Pronouns: she / her / hers
Carolyn D. Lowery, M.S.W. is a racial equity professional with a focus on macro level strategy development, cultural competence, facilitation/ facilitation development, relationship building, and racial equity. Her professional experiences have centered on challenging and addressing racial equity disparities in mental health and substance abuse; clinical trials; food justice; and in criminal justice. Most recently, she has broadly focused on addressing racial equity disparities at the individual, systems, and structural levels in Montgomery County, Maryland. Carolyn lived abroad in a rural town in Colombia, South America for 2 years. While there, she created an English learning program for Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) – a government initiative to develop education and effectuate employment- in which she co-developed the curriculum and taught classes. Additionally, she created community-based opportunities for the town, taught at a nursery school, and developed her Spanish skills. Carolyn previously served on the board of directors for Gapbuster, Inc. and she currently serves on the board of directors for the Montgomery County Collaboration Council as the Board secretary and on the Charles Koiner Center for Urban Farming in Silver Spring, Md. She received her B.A. in psychology from Syracuse University and her M.S.W. with a focus on management and community organizing from The University of Maryland School of Social Work.