Office of the President; OUR Clemson; Student Affairs

Anna Fitch Courie ’97 named inaugural chief well-being officer at Clemson


Anna Fitch Courie, DNP, has been named inaugural chief well-being officer at Clemson University. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the health promotion and well-being industry to her alma mater.

A cross-functional group of individuals from all areas of the University came together with the recommendation of bringing a chief well-being officer to Clemson. In this new role, Courie is responsible for providing institutional expertise and vision to the development and implementation of a comprehensive, enterprise-wide well-being strategy to help students, faculty, staff and community gain the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to invest in lifelong health.

“We have been intentional about bringing the right individual to Clemson and believe Anna’s professional pedigree and vision for a comprehensive well-being strategy makes her an ideal fit,” says Lisa Knox, associate vice president and executive director of the Office of Institutional Excellence. “We are thrilled for Anna to join our team as we continue driving Clemson Elevate.”

“My entire career has been devoted to the art and science of caring for people from all populations and organizations, wherever they are on their health and wellness journey,” Courie says. “To be able to bring all that experience to serve the students, faculty, staff and community at my alma mater is a dream come true. I cannot wait to see what we can build together.”

Anna Fitch Courie
Anna Fitch Courie

Courie most recently served as director of responder wellness for FirstNet, built with AT&T, and vice president for health and wellness for AT&T’s FirstNet employee network from 2020-23. FirstNet is the only nationwide wireless communications network designed and built specifically for first responders. She led the creation, development and implementation of strategies, campaigns and programs to advance first responder health and well-being across the nation.

Prior to her time at AT&T, Courie served in a civilian role as a health promotion officer and community health consultant with the United States Army. From 2002-05, she coordinated and facilitated the Commander’s Community Health Promotion and Wellness Council for the 1st Infantry Division in Wurzburg, Germany. From 2006-20, she developed and implemented long-term health and wellness strategies across 50 installations worldwide with the U.S. Army Public Health Command.

Courie began her career as a clinical nurse in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Duke University Medical Center from 1997-2000, before spending a year as a clinical nurse in the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Albemarle Hospital.

Courie is a best-selling author, former university faculty member and acclaimed public speaker at the state, regional and national level. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Clemson, master’s degree in nursing education from the University of Wyoming and a doctor of nursing practice from Ohio State University. She and her husband, Treb ’95 M ’01, have two children.