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Staff

Administration and Finance

Pat McDonald is the Director of the Media Access Group. He joined the Media Access Group with over 15 years experience managing the operations of a video production, duplication and DVD authoring company with offices in six states.

Lauren Madden is the Business Manager overseeing the administrative and financial management of the department, and holds the key responsibility of securing and administering the department's federal grants. Lauren has a bachelor's degree in English from Skidmore College and a concentration of accounting courses from Northeastern University.

Ian McDonald is the Business Manager for the Media Access Group/West, responsible for the financial management of the resources of the Los Angeles office. Ian has a bachelor's degree in technical management and is currently attending graduate school for a master's degree in business administration.

Production and Operations

Ira Miller is the Production Manager for east coast Operations. He is responsible for production in the the Boston-based realtime, web captioning and video description departments. He has over 20 years experience in television production and management of television facilities. Ira holds an master's degree in education in instructional media and technology from the University of Massachusetts and has done post-graduate work in television production management at Boston University.

Linda Idoni is the Director of the Media Access Group/West in Los Angeles. She is responsible for all aspects of the west coast captioning and video description departments, and has extensive experience in network broadcast production. Linda's clients include broadcast and cable networks, television production houses and film studios.

Marketing and Communications

Kathy Kersey is the Marketing Manager for Media Access Group. She has over 20 years of extensive experience in promotions, marketing and licensing with entertainment studios securing partnerships with global brands.

Linda Idoni is the Director of the Media Access Group/West in Los Angeles. She is responsible for all aspects of the west coast captioning and video description departments, and has extensive experience in network broadcast production. Linda's clients include broadcast and cable networks, television production houses and film studios.

Technology and Systems Development

Brad Botkin is Director of Technology. Since 1990 Mr. Botkin has overseen the Media Access Group's development of technical solutions and software applications to enable delivery of captions and descriptive video via analog and digital television, streaming web platforms, CD- and DVD-ROM, and motion picture theaters. He also developed MAGpie (v1.0 and 2.0), a tool for website developers to create captions and descriptions for multimedia. He holds a B.S. and a M.S. from the University of Massachusetts.


















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