Board of Directors

Michael Opuda, PhD, Chair, is a certified special education consultant at Drummond Woodsum with over 30 years of experience serving individuals with disabilities as a provider and consultant to schools, state departments of education and national organizations.  His interests include appropriate services and natural supports within community settings for individuals with disabilities.

Ed Knoll, Secretary, is Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Waynflete School, an independent Pre-K – 12 school located in Portland, Maine.  He has a master’s degree in education. His professional background includes working in a variety of school and educational settings as a school counselor, teacher, academic advisor, and educational program coordinator. He officially joined the board of Affinity in October 2011. Since July 2007, Ed and his wife have called Portland, Maine, home.

John Tabb, Treasurer, is the owner of TabbTech a technology consulting firm that specializes in technology integration into educational, institutional, and government facilities.  He is a past board member of the Maine Down Syndrome Network, highlighted by participation in government affairs and advocacy for the Down syndrome community with Maine's Senators and Representatives.  He lives in Portland with his wife and 2 daughters.

Nancy Jensen Nancy Jensen, MSEd, is the parent of a young adult participant in Affinity’s community support program.  Nancy teaches middle school science at Greater Portland Christian School in South Portland.  Her first career was in commercial art and advertising.  Nancy believes in life-long learning for all people and she appreciates Affinity’s individual attention for each participant. 

Pat Menzel

Lisa Caron