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New Leadership Appointments

Tami Frost

Carilion Clinic has hired Tami Frost as its chief nursing officer. 

Frost joins Carilion from Trident Medical Center in Charleston, S.C., where she served as chief nursing executive. Frost has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare. She began her career as a staff nurse in Winston-Salem, N.C., and went on to hold senior leadership positions at hospitals in South Carolina, Florida and Nevada. 

Frost holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix. 

As chief nursing officer, Frost will support the nursing operations of all Carilion facilities. 





Karyn Keay-Otte

Karyn Keay-Otte has been named Vice President of our Technology Services Group (TSG) and Associate Chief Information Officer. 

Keay-Otte has served as a senior director in TSG since joining Carilion in Oct. 2019. She has led multiple large projects and has also been responsible for the administrative functions within TSG including finance, staffing and strategic sourcing/vendor management. 

Prior to joining Carilion, Keay-Otte led numerous large-scale, transformative clinical and business initiatives for University Hospitals of Cleveland as well as Cleveland Clinic. She also led the business systems group for Cleveland Clinic — London.

Karyn is a certified project manager (PMP) and also has certifications in ITIL v3.0, Lean/Six Sigma, and ADKAR Organizational Change Management. She is a thoughtful, considerate, well-respected leader who keeps the patient at the core of technology services.