Programming Services Officer, Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families
Kyle Livernoche is currently employed as a Programming Services Officer with the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families in the Division of Performance Improvement. He is currently involved in several statewide initiatives working to improve the safety, permanency, and well-being of children across the state. He is able to apply many of the skills and concepts he learned through his degree program in his day to day work. Data and Data analytics play a key role in much of the work he does. One of the core aspects of Kyle’s work is helping DCYF become a more data-centric organization, and showing how data can inform practice and improve outcomes. In addition, Kyle utilizes many of the skills and tools he learned in Project Management while coordinating large scale projects across the State of Rhode Island and its different area offices.
Prior to beginning the MPA program, Kyle received his Bachelor’s in Psychology from UConn. He knew that he wanted to enter a child welfare centered career, but through his involvement and studies, realized that many state departments are in dire need for strong analytic and leadership focused people to help drive change. Kyle enrolled in the MPA program in 2016 to help propel his career and take the next step towards entering his chosen path. While enrolled in the program, Kyle had an Internship in the Division of Performance Management at Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families in Hartford. Kyle worked on exciting programs that helped initiate change and drive performance across the state.
Beyond his work in child welfare, Kyle enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, and being outdoors. He currently resides in Northeast Connecticut while his partner completes his Ph.D. at UConn.