Marshéle Carter is the founder and executive director of Carolina Cause Communications, a nonprofit, public relations agency that provides strategic communication counsel, campaigns and tools for nonprofit organizations that support North Carolina’s vulnerable populations. 

She previously served as founder and president of Hope for the Home Front, a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation from 2002-2015.  Hope for the Home Front provided resources, conferences and community to women whose lives are connected to combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Marshéle is the co-author of Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home: Hope and Healing for Families Living with PTSD and TBI (Revell Books, 2013) and When War Comes Home (Military Ministry Press, 2008) and is author of Hope for the Home Front and its companion study (New Hope Publishers, 2006). 

A keynote speaker for public and private-sector events, she has served as an advocate for veterans’ issues at the national level, speaking with U.S. senators and congressmen as well as health councils and organizations on behalf of combat veterans and their families.  She has been featured in international, national and local media including “The Diane Rehm Show” on National Public Radio (NPR), TIME Magazine, the BBC, LA Times, Huffington Post, Washington Post, and Fox News.

Marshéle completed her M.A. in Mass Communication/Strategic Corporate Communication at UNC’s School of Media and Journalism in 2014.




  • B.A., Arizona State University
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill