Board of Directors
The Goodis Center currently has 2 vacancies on the Board of Directors. For information on the vacancies, please view our information on how to get involved.
Alexander Leslie Thompson is a creative consultant, community builder, and cultural organizer. Trained as a musician, he stumbled upon dance at Bard College, where he fell in love with movement in all its myriad forms. He has performed in works by Bill T. Jones, Amii LeGendre, Alex Springer + Xan Burley, Olase Freeman, Kevin Ho and Ching-I Chang, and Mercedes Searer, and has been a guest artist at a+s works On the Farm festival for the past three years. He has served on the Dance/NYC Junior Committee for four years, serving as the Vice-Chair and Chair for two of those years, and has been the Associate Artist Program Manager and Interim Director of Education and Engagement at New York Live Arts, the Manager of Communications and Community for Abraham.In.Motion, and a guest lecturer at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He is also a freelance consultant, producer, manager, and graphic designer.
Robert D. Goodis is a passionate advocate for human rights. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in human rights and sociology from Bard College (2010), a Master's of Public Policy from American University School of Public Affairs (2016) and a Juris Doctorate from American University, Washington College of Law (2015). He is a member of the Maryland Bar. His anti-genocide activism gained regional and international coverage in radio and newspaper outlets as early as 2005-2006, and eventually formed the foundation on which The Goodis Center was established. In addition to his experience with human rights law and policy, Mr. Goodis has experience in IT and law enforcement, and volunteered for 3.5 years with the Red Hook Fire Company in Dutchess County, New York (2008-2012). He has received awards and honors for academic promise and for his commitment to community service and the public interest. A sampling of these recognitions include the Shelley Morgan Award (Bard College 2011), the Public Interest / Public Service Scholarship (American University, Washington College of Law, Class of 2015), Outstanding Service Honors (AU WCL, 2015), Volunteer Law Student of the Year (Homeless Persons Representation Project, 2014/2015), and the Nathan A. Neal Award for Outstanding Advocacy (D.C. Law Students in Court, 2014/2015). Robert D. Goodis on LinkedIn
Sameer Shah is currently in analytics and strategy at a small marketing consultancy. In the past, he has also worked at 2 different large beverage corporations in similar analytical roles. Through his career experiences and personal interest in business, he brings the Center ideas on how to grow the reach of the organization. Mr. Shah is a graduate of NYU with a major in economics and currently resides in NYC.
Staff, Interns, and Volunteers
We will be adding some information on prior staff, interns, and volunteers in late 2015. We are currently looking for new interns and volunteers to join The Goodis Center and assist with our programs. If you are interested in joining The Goodis Center, please view our information on how to get involved.