Board of Directors
The Goodis Center currently has a vacancy on the Board of Directors. Please view our information on how to get involved to learn more.
Alexander Leslie Thompson serves as the Program Manager for the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Originally from Kansas City and trained as a musician, he has spent the past eight years working as an artist and nonprofit cultural worker advocating for artists within institutions. He spent nearly three years running the artist services program at New York Live Arts, where he also served as the Interim Director of Education and Engagement. He has been a guest lecturer at the Juilliard School, the New School, and Bard College, and has taught a semester-long professional practice seminar to dance students at NYU Tisch for the past three years. He was an Associate Producer for ArKtype, and worked in various capacities for numerous artists including Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Michelle Boulé, Sonia Soares Lopes, and BOOMERANG among others. His commitment to the arts extends into the volunteer realm, where he spent four years on the Dance/NYC Junior Committee, serving two years as the Vice-Chair and Chair, respectively, and four years on Doug Varone and Dancers’ Junior Board. He received his B.A. in Music Composition and Dance from Bard College. Alexander Thompson on LinkedIn
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 and the District of Columbia 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
Staff, Interns, and Volunteers
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.