Peter Goodwin

MBA Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer

Peter Goodwin is Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. In this role, Peter oversees the Foundation’s investments, finances, communications, and operations, and serves as secretary to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. 

Peter has spent over 35 years working as a professional in the nonprofit sector. After serving as a hospital administrator at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, he joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 1984. With more than two decades of experience at RWJF, he served as financial officer, and in the senior leadership positions of Vice President for Financial Monitoring, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and Vice President for National Program Affairs. He also planned and directed the renovation and expansion of RWJF’s headquarters in Princeton. 

During his tenure at RWJF and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, he championed and implemented a number of quality improvement activities in the areas of corporate governance, accounting, information technology, grantee audits, mission-related investing, and grant competitions. With a combined 30 years as a member of RWJF’s and Macy’s executive team, he provided regular trusted advice to four CEOs and heads of Fortune 500 companies, university presidents, nonprofit leaders and senior government officials. 

Mr. Goodwin holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College and an MBA from The City University of New York, Baruch College. He is active in both national and local leadership roles in the nonprofit sector. He served for two terms on the Board of Directors of Grantmakers in Health, during which he also served as Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee. He recently completed a 15-year tenure as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Sikora Center, Camden, New Jersey. Sikora Center is an outpatient treatment facility for substance abusing women. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Garden State bioEnterprises, which produces commercial grade algae byproducts for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and agricultural industries. He is a Board Director of the Greenwall Foundation, a private foundation focusing on the field of bioethics, where he serves as Chair of the Investment and Finance Committee. Peter is a fellow in Leadership New Jersey, a statewide program to identify and connect leaders in government and the nonprofit and business communities.