Dr. Jeronica Goodwin is a seasoned healthcare human resources professional with more than twenty years of experience. Dr. Goodwin has experience working in both large and mid-size hospitals and healthcare organizations. She most recently worked for Unity Health Care as the Vice President of Human Resources and Howard University Hospital as the Associate Administrator overseeing HR and several support departments. Before that, she held various executive-level roles in human resources at the Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Providence Hospital, and Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Goodwin started her career in human resources at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in the mid-nineties. She has returned after several years as their Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer overseeing all human capital functions.
She is a frequent presenter at national conferences speaking about healthcare and human resources related topics. She also participates on dissertations and advisory committees. Besides her work as a full-time executive, she commonly teaches healthcare and human resources subjects as an adjunct professor.
Dr. Goodwin received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Saint Augustine’s University, a Master of Science in Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Doctor of Health Administration from Central Michigan University. Dr. Goodwin was a Fellow with The Washington Center in Washington, DC, where she spent a semester working for a presidential appointed Cabinet member.
She has completed brief academic studies in Belize, Central America, Geneva, Switzerland at the World Health Organization and International Office of the Red Cross researching international healthcare systems. She is a former board member for My Girlfriend’s House, Inc. and a board member of the of NAHSE (National Association of Healthcare Executives).
In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at various organizations around the community, traveling internationally, dancing, and cycling.
Dr. Goodwin belongs to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), and the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). She is the founder of the Raleigh/Triangle Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR).