Native Washingtonian, Etta A. Carter comes to the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) from humble beginnings. As the child of a longtime nurse, Etta also understands the importance of access to quality healthcare in the home.

After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Virginia State University, Etta spent some time working for both state and Congressional level legislatures with the ambition of becoming a lobbyist. However, after deciding that she could make a greater impact through supporting advanced advocacy and public affairs initiatives, Etta decided to change her career path. Upon the completion of her Master’s degree from The George Washington University in Strategic Public Relations, Etta gladly found herself immersed in the non-profit healthcare arena.

Fast forward six years having lent her skills to national organizations such as The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), Etta brings a diverse collection of strategic and tactical project management, digital media, media relations, and public affairs skills to NAC.

In addition to the work that Etta commits herself to during the workweek, Etta also spends time on the weekends caring for a special needs elderly woman in her religious community as a personal care assistant.