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Cathy McDowell

Program Manager, Coos Family Support Project



Cathy McDowell was most recently the executive director of the Family Resource Center at Gorham, a community and family support nonprofit organization for Coös County. She retired in June 2009.  She continues to work with the organization managing the Coos Family Support Project.

Cathy chaired the Androscoggin Valley Economic Recovery Corporation in 2002 to 2004, a response to the mills closing in Berlin. Previously, she founded and directed three other nonprofits in the Androscoggin Valley, including the Family Planning and Education Center, Coös County Family Health Programs, and the Gorham Community Learning Center.

Cathy holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a Master of Science in organization and management from Antioch University New England in Keene, NH. She was awarded an honorary degree from White Mountains Community College in Berlin, NH.

She lives in Randolph, NH.