Barbara Goodmon is an actively engaged philanthropist and advocate, supporting and promoting effective and high-quality human services for communities in need. At age 22, her career began as the head nurse in the pediatric trauma and burns unit in Memphis, TN. She obtained her nursing degree from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1965 and later acquired a Bachelor of Arts in from Meredith College in 1994 (magna cum laude) and a Master of Liberal Studies from North Carolina State University in 2000.
A passionate believer in community building, partnerships, and supporting the less fortunate, Barbara has served as President of AJ Fletcher Foundation since 2003 and was Executive Director 2003-2012. The organization is recognized for its ability to promote collaboration and capacity-building in the nonprofit sector.
As Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Healing Transitions (2001-2005), she was committed to starting a successful substance abuse treatment center for homeless men and women in Raleigh. She has served on numerous other community boards in NC including the Salvation Army of Wake County, Wake County Human Services Board, Meredith College Board of Trustees, North Carolina State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Advisory Board, University of North Carolina School of Social Work Board of Visitors, University of North Carolina School of the Arts Board of Trustees, and the Raleigh Fine Arts Society.