Fenway Health Names Stacie Burgess as VP of Communications


Lindauer partnered with Fenway Health to build a senior team that will position the health center as a transformative leader in intersectional LGBTQIA+ care and research. As part of this team build, Stacie Burgess joins Fenway Health as VP of Communications.

Fenway Health has named Stacie Burgess as its Vice President of Communications. The first African American to join Fenway Health’s leadership team, Burgess comes to Fenway Health with 20 years of experience in strategic communications and marketing, most recently at American University, a global research institution in Washington, D.C., where she was the Director of Public Affairs. She will begin work at Fenway Health on May 17, 2021.

Over the past year, Burgess has proactively managed crisis communications, including COVID-19 pandemic messaging, for American University. As the first-ever Director of Communications and External Affairs for the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, she led communications and marketing efforts for the National Civil Rights Coalition on Police Reform. Burgess also led communications for Election Protection, a national nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee to educate, empower, and engage voters during the 2016 presidential election, the first to be held in 50 years without the full protection of the Voters’ Rights Act.

“Following a national search, Stacie emerged as the ideal candidate to join our team,” said Carl Sciortino, Fenway’s Executive Vice President of External Relations. “She is a proven communications leader with experience designing and implementing national campaigns on civil rights and health care issues. Stacie’s expertise in strategic communications, marketing and brand management, public affairs and policy, and media relations will be core to Fenway Health’s efforts to ensure that its learnings in intersectional LGBTQIA+ care and research is shared with patients, clients, stakeholders, and policymakers.”

A federally qualified community health center, Boston’s Fenway Health was founded in 1971 to serve the healthcare needs of the LGBTQIA+ community, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the broader population.

To read the full announcement, visit http://lindauerglobal.co/FenwayVPComms.