Katie Bodenlos
Human Services

Katie Bodenlos

Portfolio Manager
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Katie Bodenlos specializes in project and operations management, which includes analyzing project financials, monitoring project schedules, deliverables, and activities, and overseeing that all facets of the project are operating on schedule and within budget. She is skilled at using project and operations management best practices to set the foundation for high quality project delivery. Bodenlos has worked with human service programs to improve their operations and service delivery. She uses the Learn, Innovate, Improve (LI2) framework, human-centered design techniques, and project management and business process management best practices to meet clients’ goals.

She currently serves as Director of Operations for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)’s WIC Modernization Evaluation, which will design and implement an evaluation of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) outreach, innovation, and modernization projects.

She served as Director of Operations for the 7 year, $28 million, multi-site random assignment evaluation, Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS), overseeing the project management and instituting effective operational practices. She coordinated the grant application review process, maintained project tracking systems, and developed project work plans.

She has led multiple business process management projects to improve service delivery in workforce development and cash assistance programs in Philadelphia, California, and Michigan.

She has worked on several qualitative research justice-related projects. For example, on the Debt Collection Process Reform project, led interviews with court actors to understand the policies and procedures related to the validity of debt, service of process and notice, and post-judgement issues in debt collection cases; analyzed data collected; and produced a summary of fundings.

Bodenlos, who joined Mathematica in 2012, holds an M.P.P.A from Northwestern University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She presented on business process management work at the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics in 2019 and 2023. She also presented on her brief, “Providing Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs Virtually: Lessons from a Case Study of the ELEVATE Program in Florida,” at the Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency in 2022.

  • Project and Operations Management
  • Business Process Management
  • Qualitative Research
Focus Area Topics
  • Human Services
  • Employment
  • Family Support
  • Justice

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