Carteris has worked as the executive vice president SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors' Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) since 2011, and became the national vice president in 2012. Carteris became President of the union in March 2016 following the death of the then-President and was elected President in the following April 2016 election. She also serves as a vice president of the California Labor Federation.
Carteris married Charles Issacs in 1992. They have two children, Kelsey Rose and Mollie Elizabeth], a musician.
- In May 2017 Carteris gave a TEDx talk on equality in the entertainment industry