"I enjoy helping organizations and communities creatively meet the needs of their constituencies."
Elizabeth (Liz) Vela is a Grants Analyst at TFG. Liz has worked in public and nonprofit organizations since 1998, performing needs assessments, grant writing, research, and policy analysis. She started her career in San Franscisco following graduation from Boston University (BA – Political Science) where she worked in nonprofit administration with the Foundation Center and community-based groups. She then obtained her MPAff from The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at UT Austin in 2000, where she focused on health and social policy and has lived and worked in Austin, Texas since that time. She spent six years working in county government as a planner for Travis County’s Health and Human Services Department where she developed data products and participated in and led community planning for the department. While there, she also worked with community organizations funded by the County. She then spent six years working for the State of Texas focusing on health and human services policy research and federal funding compliance and reporting. For the last several years, she has managed large federal funding proposals, needs assessments, and philanthropic grant writing and reporting for community-based organizations, universities and Federally Qualified Health Centers, mostly in the areas of health care workforce development, affordable housing, and access to healthcare.