Notable BIPOC Executives: Derek Goodman

Class of 2023

Derek Goodman recently became the executive director of The Richardson School, a MyPath Company that operates five therapeutic day schools in Wisconsin serving children with disabilities and behavioral challenges. 

Goodman has been impacting lives in the human services field for more than 20 years, according to Terry Leahy, president and chief executive officer of MyPath. 

Before TRS, Goodman was director of operations for Paragon Community Services, a MyPath company that serves more than 300 adults, young adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. While at PCS, Goodman oversaw six adult and respite programs, launched the Camp program to provide community outings for youth ages 7-21, launched transition services for individuals with cognitive disabilities, opened an adult day care program in the Green Bay area and increased daily attendance by 28% in 2022.

Before joining MyPath, Goodman held leadership positions at Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin and served on the Wisconsin Adult Day Services Association Board of Directors.

Goodman also has mentored young Black men at MyPath and within the community. 

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