Josh deBerge

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Josh deBerge joined Make-A-Wish in December 2011 and currently serves as Senior Manager, National Communications and PR where he manages internal communications and oversees communications and media relations for the organization. He oversees a team that is responsible for coordinating national media opportunities; developing and implementing nationwide campaigns; handling crisis communications and brand reputation management; and providing counsel to chapters throughout the country on media and communication issues. Prior to joining Make-A-Wish, Josh deBerge worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) where he led external affairs and crisis communications for the federal government at some of the largest disasters in the nation’s history. Josh also has a background in meteorology and has worked in television – most recently in Phoenix – and in radio, and print media. He enjoys traveling – particularly to national parks and wilderness areas, reading, photography, and riding bikes around his home in downtown Phoenix.

Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. In the U.S. and across the globe, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. A wish can be that spark that helps these children believe that anything is possible and gives them the strength to fight harder against their illnesses. This one belief guides the foundation to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids they serve.

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Make A Wish, Adventure Travel Law, Globetrotting Lessons

Travel is one of the most transformative life experiences anyone can have.  It can renew one’s energy, bring immeasurable joy, even inspire a life’s direction and encourage hope.  The Make A Wish foundation understands the power of travel.  Since 1980 the organization has granted over a quarter of million wishes … Read more  

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