Please join us in welcoming Carla Morat to Disability Network West Michigan as our new Mobility Manager for Oceana County.
Carla has called Oceana County home for the last twelve years. She graduated from Whitehall High School in 1986 and earned her Associates Degree in Human Growth and Development from Wheelock College in 1993.
Carla worked as an Early Childhood Educator for twenty years. She started her career at Wellesley Community Children’s Center in Wellesley, MA. She developed and implemented curriculum for her young charges. Her focus was nurturing the developmental stages of each individual, helping them meet age appropriate developmental milestones.
In 1995 Carla returned to Michigan and worked with a consortium of Muskegon businesses to open a non-profit child development center. She was the Executive Director of this center for twelve years. During her tenure she created an age appropriate learning center for infants, toddlers and preschool age children. Carla created staff development and worked with state licensing agencies and community agencies.
Carla worked as the Executive Secretary to the Superintendent of Shelby Public Schools for five years. While working for Shelby she was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma. This prompted her to create The Pink and Green Bowl Fundraiser for Shelby and Hart Schools. The fundraiser has raised over $125,000 for cancer awareness and student scholarships in the last ten years.
Carla’s relationship with cancer became complicated in 2011 when she was diagnosed with Leukemia. She had to leave the work force for seven years. Cancer free, Carla is excited to be returning to work as our Mobility Manager for Oceana County.
We welcome her to the Disability Network West Michigan team!