L to R: Dianne (“Chipper”) O’Connell, Pam Boland, Jim Jenkins (Treasurer), Lise Duda, Nancy Wolfertz (Secretary), Cliff Winn (Coastal Opportunities Executive Director), Marcia Orff (Vice President), Ann Bex (President), Kathleen Brandes. Missing from photo: Tom Corcoran, Bob Davee, Lisa Davee, Dave Jackson. —photo credit: Peter Palermo



Seated (L to R): David Jackson, Kathleen Brandes, Nancy Wolfertz, Jean Boobar, Marcia Orff, Eileen Spectre. Standing: Lisa Davee, Robert Davee, James Jenkins, Ann Bex (Board President), Arnold Achorn, Thomas Corcoran, Joseph Curll (Executive Director). Absent from photo: Claire Sanford.

Arnold Achorn, who is retired from Osram Sylvania, enjoys hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. He lives in Waldoboro and is the father of Coastal Opportunities participant Scott Achorn.

Ann McDonald Bex is a retired speech and language therapist. She lives in Camden.

Jean Woods Boobar, a lifelong Mainer and University of Maine graduate, has a background in the field of child welfare. She was a Director of the Mid-Coast Activities Center, the predecessor of Coastal Opportunities, and co-founded (with Betty Frost) the Cash for Clothes Sales.

Kathleen Brandes, a freelance book editor, lives in Spruce Head.

Thomas F. Corcoran is retired and lives in Camden. He was the Director of the Coastal Workshop (now Coastal Opportunities) from 1974 to 1984.

Lisa Davee is a CPA in Camden with Williams CPA Group. She lives in Rockport with her family and is the sister-in-law of Coastal Opportunities participant, Jenny Davee.

Robert L. Davee, Chairman of the Board of Maine Coast Construction, lives in Camden. He is the father of Coastal Opportunities participant, Jenny Davee.

David P. Jackson, Director of Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, has served on the board for more than 30 years.

James D. Jenkins is a retired Financial Advisor with UBS Financial Services. He lives in Owls Head, has served on the board for more than 35 years, and is the brother of the late Martha Jenkins, a Coastal Opportunities participant.

Marcia Orff, Accounting Manager at Mid-Coast Energy Systems, lives in Waldoboro and is the sister of Coastal Opportunities participant, Scott Achorn.

Claire Sanford
lives in Camden with her husband, Jack.

Eileen Spectre, a retired Realtor, has served on the board for many years. She lives in Spruce Head.

Nancy Wolfertz and her husband of 40+ years work together at ERA Cousens Realty. She is co-chair of the semiannual Cash for Clothes Sale, a major fundraiser for Coastal Opportunities.

We know that equality of individual ability has never existed and never will, but we do insist that equality of opportunity still must be sought.