Carissa joined the Coroner’s Office in June of 2019 as a part-time Deputy Coroner. Originally from just outside Washington D.C., where she was raised, Carissa moved to York County in 2005, where she met her husband. After many years in healthcare, Carissa went on to become a Registered Nurse, something she had always aspired to become. After working years in acute care, she transitioned into the specialty of surgical intensive care, where she takes care of surgical and trauma patients. Carissa is passionate about her connection to families and advocating for patients. She takes a special interest in areas of education and forensics, both of which she continues to pursue further. Hoping to provide comfort to grieving families of lost loved ones and respect and care to those that have passed away, she was honored to join the York County Coroner’s Office. Carissa is happily married to her husband Greg. She has 2 beautiful step-daughters and 3 amazing sons. When not working in the ICU or at the Coroner’s Office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, vacationing with them and shopping.