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Deb Burzynski

Vice President • Employee Communications and Culture

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Deb Burzynski joined The Michael J. Fox Foundation in March 2017. In her current role, she is focused on ensuring team members are informed and engaged in key programs, policies, initiatives, and the office environment to help shape the organization’s culture as a whole.

Previous to this position, she served as The Michael J. Fox Foundation's Vice President of Communications for four and a half years. Deb had strategic and operational responsibilities for content creation and oversaw a group consisting of communication strategists and writers, creative specialists, and community outreach and event experts. The group plans and produces a high volume of materials for a wide range of stakeholders in support of all Foundation programs and objectives. 

Deb brings 15 years strategic marketing, communications and brand experience to her role. Prior to joining the Foundation, she held leadership positions in international and national non-profits across a variety of causes including health care and children and poverty.

Deb has a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communications from Emerson College in Boston and a certificate in Event Planning and Management from New York University.


Recent Articles by Deb Burzynski

  • Making A Bequest in Your Trust: “Our Legacy Can Be Finding a Cure for Others”

    October 13, 2021


  • Dear Diary: Journaling a Commitment to a Cure

    December 22, 2020


  • Securing a Future for Family and Parkinson's Research

    October 21, 2020


  • Research Brief: Harnessing Technology for Hard-to-Treat Symptoms

    October 20, 2020


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