Board of Trustees
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Preston R. Miller Jr.
Preston R. (Jeff) Miller is the co-founder and managing partner of The Tremont Group, LLC, Cambridge, Massachusetts, a privately held investment and strategic advisory firm focusing on energy and the environment. He has over thirty-five years of senior responsibility with major financial firms, including Goldman, Sachs & Co., JPMorganChase, and Standard & Poor's Corporation, in the areas of investment banking and corporate finance, private equity and venture investment, project finance, strategic and financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, public finance, and credit analysis. Jeff has also served on the board of the World Resources Institute, Washington, DC since 2000 and lectures on energy investment and finance at the International Business School, Brandeis University.
Joseph E. Gray
1st Vice President
Joe returned to service on the MHS board after his retirement as the City Manager of Portland in 2011. Gray had served on the Board through much of the 1990s, helping the organization with its expansion into its new building at 489 Congress Street. He began his career in Portland in 1969 as an urban planner, later becoming the director for Portland's Model Cities program, deputy director of the Portland Renewal Authority and then director of Planning and Urban Development before assuming the top executive position for the city. Joe is also a trustee of the Cumberland County Civic Center, and a member of Mercy Hospital Board, Peaks Island Fund and Board of Visitors for University of Southern Maine.
2nd Vice President
Jean Gulliver has been involved in community service since moving to Maine in 1977. Jean served 15 years on the State Board of Education including the role of chairwoman. She has also been politically active as Finance Chair for Congressman Tom Allen and for Eliot Cutler's gubernatorial campaign. She is currently on the boards of the Maine Historical Society, The Maine Cancer Foundation, and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Jean and her husband John live in Falmouth where they raised their four children. She is a graduate of Wheaton College where she majored in history.
Tyler is a native Mainer who spent most of his formative years in Farmington. Ever since he was a child, Tyler has maintained a deep and passionate interest in the state of Maine and particularly the history that helped to shape it. He also has an appreciation for the outdoors and spends most of his free time skiing, hiking, and enjoying the many outdoor experiences that Maine has to offer. Professionally, Tyler is a Financial Advisor with UBS Financial Services. He lives with his wife Katie and their growing family on Munjoy Hill.
Carl L. Chatto
Carl L. Chatto is the Managing Principal of Baker Newman Noyes, one of the nation's top 125 accounting and consulting firms. Chatto, based at the firm's headquarters in Portland, Maine, previously served as director of audit and currently provides audit and advisory services to a broad spectrum of public and non-public clients. He specializes in serving financial institutions, higher education organizations, and quasi-governmental agencies. Carl also serves on the Maine Board of Accountancy.
Eleanor G. Ames
Noni is a landscape historian and designer who received her Graduate Certificate in Landscape Design from the Radcliffe Seminars Graduate Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1988. She served as co-chair of the National Association for Olmsted Parks and was one of the founders of the Maine Olmsted Alliance for Parks and Landscapes. As an advocate for historic landscapes, she has served over the years on many landscape preservation boards as well as being Governor Angus King's appointee to the State House and Capitol Park Commission and the Blaine House Commission. As President of the Maine Olmsted Alliance for Parks and Landscapes, she oversaw the ten year survey of Maine's historic designed landscapes which culminated in the publication of the book, "Designing the Maine Landscape." In 1992, she received the Maine Historic Preservation Commission's Annual Preservation Award.
A life-long Mainer, Rusty is a native of Oakland, Maine and earned his B.A, in Political Science/History from the University of Maine and an M.S. in Educational Administration from the University of Southern Maine. For 18 years Rusty worked in secondary education as a teacher, basketball coach and administrator at Cony, Gorham and South Portland High Schools. He started his non-profit development career in 1994 with Spurwink Institute and later in higher education/leadership giving with Colby College, University of Southern Maine, University of New England and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rusty helped create a major gifts office for MaineGeneral Health and the campaign to build the new Alfond Center for Health.
Rusty is a member of Portland Rotary Club, past President of Maine Basketball Coaches Association, former member of the board of directors of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame and immediate past Board Chair at the Maine Children's Alliance. He and his wife Sue, a retired middle school teacher, reside in Gorham. They have two adult children and one grandchild, all of whom live in Maine.
Thomas came to Maine in 1991 as part of the team starting up Maine Bank & Trust, eventually becoming Director of Wealth Management. In 2015 Thomas became Managing Director of US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Working with complex families and charitable institutions, Thomas assists with their planning, investing, and borrowing needs.
Nancy retired as the Roy E. Larsen Librarian of Harvard College in 2011. Appointed to the position in 1996, Nancy was responsible for the leadership of 11 major libraries and 67 departmental libraries in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, with combined collections totaling 10 million volumes. Prior to her appointment at Harvard, she served as the Dean of University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University from 1988 to 1996 where she was the chief administrative and academic officer for libraries at University Park and 20 other campuses. Nancy has been an active participant and leader in national and international dialogues regarding research libraries. She has served on the JSTOR Board of Trustees, the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries Advisory Board, the editorial board of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, and the Board of the Research Libraries Group. Nancy led the Board of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and served on various ARL committees dealing with research collections, networks, and information policies. She has served on advisory councils at the University of Michigan, Princeton University, and Carnegie Mellon University. Nancy has published and lectured widely, with a particular focus on strategic planning, management issues, quality improvement, information policy, research libraries and computing, and telecommunications. She holds a B.A. in English and an MLS in Librarianship from the University of California, Berkley.
John is Vice President and Director of Research at R.M. Davis, Inc., which he joined in 2002. Prior to that, John was a Vice President of Equity Research at Credit Suisse First Boston where he was a member of Institutional Investor magazine's top-ranked U.S. Equities Telecommunications research team from 1998-2001. Before joining Credit Suisse, John was a Vice President of Fixed Income Research at Bear Stearns. He also was a Senior Financial Analyst at Bath Iron Works from 1990-1991. John earned his B.A. (cum laude) in History and Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College and his MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. John also completed graduate course work in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the Maine CFA Society, the Boston Security Analysts Society, and the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts. John has served on numerous community boards. Presently, John serves on the Pine Tree Council's Investment Committee, the Maine Historical Society's Board of Trustees, the Camden Conference's Board of Directors, and the World Affairs Council of Maine's Board of Directors and Executive Committee. John grew up in Maine and now lives in Falmouth Foreside with his wife, Wendy, and their daughter.
Jan is a cultural historian whose focus is vernacular architecture, urban/rural/industrial landscapes, mass media, and Mainers in the American West. She was curator of Fairbanks House (c.1641, Dedham, MA), trained guides and led tours at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, and initiated the Frank Lloyd Wright World Heritage List nomination. Jan's experience includes economic development, business and nonprofit management, strategic planning, fundraising, and marketing communications. She attracted industry and tourism to rural Wisconsin, helped launch desktop publishing software worldwide, was Manager of the Year in Microsoft's Division of International Sales and Marketing, and recently taught journalism and communications courses at SUNY Plattsburgh. She has served on numerous boards including the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and 4Culture, a multi-million dollar arts and heritage granting agency she helped establish in King County, Washington. Jan is author of numerous papers and reports including detailed documentation of the Port Gamble National Historic Landmark, a lumber town founded by four Mainers on Puget Sound in 1853. She is currently writing a book on Mainers in the California gold rush and teaches at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Jan has M.A. degrees in Journalism & Mass Communication (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Historic Preservation (Goucher College).
Sandi Goolden served as a Trustee of the Maine Historical Society in the 1990s. She holds an MPA in Legislative Affairs from the University of Albany, SUNY and is the Founder and President of Goolden Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in nonprofit and public policy projects. She is the editor and co-author of Reaching Level 7 Performance: Achieving Business and CEO High Performance in the New World, and is an active community volunteer, serving as trustee of the United Way of Portland and a founding board member of the Cancer Community Center. She has served on the board of the University of New England since 2007.
Bob Greene was born in Portland in the first half of the last century. He is at least the eighth generation of his family to be born in Cumberland County, but admits he still doesn't know all the street names on the south side of Munjoy Hill. After graduating from Portland High, he studied at Virginia State and the University of Kansas. He is the father of five children, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He's not sure of their names, either.
He spent the last 36 years of his career with The Associated Press in Kansas City, Milwaukee, Washington DC, Portland and New York City. He has covered plane crashes, Mississippi River floods, jail breaks, riots and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral. In 1980 he was named The AP's Tennis Writer. He has covered tennis in Europe, Africa, China and, of course, the United States, including the last 36 (and counting) US Open Championships in New York City. He retired from The AP in 2001 and returned home to Maine the following year. Now he spends most of his time doing genealogy, enjoying music and trying to find the perfect wine.
Horace W. Horton
Horace was born in the coastal Hancock County town of Blue Hill and graduated from the University of Maine in Orono in 1965. Following service for the U.S. Army in the Vietnam conflict, he graduated from the University of Maryland Law School in 1973. He and his family have lived for decades in Yarmouth, where he has always remained active in the community. Horace is currently active as a trustee of the Maine Historical Society, President of the Board of Directors of the Pine Tree Council Boy Scouts of America, and in alumni work at the University of Maine.
Patrick T. Jackson
Pat served as a representative to the Maine Legislature from 1974 to 1984, serving on the Marine Resources Committee and the Business Legislation Committee. Prior to that position, Pat served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve from 1962 to1968 and is a licensed U S Coast Guard captain. He is also a Master Maine Guide, certified FFF fly casting instructor and hunter safety instructor. For 20 years, Pat worked with L.L. Bean in their retail fishing & hunting department, as site coordinator for their Outdoor and Fishing Schools in Maine, New Brunswick and Montana, and at numerous other outdoor schools and programs. Now retired, Pat is the Chair of the MHS Collections Committee and lives in Yarmouth with his wife, Christina.
David Lakari is President of Renewal Housing Associates, LLC of Portland, which acquires and rehabilitates existing federally assisted multifamily housing to preserve its affordability. Before forming Renewal Housing, Lakari was Executive Director of the Maine State Housing Authority from 1994-1999. Prior to government service, Lakari was a real estate owner, developer, manager, and consultant. He has served on numerous non-profit boards including The Spurwink School, Youth Alternatives, Center for Cultural Exchange (f/k/a Portland Performing Arts), Maine Arts Commission, National Council of State Housing Agencies, and Community Housing of Maine. He is former chair of the board of trustees for Spring Harbor Hospital, and a current volunteer with the Portland Mentoring Alliance. Lakari is a graduate of Goddard College and the University of Maine School of Law.
Deputy Director of the Maine State Housing Authority, Peter served on many local and statewide boards. He lives in Portland with his wife Leslie, and has an avid interest in history.
Thomas P. Noyes
Tom grew up in Yarmouth graduating from Hebron Academy and Bentley College with a degree in Economics and Finance. Tom joined the board of MHS in 2014 with a particular interest in the business side of the organization. Tom's experience owning and managing a third-generation insurance agency and commercial real estate properties provides him with skills focused on long-term sustainable business models. Tom serves on insurance-related advisory boards as well as local not-for-profit organizations. Tom is an avid skier and CrossFitter and lives in Falmouth with Heather, his wife, and Althea, their daughter.
Theodore L. Oldham
Tobey has more than thirty years of experience applying information technologies to a wide variety companies. After rising to Senior Consultant in Arthur Young's New York City Metro office, Tobey started Gilchrist Scott Limited in 1989, with offices on Gramercy Park in New York City, to focus on assisting companies with the then burgeoning use of microcomputer systems. In 1990 he decided to move his family from Manhattan to Cape Elizabeth and established additional offices in the Old Port of Portland Maine. In 2010, he sold Gilchrist Scott and joined Spinglass Management Group, LLC. Tobey has designed, implemented, and fixed complex integrations of business critical applications systems in a wide variety of industries.
Tobey earned his MBA in Information Systems from Pace University in New York City in 1986, is an alumna of Wabash College and a graduate of Hartwick College. His very early career was in New York City in theatre technology, primarily involved in designing and building sets, lighting and special effects systems for theatre, movies, television and discotheques.
Eileen is a healthcare administration executive with many years of experience. She was most recently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Health System of Maine, a member organization of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS). Originally from New Orleans, Eileen moved to Maine when she assumed her position at Mercy in September 2002. Prior to arriving in Maine, Eileen was Executive Vice President of Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation and CEO of Ochsner Foundation Hospital, a 440-bed teaching hospital in New Orleans. Eileen holds a Bachelor's of Science is Medical Technology from St. Mary's Dominican College. She completed her Master's Degree in Health Administration from Tulane University in 1988 and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Eileen also currently serves on the Maine State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Junior Achievement Laureate Nominating Committee, and the Muskie MPH Advisory Committee. She is married to John W. Skinner, MD, a pathologist; they have three children, Robert, Amanda, and Katherine.
Kathryn Schneider Smith
Kathryn Schneider Smith (Kathy) is a historian whose career has included work in historical societies, historic preservation, and cultural heritage tourism, until 2009 in Washington, DC. She is founding director of Cultural Tourism DC; a past board chair of the Historical Society of Washington, DC and the founding editor of its journal, Washington History; author or editor of four books on the city; co-author of a DC history curriculum for the public schools; and a past chair of the Board of Advisors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She lives in Freeport with her husband, Sam.
A partner at Verrill Dana, Chris Smith represents a variety of domestic and international business and nonprofit clients in mergers and acquisitions; entity choice and organization; equity and debt financing; contracts; board governance; shareholder relations; and other compliance and transactional matters. He currently serves on the boards of directors of several organizations in the Portland area including Waynflete School and the Prouts Neck Country Club and previously served on the boards of the Portland Harbor Museum and Victoria Mansion. Chris is a graduate of Harvard University (A.B., 1995) and the Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1998).
Charles V. Stanhope
Charles retired from his public service career at the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, the Library of Congress. He served the library as assistant chief operating officer, working alongside Librarian James H. Billington on executive matters of congressional, legal, and public affairs, as well as private sector fund-raising and donor cultivation. A resident of Southwest Harbor, Charles graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor's degree in French and from the Catholic University of America with a master's degree in library science. He chairs the Maine Arts Commission and the board of the Southwest Harbor Public Library.
Meredith Strang Burgess
Meredith Strang Burgess is the owner of Burgess Advertising & Marketing, a full service communications firm located in Portland, Maine. As a breast cancer survivor, she is a statewide advocate for early cancer detection, patient support, and cancer research. She serves on a number of boards and also served three terms with distinction in the Maine State Legislature House of Representatives, including her last term as Chair of the active Health and Human Services Committee. She loves genealogy which lead to her serving on the Board of the Maine Historical Society in the 1990s and is back for another tour of duty. She lives in Cumberland and has three adult sons, happily who all live in Maine.
Lee D. Webb
Lee Webb lives in Union. He has a B.A. from Boston University, an M.A. from Goddard College, and a Ph.D. in public administration and public policy from the Union Institute. He is also in the PhD Program at the University of Maine writing a thesis on 19th Century Maine political history.
In the 1970s, he was President of the Center for Policy Alternatives in Washington, a national public policy research center on state and local government policy. After moving to New York City, he was Executive Vice President of the NY Urban Development Corporation, and Acting President of NY Job Development Authority. Moving to Boston he was Vice President of Partners Health Care, managing their economic development, capital construction, and capital budget planning. Moving back to New York City, Lee was Vice President for Administration at the New School University in New York City with responsibility for capital financing, real estate, capital construction, facilities, and other departments.
In Maine, he is on the Coastal Healthcare Alliance (the merged PenBay and Waldo County hospitals), the Maine Center for Economic Policy, the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Policy, and the Andover Abbot Association. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine.
Charles D. Whittier II