Kathrin Lawlor, B.A.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program
Vail Room 505
Hanover, NH 03755
Areas of Expertise: Community outreach and engagement, community public health, strategic planning, capacity building, community readiness
Background: Kathrin is a graduate of Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. She also holds a certificate in non-profit management from Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont. She has over eight years of community engagement experience and training.
Experience: Beginning her community engagement work in the Upper Valley region of Vermont, Kathrin focused on substance abuse prevention. Her strategic planning efforts were recognized as exemplary by state and federal grantors, who shared her planning documents with local and regional partners as a model. It was during this time Kathrin first learned the importance of assessing community readiness before intervention implementation, a principle she continues to apply to her work at Dartmouth.
In 2010, Kathrin joined the Vermont Department of Health as a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist. She quickly rose through the ranks and most recently served as District Director for the St. Johnsbury District Office of Local Health in the Northeast Kingdom. While working at the health department Kathrin created and administered a comprehensive public health core competency survey, for over 400 staff and created an action plan based on survey results. Her interests include projects that address individual and community perceptions of risk and perception of risk over time as well as environmental public health communication.
Kathrin has a lifelong affinity for animals and recently joined the board of the Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team.