J Street Board Member
Joanna serves as President of the Goodwin Foundation, which has supported more than 100 organizations and programs focused on health, community service, women’s and children’s welfare and peace. She also serves as President of the Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. (MEPDN), an organization that supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as essential to Israel’s long-term survival as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people.
As an active member and leader of J Street since it’s founding, Joanna has focused on the successful expansion of J Street U and the development of youth leadership. She is also a member of J Street’s Women’s Leadership Forum and serves on the Steering Committee. In 2015, J Street honored Joanna, along with her father, Richard C. Goodwin, with the J. Zel Lurie Tzedek v’Shalom award.
Joanna is a member of the Executive Committee of the Baltimore Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) and the Jewish Women’s Archives. Joanna lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband, Mark J. Friedman, a partner at the law firm DLA Piper.