Staff

Ed Donnelly, Deputy Director

Edmund Donnelly serves as the Senior Manager for Strategic Policy and Planning. In this role, he works with MBI and MassTech senior management to develop and execute multi-stakeholder engagement and outreach efforts supporting the last mile initiatives for unserved and partially-served municipalities. Prior to joining MBI, Ed served as an Assistant Attorney General for five and a half years, most recently in the Trial Division of the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, defending state agencies, constitutional officers and other state officials in civil litigation. He also served as a member of the team that was responsible for the Attorney General’s public policy priorities and intergovernmental affairs at the local, state and federal level. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, he worked for six years for members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives’ leadership on a wide variety of public policy initiatives. Ed is a graduate of the New England School of Law’s Evening Division and received his Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Government from Georgetown University.


David Charbonneau, Technical Director

David Charbonneau serves as the Technical Director for the MBI. He provides operational oversight for the MassBroadband123 Network and strategic direction on key initiatives. Dave also works in the capacity of Program Manager for the design, build and construction of the 'Last Mile' project. Prior to joining the MBI Dave served a Director at Tilson Technologies, managing the Fiber Optic practice group and providing account and project management services for build and turnover of the MassBroadband123 middle mile network. He has also served as Vice President of Operations for One Communications-Earthlink Business. In this role, he was responsible for operations, engineering, and strategic project management of the nation’s second largest CLEC. Dave earned his BA from Lesley in Business, along with completing numerous industry training and certifications programs with Babson School of Executive Management, Cisco, and Microsoft. He is a also a licensed Construction Supervisor in Massachusetts. 


Todd Corcoran, Technical Program Manager

Todd Corcoran serves as the Technical Program Manager responsible for leading the design and engineering effort for MBI’s 'Last Mile' network, a 2000+ mile Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) network to be constructed in 44 western and central Massachusetts towns.  Todd has over 18 years of telecommunications experience.  Prior to joining the MBI team, he was the Sr. Infrastructure Project Manager at iBasis, a leading international voice carrier and provider of data services for mobile operators, responsible for the deployment of network equipment in facilities worldwide.  Todd also served as an Operations Manager/Network Deployment Manager for One Communications-EarthLink Business responsible for installation projects across the Northeastern U.S.A footprint. Todd holds a degree in Applied Sciences and Building Trades and is a Registered Telecommunications Project Manager (RTPM) with BICSI, a worldwide association for cabling design and installation professionals.


Sean Cunningham, Project Manager

Sean Cunningham serves as a Project Manager for the MBI. In this role, Sean is responsible for overseeing the logistics of various projects related to the Last Mile Program and MassBroadband 123 network. Sean has a B.A. in Politics from Bates College, and is currently pursuing his MBA from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management.


John Furey, Construction Manager

As Construction Manager, John Furey will lead construction related activities related to planning and deployment of the MBI’s ‘Last Mile’ network in western and central Massachusetts.  He served as a Senior Consultant working at Tilson Technology Management during the Massboradband123 build and has an in depth knowledge of the network and processes that will be needed in the next phase.  John has been in the communications construction industry since the early 1990’s and has developed an extensive background in all aspects of communication construction.  In that time, he held positions from ground man, line man, equipment operator, fiber splicer, fiber tester, project manager, to owner of his own telecom company.


Cynthia Gaines, GIS Manager

Cynthia Gaines manages the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program, which provides mapping and spatial analysis support for the MBI. Her team provided GIS support for the design and deployment of the MassBroadband 123 fiber optic network and continues to do the same for last mile planning. She also managed the 5 year State Broadband Initiative (SBI) federal grant program for MBI, collecting and mapping broadband availability and community anchor institution (CAI) data for the National Broadband Map. Prior to joining the MBI, Cynthia worked at GIS and environmental consulting firms, with a primary focus on facilities management and ordnance remediation projects, for clients such at MIT, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the US Army Corps of Engineers. She has over 20 years of professional GIS experience and holds a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Science from the University of Virginia and a GIS Professional (GISP) certification from the GIS Certification Institute.


Chris Hatch, Outreach Manager

Christine Hatch is the Outreach Manager for the Massachusetts Broadband Institute. Her key role is to communicate all information regarding the MassBroadband 123 project and liaison with stakeholders throughout the project team and constituents in western and central MA. Chris has 20 plus years working in telecommunication and the high tech field in Marketing Communications. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from UMASS Boston.


Cornell Robinson, Project Manager

Cornell Robinson III has more than 15 years of experience in networking and information technology. At the MBI, Cornell is the MassBroadband 123 Project Manager, responsible for managing various aspects of the MassBroadband 123 network. His experience carries extensive knowledge in both networking and telecommunications. He has supported US government agencies (DoD and DHS) as a network engineer/architect and information assurance subject matter expert and is internationally published in Network Computing Magazine. Cornell has a M.S. in Telecommunications and Network Management (TNM) from Syracuse University and a B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Point Park University.


Katie Stoico, Executive Assistant

Katie Stoico is the Executive Assistant to the Director of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute.  In this role, she helps manage the facilitation and execution of administrative responsibilities throughout the MBI.  Prior to her employment at the MBI, she spent 7 years working for the Massachusetts District Court system.  Katie has over 15 years of experience providing executive-level assistance.


For Media Inquiries:

Brian Noyes
Communications Manager
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
508.870.0312 x 293
noyes@masstech.org