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.
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.
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.
Stephanie Eglinton, Maine Community Foundation
Stephanie Eglinton recently joined the Maine Community Foundation as Senior Program Officer. Prior to that she served as program officer at the Sam L. Cohen Foundation, managing the responsive grant program. She is a regular trainer for MANP’s Skillbuilder program on introductory grant writing. Stephanie has worked for nonprofits in Maine and Washington, D.C. and holds a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University. Her board service includes the Maine Women’s Policy Center, Youth and Family Outreach, and First Parish Portland. Stephanie lives in Portland with her husband and two teenage daughters.
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.
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.
Leonard Cole, Cole Nonprofits Law, LLC; Chair, Governance Committee
Len Cole is an attorney specializing in nonprofits and tax law. He provides legal counsel to nonprofits in a wide variety of matters with emphasis on corporate, fiduciary, and tax law applicable to nonprofit organizations. Prior to forming Cole Nonprofits Law LLC in 2012, Len was the principal nonprofits-law attorney at Preti Flaherty LLP in Portland. Len grew up in Georgia, attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, then played drums for a living for several years. He then joined the Berklee staff as an admissions counselor, where he managed the college’s alumni recruitment program. Upon graduating from Duke Law School, Len began practicing law as a tax associate with a national firm in New York, and then advised nonprofit organizations extensively at firms in New York and Boston. Before moving to Portland in 2008 to replace Jim Phipps at Preti Flaherty, Len practiced tax law at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, where he focused on private equity funds and corporate mergers and acquisitions. Len lives in Portland with his wife and two sons (ages 5 and 7). He serves as a director and Secretary of MANP, Chairman of the Board of The Iris Network, and member of the Advisory Board of Baxter Academy for Technology and Science. Len is a frequent SkillBuilder presenter and has consulted with MANP on various legal issues and policy initiatives.
Jayne Crosby Giles, Broadreach Family and Community Services
Jayne Crosby Giles is currently serving as Interim Executive Director for Broadreach Family and Community Services. Prior to this, Jayne serves was the CEO of Mainestream Finance, the Community Development Finance Institution of Penquis Community Action Program, and 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.
Ellen Golden, Past MANP President
Ellen Golden formerly served as Senior Vice President for Development at Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) and Managing Director of a CEI affiliate organization, CEI Investment Notes, Inc. (CINI). She is on the Maine Women’s Lobby Board, is an advisor to Maine Initiatives, and has served on a variety of boards, including the SBA Advisory Council for Maine, the Entrepreneurship Working Group the Association of Women’s Business Centers, Association for Enterprise Opportunity, MicroNet, the Maine Commission for Women, and the National Commission on Women’s Voices in the Economy. She has also received the SBA Women in Business and Financial Services Advocate Awards for Maine and Region 1 and the Minority Business Advocate Award for Maine.
Martha Greene, Brann & Isaacson
Martha “Meg” Greene is an attorney at Brann & Isaacson in Lewiston and is a recognized specialist in charitable giving and nonprofit governance. She assists clients in implementing significant charitable giving plans, including the formation and operation of private family foundations, public charities and the creative use of donor advised funds. Because she served as the Managing Director of the John T. Gorman Foundation for 10 years before the Foundation hired full-time staff, she has a deep operational understanding of the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. She attended Bowdoin College and the University of Maine School of Law and has served on the boards of the Maine Philanthropy Center, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice and the YWCA of Lewiston.
Steven Johndro, Western Maine Community Action
Steven Johndro is the executive director at Western Maine Community Action. Previously, he was the Executive Director of Healthy Androscoggin, a Local Healthy Maine Partnership, bringing many years of public health and community coalition experience to Androscoggin County. Earlier, Steven served as Program Director for the Healthy Maine Partnership of Greater Waterville. In this role, he managed the physical activity, nutrition, tobacco, and chronic disease activities for the 11 towns in Northern Kennebec County. Steven holds Masters Degrees in Public Health, Health Administration and Geriatric Health from A.T. Still University at the Kirksville School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington with a Bachelors of Science degree in Community Health Education. In addition, he is certified as a Community Health Education Specialist (CHES).
Lisa Miller, The Bingham Program; Chair, Advocacy Committee
Lisa Miller, MPH, serves part-time as the Senior Program Officer of the Bingham Program, a charitable endowment based at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She currently manages a diverse array of projects addressing access to health care, healthy community coalition development, public health policy, mental health, school health, and health professions training. Lisa was also an elected Representative in the Maine House of Representatives for six years, serving a district of five small rural towns. She has been an officer on the Boards of HealthReach Network, the Maine Health Access Foundation, the Maine Public Health Association and the Maine Center for Economic Policy. Lisa has a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan and a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University.
Vernon Moore is a native Oklahoman who has lived in Kennebunkport for the past 23 years. He received his baccalaureate degree from the University of Oklahoma, his masters degree from the University of Louisville; and his doctorate from Vanderbilt University. For more than 40 years, Vernon has worked to create integrated systems of education, training, practice and evaluation within and across nonprofit health, education and human service organizations. He has worked to create such systems while in the roles of social worker, university professor and administrator, program evaluator, consultant and board member. Vernon has served as a member and officer of several nonprofit boards in Oklahoma, Kentucky, Ohio and Maine.
Steve Mortimer has over 25 years of senior executive experience across a broad range of for- and not-for-profit organizations. During his corporate career, Steve was senior vice president of operations for an international insurance company, chief operating officer at a major HMO, and a senior executive at Accenture. Since 2002 he has helped over 150 NJ, NYC, and Maine non-profits focused on food insecurity, mental health, education, social services, the arts, HIV/AIDs, behavioral health, alcohol and drug abuse, and the environment. Steve’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, operational effectiveness, performance metrics, fundraising, organizational clarity, change management, and cost optimization. Steve attended Bates College as an economics undergrad, Boston University in the MBA program, and executive programs at such organizations as Harvard’s School of Public Health, the Center for Creative Leadership, and the Forum Corporation. Steve lives in Poland Spring, Maine.
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.
Shirar Patterson, United Way of Eastern Maine
Shirar Patterson is the Vice President for Community Impact for 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.
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.
Kenneth Stafford, StaffordAdvisors
Kenneth Stafford is the founder of StaffordAdvisors, a tax, practice management and financial advisory firm specializing in dental practices. He has over thirty-five years of experience as a practicing Certified Public Accountant. Ten years were spent with national CPA firms, most recently as a manager in the Portland office of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In 1989 he founded StaffordAdvisors, initially focusing on audit and tax services, but subsequently adding business advisory, management consulting and financial services. Ken is a Director of the Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority and Portland Air Freight, Inc. and a former adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern Maine, School of Business.