The Bertha Crosley Ball Center for Compassion

Advisory Board

Reid Callanan

Reid Callanan is Founder and Director of the Santa Fe Workshops, currently in its 30th year offering photography and writing workshops to the international imaging community. In addition to workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico, there are also educational programs in Havana, Cuba and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

In 1994 Reid founded the non-profit Santa Fe Center for Photography, now known as CENTER, and is currently Vice- President of its Board of Directors. He serves on the President’s Council for Texas Photographic Society; on the Board for American Society of Media Photographers Foundation; and on the Advisory Board for Bertha Crosley Ball Center for Compassion.

Reid started photographing in 1974 during a semester abroad at Richmond College in London and has been making images ever since using a variety of photographic processes including silver halide, Polaroid imagery, and now digital capture. His photographic projects include a personal diary of images called HOMESCAPES, black-and-white portraits made in Cuba and Mexico, and most recently iPhone travel images posted to Instagram (@reidcallanan). His website is https://www.reidcallanan.com/.

 

 

Barbara Goodbody

Barbara Goodbody moved to Maine in 1973 after working on Senator Edmund S. Muskie’s presidential campaign where she met many wonderful people from Maine.  She was immediately embraced by the community in Portland and, while raising three children, she became active in Portland Junior League and helped found Big Brothers Big Sisters.

In 1986, in mid-life, Barbara found her personal passion in photography inspired by attending the Maine Photographic Workshop (now Maine Media Workshops) in Rockport, Maine. She has exhibited at venues such as Addison Woolley Gallery in Portland, VoxPhotographs in Portland, College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, the Art Gallery at the University of New England in Portland, Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, and at UNESCO in Paris, France for the International Women’s Day celebration. Her work is in the Ernst Haas Memorial Collection at Portland Museum of Art. She is also a member of the advisory board at Maine Museum of Photographic Arts.

 

 

Cathy Roberts

Cathy Roberts is a long-time resident of Maine. She is an entrepreneur, and co-owner of a custom contracting manufacturing business, Pieceworks, Inc. since 1996. Cathy currently serves on the Select Board in Montville, Maine. She is also a member of the Makeshift Coffee
House Advisory Board, a Maine nonprofit organization, promoting dialogue between people with different opinions to encourage better understanding of diversity.

Cathy is a dedicated volunteer in her community, hoping to make a difference locally and believing this will connect to others globally.  An avid gardener and a passion for the outdoors, Cathy regularly hikes land preserve trails and mountain tops throughout Maine.

 

 

 

 

Lisa Toner

Lisa Toner is a 1980 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she majored in Business Administration, and a 1984 graduate of the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  Following law school Lisa worked for a small firm in Boston until she and her husband, Nelson Toner, a fellow law school graduate, decided to move to Portland, Nelson's hometown.  Lisa worked at a law firm in Portland for a number of years before taking a position in the Legal Department at what was then Hannaford Bros. Co., ultimately becoming the Vice President of Legal Affairs.  And the final phase of her career was spent at Maine Public as the Director of Human Resources.Lisa has always been active as a volunteer in the Greater Portland community, having previously served on the Boards of the Center for Grieving Children, Habitat for Humanity, and the Morrison Center, among others.  She also served as a member of the Portland School Committee and chaired its Finance Committee.  In addition to her service on the Advisory Board, Lisa is currently a member of the United Way of Greater Portland Board of Directors, serves as a Co-Chair of the Thrive2027 Goal 3 Cabinet, and is a member of the Northern Light Mercy Hospital Board of Directors.Lisa is delighted to be associated with the Center for Compassion.  She believes that the need for compassion in our world, toward others and toward ourselves, has never been greater than it is at this very moment.  Because of very generous financial contributions of Barbara Goodbody, the Center for Compassion has a unique and meaningful opportunity to encourage organizations and individuals in our community to treat themselves and each other with kindness, generosity, empathy, forgiveness, tolerance and, most importantly, compassion, through the many programs and initiatives it has taken on under the tremendous leadership of its Director, Vaishali Mamgain, PhD.  Together we can and will make a positive and lasting difference in this community and in the lives of those who are lucky enough to call it home.Lisa and Nelson live in Portland.  They are the proud parents of two wonderful adult daughters, who are married to two equally wonderful men, and they have 3 (soon 4!) amazing grandchildren.


Nelson Toner

Nelson was born and raised in Portland.  After graduating from Deering High School in 1977, he attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and earned a BS degree in mathematics.  He earned a law degree at Case Western University Law School (where he met Lisa) and a Masters in Taxation degree from BU Law School.

Upon graduation from law school, Nelson worked for three years at the Boston office of the international accounting firm of Grant Thornton.  In the beginning of 1987, Nelson returned to Portland to work for the law firm of Bernstein Shur.  Nelson has worked for 34 years as a tax planning and estate planning attorney. 

 Nelson has served on several community and civic boards in Portland.  He has served on the MS board, the board of Little League Portland West, the Mercy Hospital board (where he served as Chair for four years), the deacons at Woodfords Church, the Northern Light Hospital foundation board and the board of incorporators, and the board of Portland Stage Company (where he serves as the chair of the development committee). 

Nelson has two wonderful daughters, both of whom are married, and three delightful grandsons with a granddaughter expected in October 2020. 

Nelson has served as Barbara Goodbody’s estate planning counsel for many years.  He gladly accepted her request that he co-chair (with his wife, Lisa) the advisory committee for the Center for Compassion.  He strongly believes that compassion is the basis of strong inter-personal relationships.  He is intrigued by the idea of teaching compassion to students, business leaders and the community because with compassion we all learn to understand each other.