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 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.