John Dougherty oversees Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia’s community workforce division that delivers mission services to more than 8,500 individuals facing challenges to work each year.
He is responsible for the strategic leadership and advancement of Goodwill’s mission services, which encompasses five community employment centers, job training and readiness programs, vocational services, community and government agency partnerships, and employer relationships. The Community Workforce division also operates Goodwill Staffing Solutions, a staffing agency that help match job-seekers with employers. In addition, he oversees a business development program focused on meeting the training and hiring needs of employers to create a strong pipeline for job seekers.
Dougherty has more than 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector, concentrating on child and family services and social justice issues in programmatic, leadership and consulting capacities. A native of Western New York, John has degrees in social work from Syracuse University and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dougherty teaches as adjunct faculty at VCU and formerly at the University of Richmond. A past recipient of the Stettinius Award for Non-Profit Leadership, he was recognized as one of Richmond’s Top 40 Under 40. He currently serves as a gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice Services. John lives with his family in Richmond. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and a self-professed obsession with marathon and triathlon training.