Dorothy Lowry is an experienced emergency preparedness professional with many years of preparedness, response and recovery experience. Ms. Lowry’s expertise includes planning, training, exercises, evidence-based best-practice plan innovation, emergency management operations, public health, and clinical emergency response. Ms. Lowry also has 24 years of clinical expertise in caring for individuals, families, and communities. Ms. Lowry has an R.N. Nursing licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia and an M.S.N. from Norwich University, which focused on the public health response to pandemic illness. Additionally, she has completed academic work through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute, National Defense University, and the U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences.
Ms. Lowry has worked successfully with local, state, federal, and international agencies to develop and execute various exercises, plans, and processes for effective response to mass casualty incidents and catastrophic emergencies. Examples of Ms. Lowry’s exercise experience include design development, execution, and evaluation of state-level pandemic influenza exercises, Continuity of Operations exercises, response to a terrorist attack resulting in a mass-casualty incident, an insurgent attack on the U.S. Embassy, Kuwait resulting in a mass casualty incident and tactical response. She has 24 years of clinical expertise in caring for individuals, families, and communities.
Ms. Lowry served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, was mobilized for Operation Desert Storm and Joint Task Force Raven, and was honorably discharged in 2002.