Michael Czaczkes


Michael Czaczkes is the director of media strategy in the communications and external affairs department, overseeing media relations, message development, and execution across Vera.

Before joining Vera in 2022, Michael served as a senior vice president at The Hayes Initiative, supporting strategic communications, media relations, stakeholder management, and advocacy for organizations including the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, New York State Department of Labor, New York City Football Club, SEIU Florida, The Feminist Institute, United Nations, and Cook County [Illinois] State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. Michael also served as director of policy and public affairs at Gay Men’s Health Crisis.

In addition to his work at Vera, Michael is on the advisory board of Equality New York, which advances equality and justice for LGBTQI New Yorkers and their families.

Michael holds a BA from Manhattan College and an MPA from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.