The Dover Adult Learning Center Announces Four New Board Appointments


Dover, NH – The Dover Adult Learning Center of Strafford County is pleased to announce the appointment five new members to the board of directors.

Ellen Westbrook of Strafford is principal at Westbrook Consulting Associates, she holds a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan. Westbrook volunteers at the Center and is a member of the American Society for Training and Development, Council on Fundraising, and the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits.

Martha S. Caswell is a consultant specializing in senior project management in the field of assessment testing and currently works with MetriTech, Inc. for the New York State English as a Second language Achievement Test Program. Caswell holds degrees from Michigan State University, BS in Psychology and MS in Educational Psychology and is a member of the American Educational Research Association and the National Council of Measurement in Education.

Patricia D. Silberblatt owns her own consulting firm specializing in project management and interior design services for commercial and residential clients. She was Director of Facilities for Berwick Academy for more than a decade, in charge of the maintenance and improvement of 11 buildings built between 1791 and 2002. Silberblatt co-founded Office Interiors, Ltd, an office furniture and commercial design company with 12 employees. She holds an MA in History from Fairfield University, and BA in History and Business from Salve Regina University.

Morton H. Cherim is a Dover resident with an M.A.T. Biological Sciences BA degree from UNH. A retired science teacher from York, he was also lecturer in Biology Dept. at University of New Hampshire and served in the military in both the Navy and Air Force. Cherim has been a volunteer cook at Dover ‘Soup Kitchen’ one day per month for the last thirty years or so and volunteers for Dover Public Library book sales.

Michael Kupfer is an Online Marketing Manager for Franchise Business Review and a graduate of CUNY Baruch College. Kupfer is a volunteer tutor at the Center. He helps out in the evening HiSET classes.   Last fall he wanted to volunteer somewhere as he felt volunteering was important.  He was able to help students pass their GED before the December 2013 deadline and now helps students prepare for the