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Carissa Etters
  • Carissa Etters

  • Assistant director of public affairs, VCU Health

  • Phone: (804) 828-7823

Carissa Etters oversees the day-to-day public affairs operations and provides communications support for VCU Health System and VCU Health. She has more than 12 years of professional experience in broadcast journalism and health care communications and public relations.

Etters got her start in broadcast as an award-winning newscast producer, then moved into newsroom management at a local CBS affiliate in North Carolina. The skills she developed while working in the newsroom have been a great complement to her public relations and communications work in health care. Prior to joining VCU, Etters worked for a regional health system made up of several hospitals, including a 909-bed Level 1 academic medical center, physician practices and other health care services.

Etters joined the University Public Affairs team in October 2014 and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, as well as the Virginia Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations.

Recent stories by Carissa Etters