Kate Lyon has 12 years of experience in program evaluation, applied social science research, and evaluation technical assistance. Her content expertise spans early childhood, child welfare, maltreatment prevention, substance abuse, and mental health.
Lyon has provided evaluation technical assistance to states, tribes, and community-based organizations receiving discretionary grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Administration for Children and Families, including the latter’s Children’s Bureau and Office of Family Assistance. She currently directs the Tribal Evaluation Institute, which supports tribal home visiting grantees as they implement rigorous evaluation, tracking, and reporting with an emphasis on benchmarks, data systems, and continuous quality improvement.
Lyon is the project director for the Multisite Implementation Evaluation of Tribal Home Visiting and an evaluation of Delaware’s Promoting Safe and Stable Families Consultation and Support Program. She was previously site liaison to grantees funded through the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, conducting a national cross-site evaluation and providing technical assistance to local evaluators.
Lyon earned an M.A. in applied cultural anthropology from Northern Arizona University.