Marshéle Carter is a senior executive public relations practitioner and an award-winning educator with 40 years of experience in purpose-driven, integrated marketing, professional writing, media relations and team leadership.  She has managed integrated marketing communication efforts and provided consultation and guidance for more than 100 private- and public-sector organizations in health, government, arts, environmental, educational and social justice arenas.

Marshéle is the founder and director of Carolina Cause Communications, a public relations agency that provides strategic communication counsel, campaigns and tools for North Carolina’s nonprofit organizations that support vulnerable populations.  She previously served as founder and president of Hope for the Home Front, a nonprofit, 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 (2013) and When War Comes Home (2008) and is author of Hope for the Home Front and its companion Bible study (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.





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