On January 21, 2021 the following trustees voted to shut down Mediatech and dissolve the non-profit Foundation.
The remaining financial assets will go to the Flemington Free Public Library.
Mediatech’s founder Warren Buckleitner asked that the FFPL not forget the importance of serving our youth population. He thanked the Stairstep donors, the Large Foundation and the many others who cared deeply about Mediatech’s mission from 2003 to 2019.
To attend a meeting, please call the front desk during opening hours.
The Board of Trustees: Representing a Cross Section of the Community
The all-volunteer Mediatech Board of Trustee members represent four strategic community sectors; 1) surrounding K-12 schools, 2) the public library, 3) local government, and 4) local business leaders.
The board meets monthly, governing fiscal and operating decisions, and uses email for ongoing discussions. Meetings are open to the public.
Bob Flisser has worked in the computer field for over twenty years as a trainer and technical consultant. As the training director of Software School and co-owner of Nerdy Books (with Wendy Richardson in Flemington), Bob writes manuals and magazine articles, and has trained thousands of students and other trainers. He is a graduate of The George Washington University with a degree in financial economics and international business.
Stephen Fox is a local artist and technical writer. He brings a wealth of non-profit experience to Mediatech. His hands-on approach provides support to Mediatech. Steve has a daughter who is in the target audience of the group. Steve has an MFA from Pratt Institute and is on the boards of KHN, Westfield Weavers, Friends of the Flemington Free Public Library and is a rep to the board of MAFA.
Lou Hosta, is a Genetic Forensic Scientist with the New Jersey State Police and a digital art enthusiast. Lou loves using technology and helping others understand how it works, especially for publishing, music and digital photography. His leadership helped establish Mediatech in its first year. He is the father of two sons and a daughter. He is a founding member of the Flemington-Raritan Parent Technology Committee.
Sandra Borucki is an elected member of the local school board. She is the mother of four children and seven grandchildren.
Toni Ann Thompson, Elementary Teacher, RFISD
Will Richardson is the owner of Connective Learning, LLC and former Supervisor of Instructional Technology and Communications at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. Will is a noted authority on educational technology, including blogs and other Web 2.0 methods. He is a columnist for District Administration magazine and an advisor to the George Lucas Educational Foundation. He has been a featured presenter at a variety of conferences and workshops in the US and overseas, including FETC and NECC. He is the father of two children.
Ellen Wolock, Ed.D., was the Director of Early Childhood Education for the New Jersey Department of Education. She holds her doctorate in educational psychology and early childhood education from University of Michigan. She is the mother of two daughters.
Warren Buckleitner, Ph.D. is Mediatech’s Founder and Interim Executive Director. He is the Editor, Children’s Technology Review magazine and a Trustee of the Flemington Free Public Library. Warren teaches interactive design in the IMM department at TCNJ. For ten years he served as a technology reviewer for The New York Times. He is a former classroom teacher.
Shawn Armington, Ph.D. is the Director of the Flemington Free Public Library. Mediatech is housed in the second floor of the Library, and works in cooperation with the Library staff, although the two organizations function independently. Dr. Armington brings a diverse set of skills to the board, including a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from Rutger’s University and a Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies from the Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the father of two children.
Other Advisors and Helpers
Mike Holk, CPA is an accountant from Bedard, Kurowicki & Company, a Flemington-based accounting firm located two blocks from Mediatech. Mike is the father of two active children. He serves as Mediatech’s accountant.
Wendy Richardson is owner and founder of Software School, Inc., a software training and consulting company in Flemington, and co-owner of Nerdy Books, LLC, a computer book publishing company. She has over 15 years experience in software training, graphic design, multimedia, and database production. Software School is a leader in graphics software training and production in the tri-state area, serving many corporate clients. Wendy has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Many people have helped out over the years, forming what Mediatech is today.
Jack Farr, Ed.D.
Edward Kurowicki, CPA, CVA