Teresa S. Goodman, MS, MA
With a background in social services, prevention, and non-profit management, Community Initiatives, Inc.'s executive director believes her personal and professional experiences have taught her to the value of hard work, dedication, ethical excellence, and service to others. Since 1996, these attributes are the standards Goodman strives to live by.
Having worked with a number of state agencies, Teresa has diligently developed a high level of professional excellence. A social change agent for those who experience systemic disadvantages, Goodman is a voice for communities who may not always be heard. She has served on the board of directors for the United Way of the Lakelands and chaired the Food Bank og Greenwood County. She volunteers in her community and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Greenwood where she earned the Outstanding New Rotarian after her initial year of service.
In 2022, Mrs. Goodman was selected to participate in the Liberty Fellowship's Class of 2023 which is a part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Fellows make a lifelong commitment to use their creativity, network, and energy to move South Carolina forward.
Mrs. Goodman is a proud graduate of South Carolina State University, where she obtained her B.S. degree in Psychology and a M.S. in Individual and Family Development. She also holds a M.A. in Management and Leadership from Webster University.
She is married to Jonathan and they have one son, Xavier.
Personal Motto: Do all that you can, in the place where you are, with all that has been given to you!