About Us

Our Board

The MANP Board of Directors is made up of leaders from the nonprofit, philanthropic and business sectors. They represent the broad diversity of MANP’s membership and contribute significant amounts of time, talent and energy to ensure the growing vitality of the nonprofit sector in Maine.

In addition to the guidance and oversight of the board members listed below, MANP is grateful for the input of a diverse Advisory Council.

Current Board

Board President: Tina Chapman, Kennebec Behavioral Health
Tina Chapman is the Development and Communications Director for Kennebec Behavioral Health. Until recently, Tina served as President and Chief Professional Officer at United Way of Mid-Maine. She previously held positions at Kennebec Valley Community Action Program Family Planning and Redington-Fairview General Hospital, and served as the Healthy Maine Partnership Director for the United Way of Mid-Maine. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Healthy Northern Kennebec, and is a member of the Central Maine District Community Council and the Central Maine District Coordinating Counsel Steering Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Waterville Rotary Club and is a member of the National Women’s Professional Network. Tina lives in Winslow with her two teenage children and their chocolate lab.

Board Vice President: Steve Mortimer, Maine Management Consulting
Steve Mortimer was Senior VP of operations of an insurance company, Chief Operation Officer at an HMO, and a senior executive at Accenture. Since 2002, he has helped 150 nonprofits with strategic planning, operational effectiveness, performance metrics, and fundraising. Steve attended Bates as an economics undergrad, Boston University in the MBA program, and executive programs at Harvard School of Public Health, the Center for Creative Leadership, and the Forum Corporation. He lives in Portland with his wife Alice and their rescue puppy, Georgie.

Board Treasurer: Joan Smith, CPA, Baker Newman Noyes
Joan Smith, CPA, is a Principal at Baker Newman Noyes. Joan joined the firm in 2004, and is a Principal in the firm’s Tax Division, specializing in federal and state individual, corporate and partnership tax filings. Joan earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with highest honors, with concentrations in Accounting and Finance, from the University of Maine, and has served on the boards of the Maine Development Foundation, the Maine Island Trail Association, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and CASA.

Board Secretary: Shirar Patterson, United Way of Eastern Maine
Shirar Patterson is the Executive Director of the United Way of Eastern Maine, which is focused on mobilizing the caring power of people and communities in Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo and Washington Counties. She has a Master of Public Administration and over ten years professional experience in nonprofits, municipal government and higher education. At United Way, Shirar is responsible for overall daily management of UWEM’s Community Impact and Community Investment efforts. Prior to this position, Shirar served as Business and Economic Development Officer for the City of Bangor where she oversaw downtown revitalization and arts and cultural efforts and also served as the Program Director at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, Community Coordinator with the University of Maine, Community Impact Associate with United Way of Eastern Maine and Community Development Officer with the City of Gardiner.

Hayden Anderson, Maine Humanities Council
Hayden is Executive Director of the Maine Humanities Council, the State of Maine affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress Center for the Book. He got his start in the nonprofit world working for summer camps and in recent years has worked in higher education and legal aid, most recently as Interim Executive Director at the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project in Portland. A graduate of Amherst College, Hayden also holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in 17th- and 18th-century Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He serves on the board of the Maine State Cultural Affairs Council and Mayo Street Arts.

Mike Burke, Tri-County Mental Health Services
Mike Burke is the Director of Operations at Tri-County Mental Health Services. He formerly served as CEO of Community Concepts, a Community Action Program which serves the Lewiston/Auburn area and the Western Mountains. Mike worked for Community Concepts for over 30 years, and during his time it grew from an organization with 50 staff and a budget of $3 million to one with 300 staff and a budget of $28 million.

Jayne Crosby Giles
Jayne Crosby Giles is an independent consultant. She previously served as Development Director for Broadreach Family and Community Services and CEO of Mainestream Finance, the Community Development Finance Institution of Penquis Community Action Program. She was former Vice President of Commercial Banking at Machias Savings Bank, as well as a Vice President & Market Manager at Camden National Bank, and a Senior Vice President at Key Bank. Jayne also served for four years as a State Representative for House District #43 and served on the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committees.

Lelia DeAndrade, Senior Director of Grantmaking Services at the Maine Community Foundation, holds a PhD in Sociology from Syracuse University. At MCF, Lelia oversees all competitive grant programs and leads the Foundation’s strategic goal to support racial equity. Before joining MCF, Lelia was the Associate Director of the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence, where she developed and implemented trainings for schools, health professionals and federal and law enforcement agencies across the country. She lives in Portland, with her husband, a middle school special education teacher and a teenaged son.

Michael Mitchell, Crisis & Counseling Centers
Michael Mitchell, LCSW, has been the President and CEO of Crisis & Counseling Centers (C&C) since 2014, where he had previously been the Clinical Director since 2003. Michael also practiced as an outpatient clinician since 1986, until assuming responsibility as Chief Executive Officer in December of 2014. Michael has nearly thirty years of clinical and management experience in the behavioral health field. Many organizations recognize Mitchell as a trailblazer in the behavioral health field, and he has served as a trainer and presenter at conferences in Maine and across the U.S. Hailing from Calais, Maine, Mitchell received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University and went on to achieve a Master of Social Work degree from the same institution in 1986.  He and his wife live with their two Labs in Vassalboro, playing jazz and fly fishing as often as possible.

Linda L. Nelson, Maine Arts Commission
Linda Nelson, now Assistant Director for the Maine Arts Commission, was the founding Executive Director of Opera House Arts (OHA) at the 1912 Stonington Opera House, on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to her 17 years of nonprofit management and theater production, Linda has more than 30 years of experience in the media industry as reporter, writer, editor, and new media pioneer and designer; and in the new media sector as a Chief Information Officer and CEO. Her business experience as both a CEO and nonprofit consultant includes: strategic planning; facilities management; budgeting; organizational and fund development; and operational start-ups. She is currently working on a book, Incite Art/Create Community, focused on the intersection between community development and arts and culture, based on her experiences creating Opera House Arts in Stonington.

Gerard Queally, Spectrum Generations
Gerard Queally is the President/CEO of Spectrum Generations. Gerry has been working as a senior executive in the nonprofit sector since 1998, serving as the Chief Financial Officer for both Ingraham and Harbor Family Services prior to joining Spectrum Generations in July of 2011. He is a 1985 graduate of SUNY Maritime College and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. He is also a graduate of Institute for Civic Leadership, Lambda class. Additionally, Gerry serves as Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He resides in Brunswick with his wife Caroline and their four daughters.

Laura Quinn, Laura Quinn Consulting
Laura Quinn is a research consultant to nonprofits and foundations, specializing in using data to answer strategic questions and to develop frameworks to support action. She was the founder of Idealware, a nonprofit that provides information to help nonprofits make smart technology decisions, and served as their Executive Director for ten years. She has worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, L.L.Bean, the Legal Services Corporation, the Self Represented Litigants Network, the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, and many other clients.

Wendy Richards of Richards Nonprofit Law, LLC is an attorney focusing exclusively on tax-exempt organizations. Wendy was born in Texas and spent a decade in the Midwest before coming to Maine. Wendy holds a B.A. degree from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin. Before discovering her love of tax law, Wendy had a brief career as a microbiologist. Wendy loves snowy climates, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her family.

James Robbins, Bangor Savings Bank
James Robbins is responsible for the coordination of the Community Reinvestment Act compliance program at Bangor Savings Bank.  He also guides the Bank’s lending, service and investment activity, promoting economic development, job creation and financial mobility, particularly benefitting low to moderate income residents. Previously, Jim worked with World Vision an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) committed to child advocacy, disaster relief and community development. Jim currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Root Cellar, an inner-city ministry serving children and families in Bayside Portland.  He is also past President of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland. Jim holds a B.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Southern Maine. He resides in Portland’s historic Stroudwater neighborhood with his wife, Debra, and their daughter, Emma.

Marcia Sharp, former chair of Lift360’s board of directors, was instrumental in leading the closure of Lift and the successful preservation and transition of Lift programs to MANP and MDF. In prior work, Sharp founded and led two nationally recognized consulting firms based in Washington DC. Working from this base, she brought both an entrepreneurial bent and a strong sense of mission clarity to grant-making foundations, professional and membership associations, colleges, and companies committed to social change.

Doug Woodbury
Doug Woodbury is a retired nonprofit executive with over 25 years of experience developing effective organizations, both nonprofit and for-profit. Most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President for Administrative Operations for Sweetser, one of Maine’s largest behavioral and mental health organizations. Currently some of his involvements include the Board of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, the Maine Community Foundation, Cumberland County Committee, the Finance Committee and Governance Committee of Greater Portland Landmarks, the Governance Committee of the Institute for Civic Leadership, and he has been an ongoing participant in various committees of the Maine Association of Nonprofits.