Karla C.,


Clinical Lead Manager

“My name is Karla. It took me a while to find what I wanted to be when I grew up and so I am a late in life SLP bloom! I have two amazing adult kids: a nurse practitioner and a Band Director/percussion instructor. I have three grand kids that are my life: currently 9, 6, and 4! Family time is the most important thing to me. Watching them participate in their preferred activities is so fun and I am thankful and blessed to live so close to them. Coffee time with my best friend and running buddy makes life better. I love Christian music and have built an amazing playlist of inspirational music over the years for running. I love fitness and nachos, yes you can have both! I love sports: Go Frogs, Rif Ram Bah Zoo!!!! The Cowboys are my absolute fave professional team.”

“I started my college education at age 39, graduated with an associate degree from TCC as the first person in my family to receive a college degree. I completed my B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at TCU where I was blessed to graduate at the same ceremony where my daughter completed her B.S. in Nursing. After taking one year off while waiting for my Masters program I completed my M.S. in Speech Language Pathology at TWU.”

“Prior to becoming an SLP I was an Electronic Data Interchange specialist with RadioShack. I was attending college for computer sciences when my dad had a stroke that left him paralyzed on the left side of his body, left neglect, and severe oropharyngeal dysphagia. After meeting and working with his SLP I decided to change my major. My dad saw me graduate from TCC but passed away before I was able to help him with the deficits caused by his stroke. I worked for Cleburne ISD as an Assistant SLP, CF, and SLP for a total of 9 years. I also worked as a PRN therapist for a Rehab pro where I worked in skilled nursing facilities in both Cleburne and Desoto for a total of 10 years.”

“I love working with my team of SLP’s. I feel I learn more from them than they learn from me! Having mentors and specialists available in every area; fluency, voice, AAC, feeding, is so helpful in meeting patient needs. We have so many relevant CE’s put on by our clinical excellence team as well as outside providers that I just continue to develop new skills and grow in my treatment and leadership skills. We have amazing benefits 401K matching, Debt Crusher, PTO, and medical/dental/vision insurance that is affordable.”