Chief Evaluation Office

Karen Livingston

Karen Livingston, Acting Chief Evaluation Officer

Karen Livingston is the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Acting Chief Evaluation Officer and Scientific Integrity Official, where she is responsible for coordinating, managing, and implementing the Department’s evaluation research program. Karen is on detail from her role as the Director of Strategic Planning and Performance at the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), where she is responsible for leading the agency’s performance planning and reporting, national initiatives in priority industries, and the audit program. She previously held the position of Senior Advisor for Research and Evaluation at WHD, where she worked closely with the Chief Evaluation Office to advance the WHD learning agenda.

Karen has extensive experience advising and managing national compliance studies of industries, implementation and outcome evaluations, and national surveys of workers and businesses, including multiple waves of the Family and Medical Leave Act surveys. She previously served as the Director of Performance Planning in the Center for Program Planning and Results, where she managed the DOL strategic planning process, including the establishment of DOL annual plans and quarterly reviews. She started her career as a program analyst coordinating performance planning and demonstration projects at the Women’s Bureau. Karen holds a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science from Beloit College in Wisconsin.

Staff Bios

Lauren Damme

Lauren Damme Director of Research, Protection & Enforcement Programs

C.J. Krizan

C.J. Krizan Director of Data Analytics

Savi Swick

Savi Swick Director of Research, Employment & Training Programs

Leonardo Antenangeli

Leonardo Antenangeli Statistician

Kuang-chi Chang

Kuang-chi Chang Senior Evaluation Specialist

Kelly Gleason

Kelly A. Gleason Senior Mathematical Statistician

Bradley Hannon

Bradley Hannon Evaluation Operations Specialist

Janet Javar

Janet Javar Senior Evaluation Specialist

Megan Lizik

Megan E. Lizik Senior Evaluation Specialist

Tara Martin

Tara Martin Evaluation Specialist

Evan Murphy

Evan Murphy Evaluation Specialist

Omara Reach-Turner

Omara Reach-Turner Evaluation Operations Specialist