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Curriculum Vitae

Carlela K. Vogel

Fort Worth, TX


Work Experience:

Carlela K. Vogel & Associates      2004 - present

Organizational Development and Strategic Planning

Specializing in facilitation of community-wide initiatives and planning for health and human service organizations. Services offered: Strategic planning, needs assessments, feasibility studies, focus group research, organizational development, nonprofit agency management, facilitation of small and large groups, grant writing and special project management.


Sample Client List:

Area Agency on Aging - Facilitator, Focus Group Research, Strategic Planning

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) – Market Research, Focus Groups

Association of Texas Leadership Programs - Feasibility Study

Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration – Strategic Planning

Infant Mortality Task Force of Tarrant County - Strategic Planning

Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County – Strategic Planning

Mental Health Association – Nonprofit Agency Management – Interim Executive Director (November 2008 – July 31, 2009)

Mental Health Association – Long-Term Care Volunteer Ombudsman Program,

Marketing and Recruitment

Mental Health Connection, Community Initiative, Bridging the Gap

Connecting the Worlds of Research, Policy and Practice for Mental Health Services in Tarrant County – Facilitator

Mental Health Housing Development Corporation – Strategic Planning

Fort Worth Northside Community Health Center, Inc. – Developed FQHC Grant

Tarrant Area Gerontological Society - Strategic Planning

Tarrant County ACCESS for the Homeless - Strategic Planning

Tarrant County Community Resource Coordination Group – Strategic Planning

Tarrant County Medical Society - Strategic Planning

Tarrant County Government, Precinct One - Strategic Planning

Tarrant County Public Health Department – Grant Writer for

Nurse Family Partnership Program Proposal

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Dallas – Strategic Planning

Texas Christian University, Alumni Association - Strategic Planning

Texas Christian University, YOUth Program - Training/Technical Support for nonprofit agencies that serve youth, organizational development

Texas Christian University, School of Nursing - Focus Group Research

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Focus Groups/Research related to caregiving from a distance for a parent/family member with dementia

Veterans Administration Health Clinic - Developed winning proposal and facilitated the selection of the site for a new Veterans Administration Clinic in Southeast Fort Worth

Resource Connection (Tarrant County Government)            2003 - 2004

Strategic Planner/Facilitator

Developed a long-range and strategic plan for the Resource Connection of Tarrant County, a comprehensive one-stop center connecting persons with employment, education, health, and human service needs with resources offered by over 38 different programs, agencies and services on a 110-acre campus.  Forecasted trends in health and human services, employment and education.  Researched the effects of newly passed legislation and its impact on the future direction of health/social/human services.  Assessed utilization of infrastructure (land and physical space, personnel, communication and information technology) and conducted demographic studies on future use of land and property.  Produced a Strategic Plan and an Environmental Scan Document.


The Workforce Network  2000 – 2003


Managed eight full-service workforce centers and two satellite locations in Tarrant County with a budget of $8 million and a staff of 150+.  Developed, implemented and managed workforce development programs (WIA, TANF Choices, FSE&T, Welfare-to-Work, etc.)  Supervised, coordinated and evaluated day-to-day operations of the workforce development centers, a wide variety of federal, state, and local workforce development programs and services, and staff between centers, community-based and faith based organizations, employers, and educational institutions.  Acted as liaison to the Workforce Development Board.

Planned, evaluated and assessed strategies for effective program design and delivery.  Assisted in the development, supervision, coordination and evaluation of detailed program plans and budgets for grants.  Managed information systems, expenditure of funds, procurement, sub-contractors, and applications for grants.  Maintained and applied working knowledge of workforce development programs, federal, state and local regulations and directives.  Developed, recommended and implemented policy and procedures related to eligibility criteria, assessment and testing, client documentation, etc.  Responsible for program performance, performance of subcontractors and service providers and verified compliance with contractual requirements.  Developed and implemented corrective action plans when needed.  Supervised and coordinated daily operations of staff and volunteers.   Provided on-going staff training and development.

The Resource Connection        1996 - 2000


Facilitated a community initiative to find a reuse for the Fort Worth State School upon its closing.  Developed the Resource Connection concept; a comprehensive one-stop center connecting persons with employment, education, health, and human service needs with resources offered by over 38 different local, state and federal programs, agencies and services.  Served as first director.

Responsible for all managerial functions: budgeting, finance, information services, supervision of staff and volunteers, coordination and collaboration among 38 private and public organizations located on the Resource Connection campus.

The Resource Connection won several national and state awards for innovation in government.

Carlela K. Vogel & Associates                                           1996-2000

Strategic Planning & Facilitation

(Done in conjunction with Tarrant County Government and with the approval of the Board of Directors of the Resource Connection)

Sample Client List:

The University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

Community Hospice of North Texas

Regional Transit Summit, NCTCOG

Texas Cooperative Extension

Child Advocates of Tarrant County

Diabetes Collaboration

Obesity Summit

Infant Mortality Task Force

Tarrant County Needs Assessment Task Force

Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration

Have held the following professional positions:

  • Dallas Women's Foundation, Director of Development
  • Boys Clubs of Dallas, Director of Development
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth, Director of Development, Director of Urban Services
  • City of Fort Worth, CETA, Special Outreach Services Director
  • Neighborhood Youth Corps, Executive Director
  • Girls Club of Dallas, Executive Director
  • The Day Care Association of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Program Director
  • The Girls Club of Fort Worth, Executive Director
  • The Day Care Association of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Secretary


The University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Science

Consumer & Family Science Education


Completed 60+ hours


Southwestern University

Georgetown, Texas


Completed 60 hours


Georgetown High School

Georgetown, Texas

1956 – 1960

High School Diploma


Current Volunteer Community Involvement:

  • Community Hospice of Texas, Vice President, Board of Directors
  • Trinity Terrace Retirement Community, Board of Directors
  • Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County, Board of Directors
  • Courage and Renewal of North Texas

Past Volunteer Community Involvement:

Vice President of Board, Texas Department of Human Services, 1998–2000 Board Member of Texas Department of Human Services, 1994-2000

Chair, Community Resource Coordination Groups for Adults of Texas (CRCGA) 2001-2004

Leadership Fort Worth, Past President, Board of Directors

Association of Texas Leadership Programs, Board of Directors, Secretary

National Board, Girls Clubs of America (now Girls, Inc.)

Past President of the Board, Communities in Schools

Past President of the Board, Alliance for Children

Past President of the Board, Hip Pocket Theatre

Board of Directors, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Inc.

Board of Directors, Women’s Center

Board of Directors, ACCESS for the Homeless

Fort Worth After School Coordinating Board (Appointment by City Council)

Founder and/or Facilitator of the following Texas Collaborations and Coalitions:

Tarrant County Youth Collaboration, Founding Board Member

  • Texas Coalition for Juvenile Justice, Founding Board Member
  • Youth Impact Centers of Dallas, Founding Board Member
  • Alliance for Children, Founding Board Member
  • Communities in Schools of Tarrant County, Founding Board Member
  • The Resource Connection, Facilitator and First Director
  • Community Resource Coordination Groups for Adults of Texas, First Chair


Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth, Commissioner’s Award, Work Place, 2001

Public Advocacy Award, “The Tennis Shoe Award,” League of Women Voters, 1994


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