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MusiCares VP Debbie Carroll Steps Down to Join Emotional Wellness Company Onsite

Carroll will begin in her new role on March 21.

Debbie Carroll, the vp, health and human services for MusiCares, is stepping down after 23 years of service to join emotional health and wellness company Onsite’s newly-launched global entertainment division. Carroll’s final day with MusiCares is March 1, and she will begin in her new role at Onsite on March 21.

The Tennessee-based Onsite offers trauma counseling, personal growth workshops, emotional and mental health counseling, and emotional health education. Onsite’s new division will focus on addressing the unique challenges of the entertainment industry, as well as stressors including burnout, anxiety and other adversities.


MusiCares, the Recording Academy’s philanthropic partner, offers help to members of the music community, including mental health services, financial assistance and addiction recovery services. According to MusiCares, Carroll led the organization through the Hurricane Katrina relief effort in 2005, and through relief efforts following the 2010 Nashville floods, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and the 2018 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Carroll was also instrumental in the MusiCares COVID-19 relief effort, a $28 million initiative that aided 37,000 music professionals. Since the organization’s onset, MusiCares has offered $100 million in relief for music professionals across the United States, with $99 million of that distributed during Carroll’s tenure.

“I am honored to be joining Onsite’s executive team,” Carroll said. “It’s so exciting to draw on my understanding of the unique challenges within the entertainment community to create a portfolio of emotional health services to support creatives and public-facing professionals throughout their careers. We’re seeing the overall rise in demand for these services, and I’ve witnessed the increased need in the entertainment industry, as well. Onsite has long been a respected leader in emotional health and well-being and has the reach and resources to positively impact the lives of creatives, media personalities, athletes, and others living and working in the public-eye.”

“Working in both entertainment and psychology has provided a unique vantage point from the intersection of mental wellness and music, sports, film, etc.,” said Miles Adcox, Onsite Partners chairman and proprietor. “Our experience has been instrumental in helping build a vision for a healthier entertainment landscape so artists, actors, athletes, and speakers can thrive interpersonally while building sustainable professional success. By cultivating proactive resources that go beyond symptom management and influence systemic change, this array of new services has the power to impact every aspect of the entertainment space and culture at large.”

Adcox added, “Debbie’s exceptional leadership and clinical background combined with her deep expertise and understanding of the entertainment industry will ensure Onsite’s multifaceted entertainment division is custom designed by a trusted industry professional who has dedicated her career to this work. She is uniquely positioned to understand the pressures placed on those living in the spotlight while juggling the demands of public-facing professions, and we are thrilled to have her joining the team.”