Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Position: Director of Community Relations
Kathy guides ASF’s efforts to raise awareness of its critical work by fostering relationships between autism families and scientists through the organization’s content, media relations, events, strategic partnership and fundraising efforts. A veteran journalist and editor, Kathy brings a particular proficiency in human interest reporting. Most recently, she worked as a contributing news editor for TIME, writing and editing stories on various news, politics, books, culture and business-related topics. Before that she spent more than 15 years at PEOPLE, most recently serving as digital politics editor. She began her career as a general assignment reporter for the Lynn Item and Patriot Ledger, both highly respected daily newspapers in the metro Boston area. She is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication and is currently pursing a Master’s in Social Work.