Vincent dePaul Lombardi

Vincent dePaul Lombardi

DIRECTOR

Vince was born in Rockville Centre, NY, raised in northern New Jersey, and attended Kansas State University. He was named after his extremely inventive grandfather, who had no connection to, nor any knowledge of, American football. The major portion of his career included printing, graphics, advertising and publishing. He is the former Associate Publisher of The Hearing Journal, an international trade publication for hearing healthcare providers. Following a daughter’s footsteps, he became a volunteer reader for Audio Journal in 1995. Vince’s involvement grew, leading to his appointment as the agency’s Director in 1999. He hosts a weekly jazz program on NPR affiliate WICN 90.5, audio describes at theatres and other venues in Worcester and Boston, is a corporator of the Worcester Art Museum and a member of ArtsWorcester. Vince’s email address is vince@audiojournal.org

Jim Grinnell

Jim Grinnell

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Jim has a background in radio.  He started in radio as a broadcaster for his Assumption College radio station, WACR.  As a Marine Corps broadcaster stationed in Okinawa, Japan, Jim hosted AM radio drive time shows and also was the overnight Disc Jockey for a rock and roll show titled Midnight Crossing.  Jim also interned at the now defunct radio station WFNX in Lynn, MA for one year while pursuing his B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University.  Jim has been a volunteer radio reader at Audio Journal for over 8 years.  He started reading Worcester Magazine on Friday mornings and added a second program, An Older Voice, on Monday afternoons a few years ago.  Jim took over the Volunteer Coordination position in February 2018. Jim’s email address is jim@audiojournal.org

 

Mary Frandsen

Mary Frandsen

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT/OPERATIONS

Mary has been a nonprofit professional for 18 years.  Her responsibilities have included programs, operations, and fundraising, with a specialty in grant writing.  Mary taught grant writing and research courses in the Nonprofit Management Master’s Degree program at Worcester State University, of which she is a 2007 graduate.  She was a founding board member of Jericho Road Worcester, now ONE Worcester, which is a nonprofit capacity building organization.  Mary plays clarinet in the Atlantic Wind Symphony, and in a church handbell choir.  In her free time, Mary likes to go walking with her husband, Ted, and dog, Maggie, play bridge, and spend time with friends.  In the fall on Saturdays, you will find Mary cheering on the Penn State football team.  Mary’s email address is mary@audiojournal.org