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  • SEED selects new board members

    DOVER – Seacoast Educational Endowment for Dover (“SEED”), a nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting academic excellence in Dover, New Hampshire public schools, recently elected four new board members, each to serve an initial two-year term.
    The board welcomed seasoned sales and project management professional, Lori Nollet, a PMP Certified Project Manager and SAFe 5 certified Scrum Master for Lincoln Financial Group. Nollet has lived in Dover for more than twenty years and has volunteered for many non-profit and educational organizations including Woodman Park School Parent Teacher Organization, Seacoast Titans, Dover Baseball, Dover Little Green, Dover High School Football and Ski Boosters, 
    Lifelong Dover resident, Maureen Staples brings rich nonprofit experience having served in board roles for several local organizations. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire with an Occupational Therapy degree, she enjoys volunteering for community projects. 
    Andrea Kersha has worked her entire career for nonprofit organizations across the healthcare industry, including acute care, long term care, and community health care. Originally from Massachusetts, Kersha moved to Dover in 2020 and has great interest in giving back to the community she loves.
    Jason Gaskell comes to SEED with extensive experience in nonprofit operations and compliance across virtually every field and vertical. Gaskell currently serves as a manager at Leone, McDonnell, and Roberts Professional Association and uses his expertise to conduct and supervise audit fieldwork for nonprofits clients.
    In addition to these new members, the SEED Board of Directors includes Natalie Koellmer (chair); Kelly Glennon (vice-chair); Pat Duffy (treasurer); Julie Black (secretary); Toby Arkwell; Markus Brave; Matt Cox; George Dailey; Deb Fennessey; Erin Tellez; and Cynthia Theodoras.
    Entirely funded by community giving, SEED promotes the teaching and learning of 21st century skills by providing Dover educators access to tools, training, and curriculum not otherwise available through traditional school budgets. To learn more about SEED, please visit 

    About SEED
    Formed in 2011, SEED is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to promote academic excellence, champion technology and reward educator innovation in Dover’s public schools. SEED support is not intended to replace appropriate municipal funding. SEED raises private philanthropic dollars and provides grant funds, on a competitive basis, to educators who submit formal applications. SEED’s overarching goals are to create a legacy for educational excellence in Dover Public Schools and to advocate the value of education in the community. SEED welcomes donations of time, talent, and resources. To get involved, please contact