The Sensis veteran brings extensive public health experience to her new role

WASHINGTON — SensisDC Managing Director Sharon Carothers has been named managing director of SensisHealth, a specialized health care marketing practice helping providers, payers, government and nonprofits, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers improve outcomes for a diverse population of patients, consumers and caregivers. Carothers brings two decades of public health experience to her new role leading the health practice for Sensis.

 “The pandemic has put public health at the top of everyone’s mind right now, so it’s vital to provide meaningful messaging and guidance at this crucial time,” Carothers said. “We have developed quality relationships with a number of public health partners across all levels of government over the years. It’s my job to leverage that work and forge new opportunities with clients in the private sector.”

 SensisHealth has worked on a variety of local and national initiatives for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, SensisHealth has worked with providers, payers, and device manufacturers including AltaMed, UnitedHealthcare, and Cochlear to create cross-cultural marketing programs.

 “Sharon is the ideal person to take over the reins at SensisHealth,” said founder and Chief Strategy Officer José Villa. “She has done an outstanding job for SensisDC and her public health background is exactly what’s needed during this public health crisis. Sharon provides thoughtful leadership and will contribute greatly in advancing the mission of SensisHealth to end health disparities among multicultural populations.”

 Carothers has held consulting and leadership positions with The Lewin Group, the Truth Initiative and Booz Allen. She has a master’s in social welfare policy from Boston University and master’s in public health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

 About SensisHealth

SensisHealth was built with a clear mission to craft marketing strategies that encourage good outcomes, impact population health, and support high-quality care for every individual, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identification, language, and level of health literacy. SensisHealth creates culturally competent, relevant and successful integrated efforts using advertising, digital strategies, and public relations to activate multicultural consumers and patients to help eliminate health disparities and improve outcomes. More information is available on

 About Sensis

Sensis is an integrated cross-cultural marketing agency. We connect brands with people, through meaningful marketing that builds sustainable demand. Our cross-cultural model combines Hispanic, African American, Asian market expertise to inform all our work. We are a strategy-led agency built around robust research and insights. Our integrated capabilities – both culturally and tactically – are a solution to a fragmented media landscape and reflection of the cultural fusion of the U.S. Sensis works across several industries with a focus on healthcare, financial services, CPG, education, and energy. Based in Los Angeles, Sensis has offices in Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Austin, Texas. Agency clients include AT&T, the U.S. Army, Sempra Energy, AltaMed, Texas Tech University, the CDC, and Calbright College.