees. Additionally, he has served on the boards of directors for The Plymouth Public Library, The Old Colony United Way, The Old Colony Boy Scout Council, The Plymouth Antiquarian Society, The Pilgrim Society, the local chapter of the Red Cross, Jordan Hospital Advisory Board, and Plymouth 400 Inc. Ken’s governing skills have been forged over years of tested service in local government, business and social arenas. He has been an untiring advocate for Plymouth and knows how to negotiate and compromise to pass the kinds of programs that will continue to keep our town strong.
Mr. Tavares serves as ex-officio in the Plymouth, Massachusetts 400th Anniversary Commission (Plymouth 400 State Commission) seat as President of Plymouth 400, Inc.