Maine Historical Society



Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Joseph Gray

Joseph E. Gray

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.

Jean Gulliver

Jean Gulliver
1st 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 Judkins

Tyler Judkins
2nd Vice President

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.

Kathryn Smith

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. Kathy is a member of the Cumberland County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation and an advisor to the Wolfe's Neck Farm Foundation. She lives in Freeport with her husband, Sam.

Carl Chatto

Carl L. Chatto

Carl L. Chatto is the Managing Principal of Baker Newman Noyes, one of the nation's top 100 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 clients. He specializes in serving financial institutions, commercial businesses, 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.

Rusty Atwood

Rusty Atwood

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 Cattell

Thomas Cattell

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 Cline

Nancy Cline

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.

Eliot Cutler

Eliot Cutler

As a lawyer and strategist for governments, business corporations and citizen groups, Eliot Cutler helped clients grapple with legal and public policy problems during a career in three law firms and two countries that spanned more than 35 years. As a public servant, Cutler helped craft America's foundational environmental laws and managed the policies and budgets of federal energy, natural resources, science and environmental agencies. Later in his career Cutler was an independent candidate for governor of Maine. As an entrepreneur, businessman and investor, Cutler has helped start and manage successful businesses, served on the boards of directors of private and public companies and advised and managed private and public philanthropic organizations.

John Doughty

John Doughty

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.

Sandi Goolden

Sandi Goolden

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

Bob Greene

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.

Pat Jackson

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.

Peter Merrill

Peter Merrill

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.

Ted Oldham

Theodore L. Oldham

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Tobey Scott

Tobey Scott

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.

Theresa Secord

Theresa Secord

Theresa Secord was born in Portland and raised in South Portland. Theresa credits her grandmother, her great-grandmother (a basket maker) and a strong matriline from Indian Island, ME for helping her understand and embrace her Penobscot identity as a child, as there was little to no information about Maine's first people in her school days history books.

A traditional Penobscot basket maker, Theresa was also the founding director of the Maine Indi-an Basketmakers Alliance (MIBA). During her 20 years of leadership, MIBA was credited with saving the endangered art of ash and sweet grass basketry by: lowering the average age of basket makers from 63 to 40; and increasing numbers of weavers from 55 to more than 200; in the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes.

Theresa has been honored several times for her advocacy. Among the most notable, the Na-tional Endowment for the Arts bestowed her with the prestigious life time achievement award, the National Heritage Fellowship, in 2016. In 2003, for helping tribal basket makers rise out of pov-erty, she was awarded the Prize for Creativity in Rural Life by the Women's World Summit Foundation, granted at the United Nations in Geneva,Switzerland. She has won a number of first place ribbons for her own basketry at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Eiteljorg Indian Art Market and the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market. Her baskets are in many private and mu-seum collections.

In addition to weaving baskets, Theresa continues to help other artists on reservations across the nation achieve their own goals of art and economic self-sufficiency, through work for national Native arts organizations; First Peoples Fund of Rapid City, SD and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation of Portland, OR.

In Maine, Theresa sits on the Governing Board of the Colby College Museum of Art, has con-sulted to the Portland Museum of Art on the Portland Biennial, and has co-curated a number of local Wabanaki basketry exhibitions. She is proud to serve as trustee of the Maine Historical Society and particularly looks forward to contributing in the commemoration of the Maine Bicen-tennial.

Theresa earned a B.A. in Earth Science/Geology at University of Southern Maine and an M.S. in Economic Geology at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Eileen Skinner

Eileen Skinner

Eileen is a healthcare administration executive with many years of experience. She currently is the Administrator of the Shriners Hospital for Children – Boston, a world-renowned center (affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital) for treating pediatric burn patients. Prior to her current appointment, Eileen served as 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. Before 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 in Medical Technology and Biology from St. Mary's Dominican College. She completed her Master's Degree in Health Administration from Tulane University and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Eileen recently achieved her Certification as a Governance Fellow in the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She is a member of the prestigious International Women's Forum (IWF), and is a new member of the Boston Club. Eileen was awarded membership in the Deborah Morton Society of the University of New England and continues to serve on the USM Muskie MPH Advisory Committee. She is married to John W. Skinner, MD, a pathologist; they have three children, Robert, Amanda, and Katherine.

Chris Smith

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).

Laura Sprague

Laura Sprague

Laura Fecych Sprague, an independent museum curator, has studied the decorative arts and material culture of early Maine for thirty years, contributing to research, exhibitions, and publications for, among others, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine Historical Society, Maine State Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Tate House, and Woodlawn. She served as editor for Agreeable Situations: Society, Commerce and Art in Southern Maine, 1780-1830 (Kennebunk, Me.: The Brick Store Museum, 1987), a collaborative catalogue funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

As consulting curator at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art since 1989, she has researched that institution's distinguished collection, first established by bequest of James Bowdoin III in 1811. From 1997 to 2002 she oversaw the centennial restoration of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House at the Maine Historical Society in Portland. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's boyhood home, it was the first historic house open to the public in Maine in 1901. A consulting curator for Portland's George Tate House (1755) since 1980, she has managed and helped interpret its colonial collection and overseen major preservation efforts. Ms. Sprague researched the collection at Ellsworth's John Black House (Woodlawn) since 1979. From 2011 to 2014 she managed the conservation of its unique 1827 best bed, surviving in remarkable condition.

Ms. Sprague serves on the collections committee of Historic New England, the Maine Historical Society, and Victoria (Morse-Libby) Mansion. A research fellowship at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library helped further an understanding of Federal Maine's schoolgirl art. She has published and lectured widely on Maine's early material culture, most recently at the Winterthur Museum, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and American Decorative Arts Forum of Northern California.

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 Burgess

Meredith Strang Burgess

Meredith Strang Burgess is President and CEO of Burgess Advertising & Marketing, a 30+ year old full service communications company located in Falmouth, Maine. Over the years the company has received many accolades including the Governor's Award for Business Excellence and was named Best Places to Work in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Meredith is very active in the community and is a past laureate in the Maine Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame; a Jefferson Award recipient; received the Mary Rines Thompson Award from WCSH 6 Who Care Awards; and was named the 2014 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Maine.

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, she is a very active and out spoken advocate for cancer awareness and prevention. She is the past president of the Maine Cancer Foundation and helped create the successful pink ribbon Maine specialty license plate program in 2008. In 2006, she was elected the Maine State House of Representatives and served with distinction in the 123rd, 124th and 125th Legislatures and is the third generation to serve in the Maine Legislature. She served one term on the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee and two terms of the Health and Human Services Committee, and served as House Chair in her final term. She is a board member of Maine Early Learning Investment Group (MELIG) raising funds to support Elevate Maine. In 2014, she joined the Board of Directors of MEMIC. Active in education, Meredith is the past president of the University of Maine Board of Visitors and currently serves as a trustee at Hebron Academy. In 2012, she rejoined the Board of Maine Historical Society. She has also served on the Boards of the Maine Cancer Consortium and the Maine Public Health Association and is the past president of the Portland Ronald McDonald House. Meredith resides in Cumberland and has three adult sons. When not working on communications, genealogy, community, or political projects, she can be found skiing at her beloved Sugarloaf or cruising Casco Bay. She has completed thirteen triathlons and has the great honor of being the last finisher at the annual Maine Tri for a Cure triathlon every July.

Andy Verzosa

Andy Verzosa

Andy is Executive Director of the Stanley-Whitman House, a living history center and museum focused on Colonial life in Farmington, Connecticut. Prior to this he was the Interim Executive Director and Curator of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and Director of Aucocisco Galleries in Portland, Maine, one of the leading commercial art galleries in the state. In its fifteen-year history under Verzosa's direction, Aucocisco represented contemporary artists with significant connections to the state and had gained widespread critical recognition for its exhibitions, a number of which traveled throughout New England and nationally.

Verzosa currently serves on the boards of the Maine Historical Society and the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. He previously served on the boards of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, the Maine College of Art, the Quimby Family Foundation, the Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance, and was a founder of Portland's First Friday Art Walk. Verzosa is co editor of Maine Art New: Contemporary Art in Maine, forthcoming from the University of Maine Press in 2018. Verzosa studied art history and studio art at the University of Maine and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maine College of Art. He is married to David G. Whaples and they reside in Newington, CT and have a summer home in Perry, ME.

Lee Webb

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