BERLIN — Berlin Community Development Director Pamela Laflamme is one of three new appointees to the Community College System of NH board of trustees.
Laflamme, who lives in Gorham, has served as the city’s community development director since 2000. She is a member of the N.H. Planning Association, and has been active on numerous boards and civic organizations, including the New England Community Development Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Northern Community Investment Corporation, Leadership North Country, the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Foundation and the Neil and Louise Tillotson Donor Advised Fund.
“The Community College System of New Hampshire plays an important role for both students and the communities that they are a part of; being able to see and be part of what White Mountains Community College has done for Berlin and the North Country makes me proud to be able to serve the system in a new way as part of the board of trustees. I am excited to join the individuals who work hard to make sure education is affordable and accessible, this is work worth doing,” Laflamme said in an email.
Also named to the board were Cheryl Kahn of Keene and Sharon Harris of Exeter.
Kahn is an educator who taught business and computers in the Monadnock school system for more than 20 years. She also taught at the Fall Mountain Regional High School. She was active with NEA-NH and is a member of the American Association of University Women. Kahn is active on the board of directors of the Keene Community Kitchen and the Cheshire County Retired Educators Association.
Harris is an educational consultant and a life and career coach with Partnered Success College and Life Skills Coaching LLC. She was a member of Leadership Seacoast, and has served on the Dover and Exeter Chambers of Commerce, as a business advocate for Project Search, and a member of the Student Engagement Advisory Board for Great Bay Community College. She is a member of the Independent Education Consultant Association, the Higher Education Consultant Association and the National Career Development Association.
Trustees for the Community College System of NH are nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Executive Council. The Board includes representation from every region of NH and from a variety of industry sectors as well as the general public.