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Judy Goodman

Judy Goodman

Director

Mrs. Goodman, an attorney, consults for clients in issues in healthcare, strategy and research.

She was vice president of Photo Electronics Corporation (1975-2003) and served as editorial director for their broadcast division, WPEC-TV, the CBS affiliate in the Palm Beaches,  before opening her law practice.

Mrs. Goodman founded and served as first executive director for the local Cultural Council in 1978, and later as its chairman in 1982.  She was awarded the Legacy Muse Award for an individual in 2018 on the Cultural Council’s 40th anniversary for her work in passing the Tourist Development tax referendum for the arts that has returned more than $100 million to local arts groups since its passage in 1982.

She is a life trustee of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; a Distinguished Life Trustee and former chairman of the South Florida Fair, which inducted her into the South Florida Hall of Fame.  Mrs. Goodman also co-chaired the successful re-authorization of the Children’s Services Council in 2014 which passed with an 85% margin; the Goodmans were honored by the local Medical Society for helping found the “1919 Society” endowment as well as their philanthropy to Scripps Florida; Boston Latin School;  and the University of Vermont Medical School.  Mrs. Goodman was recently appointed to the Governing Board of Good Samaritan Medical Center in 2022.

Mrs. Goodman is a graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri; and earned both her J.D. and M.B.A. at Nova Southeastern University.  She taught health law at Florida Atlantic University in the graduate division for more than a decade.   Ms. Goodman is a Palm Beach resident for more than 50 years;  she and her husband,  J. John Goodman, M.D., have 4 grown children; and 4 grandchildren.

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