Karla Fales: President and CEO

Karla Fales

South Bend, IN — Karla Fales has been selected as President and CEO of REAL Services. She will oversee its programs and services for seniors and adults in Indiana’s St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte and Marshall counties.

Fales, whose career has been devoted to ensuring the protection of some of the most vulnerable populations, spent the last 13 years as CEO for CareWell Services Southwest, an Area Agency on Aging that serves eight counties in Michigan. She has also served in other managerial roles in senior and community services including as Manager of the Office of Senior Services for Calhoun County, Michigan; Director of Planning and Project Development at Burnham Brook Center; and Director of Grants and Project Development at Community Action Agency of South-Central Michigan.

REAL Services provides programs that promote nutrition, self-sufficiency, education and protection for more than 40,000 people in northern Indiana each year. REAL Services designed the first program in the U.S. to establish nutrition sites providing meals and socialization for older adults – a program which served as a model for nutrition assistance across the country. REAL Services has established itself not only as a statewide leader, but as a national example in effectively serving the senior community through innovative ideas, competent management and sound financial guidance.