Public Administration, Public Policy, Human Services, State and Local Government, Project Management, Information Technology, Leadership, Consulting 


Lori Burton (formerly Partin) currently serves as a Senior Data and Program Analyst for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care (OCC) providing oversight of information technology, data systems, and projects. In this capacity, she serves as a federal contracting lead.

She has an extensive background in strategic planning, public and private sector project management, and government administration at multiple levels. Her experience includes 20 years in various project management and government leadership roles. Lori's public sector practice areas include information technology (IT), child welfare/human services, financial monitoring, business process re-engineering, and government operations. 

Prior to joining HHS, Lori worked as an agency and divisional Chief of Staff in both the Cities of Baltimore and Philadelphia at large social services agencies where she oversaw operational level strategies and staff, agency-wide change initiatives, and managed complex, functionally integrated projects.  She managed the leaders and staff responsible for mission-critical daily agency operations.  

In addition, she has been a consultant at both Public Financial Management and Booz Allen Hamilton, gaining experience in both the public and private sectors, supporting and leading projects for federal, state, and local level clients. Lori holds a BA in Finance from Temple University, and pursued graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Fels Institute of Government. She completed course work within the MGA program, such as Public Management, Policy Development, and Performance Management.

Courses Taught

  • Project Management in the Public Sector