Dean Axelrod

Dean Axelrod

Dean Axelrod, MBA, JD

Associate Director, Partnerships and Philantrophy for Direct Relief

With prior work experience in law, the judiciary, financial services and business, Dean joined Direct Relief in 2016. His background includes representing and empowering underserved populations including women and minorities.

Dean earned a Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arizona, and a B.A. in English from Boston University. He serves on the board of directors and is the 2019-20 president of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara. Dean has served on the Development and Marketing Committee of the Anti-Defamation League, Santa Barbara Chapter. He volunteers with Partners in Education and Women’s Economic Ventures.

Direct Relief is a humanitarian organization committed to improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. Direct Relief delivers lifesaving medical resources throughout the world to communities in need – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.